FPV goes very wrong, plane kidnapped, then....


Hilarious. This is why you want live video/telemetry in your planes!

"One of my 1st FPV attempts didn't turn out so well, it was found by some teens whose first thought wasn't to find the rightful owner until they discovered a camera on-board. A couple hours later I recovered the plane with the help of a local garbage collector and here is the edited down version of the video I found recorded after the whole ordeal had ended. "

(from RCG)

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Comment by Paul Thompson on November 20, 2010 at 7:39pm
Lol, that is a great video, little turds trying to steal the plane. I would have gone back and given them a talking too after seeing the footage. You need to put a label on the plane with contact details and reward offered.
Comment by Ravi Gaddipati on November 20, 2010 at 8:02pm
that is too funny.
Comment by Donald Gallay on November 20, 2010 at 8:03pm
Why are you flying over such a populated area?
Lucky you didn't hit a moving car and couse an accident
This is why police act the way they do and people make laws
not funny I think he should lose his plane just irresponsible
Comment by Chris McNair on November 20, 2010 at 8:10pm
Although we do not condone flying over a populated area you have to admit that was rather funny. Another one doges the bullet......... FOR NOW!
Comment by Duane Brocious on November 20, 2010 at 9:31pm
Funny vid, However, you could have caused an accident with possible fatalities.
Very irresponsible flying and one of the reasons the FAA is getting nasty with the rest of us.
Lucky you just recorder kids picking up trash off the sidewalk and not blood and guts on the street.
Comment by Donald Gallay on November 21, 2010 at 12:52am
It's one thing to be dumb enough to fly your own airplane into your own head as a willing participant but not fair to a inocent bystander riding his bike down the street and get struck in the back of the head by yes a foam easy star maybe traveling at 50 mph or maybe a older driver distracted by that same foam airplane harmlessly crashing into thier windshield and how would they react maybe run some one over to many ways to go wrong
Comment by Donald Gallay on November 21, 2010 at 1:33am
I hope his name and address are on his plane so the cops know who to look for
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 21, 2010 at 1:51am
its good idea to write phone number and address on the plane i will keep that in my mind xD
Comment by Andrew Radford on November 21, 2010 at 2:35am
That is quite funny. Almost need a return audio channel!

Also we must remember that this he was dead stick - as far as we know the plane could have strayed from a designated flying area - the video does not show the whole flight.
Comment by Guntars on November 21, 2010 at 2:36am
Was the receiver the problem?

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