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Posted by solentlife | Dec 18, 2016 @ 09:17 PM | 72,600 Views
Over last years we have seen some crazy items like putting a gun on a multi-rotor, videoing people without thought of their privacy, flying in streets and congested areas.
Many comments in the RC world as it was understood any 'idiot' could buy and fly with the sophisticated flight control systems.

I hoped that sanity would prevail.

Judging by some of the drone people and misinformation given out by them - I think it is a hope that may not be realized. Yes majority are sensible in use, but the lack of general understanding of gear is tremendous.

I increasingly fear the consequences of this rapid expanding part of our hobby.

Posted by solentlife | Dec 17, 2016 @ 02:51 AM | 72,723 Views
Not so long ago I was penalised for taking a 'miscreant' to task for his blatant rudeness and blinkered view. He filled good threads with his own twisted views and despite a number of people commenting - continued on. He received warnings not only from RCG, but it is well known he was in trouble on other forums - in fact was banned from some for similar tactics.

That finally resolved itself and petered out to odd postings by him.

It is very sad that despite myself and others reporting another 'gentleman' - RCG have apparently done nothing and the persons blatant actions ignoring good forum practice, his continual baiting goes on. Shame on RCG.

Shame on the perpetrator, but RCG must take some of the blame as they fail to stamp this kind of thing out. There are a number of people on RCG who are well known to play this game, with RCG seemingly ignoring them. Other forums often comment on this and it definitely is not good for RCG in the long run.

The number of Newcomers to the hobby who are ridiculed on RCG is legendary. I am active on many forums and RCG is the most vindictive of all. It even beats some of the worst Yachting forums !

I remain on RCG as I am able to sift the rubbish from the good .... it is probably the largest online RC community, and that is most likely a large part of the problem.

Posted by solentlife | Dec 17, 2016 @ 02:39 AM | 72,684 Views
I admit that I have been one of those who was not pro-drone, but had bought and played with odd multi-rotor models.

Finally after a bunch of lads in the club bought DJI Phantoms - I thought - Why not.

I have to admit that I am enjoying it, even though I am having range problems with the video link. Further that I look forward to getting home and doing a few Winter videos.

A fascination at present is the range question and remedies. The P3S uses 5.8ghz for control and 2.4ghz for video. The other Phantoms use 2.4ghz for both.
I hope to look at using 3rd party lightweight boosters on the controller and the aircraft. Tests will be made as soon as I can get home.