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    I want a drone.

    Any recommendations?

    I want to fly it into old abandoned industrial buildings and around downtown Cincinnati. I want good range and at least a half hour of flight time... minimum picture resolution must be at least 1080p.
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    Re: I want a drone.

    Also want really good range. I saw some had only like a 50 yard rated range. That's too short.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ublinkwescore View Post
    Any recommendations?

    I want to fly it into old abandoned industrial buildings and around downtown Cincinnati. I want good range and at least a half hour of flight time... minimum picture resolution must be at least 1080p.
    Those are a lot of fun, I have a Holy Stone HS 700 FPV with camera and GPS. So very much fun.
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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ublinkwescore View Post
    Any recommendations?

    I want to fly it into old abandoned industrial buildings and around downtown Cincinnati. I want good range and at least a half hour of flight time... minimum picture resolution must be at least 1080p.
    You have to keep a drone within visual range, so exploring inside buildings is likely out. Maximum altitude is 400 feet.

    Buzzing a city's downtown...hmm.

    Here is where you register your drone:

    https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/
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    Re: I want a drone.

    Yeah, I'm not going to register my drone. Nor am I going to follow childish rules... sorry, not sorry.

    I'm thinking I will be getting a Yuneec Mantis Q. It's got good range, a half hour of flight and can record in 4k.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    I've got one.
    I've also got a commercial license for it that I use to provide pictures for various clients.

    Not following "childish rules," per your claim, could cost you thousands of dollars and potential jail time.
    Registration is mandatory, and only costs $5.
    You would be foolish to risk thousands for the sake of $5.

    There are quite a few other rules, and in the current environment, someone is going to be made an "example" of by the gov. There is too much press reporting careless and reckless operation for this not to be case.

    In addition, various forums are full of people who crash these things almost immediately. It's really the main reason I ever even read them-for the humor content.

    The one you mention doesn't have a 3 axis stabilized gimbal, so the video really suffers.
    It doesn't have forward/aft collision sensors, which would make it particularly risky to fly indoors as you propose.
    A few hundred dollars more gets you a much better product.

    Indoor flying also greatly limits GPS stabilization, and those same forums are rife with reports of idiots who get it out of the box, fly it indoors and crash it immediately, and they can do a lot of damage, and hurt people.
    It also has a "return to home feature" which almost assures you will crash it if flying it indoors and it loses signal from the controller.
    Battery life in that thing is greatly impacted by wind conditions.

    Anyway, good luck with your decision, but know that there are very serious legal consequences to operating is as you proposed in your post, which is clearly illegal, and the environment right now is to look for an example that the gov can throw the book at in order to discourage such operation.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Ok maybe I will register it. $5 ain't $#!t

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    Is the registration good for life?

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ublinkwescore View Post
    Ok maybe I will register it. $5 ain't $#!t

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    Is the registration good for life?
    Three years.
    A drone has an ID whether you register it or not, and that "sale" is easily trackable.
    So....If you were to crash it and damage anything, unless you gathered up the parts before anyone else, it would be extremely easy to track back to you, registered or not.
    If it was not registered, you've probably just tripled your liability.

    Just to be polite, you have not commented on the responses to your plan to fly it the way you mentioned.
    If you did, you'd crash it in minutes.
    Flying these things indoors is never a good idea, and doing so in property you don't own would be really silly.
    If you weren't familiar with the "fly home" option or any other automatic options it may have, you are almost guaranteed to crash it indoors.
    The only place I have ever flown mine indoors was at our church, with nobody around, and it was getting solid GPS reception, or I would have never tried it.

    In addition, below is a link to an aviation chart depicting airspace limits in the Cincinnati area, which you said you intended to fly in.

    http://vfrmap.com/?

    type=vfrc&lat=39.103&lon=-84.419&zoom=10


    If you are not familiar with interpreting such a thing, you are playing with fire with the FAA, and the fines are enormous.
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    Re: I want a drone.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain gameboy View Post
    I've got one.
    I've also got a commercial license for it that I use to provide pictures for various clients.

    Not following "childish rules," per your claim, could cost you thousands of dollars and potential jail time.
    Registration is mandatory, and only costs $5.
    You would be foolish to risk thousands for the sake of $5.

    There are quite a few other rules, and in the current environment, someone is going to be made an "example" of by the gov. There is too much press reporting careless and reckless operation for this not to be case.

    In addition, various forums are full of people who crash these things almost immediately. It's really the main reason I ever even read them-for the humor content.

    The one you mention doesn't have a 3 axis stabilized gimbal, so the video really suffers.
    It doesn't have forward/aft collision sensors, which would make it particularly risky to fly indoors as you propose.
    A few hundred dollars more gets you a much better product.

    Indoor flying also greatly limits GPS stabilization, and those same forums are rife with reports of idiots who get it out of the box, fly it indoors and crash it immediately, and they can do a lot of damage, and hurt people.
    It also has a "return to home feature" which almost assures you will crash it if flying it indoors and it loses signal from the controller.
    Battery life in that thing is greatly impacted by wind conditions.

    Anyway, good luck with your decision, but know that there are very serious legal consequences to operating is as you proposed in your post, which is clearly illegal, and the environment right now is to look for an example that the gov can throw the book at in order to discourage such operation.
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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by coastal View Post
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    Elaborate, please.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain gameboy View Post
    Three years.
    A drone has an ID whether you register it or not, and that "sale" is easily trackable.
    So....If you were to crash it and damage anything, unless you gathered up the parts before anyone else, it would be extremely easy to track back to you, registered or not.
    If it was not registered, you've probably just tripled your liability.

    Just to be polite, you have not commented on the responses to your plan to fly it the way you mentioned.
    If you did, you'd crash it in minutes.
    Flying these things indoors is never a good idea, and doing so in property you don't own would be really silly.
    If you weren't familiar with the "fly home" option or any other automatic options it may have, you are almost guaranteed to crash it indoors.
    The only place I have ever flown mine indoors was at our church, with nobody around, and it was getting solid GPS reception, or I would have never tried it.

    In addition, below is a link to an aviation chart depicting airspace limits in the Cincinnati area, which you said you intended to fly in.

    http://vfrmap.com/?

    type=vfrc&lat=39.103&lon=-84.419&zoom=10


    If you are not familiar with interpreting such a thing, you are playing with fire with the FAA, and the fines are enormous.
    I'm not gonna fly it indoors right away. I'm gonna spend some time with it outdoors then I will probably take it to an abandoned building after I've got the hang of it. I don't have to fly this one fast. In fact, it will only do up to 15 mph while not in sport mode. Sport mode it can go up to 45 miles an hour. Also I won't ever fly it in windy weather or rain.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ublinkwescore View Post
    I'm not gonna fly it indoors right away. I'm gonna spend some time with it outdoors then I will probably take it to an abandoned building after I've got the hang of it. I don't have to fly this one fast. In fact, it will only do up to 15 mph while not in sport mode. Sport mode it can go up to 45 miles an hour. Also I won't ever fly it in windy weather or rain.
    You have a fundamental misunderstanding of how these things work.
    Good luck.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    I already have the coordinates of the pool deck 4 yards over where the 2 college girls live..

    about this drone thingy..
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    Re: I want a drone.

    Now yer talkin'.
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    Re: I want a drone.

    Drones personify invasion of privacy.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain gameboy View Post
    You have a fundamental misunderstanding of how these things work.
    Good luck.
    So you are saying that if I fly it indoors, I will inevitably crash it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ublinkwescore View Post
    So you are saying that if I fly it indoors, I will inevitably crash it?
    Even with a decent amount of practice flying it indoors?

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain gameboy View Post

    If you are not familiar with interpreting such a thing, you are playing with fire with the FAA, and the fines are enormous.
    I have no doubt that this is true.

    I hear many stories of $1,000+ fines that are issued to drivers of commercial vehicles who even stage at the wrong spot at our airport while waiting for their passengers.

    Uber drivers get hit even harder. Here's a case where an off duty Uber driver waited for "friends" in a spot designated for on duty Uber pickups. He was slapped with an absurdly high $6500 fine.

    https://www.ksl.com/article/46382121...rport-citation

    And that's just for a minor violation of ground space. One can only imagine the lengths the FAA would go for air space violations.

    Don't be a dumbass Blink.

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    Re: I want a drone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ublinkwescore View Post
    So you are saying that if I fly it indoors, I will inevitably crash it?

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    Even with a decent amount of practice flying it indoors?
    There's only one way to find out...since you won't listen to anyone.

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