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Topic # 161759 19-Jan-2015 08:39
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Looks like someone has misplaced their DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11388342

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omeone on GZ must know the person who's lost it...

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  Reply # 1217314 19-Jan-2015 09:26
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The owner must have had a rough idea where they lost it, you'd think they would have gone door knocking to ask to search peoples backyards.... but then maybe they have and just hadnt made it to this house yet.

I'd be gutted if I lost one....





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  Reply # 1217324 19-Jan-2015 09:32
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Arghh. People keep using "drone" when it's a quadcopter. At best a UAV.

Drone invokes missile firing, human sized UAVs that kick some extremists asses somewhere in the world, not a toy that takes pictures.





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  Reply # 1217332 19-Jan-2015 09:39
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drone sounds cooler

first thing i did when i got my phantom was put a sticker on top with my email on it

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  Reply # 1217341 19-Jan-2015 09:50
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greenbone: drone sounds cooler

first thing i did when i got my phantom was put a sticker on top with my email on it


Should put a stamp & address on it then they can post it back... hehe I  Used to do that with my pet tortoise except the stamp... he was always getting lost.   

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Reply # 1217345 19-Jan-2015 09:57
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There is so much wrong information in that article I have to wonder if the reporter actually did any research at all.

1) The Vision + shown costs $1689 AUD not $800.
2) The RTH activates when the signal is lost with the controller not just if the autopilot is activated.
3) Range is far more than 300m try 500m to 700m at the low end with good line of sight if not more(http://www.flytrex.com/mission/quadcopter-rmlrf01-geoff-evans-QmPX8o99/).

There are even more issues but these are the ones that can be found out just by going to the DJI website.





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  Reply # 1217348 19-Jan-2015 10:00
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GCSB: "These are not the drones your looking for"





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  Reply # 1217368 19-Jan-2015 10:26
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We had someone knock on the door yesterday, selling aerial photographs of our property.  We actually bought one some years back, so we said no thanks.  As I remember it, we paid $50 for the last one in a frame, so that might be a potential earning opportunity for a drone owner.  On the other hand, this might specifically contravene the privacy laws they are talking about with drones, although I don't see why it would be OK for the people offering me the photo to fly over in a plane, but NOT to take the same pictures with a drone.




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  Reply # 1218004 20-Jan-2015 08:40
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I see the Herald article has now been updated to say it has been returned to its rightful owner.  Bit disturbing though, that another 4 (presumably dishonest) people came forward trying to claim it was theirs.




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floydbloke: Bit disturbing though, that another 4 (presumably dishonest) people came forward trying to claim it was theirs.


Or maybe there's 4 more quadcopters lying around in the backyards of Titirangi? Could there be a "Titirangi Triangle" for quadcopters?


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  Reply # 1218033 20-Jan-2015 09:24
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frankv:
floydbloke: Bit disturbing though, that another 4 (presumably dishonest) people came forward trying to claim it was theirs.


Or maybe there's 4 more quadcopters lying around in the backyards of Titirangi? Could there be a "Titirangi Triangle" for quadcopters?




Lol!




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  Reply # 1218077 20-Jan-2015 10:18
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frankv:
floydbloke: Bit disturbing though, that another 4 (presumably dishonest) people came forward trying to claim it was theirs.


Or maybe there's 4 more quadcopters lying around in the backyards of Titirangi? Could there be a "Titirangi Triangle" for quadcopters?

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  Reply # 1218146 20-Jan-2015 11:18
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freitasm: Arghh. People keep using "drone" when it's a quadcopter. At best a UAV.

Drone invokes missile firing, human sized UAVs that kick some extremists asses somewhere in the world, not a toy that takes pictures.



one that fires missiles would be a military drone.  you can call a non-military non-piloted unmanned aircraft a drone.  Oxford "A remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile" and Merriam Webster "an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control or onboard computers " would agree.




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