Drones are not ready for the mass consumer market

Unreliable. Dangerous. Unpredictable spinning knives. Accidents waiting to happen.

Imagine selling a lawn mower with no protection for the spinning blades. 

Class actions must surely follow against the manufacturers.

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Comment by Quadzimodo on October 30, 2016 at 12:23am
People who have no idea, don't do their research, don't read the instructions and/or fail to exercise due care suffer the consequences. Pretty simple really, and no different to many other consumer products.

Seriously Pete, would you have tried to take off in the location she did? I certainly wouldn't have! Would you have taken off immediately after the first crash if you didn't understand what happened the first time? I certainly wouldn't have?

She clearly hasn't got the faintest sense of control over the drone either, and can't even stop it drifting a few inches a second when it is oriented optimally and just a few feet in front of her. Anyway, who cares, it is not like she had to pay for it. Plus her large support base of subscribers could use a lesson like this on how silly and heartbreaking it can be to just power it up and see what happens.

This is not the type of post I have come to expect from a member sporting a 'developer' badge, and I hardly see how this video or your argument supports the blanket statement that "Drones are not ready for the mass consumer market".
Comment by Mark Omo on October 30, 2016 at 12:26am

@Quadzimodo I hope it's sarcastic

Comment by Hein du Plessis on October 30, 2016 at 3:07am

That's the worst possible place to take off - enough sky to fool the FC that there is GPS visibility, but hdop must have been sky high. She probably didn't spend 2 minutes reading the quick start guide. I'm surprised that it didn't warn her and allowed the GPS mode - unless she overrode it...

Comment by lot on October 30, 2016 at 3:47am

I suggest a different title:
People are not ready for the mass consumer drone

Comment by Cala on October 30, 2016 at 4:42am

+1 Damouav, definitively is a joke guys.

Comment by Quadzimodo on October 30, 2016 at 5:23am
Now it appears that her yt account, which has more subscribers that the vlogbrothers, has been hacked. Fantastic!

Damouav & Cala - You give this ditz far to much credit. It seems pretty clear to me that the video above is showcasing her flying skills, not her acting skills.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 30, 2016 at 5:48am
Comment by Greg Nuspel on October 30, 2016 at 7:12am

I am developing a new kitchen knife, for safety I have completely removed the blade. The unit doesn't function at all, but it meets all safety standards.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on October 30, 2016 at 7:20am

I dunno guys....

A big part of the problem is that these systems are marketed to people with no skills/training, and they think that is a perfectly fine place to fly.  We know it's not.  But they don't.

Until these things have more than just GPS, this will continue to happen.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on October 30, 2016 at 7:21am

Oh, Greg, where can I buy some of your knives?  They would be good for my wife. :)


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