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Old Yesterday, 08:16 AM
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Congrats IDIOT!!!

You just killed this hobby......



Flying a drone over the White House fence.....Really?
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM
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They're going to kill it anyway. Enjoy it while it's here. The USA is one of the most restrictive places on earth now. When I retire I will move to a more free country like China so I can enjoy FPV.
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Old Yesterday, 12:22 PM
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They're going to kill it anyway. Enjoy it while it's here. The USA is one of the most restrictive places on earth now. When I retire I will move to a more free country like China so I can enjoy FPV.
Caught myself laughing out load when I read this but then quickly stopped when I realized it's partially true.
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Old Yesterday, 12:31 PM
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Probably an FAA agent did this on purpose. Now they can say "see we told you we had to do something" now they have free reign to "regulate"
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Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Just keep in mind, it's already totally illegal to fly drones in D.C., so this is
just a case of ignorance and stupidity. It's sort of like the thousands of folks who
try to walk through airport security with guns on their person or carry-on luggage.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/23/travel...ber-guns-2014/
Being illegal doesn't stop stupid, or determined.
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Old Yesterday, 01:01 PM
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Well it's similar to guns in that every time some whack job does something crazy everyone wants to ban guns. As if it's the tool that is the problem, and not the jack-wagon holding it.

SSDD.
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Old Yesterday, 01:09 PM
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Its a pity. It could easily be someone from inside that was flying it but then again if he was one of the stuff working in there he might as well have picked it up himself.

I hope they do not put some extreme law against fpv.

Also, I wouldnt want to be that guy that did this. Maybe since he is stupid enough to fly there he will be stupid enough to come out and say ''hey this is my drone I would like it back''
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Old Yesterday, 01:11 PM
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Here are the news:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/2793775...at-white-house
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Old Yesterday, 02:30 PM
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They're going to kill it anyway. Enjoy it while it's here. The USA is one of the most restrictive places on earth now. When I retire I will move to a more free country like China so I can enjoy FPV.
You have one of the most free countries in the world. Ask those at Tiananmen Square about restrictive places to live. In the USA you can post on forums like this your displeasure at the Government. Try that when you move to China.

Not having a go at you mate but seriously your country is pretty good. Idiots who fly model aircraft into the Whitehouse are those who you should be upset with.

V2
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Old Yesterday, 03:28 PM
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Watch this be a flyaway or something -- dude was just out flying his quad, up and away it went.. and it just happened to crash near the white house.
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Old Yesterday, 04:31 PM
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It crashed at 3am according to a story I just read. Apparently the guy works in the government and he turned himself in. What is he doing flying a drone in DC at 3am? As we suspected he's an idiot with a DJI quad. God help us.
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Old Yesterday, 04:40 PM
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Reagan saw this sort of thing coming, he had that tree planted there.
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 PM
What tree?
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You have one of the most free countries in the world. Ask those at Tiananmen Square about restrictive places to live. In the USA you can post on forums like this your displeasure at the Government. Try that when you move to China.

Not having a go at you mate but seriously your country is pretty good. Idiots who fly model aircraft into the Whitehouse are those who you should be upset with.

V2
This spoken while there's an unconstitutional travel ban in New York tonight after 11:00 PM.

"You're not allowed to use the roads that your tax dollar pays for because you might need emergency services that your tax dollar also pays for!"

I think New York is slowly but surely surpassing California as the US's token experiment in communism.
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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM
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You have one of the most free countries in the world. Ask those at Tiananmen Square about restrictive places to live. In the USA you can post on forums like this your displeasure at the Government. Try that when you move to China.

Not having a go at you mate but seriously your country is pretty good. Idiots who fly model aircraft into the Whitehouse are those who you should be upset with.

V2
None taken V2, as a son of a retired Marine Vet, the husband of a 15 year Navy wife still serving, and as a First Resonder serving this country, I have earned my right to speak freely. If I knew the offender I would. Trust me. but in this Country we create processes from lessons learned from other idiots who Live here. So no offense taken.
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Come and fly here in Mexico
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