Want a drone, what is a good one?

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by Bruce » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:32 pm

Pyrrho wrote:http://www.mountainview.gov/news/displa ... TargetID=9
Last night around 8:15 pm, officers were called out to the 200 block of Polaris Avenue for reports of a power outage affecting roughly 1,600 PG&E customers. When our officers arrived on scene, we were told by witnesses that a white adult man with white hair had been flying a drone in the area – which is not permitted – and the drone subsequently crashed into a high-voltage wire. The resulting power outage lasted until shortly after 11 pm, and impacted areas including City Hall and the city library, the latter of which had to be evacuated out of an abundance of caution. The damage of the drone crash totaled tens of thousands of dollars, and the repair work was completed early Friday morning.
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Why worry about terrorists when our own derpy citizens do more damage by accident.

......or was it an accident? :|
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:22 pm

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:02 pm

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:42 am

That looks awesome. VTOL too, so you don't need a long runway, just a small flat space clear of obstacles.
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by sparks » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:23 am

"Electric! Therefore emission free!!11Eleventy"

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by Witness » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:58 am

Anaxagoras wrote:That looks awesome.
In theory, but flying cars + idiots and "run over" will take on a new, vertical, dimension. :|

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by Witness » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:09 am

More things scheduled to fall on our heads, soon:


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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:53 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by robinson » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:10 pm

I saw that video and came to this topic.

Then it got worse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... ZOZV7ugBas

Oh sure in China. But what about the US?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... -I088QS6yM
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Re: Want a drone, what is a good one?

Post by robinson » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:11 pm

You never know what's going to happen