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04-30-2014 08:16 AM
Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
Near term however I could see a few ingenious resorts having their own fleet that you can rent for a day/trip down the slopes.
If the "next level aerial filming" thing takes off and works, then i can see the use for resort drones but it will not be cheap, you will have to have someone employed setting it up, following, responsible for this...
04-30-2014 08:01 AM
f00bar Kidding aside with decapitations, the reality is there isn't enough air space over most areas to let everyone, or even a small number, willy nilly fly these things around. They aren't and won't anytime soon be capable of handling these sorts of situations.

Near term however I could see a few ingenious resorts having their own fleet that you can rent for a day/trip down the slopes.
04-30-2014 07:33 AM
Kevin137 MOST now have GPS enabled on them and have a fail safe of "fly home" when the batteries get low, that is a predetermined landing point or where it took off from...
04-30-2014 06:56 AM
francium I can't imagine these being allowed in European resorts either. All it would take is for the batteries to die and it crash into a ski school and you've got a whole lotta trouble.
04-30-2014 05:58 AM
Kevin137 That's a very unfair comparison seeing as drones have plastic blades that are designed to break, and as such are only 4 a set of 4 compared to the decapitation with a helicopter that has metal blades that act like a saw and will not break...

This would be a fairer comparison...

04-29-2014 08:18 PM
Donutz They'll be the number one snowball target wherever they fly. Expect to go through a few of them.
04-29-2014 08:01 PM
chomps1211 Actually, I was a bit surprized that it didn't have any sort of guards around those blades. Not foolproof, but it seems like a pretty basic safe guard. Wonder if it has some sort of a detrimental effect on handling/aerodynamics.
04-29-2014 07:45 PM
f00bar What could go wrong?

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04-29-2014 06:55 PM
Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
it's all well and good til someone gets their nose sliced off
then its amazing footage.
04-29-2014 06:53 PM
Originally Posted by Argo View Post
Cass, drones aren't nearly as bad as the duck lines of beginner skiers gliding across an entire run from top to bottom. Chances are they will be in parks more than anything and that is not a place of peace. I'd rather use it in steep terrain that not many people frequent than a park.
it's all well and good til someone gets their nose sliced off
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