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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #390 on: July 09, 2017, 01:24:33 PM »
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #391 on: July 10, 2017, 09:16:54 AM »
Yeah, but will I get my $5 back  ;D

Yes, as of today:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/registration_deletion/

I like how the government is more than happy to take your money by credit card, but they make you fill out and mail in a physical form for a refund ::).

Personally, I'll be sending it in. Not so much for the five bucks, but to have the record (supposedly) deleted.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #392 on: July 10, 2017, 09:52:21 AM »
Lol, maybe I'll do a chargeback instead of all that.

Why should I care about the deletion?
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #393 on: July 10, 2017, 09:54:11 AM »
Lol, maybe I'll do a chargeback instead of all that.

Why should I care about the deletion?

LOL

You should care because if your drone kills someone they can't tie it to you any longer :P.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #394 on: July 10, 2017, 09:55:46 AM »
they can't tie it to you any longer :P.
Yeah, and I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #395 on: July 10, 2017, 09:59:13 AM »
Yeah, and I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

Does it have tolls?
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #396 on: July 10, 2017, 09:59:35 AM »
Yeah, and I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

Yeah, was just going to add an edit to my post.

At least it may not be admissible in court, considering it's stored fraudulently (or something to that effect, IANAL).

In any case, the less stuff you have registrated the better.

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #397 on: July 10, 2017, 10:02:09 AM »
LOL

You should care because if your drone kills someone they can't tie it to you any longer :P.

Though how would they tie it to you, unless you actually labeled your drone with you license number....
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #398 on: July 10, 2017, 12:17:37 PM »
Ridiculous. These guys have gotten worse than Apple.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3knkgn/dji-is-locking-down-its-drones-against-a-growing-army-of-diy-hackers

Have you tried to mod your drone?  Any idea how difficult it is?
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #399 on: July 10, 2017, 12:19:39 PM »
Have you tried to mod your drone?  Any idea how difficult it is?

I have an Autel, no need to mod anything.

I haven't researched the DJI mods, but I imagine it's similar process to the Apple jailbreaking of yore.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #400 on: August 31, 2017, 01:16:07 PM »
New from DJI today:

Mavic Pro Platinum: same as the original but with 11% more flight time and much quieter operation.
Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian: Same as the original, but in a new color (which is not obsidian ::)). Yay.

Existing Mavic owners will be able to use the Platinum's new propellers, which will give them some of the noise reduction benefits.

Also, the new Phantom 5 is supposedly being announced at InterDrone next week.


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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: August 31, 2017, 01:21:14 PM »
New from DJI today:

Mavic Pro Platinum: same as the original but with 11% more flight time and much quieter operation.
Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian: Same as the original, but in a new color (which is not obsidian ::)). Yay.

Existing Mavic owners will be able to use the Platinum's new propellers, which will give them some of the noise reduction benefits.

Also, the new Phantom 5 is supposedly being announced at InterDrone next week.
$100 price increase for a extra 3 minutes of flight time? Meh.
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: August 31, 2017, 01:24:39 PM »
$100 price increase for a extra 3 minutes of flight time? Meh.

Indeed. But it'll come down to the regular Mavic's price soon I believe.

But it may be worth it just for the Plat status
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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #403 on: August 31, 2017, 01:34:59 PM »
But it may be worth it just for the Plat status
You think they'll match from UA?

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Re: Drones Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: September 18, 2017, 05:30:12 PM »
Which drone do you recommend I purchase?
Don't plan on using it often.
Don't want to spend too much.
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