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Just ordered my DCI Phantom -- Suggestions on how to make some money with it?

 
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Apr 27, 2013 22:42 |  #16

Heath wrote in post #15874317 (external link)
Ahh, then what fun is that.

sort of like shooting film. You are mostly stuck with the decisions you make.


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Apr 28, 2013 12:43 |  #17

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If you'll notice the "Since I started this thread, I have learned a few things...." Hence the inconsistencies, or as I prefer to see it -- permission to change my mind.

Since I can't change the name of the thread, guess I'm stuck. And since the abject failure of my pole dancing career, I am running out of quick buck opportunities.

In the meantime, you should try one out before you judge. I promise you a cell phone in the hands of a driver is far more dangerous than this.

BTW, you never made a cell phone call while driving, have you? ;)

No, I never make or take cell phone calls while driving. Never, ever. Not even on a bluetooth device. The phone stays in my bag when I'm driving. But yeah, people driving while on cell phones is another good example of how people thoughtlessly risk other people's lives.




  
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Apr 28, 2013 15:42 |  #18

Heath wrote in post #15874317 (external link)
Ahh, then what fun is that.

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No, I never make or take cell phone calls while driving. Never, ever. Not even on a bluetooth device. The phone stays in my bag when I'm driving. But yeah, people driving while on cell phones is another good example of how people thoughtlessly risk other people's lives.

Well, its quite the leap you've made there, but you're certainly entitled to your viewpoint.


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Apr 28, 2013 17:25 |  #19

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Well, its quite the leap you've made there, but you're certainly entitled to your viewpoint.

It's not such a leap, there's plenty of evidence in the selective attention literature to indicate that some individuals have difficulty in performing two concurrently running cognitive tasks well. More than one European country has banned using mobile phones while driving.


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Apr 28, 2013 18:44 |  #20

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It's not such a leap, there's plenty of evidence in the selective attention literature to indicate that some individuals have difficulty in performing two concurrently running cognitive tasks well. More than one European country has banned using mobile phones while driving.

Leap -- Operating rc aircraft = endangering lives


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Apr 28, 2013 22:00 |  #21

Ah, I connected your reply with the quote directly above it. :confused:


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Apr 28, 2013 22:24 |  #22

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Leap -- Operating rc aircraft = endangering lives

Umm...in your other thread you admit to losing it. What if GPS didn't save it? What if it crashed on the freeway with people driving 65 mph? That may be a stretch, but it's certainly possible.


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Apr 28, 2013 23:20 |  #23

Or it could hit a child in the eye.

Post #4 on this thread makes reference to someone receiving 75 stitches as a result of not properly using one of these.

Just take some time to learn to use it.




  
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Apr 29, 2013 02:04 |  #24

Just throwing this out there from someone who was very much involved in RC just a year ago... please, Please, PLEASE! Join AMA if only for the liability insurance they offer to their members... Its a small price to pay but runaways can and do happen and people can get hurt. I was never into the aircraft side of things (blades spinning at speed always scared the crap out of me) but I was sponsored to run race RC Buggies but the technology behind them is exactly the same... I have quite a few friends that are big into RC Heli's as well and when things can accelerate out of control pretty quickly with even the slightest malfunction (user error or more commonly electrical malfunction). GPS doesn't do any good if an ESC or Motor burns up...

Just imagine how terrible you would feel if an accident hurt someone and you didn't have the ability to cover their injuries??? AMA offers $25k in medical benefits and $2.5mil of liability insurance for like $60/yr its a no brainer...


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Apr 29, 2013 07:41 |  #25

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Just throwing this out there from someone who was very much involved in RC just a year ago... please, Please, PLEASE! Join AMA if only for the liability insurance they offer to their members... Its a small price to pay but runaways can and do happen and people can get hurt. I was never into the aircraft side of things (blades spinning at speed always scared the crap out of me) but I was sponsored to run race RC Buggies but the technology behind them is exactly the same... I have quite a few friends that are big into RC Heli's as well and when things can accelerate out of control pretty quickly with even the slightest malfunction (user error or more commonly electrical malfunction). GPS doesn't do any good if an ESC or Motor burns up...

Just imagine how terrible you would feel if an accident hurt someone and you didn't have the ability to cover their injuries??? AMA offers $25k in medical benefits and $2.5mil of liability insurance for like $60/yr its a no brainer...

Point will made and taken. I will look into that.


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May 02, 2013 12:56 |  #26

I have been into Nitro RC cars, trucks, and truggies for 30 years (Electric too). There will, without a doubt, be runaways/flyaways with any RC vehicle. I know some drones have a hover command when signal is lost or other malfunction, but the danger is still there. I would be more worried about the property damage than hurting people, unless you are flying in a crowded space. But, like the other posters said, be prepared for the worst. Learning to fly well will not happen overnight.

BTW, drones are a huge new concern for law enforcement and prison officials. Drugs and cell phones are being flown and dropped onto prison grounds undetected. So I expect that because of terrorism threats and criminal use, including stalking, the laws will quickly tighten on these.




  
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May 02, 2013 22:30 |  #27

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I have been into Nitro RC cars, trucks, and truggies for 30 years (Electric too). There will, without a doubt, be runaways/flyaways with any RC vehicle. I know some drones have a hover command when signal is lost or other malfunction, but the danger is still there. I would be more worried about the property damage than hurting people, unless you are flying in a crowded space. But, like the other posters said, be prepared for the worst. Learning to fly well will not happen overnight.

BTW, drones are a huge new concern for law enforcement and prison officials. Drugs and cell phones are being flown and dropped onto prison grounds undetected. So I expect that because of terrorism threats and criminal use, including stalking, the laws will quickly tighten on these.

I think you are right. We flew today, went to an empty public field. Set up some boundries, kept it under 50 ft, and had a ball.

The problem with this thing is that its so easy to fly, its easy to get into trouble.

I've done a 180 since I started this thread, for sure. This thing is a ball, but its almost like a gun. Respect it always and assume its loaded.

To your point about regulation -- I wouldn't spend a few thousand bucks on one of these anytime soon, at least until the government figures out what they are going to do. Might wind up with the worlds coolest paperweight.


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May 03, 2013 06:01 as a reply to  @ mattograph's post |  #28

Here is a recent article from Channel 6 in Indianapolis about "Drones for Hire"

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May 03, 2013 08:04 |  #29

This isn't going to help.
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May 03, 2013 11:30 |  #30

Yep, thats a phantom. No mention in the article that what the guy was doing was illegal.

And plain nuts. That will be how someone gets hurt.


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