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Old 01-03-2018, 09:03 AM   #41
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I'm torn. Part of me views them as flying jet skis, and part of me wants one really badly anyway.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:41 AM   #42
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I thought the registration requirement had been dropped?

I have a waterproof Splashdrone 3. It can take off and land in the water, eliminating the need to try to land on the boat and hit rigging. However, when the current is running landing in the water is not a panacea. You better have the dinghy ready.

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It can be fitted with a contraption that allows it to drop a fishing line or lightweight life jacket, so I told my wife it was a safety device.

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Old 01-03-2018, 09:44 AM   #43
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:02 AM   #44
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Regards flying in the Bahamas.

Need to be registered there.

If you go to Staniel Cays web site they advise that they do not allow them to be flown on their property plus give a link to the Bahamian rules.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:04 AM   #45
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did I miss someone mentioning what the drone laws were in the Bahamas?

I think I would not take one to Cuba just yet....
Or Morocco. they asked me many times if I had a drone, I thought they were saying "drugs"
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:07 AM   #46
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I like the idea.
I had been thinking of using one for the NW or NE passage, but one part me feels that would be cheating, but then again, i can't be stuck.

In any case a couple years in Alaska would give me practice.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:17 AM   #47
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It was reinstated in December.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:44 AM   #48
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In about 1980 I was a freshly minted MBA working as a portfolio manager for a small money mgt firm in Dallas. I was attending a 'roast' dinner to raise money for Dallas Boys/Girls Clubs. Remember this was shortly after EDS Corp (Ross Perot) had gotten it's employees out of an Iranian jail following the revolution (later made into a movie). Perot had started taking his helicopter from his home to his office (only a mile or two) as a security measure, and his neighbors had been complaining loudly. Perot was on the dais/head table at the roast - when he spoke he loudly said that since his company (EDS) made the software for Bell helicopters that he had every right to fly to work! The CEO of TX Instruments was the next speaker (and a neighbor of Perot) - he said Ross, my company makes software for surface to air missiles - then sat down to great applause.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:18 PM   #49
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Had one about a week ago hovering outside saloon window, when it saw that I had seen it it flew off.
I went upstairs and found it looking in through the bedroom window. I grabbed a camera and confronted it and it took off at a great rate of knots back to a nearby boat.
Didn't get a pic of the drone but did of the boat and rego and warned others in the area of the pervert in our midst.
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We had a case in the local news this past week where a fellow was being followed by one. He tracked down the owner, who of course denied it was flying low or following him, the fellow grabbed his drone and trashed it. Both reported it to the police, it all went away when the trasher payed the owner $300 for the damage. Probably they both learned something from it...

I think they are cool, but I don't want one getting into my space either around my house or around me on the water on any kind of a regular basis. They are kind of like bears... much better once in a while, and from a distance :-)
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Had one about a week ago hovering outside saloon window, when it saw that I had seen it it flew off.
I went upstairs and found it looking in through the bedroom window. I grabbed a camera and confronted it and it took off at a great rate of knots back to a nearby boat.
Didn't get a pic of the drone but did of the boat and rego and warned others in the area of the pervert in our midst.
So what do you do when you see someone in another boat training his binocukars on your boat or his 300mm camera lens?
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So what do you do when you see someone in another boat training his binocukars on your boat or his 300mm camera lens?
Never usually parked close enough for anyone to see anything.
Bins and camera from afar is very different to looking in through bedroom windows.
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There is an expectation that people will respect your rights to privacy here. Do you let people who would look at you through binoculars into your home to wander the house so they can get a really good look at what you are doing?
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Had one about a week ago hovering outside saloon window, when it saw that I had seen it it flew off.
I went upstairs and found it looking in through the bedroom window. I grabbed a camera and confronted it and it took off at a great rate of knots back to a nearby boat.
Didn't get a pic of the drone but did of the boat and rego and warned others in the area of the pervert in our midst.

Ok, thatís just crazy. I guess some drone owners are strange/idiots. But not all!
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I highly, highly recommend against getting anything from DJI. I have a Phantom 2 Vision Plus and DJI bricked them with their final update. Literally made them unusable and then stopped all updates. Here is one of many threads on the subject.
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Had one about a week ago hovering outside saloon window, when it saw that I had seen it it flew off.
I went upstairs and found it looking in through the bedroom window. I grabbed a camera and confronted it and it took off at a great rate of knots back to a nearby boat.
Didn't get a pic of the drone but did of the boat and rego and warned others in the area of the pervert in our midst.
If you keep a small fishing rod with mono line and a plastic practice plug, you can cast in its direction to entangle its rotors and immediately stop the intrusion.
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If you keep a small fishing rod with mono line and a plastic practice plug, you can cast in its direction to entangle its rotors and immediately stop the intrusion.
That's a more practical solution than my imaginations expecting the shock of a 10-gauge blackpowder charge from a small cannon to dispose of a large, annoying, man-made insect. Perhaps I need to get my 20-gauge, double-barrel shotgun repaired. Better yet, get lots of loose fishing line equipped with weights and entangle the insect.
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I find it interesting that with everything going in the world at this moment in time, that middle/older age men are stressing over a Drone catching them in their underwear while they are shaving with their shirts off. There will always be people on the fringe of any hobby that do dumb stuff. Gents, I can assure you that 99.9% of the Drone operators out there are respectful, and trying to get away from people to take ocean and outdoor footage. In regards to the commercial aspect, they are being used extensively to monitor power plants, refineries, and their associated piping and systems. This use will continue to grow. Like them or not, they are part of our future.
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SeeVee, you had better tell your buddy to get that that drone registered - it is now the law.

Also, re catching it being difficult. See story in link below. The issue is using one hand to catch it and the other to drop the throttle stick with a thumb as you hold the remote unit - very difficult, and much easier with two people. Some people have a neck holder for the remote control to make this easier.

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Menzies,

I'll respectfully disagree on the registration. Why would they send the registration fee back, which they did last month? It's not the law for recreational drones at this time.

As for catching, yes, it requires a bit of skill, but very doable. You just hover it until it's stable and grab it and pull the the "lower" lever to cutoff. I've done it many times, and never missed a beat, as my friends have. However, I could make an argument for a glove in case of a goof up.

I don't see anything in your link that indicates otherwise.

If you're really concerned, get the prop guards... they work well. (I have them)
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Menzies,

I'll respectfully disagree on the registration. Why would they send the registration fee back, which they did last month? It's not the law for recreational drones at this time.

As for catching, yes, it requires a bit of skill, but very doable. You just hover it until it's stable and grab it and pull the the "lower" lever to cutoff. I've done it many times, and never missed a beat, as my friends have. However, I could make an argument for a glove in case of a goof up.

I don't see anything in your link that indicates otherwise.

If you're really concerned, get the prop guards... they work well. (I have them)
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