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a.saji
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Re: A wonderful tool, but now they are not allowed.
a.saji   6/23/2014 10:38:10 PM
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@William: Well they may be using it as an alternative option. A back-up plan kind of a thing

William K.
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Re: A wonderful tool, but now they are not allowed.
William K.   6/23/2014 7:09:48 PM
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Since they made rules against using them it appears that you wouldn't be seeing them. Of course I am sort of good at discrete observation techniques, so even if I did, you would probably never notice them. There is no reason that they need to be in other peoples "space".

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Re: A wonderful tool, but now they are not allowed.
Ann R. Thryft   6/23/2014 5:31:25 PM
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"I usually choose to visit the parks during the uncrowded times so that I can enjoy them more." William, so do many of us, me included. Seeing your drone would definitely make that enjoyment impossible for me and for lots of other people.

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Re: A wonderful tool, but now they are not allowed.
William K.   6/23/2014 4:06:07 PM
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I suppose that an excessive number of drones could be an issue, BUT I have been frustrated by areas that are off-limits because they are supposedly unsafe, which typically means that a really stupid person could trip in that area. And I usually choose to visit the parks during the uncrowded times so that I can enjoy them more. So my potential drone use would not even be seen by others, except for the drone police. Oh Well.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: A wonderful tool, but now they are not allowed.
Ann R. Thryft   6/23/2014 3:52:16 PM
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I think you made an (unintentional?) play on words there, William ("shot down"). Personally, I'm  glad they're not allowed in national parks.



William K.
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Re: A wonderful tool, but now they are not allowed.
William K.   6/23/2014 3:39:15 PM
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Ann, my great idea about using a drone to explore the off-access areas of national parks just got shot down. For whatever hazy motivations a rule has been made law that drones are not allowed in national parks. It was just published a few days ago. The explanation was as lame as a one-legged horse, but there is no appeal to those who make such rules.

It is always amazing as to the speed at which some ideas get squashed.

Of course the drones with the twelve minute battery-charge life would not be very useful anyway, but I am sure that much longer flight times will be available from some other suppliers in the near future. The one problem I see is that it would not be hard to capture a drone using a rig like the bolo, but with a bit of netting at the center.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/23/2014 1:21:19 PM
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William, I believe answers to your questions are on the Parrot website.

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Cabe Atwell   6/11/2014 12:35:11 AM
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The flight-time on these is horrible. 12 minutes of flight on a 1200 mAh battery, that takes 2.5 hours to recharge. Then again, it's the same for most others on the market at that size.

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Ann R. Thryft   6/9/2014 12:38:59 PM
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Itsabouttime, thanks for the link. Too bad it's only a draft project and not a live one. Looks like, the creators are trying to get feedback to decide whether to move forward with the project.



Ann R. Thryft
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Re: the world is changing...
Ann R. Thryft   6/9/2014 12:36:24 PM
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Thinking_J, I agree with you about laws and consideration for others. Unfortunately, there are inconsiderate, irresponsible people who don't use common courtesy (like one of my neighbors). That's who the laws are made for.

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