Posts by Kev

Flying over a neighbor’s house (who happens to be a cop) at 300′ lands man with criminal trespass.

Posted by on Jul 20, 2020 in UAV News | 0 comments

Flying over a neighbor’s house (who happens to be a cop) at 300′ lands man with criminal trespass.

This is quite frankly, something that is terribly disturbing. We have all the great hits here.

We have potential police corruption with an officer instigating this. This is an Inspire 1, it doesn’t have the ability to “spy” at 300′. Another officer comes on site and sees them flying and arrests him.

Several local prosecutors pass on the complaint. They see it is bogus. Just before the complaint is finally dropped, the state prosecutor steps in. At the trial, earlier this year, with Covid and other issues, the drone operator is not able to get his professional witness there, and the court denies allowing him to attend via Zoom or other video conference that many other courts are allowing. Flight logs were not allowed in, showing how high the drone was.

Find out more about this case from Joshua Bardwell:

Help James Benson gain his rights back and overturn this terrible travesty of justice: https://www.gofundme.com/f/legal-defense-to-cover-wrongful-arrest

Of course, this just sounds completely like the case from Kentucky with yet another judge that was anti-justice and out to hurt drone operators by also denying pertinent evidence.

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Good Price on the Mavic Pro

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

DJI Mavic Pro Mavic

Gearbest is coming up on their 4th anniversary.  I noticed they have a deal going on, on the DJI Mavic Pro.

 

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Sold By Air site: Some cool tools for your next flight.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Application | 0 comments

Sold By Air LogoThis is more targeted for aerial photographers, but Sold by Air has a pretty cool tools page that shows information about where you plan to fly from.  Airports, weather, even the sunset/sunrise.  This is a great tool to get a quick rundown of the location you plan to fly from.

 

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A Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Rules for Registering Model Aircraft

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in UAV News | 0 comments

A Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Rules for Registering Model Aircraft

The FAA has forced hobby UAV operators to register their aircraft for almost a year now.  Today, the rule was struck down by an Appeals court that sided on John A. Taylor’s side (and the side of hobbyist flyers across the nation) that the FAA overstepped their boundaries.  Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 is pretty specific that the FAA is forbidden “from promulgating any rule or regulation regarding model aircraft.”

This ruling does not affect commercial UAV pilots, only hobbyist operators.

We wait to see the FAA’s reaction and if they will challenge this ruling to Supreme Court.

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Tiny Whoop Race at Hobby Town in Boise.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Competition, FPV Drone, Tiny Whoop | 0 comments

Tiny WhoopThe local Boise FPV group is putting on a a Tiny Whoop FPV Race on February 25, at 8pm.  They will be following the Drone Racing MultiGP rules.  Find out more information from this Event Page on Facebook.

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