- Aug 7, 2017
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Obviously not filmed with a phantom, but relevant nonetheless. Hope you guys enjoy and I'd love to hear feedback.
This is relevant regardless of the type of drone you have! Too many people get hurt falling from roofs. I know of people who are paralyzed and can't work as a result of an inspection gone wrong.
USE YOUR MACHINES FOR GOOD
Wow man, glad you're alright.Hi, everybody.
I'm a Newb here, I normally lurk while learning about my new P3S, but had to say something about this post:
About a month ago I was up on my roof (second story) at the peak ( only a 10 degree pitch here, easy walking) measuring for shingle replacement.
I was backing up, with reading glasses on, when I glanced behind to make sure I had enough roof left to walk on, and stepped backwards into space.
Luckily, it was only about 3 feet down onto the garage roof, but it had a 45 degree pitch.
I started sliding, tried stomping to get enough friction to stop, no good, and when my feet hit the gutter, I figured out that I wasn't going to stop, and pushed off as hard as I could, hoping I cleared the railing on my walkway ( was scared I was going to land on the railing and fold myself backwards) and was still curling myself into a ball when I hit the ground.
Never lost consciousness, and by the time my wife got around the corner of the house (She heard it all, and thought my foot-stomping was me tumbling head over heels) I was back up on one knee, trying to figure what was working and what wasn't.
End result of my idiocy:
dislocated shoulder, destroyed (and now replaced) elbow, Bruce Willis - Die Hard - level roof rash along one arm, and an impressive number of bruises, and that's all.
It could have been so much worse.
Total vertical distance: 32 feet
Freefall: 13 feet
I'm 50 years old, old enough to know better than to do that, but that one second of carelessness almost killed me, and even though I'm blessed that I was able to literally walk away, my arm will never be the same, and I terrified my wife so badly that she had nightmares about it for almost 3 weeks.
My point is that I'm with Omni Drone 100%
These gizmos don't just have to be toys or flying cinematic cameras. They can be used as extensions of our eyes and get places that we can't - safely.
Again, sorry for the long post.
Mtn View, Arkansas