Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, February 28, 2015

If You Want to Buy a Drone

Don't buy one from DJI, makers of the Phantom series. They've adopted "geofencing", so anywhere that DJI thinks you shouldn't be flying your drone, it simply won't fly.

(H/T)

2 comments:

Yogi said...

Unfortunately, this was a requirement from the FAA to get the little drones (I have one) to be legal to fly commercially. It sucks, but given the crap I've seen people do with them (try to fly one over the fence at El Monte airport, for example), I'm not surprised. This falls under the heading of, "This is why we can't have nice things", I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

And of course, a dump of the geofence lookup tables tells ISIS and other enemies where all the worthwhile targets are :-(