Welcome, Autel Pilots!
Join our free Autel drone community today!
Join Us

Safety should be a priority

Flying skymaster

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2017
Messages
81
Reaction score
19
Location
Hilton Head , SC
I took the attached photo with my Sony A6000 when they were spraying for mosquitos in our city. The website for the county states , " We fly at 250 feet AGL during spraying operations " . I would estimate this guy was flying around 150 knots. His altitude is 150 feet below the maximum altitude the FAA allows us to fly. This just brought to my mind the importance of safety when we fly our X Stars . When I see videos of X Stars flying and you see the over 400 altitude readout and they are over a mile away from the operator over POPULATED areas , it is scary to me. You have zero depth perception at that distance and IF a failure occurs, it does not take long for the X star to achieve terminal velocity. I know Autel has built in a level of robustness that satisfies their lawyers and people have confidence in their machine but the future of this business for some and hobby for some is in our hands. My personal goal is never to have to contact my insurance company other than make a payment or have to live with the memory of how I destroyed someone's life . This is not meant to be a rant, just a word of caution.
 

Attachments

  • DSC08726.JPG
    3.6 MB · Views: 30

Quagmire LXIX

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2016
Messages
57
Reaction score
27
Age
52
When I see videos of X Stars flying and you see the over 400 altitude readout and they are over a mile away from the operator over POPULATED areas , it is scary to me.

It scares the FAA as well, hence the 400', don't fly over people and VLOS rule. The FAA appreciates your support :)
 

Latest threads

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Threads
8,040
Messages
75,735
Members
5,911
Latest member
davnego