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185EZ

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Posted: 01/27/19 02:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As others have said I can't believe the ignorance of people and the hate towards drones.
This thread wasn't even about whether you like it or not.
I'm registered with the FAA and if you think it's ok to take your shotgun or slingshot to my drone then it carries the same punishment as shooting down an aircraft.
And nobody is spying on you or even wants you in their video.
Check out this video at Fremont Indian St Pk in Utah and you tell me if you can even see inside a window.
This video was taken with a Phantom 3 Advanced.
I currently have a Mavic Pro mainly due to his compact size and easy to carry.
Amazing the views you can see that you wouldn't normally see on the ground.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFVzmSUIU

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Posted: 01/27/19 04:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also I am respectful of my neighbors and ask them if it's ok to fly my drone especially if they have pets.
I have never been refused and they were happy i asked.
I then show the video of the campground and they are impressed.
I've even had people come up to me and ask to see the video and soon ask about purchasing a drone.
They're only evil in the eyes that don't understand or want to.

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Posted: 01/27/19 05:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No complaints from anyone here lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpHtYx4e14

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Posted: 01/27/19 05:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These are videos that you would never see without a drone
Whales

Watch @2:50 when papa whale comes up
Amazing
Baby whale

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The police helicopter flying past a mile away at 1500 feet can take pictures of every bump on your nose. The cameras at the traffic light can get clear pictures of your car and license plate as you pass 300' away at 60 MPH. Don't do anything you don't want to be seen doing, and don't worry about it. Drones cannot take pictures through the roof of your home. But a hot-air balloonist can take pictures through the skylight in your bathroom!


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****, this is just ********. I had the same situation, I was looking for a drone suitable for shooting in an open area, which will give out good shots and videos, searched on buyersimpact.co.uk and my choice fell on the DJI Phantom 4, I bought it and a week later I wanted to try it out in the open. However, I was later informed that drones are not allowed to fly in that area. I was very angry, because I didn't understand why the ban was imposed and why it wasn't written anywhere???Why did I buy a drone that was expensive enough to fly at home??

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Nope. You are inviting trouble around other people.
They can be useful, but easily invade the privacy of other people and are intrusive.

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Posted: 11/27/20 10:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I travel with a racing drone or 2 and enjoy flying them where allowed. Many (most?) CGs don't allow drone flight within their borders for obvious reasons. Be sure and check before you even think about launching.

Like has been said, use your drone (or whatever, there's so many other camping annoyances i could name here) responsibly and with consideration for those around you.

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Old thread but it comes down to size and what type of flying you want to do.

I have 3 or 4 racing drones in my trailer at all times. Some are super tiny and still super fun to fly. Dont own any of the fancy camera drones.

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Posted: 11/27/20 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I thought about using a drone on very remote BLM land to check the rough road conditions ahead and look for suitable campsites. Also can check just before dark if other critters have set up camp close to me, etc. I go to very remote locations for true peace and quiet and privacy off the grid when in the mood. However changed my mind when I learned all the drones were made in spying China so no longer interested. Like always go to higher ground and survey area with binoculars. Works for me.

If drones become too numerous and intrusive of our privacy many people will start wearing disguises with brim hats to thwart facial recognition software. Just musing

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