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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #315 on: April 07, 2017, 12:29:01 PM »
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137, and may be viewed online via an interactive map here.

The Agency is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – Special Security Instructions – to establish these restrictions. The relief provided under § 99.7 is limited to requests from the Department of Defense and U.S. federal security and intelligence agencies based on national security interests.

U.S. military facilities are considered “sensitive” as they are vital to the nation’s security. The FAA and the Department of Defense have agreed to restrict drone flights up to 400 feet within the facility’s lateral boundaries. There are only a few exceptions that permit drone flights within these restrictions, and they must be coordinated with the individual facility and/or the FAA. The restrictions are effective on April 14, 2017.

Operators who violate the airspace restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.

See the map here; one of the new no-fly zones is pretty close to Lakewood.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: April 07, 2017, 01:32:30 PM »
Interesting... DJI Spark, smaller than the Mavic, yet larger than the folded Mavic.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/06/the-leaked-dji-spark-looks-to-be-the-mavic-pros-little-bother/
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: April 07, 2017, 05:41:59 PM »
Interesting thing happened today. we were flying the drone and when it came to land we saw things flying around the Drone and when I got closer we realized that the Drone was being attacked by a swarm of wasps. We must have killed one because we see little wasps pieces on the Drone and it probably caused all the other wasps to start attacking the Drone because they decided it was a threat
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #319 on: May 03, 2017, 08:11:15 PM »
Useful resource if you're going for your 107 license:

https://www.lynda.com/Photography-tutorials/Cert-Prep-FAA-Commercial-Drone-Licensing/574710-2.html

You could access Lynda.com for free from most libraries.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #320 on: May 03, 2017, 08:16:11 PM »
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #321 on: May 08, 2017, 05:50:16 PM »
Going to be trying to travel reasonably light - how many mavic batteries should I take - 2 total or three? Also they have to be packed in carry on correct?

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #322 on: May 08, 2017, 05:52:14 PM »
Going to be trying to travel reasonably light - how many mavic batteries should I take - 2 total or three? Also they have to be packed in carry on correct?

Depends how long you plan on flying on without waiting to charge up...

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #323 on: May 08, 2017, 05:55:38 PM »
Depends how long you plan on flying on without waiting to charge up...

I guess if i bring 2 and it takes about an hour to charge I can fly for about 1hr and it'll take 30m more between flights, whereas if I bring 3 it's pretty much continuous flying.

Still new to all this but I doubt I'll want to fly more than an hour at a time - think I'll probably just bring 2.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #324 on: May 08, 2017, 05:59:00 PM »
Depends how long you plan on flying on without waiting to charge up...
Yes, carry on only.
Unless flying from the ME  ::)

I'd bring 3 for sure.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #325 on: May 08, 2017, 05:59:46 PM »
I guess if i bring 2 and it takes about an hour to charge I can fly for about 1hr and it'll take 30m more between flights, whereas if I bring 3 it's pretty much continuous flying.

Still new to all this but I doubt I'll want to fly more than an hour at a time - think I'll probably just bring 2.

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You're numbers are off... In perfect conditions you'll get about 27 minutes per battery... Including take off and return flight / landing.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #326 on: May 08, 2017, 06:02:01 PM »
Unless flying from the ME  ::)

I'd bring 3 for sure.
I agree with that, you'd rather not need it vs why didn't I take it along.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #327 on: May 08, 2017, 06:03:33 PM »
Unless flying from the ME  ::)

I'd bring 3 for sure.

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How was flying from a small island over all the water with the Mavic? We're you nervous at all about it? I'll be flying from BOB so similar setup...

You're numbers are off... In perfect conditions you'll get about 27 minutes per battery... Including take off and return flight / landing.

Sorry - 54m - that's 10% difference is critical :)

I don't actually expect to get an hour- but I figured with two batteries that would get me a pretty decent amount without having to bring the hub and a third battery- but I guess Dan is advising otherwise...

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #328 on: May 08, 2017, 06:03:55 PM »
I agree with that, you'd rather not need it vs why didn't I take it along.
Also if you are running place to place, there wont be time to charge the batteries, and if you forget or are in mid-flight and get that annoying low battery notification, you will wish you had a 3rd.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #329 on: May 08, 2017, 06:05:40 PM »
ME?
How was flying from a small island over all the water with the Mavic? We're you nervous at all about it? I'll be flying from BOB so similar setup...
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I flew in Hawaii and no issues with over the cliffs and water. I actually felt more comfortable there than over people/land.
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