Recent content by BayouBill

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    Do You Think That the FAA Rules are Ridiculous?

    This is the argument used by the NRA and many other opponents to sensible gun laws.
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    Do You Think That the FAA Rules are Ridiculous?

    My only issue with the rules and requirements is that the FAA lumped all unmanned flying things together. RC enthusiasts have been flying fixed wing aircraft safely for decades. Multirotors, being so easy to fly, opened up RC to anybody with money in their jeans. It's amazing there have not...
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    There's no general threat using Google Assistant with Go 4 app. DJI Drone could kill…

    No way it could control via the RF link. But Google Assistant could control the drone by sending commands through the USB connection to the controller. Good practice and safety issues dictate that you clear all apps from the phone/tablet before starting GO4 and flying. Using a virtual...
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    Government shooting down drones

    This Act (if passed and signed by the president), "...would allow the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to detect, track, and engage with drones that pose a security risk to certain military agencies and assets." This does not authorize local law enforcement officers...
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    Near crash after Warning:Propulsions output is limited

    LIPO batteries do not need discharge cycling!
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    Yet another cracked shell

    Been there done that. Top and bottom shells cracked - replaced. New bottom shell cracked eventually. I fly like a little old lady - no sudden movements, only smooth cruising, NO crashes and props carefully balanced. I firmly believe it is just a matter of quality control when the shell is...
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    Wingsland s6

    There is no way to compare the S6 to a P4. They are totally different animals. This is a nice, small, folding selfie drone with good build quality but if you are into sport flying the S6 is not for you. Control response is very sluggish but adequate to maneuver it into position to shoot a...
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    Bill being drafted to destroy drones (especially photo drones),

    Maybe I'm missing something but I think the subject of this thread is additional government control of drones. Doesn't matter whether they have a camera or not.
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    Bill being drafted to destroy drones (especially photo drones),

    Maybe you haven't been following the AMA's fight over FAA registration of hobby drones. On May 19, the FAA Registration Requirement was struck down by the DC Federal Appeals Court. The AMA was the primary party responsible for the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act that designated RC model...
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    Bill being drafted to destroy drones (especially photo drones),

    I'm a member of the AMA. Going to send them a note to see if they intend to get involved with this. The ACLU is too busy with other human rights issues.
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    Bill being drafted to destroy drones (especially photo drones),

    In any other political climate I would agree with this logic. But the first words of the NY Times article, "The Trump Administration," make this an issue that transcends normal. The scenario of shooting hobbyist drones out of the sky is exactly what I would expect. There is no shortage of...
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    DJI Spark Q&A (Your Questions Answered)

    WiFi, if properly implemented, can be very solid. I have no complaints flying a Parrot Bebop 2 that uses the same 2.4 & 5 GHz WiFi method. No disconnects when flying within reasonable range and clean, fast FPV video display. I would expect DJI's implementation to be just as good. One spec...
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    DJI Spark Q&A (Your Questions Answered)

    Does anyone know if the DJI GO 4 app supports the use of a gamepad, like the Sony PS3, to have physical joy sticks? I have tried flying with the on-screen virtual joysticks and that is not very satisfactory.
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    Parrot bebop

    They crash a lot :oops:
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    Parrot bebop

    Racing drones use analog video - far inferior to bebop HD video. Granted response time is not as good as analog but I'm not racing. Also few racing drones provide altitude hold which makes leisurely FPV more enjoyable. Bottom line, Bebop gives most of the fun of Mavic at half the price and...