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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 31, 2012 at 4:48pm

Not as dangerous as other flights over and around Manhattan, thankfully. I think these were just over the water, close to the launch field. 

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 31, 2012 at 5:00pm

What.... they uploaded yesterday and already have over 1,000,000 views?  That's actually worth some cash!

Comment by Martin Szymanski on January 31, 2012 at 5:04pm

Very cool. I like the music improvisation ;-)

Comment by Ellison Chan on January 31, 2012 at 5:23pm

Did you see, at 1:40? They're flying mode 1. :-)

Comment by John Johnson on January 31, 2012 at 5:41pm

Very cool and motivating!

Comment by Cliff-E on January 31, 2012 at 6:19pm

Not bad, simple actually. And looks safe since the camera angle is very misleading (they're pretty close actually).

Also, why does every civilian UAV youtube video need to have a snippet OF an Octo+camera hovering....? It's getting old :)

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on February 1, 2012 at 5:53am

Now 2,000,000 views!

What's that worth on Youtube anyway?

Comment by Art on February 1, 2012 at 5:55am

Didn't we just have a thread about why it is illegal to use UAV/RC in the NAS?  What I think is interesting is that the quad seems to be tethered (judging by the video unless it is a really long antenna).  Which makes you think why would they bother since the rest of the flying was in violation of the FAA rules. 

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on February 1, 2012 at 10:30am

How are they possibly in violation of the rules?  They're flying RC airplanes.  That's it, that's all.

Flying RC aircraft for hobby, under 400 feet, is allowed.  And so is sticking a camera on a multi-copter, for fun but not profit.


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Comment by Sgt Ric on February 1, 2012 at 10:38am

The Hudson River is a very busy flyway, and that trumps the recreational 400' rule.

 

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