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Old 09-22-2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:11 PM   #2
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I don't have a drone but, that's unbelievable!
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:12 PM   #3
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Not a drone guy, but that looked like insane and expert flying to get that footage!! Just, WOW! So many ways to wipe out.

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Old 09-22-2017, 12:14 PM   #4
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wow that is impressive
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:18 PM   #5
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That cat is pretty good with a drone. Engineer didnt like having his pic taken
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:19 PM   #6
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Absolutely- but personally wouldn't land on it. That drone is more of an acrobatics drone and doesn't have anywhere near as much camera angle as I fly with (racing). Most racers are running 45 degree plus camera angle and can't see the ground when they are on the ground. Guy definitely has some skill!!!
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:28 PM   #7
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And this is why drones are outlawed in so many places.....
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:34 PM   #8
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That guy has some skills, I like the conductor shutting the window that was hilarious.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:39 PM   #9
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Pretty cool video, the conductor didn't seem impressed.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:46 PM   #10
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I was watching thinking man that is cool, you are good, but try and go under one and see how good you are.........BAM.

Insane skills.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:50 PM   #11
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Conductor: "Dispatch!! DISPATCH!!! THIS HERE IS UNIONPACIFIC6FittyFive!!! IGOTS ALIENS OUSSIDE MY WINDER!!!!!
Dispatch: "Say Again Union Pacific 655"
Conductor: "ALIENS!!! THEY MUST BE LITTLE CUZ THEIR SHIP IS TINY!!!"
Dispatch: "BobbyAllen, are you drinking your lunch again?"
Conductor: "NO!!! THEYS FLEW RIGHT UP TO MY WINDER!!! I DONT WANNA BE PROBED LIKE MY COUSIN FLOYD... FLOYD AINT BEEN THE SAME SINCE.... SO I SHUT THE WINDER!!! "

Dispatch: "BobbyAllen, you are relieved.. we'll take over controls. Go lie down."
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:50 PM   #12
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wow. Have you guys seen the drone races they show on TV sometimes where they fly through stadiums and down the halls and stuff. Some talented people for sure.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:55 PM   #13
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wow. Have you guys seen the drone races they show on TV sometimes where they fly through stadiums and down the halls and stuff. Some talented people for sure.
We fly with some of those guys here in Dallas area. Those races are meant for TV and don't show some of the real skill and speed these guys have. They're limited to flying the drones provided- which are large and heavy with lots of LED's for TV. Flying the local races where you fly drones that are half the weight or less shows their real skills.

There's a race tonight at Mccinnish Park in Carrollton if anyone is interested in seeing it in person. I can't make it, but will be alot of great guys there.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:56 PM   #14
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Here's a short video I just did behind my house. Not HD video, and turn down the sound.

https://youtu.be/8sfWiVWuNOA

This drone will run 70-80mph.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:00 PM   #15
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I am surprised more of those don't get shot out of the sky. I don't blame the engineer for being annoyed at being filmed, it's kind of an invasion of privacy.

That is impressive flying though. I have one that is basically a toy, the range doesn't even reach off of our 2 acres. I got it thinking I would learn to fly it then get a nice once so I could fly over my hunting spot in the winter to scout for bedding areas in the snow (PA not TX). But I stink at flying and would have lost the thing for sure haha.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:00 PM   #16
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And this is why drones are outlawed in so many places.....
How much damage do you think that 400 gram drone can do to that train?
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:04 PM   #17
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I am surprised more of those don't get shot out of the sky. I don't blame the engineer for being annoyed at being filmed, it's kind of an invasion of privacy. .
Not an invasion of privacy. I kind stand on the sidewalk and video you walking out of your house. I can video anything in a public place with a hand held camera and a zoom lens. Is it an invasion of privacy to take pics of your kids at Disneyland if anyone else is in the background. Same logic.

On another note, when I fly I could care less about people. It's all about the flying. If someone is 50' from my camera I can't even recognize them.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:09 PM   #18
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And this is why drones are outlawed in so many places.....
Agreed.... Can't have people outdoors having good, clean fun that doesn't hurt a thing. Outlaw it quick!
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:11 PM   #19
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The conductor died.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:14 PM   #20
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As a guy who roots for the crash...I still dig that!
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:36 PM   #21
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Party Pooper.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:52 PM   #22
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The conductor died.
Very sad, and prayers for the family. But that brings up a medical issue. What would have been the results if a car had been stuck at a crossing, or he had been advised of a switchIng malfunction with a head on impending with another train? Was he in good enough health to be an engineer?

Very unfortunate incident.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:57 PM   #23
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^^^ I think your meter is broke.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:59 PM   #24
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Very sad, and prayers for the family. But that brings up a medical issue. What would have been the results if a car had been stuck at a crossing, or he had been advised of a switchIng malfunction with a head on impending with another train? Was he in good enough health to be an engineer?

Very unfortunate incident.
I'm more interested in how the count went in the other article..
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:10 PM   #25
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How much damage do you think that 400 gram drone can do to that train?
It will knock it right off the tracks.

Just like a .45ACP round will take a 250 pound man and throw him 5 feet backwards......
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:12 PM   #26
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That cat is pretty good with a drone. Engineer didnt like having his pic taken
I think he was afraid the guy was going to fly the darn thing in the window.... which he probably could have.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:17 PM   #27
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:19 PM   #28
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Yeah, I bet that guy gets a call from UP lawyers.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:29 PM   #29
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Yeah, I bet that guy gets a call from UP lawyers.
Yeah, to ask where they can buy their kids such a drone.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:20 PM   #30
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Yeah, to ask where they can buy their kids such a drone.
RR people don't seem to care for people messing around their row or stuff. I would imagine landing on the train would be considered trespassing. Would you be happy with someone landing a drone on top of your vehicle while driving?
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:41 PM   #31
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RR people don't seem to care for people messing around their row or stuff. I would imagine landing on the train would be considered trespassing. Would you be happy with someone landing a drone on top of your vehicle while driving?
I am amazed at people that think it is ok to fly one around private property without consent but would not want someone chasing a hog with dogs across their lease or land

In a public place, I don't have a problem with them buzzing around. But you still shouldn't be invading anyone's space with one just because you are in a public place


The guy operating that drone definitely has some skills
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:42 AM   #32
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That is some serious good flying. My skills are not near anything like that. I already dumped one drone in our farm pond in Okie land. My new one I have flown very carefully. LOL
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:04 AM   #33
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That's a quadcopter that's flown FPV. Pilot wears goggles that gives them a realtime feed of the flying. video is recorded using a gopro mounted above the FPV camera. It's actually pretty fun and awesome flying. Look at CharpuFPV on youtube he's got some killer videos at abandoned facilities.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:08 AM   #34
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Mad skillz!

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Old 01-02-2018, 10:16 AM   #35
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**** that guy is talented...
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:32 AM   #36
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very cool amazing skills
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:34 AM   #37
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All talent aside that area looks beautiful!! River and mountains terrain


Am I the only one that thinks this type of talent will be the way future battles can and will be fought/won with??
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Very cool.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:44 AM   #39
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That cat is pretty good with a drone. Engineer didnt like having his pic taken
Great footage, but isn't that like flying into restricted airspace? That's why that engineer didn't care for it.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:47 AM   #40
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That right there makes me want one , bad. But hell I can't even play video games. I would tear that thing up just trying to take off. Very cool video !
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:11 AM   #41
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I can do that if someone will let me borrow their drone....
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:40 PM   #42
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I know virtually nothing about these machines, but I am intrigued. What would a set-up like that cost?
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:49 PM   #43
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That guy is pretty good. He captured some cool scenery.
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I can do that if someone will let me borrow their drone....
I currently have 8 or 9 right now, but I'm betting you can't do that.

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I know virtually nothing about these machines, but I am intrigued. What would a set-up like that cost?
Most of these racing drones are built, not bought. A top of the line one right now will cost 400-500 dollars to build yourself. You also need a radio (2-400), batteries (30-40 dollars each- with 2-4 minute flight times) battery charger (100-300 dollars), and goggles since most are flown first person view (150-400 dollars). You'll also need lots of props (3-4 dollars a set) because you will crash ALOT learning to fly. Best way to learn is download one of the simulators and learn on the computer.

These things have come a LONG way in the past 3 years that I've been flying. The frame designs protect the components much better than in the past, so crashes usually end up in replacing a prop or two.

There's a big race next Saturday in Carrollton at Mccinnish Park with two of the best guys in the country attending. No charge to go out and watch. Looks like there's about 25 guys entered to race now. I can't make it due to last weekend of regular deer season, but if you're interested in seeing what it's all about it would be a good race to attend. Most everyone in this is more than willing to help out.
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:38 PM   #45
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amateur compared to Johnny!

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Impressive!!

I got one for Christmas. The second flight it got ate by a pine tree. Im still waiting for it to fall out
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Impressive!!

I got one for Christmas. The second flight it got ate by a pine tree. Im still waiting for it to fall out
Still waiting for it to fall out. Beautiful
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:43 PM   #48
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I have been thinking about getting one to play with on my place but all i have seen only have about a 400 foot range. Maybe the high end ones will fly father but what does one with a mile range cost?
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:55 PM   #49
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All talent aside that area looks beautiful!! River and mountains terrain


Am I the only one that thinks this type of talent will be the way future battles can and will be fought/won with??
^ already doing doing it in a small scale.
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His music choice from Gil Scott Heron made it even BETTER!!! that was incredible but I know nothing about drones. Flying in the inside of that box car was pure greatness!!!
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That cat is pretty good with a drone. Engineer didnt like having his pic taken
I chuckled at that also!!!
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As a guy who roots for the crash...I still dig that!
Same here...........I wanted it to crash into that trellis!!!
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^ already doing doing it in a small scale.
Yep, sure are.
I am invested in one of the multitude of companies that are working on making those drones nano sized out in Portland. Very interesting!
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