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  1. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    You might do well to invest in a new timepiece.

    There was one a couple of hours before the one you just made in the rogues and ugly boats thread.
  2. olderboater

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    And one at 8 AM wanting a sailboat. Not many generally from 3 or 4 AM to 8 AM.
  3. g collis

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    I watched this some time ago on you tube. The amazing thing was that the FD was there and just letting it burn. I'd like to know the rest of this story.
  4. rcrapps

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    That was an old video. There is a thread on YF that discussed it including your concern. The fire dept was just getting there and setting up control hoses.
    Unlike what you see on the news channels (the media arriving during or mostly after), understanding what your up against and planning a fire fighting attach takes some time. Lives (firefighters) are at risk and you just can not march up to a blaze with a water hose.
    If I recall, a welder set it off and nobody was injured.
    I also recall the thread moved on to chat about liability and who was going to pay for the loss (yard, welder or owner).
    Use these comments to search for the original post.

    Continuing with this original thread, This IS another wonderful example of what these drones with cameras can do.
  5. Blue Ghost

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    Yeah, sorry about that. I've had issues with them in the past. Everything seems to be running okay now.

    On the yacht fire; I was cruising for that footage of the Costa Concordia when I came across that last video. It just seemed so strange to see a vessel pulled out of the water and on fire. I thought someone here might know more about it.
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    Ha, I haven't heard that phrase in a long time, thanks for the laugh.
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    Actually did just that off of Capri. 12 gauge semi auto..only took one shot.
  8. Blue Ghost

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    My pleasure :)
  9. germanyachting

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    I'm getting pretty annoyed about all the regulations on drones here in the U.S. The 5 miles radius of airports/helipads is pretty ridiculous considering how many there are. For anyone familiar with San Diego, I would like to fly at Fiesta Island, which is 3 miles north of San Diego airport. Per FAA regulations, you must notify them that you are flying, and not requiring you get permission. I got permission once and then they keep saying I can't fly because no one is allowed to fly within 5 miles of the airport. I'm all for Saftey but if a plane is flying out of the flight path of a single runway airport at an AGL of 400', there is more things to be worried about that a quad flying. Additionally, there is a small runway south of Fiesta Island for model aircraft to use for their flights. I'd surmise to say that it wouldn't have gotten approval to be built if it was considered a risk. I appologize for the rant but it is getting pretty ridiculous for those abiding by the law whereas the problems will come from those who do not.
  10. chesapeake46

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    Here are a few random amateur vids from a phantom 3 drone. All shot with the drone at <100 feet, which is the rule to follow at least here in Europe (afaik) if you want to be sure of not getting into trouble with airport authorities

    first one, Mallorca nr cala d'or, Squadron 65, Sq 58, Princess/Viking 57, Squadron 78, GL Watson custom


    Squadron 78, Antibes, with some underwater lights/girls swimming 2nd half


    Fireworks, new years 1.1.2016, Cannes, France


    Underwater lights
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    Opsss!!!

  13. Maxwell

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    A friend and I ran my boat from Sturgeon Bay WI to Milwaukee last weekend. He brought his Phantom 4 and shot some video on the way out...
  14. chesapeake46

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    That's cool.
    Drones will put Boatpics out of business !
  15. YachtForums

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    I'm doing a sea trial tomorrow and planned to bring an aerial videographer with me. The marketing director was told it's illegal to fly a drone from a moving object. This is the first time I've heard this.

    Any wisdom out there?
  16. germanyachting

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    I'd have to check but that's inconsistent with my understanding.
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    Just off the phone with a friend who head's up Florida Power & Light's drone division. As mandated by the FAA for commercial use, he also has a fixed wing license. He confirmed that flying a drone from a moving object is deemed illegal by the FAA. I suppose there are many ill-conceived reasons, but the first that comes to mind is if the drone loses radio signal and attempts to return to the initial GPS coordinates, only to find its launch platform MIA.

    Bummer.
  18. germanyachting

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    I'd be interested in seeing where that regulation is in writing. I feel it's a pretty common drone use.
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    Agreed. I'm sure the FAA wants the public to think they're erring on the side of safety, but to me it looks more like special interest groups don't want their multi-million dollar fleets, FBOs and all the people they employ to become relics of the past.
  20. germanyachting

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    I searched and couldn't find anything readily available. I don't really believe that there is a regulation against that, especially at sea. I'd honestly go for it. The worst case would be the FAA saying take down the video and then you could get a citation source for the code. I really don't think it's against FAA regulations, it would have come up many times by now.

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