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Dai Fledermaus26/07/2016 08:40:50
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Now I don't want to be seen as a party pooper, but I've watched a number of YouTube videos by RC Model Geeks and always wondered at their choice of `patch` which surrounded by 1, a public beach, 2 a beach car park, 3 a busy road with houses on the other side.

Recently they published the following video which confirms my worst fears. Look at the crash 6.10 mins in.

simon barr26/07/2016 08:51:47
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Yeah, I'm with you on this one, DF...

These sort of videos make me cringe and, in my opinion, give the hobby a bad name in the eyes of the general public, who already see us as a bunch of over-sized kids playing with toy planes.....

The Wright Stuff26/07/2016 09:03:05
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What is the mechanism by which this gets investigated as a breach of CAP658? Does it have to be reported by the property owner?

Phil 926/07/2016 09:07:44
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I do worry that with the advent of the park flyer and the struggle for clubs to hold onto suitable flying sites that in this video we are looking at the future of rc flying. crying

Peter Miller26/07/2016 09:26:31
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Totally and utterly irresponsible.

For a start the flying site was rediculous and It wasobvious from the conversation that the pilot had never flown anything like that.

Those are the sort of people who think it is a good idea to fly drones (And I am not digging at normal responsible drone pilots) close to airports.

Engine Doctor26/07/2016 09:40:20
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The model owner seems a decent bloke but not clued up on safe flying and being made to look a fool by his so called mates .These idiots are not helping him or the hobby. Have they not heard of flying in front of them ; the model was obviously being flown around the pilot like a control line job ! The site was just not suitable from what was shown . Rc geeks ? A geek is usually very clued up . No name that would be allowed on here to describe these fools. Rc flying RIP . 

Edited By Engine Doctor on 26/07/2016 09:48:30

bouncebounce crunch26/07/2016 09:44:53
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Yes, I agree, totally irresponsible. Unfortunately parkzone advertisements have had the lone pilot image with no mention of getting help or joining a club, unless they read the instructions and take that bit on board.

Big heavy drones are now on the market for any cashed up novice too,and as PM points out, there is the type of looney that will fly close to airports without understanding the true risks before it becomes a disaster.

Dai Fledermaus26/07/2016 10:23:02
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What surprises me most of all by these videos by RC Geeks, and there are dozens of them if you look on YouTube, is that if they are flying in a very public area as they are, why would they want to draw attention to it?

That Wot 4 crash could have been very serious, perhaps fatal if someone in their garden had been hit. Imagine the tabloid reaction if it had hit a vehicle on the road and caused an RTA. Why would they want to highlight it?

Peter Miller26/07/2016 10:57:01
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Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 26/07/2016 10:23:02:

What surprises me most of all by these videos by RC Geeks, and there are dozens of them if you look on YouTube, is that if they are flying in a very public area as they are, why would they want to draw attention to it?

That Wot 4 crash could have been very serious, perhaps fatal if someone in their garden had been hit. Imagine the tabloid reaction if it had hit a vehicle on the road and caused an RTA. Why would they want to highlight it?

Because they are the same type of cretins who post video of themselves doing up to 200 mph on motor bikes on the highway...or driving sports cars at similar speeds.

Looking at the gate and garden the house looks to be unoccupied but at least the next door nieghbour stopped and asked what they were doing.

Peter Miller26/07/2016 11:01:13
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I just thoughtof the appropriate songs that the Geeks should add to their videos.

"They are coming to take me away, HA HA"

"All of the monkeys aint in the zoo, there's some running loose round me and you!"

Josip Vrandecic -Mes26/07/2016 12:06:45
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Hi Dai , I thank to ''The Wild Flying Bunch'' winkof the tense partyn and all the best in the future ,especially for the generation ...lol ...face 1

MattyB26/07/2016 12:10:15
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Posted by The Wright Stuff on 26/07/2016 09:03:05:

What is the mechanism by which this gets investigated as a breach of CAP658? Does it have to be reported by the property owner?

According to the CAA it needs to be reported to the local police on 101; they do not directly investigate themselves. What a bunch of.... Darwinians.

Colin Carpenter26/07/2016 12:22:40
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Agreed !!!!! Idiotic !!!! Absolutely not a place to fly from !! Colin

Paul C.26/07/2016 12:38:24
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I wonder if any of these 'modelers' 😱 are BMFA members and have insurance ? Don't get me wrong here I do not want them to join but if they are already members they should be shown the door before we end up paying for a serious claim. 😠 should be reasonably easy to check as they seem happy to publish their names.

Paul.

Matt Jones26/07/2016 12:45:14
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Idiots

ChrisB26/07/2016 12:54:16
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Whilst we need to make sure people are educated. Is it wise to publicise such activities?

CB

Cuban826/07/2016 13:09:40
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Proof that you can legislate, publicise, inform, advertise, encourage, cajole and Chacksfield Chat until you're blue in the face about the need to fly safely these days and there will always  be a hard-core who will do it their way and to hell with everyone else. What the hell can you do with them though?

 

 

Edited By Cuban8 on 26/07/2016 13:19:47

Mark a26/07/2016 13:17:06
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What a pair of muppets. As for flying over a residential area what I would like to say would be removed by the mods.

Mark.

Flyer26/07/2016 13:19:58
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We've finally discovered Darwin's 'missing link'.............. secret

Surely it's in the hobby's interest for prosecution to follow. But exceed the speed limit by a few miles per hour.......... angry 2

MattyB26/07/2016 13:34:33
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Posted by Cuban8 on 26/07/2016 13:09:40:

Proof that you can legislate, publicise, inform, advertise, encourage, cajole and Chacksfield Chat until you're blue in the face about the need to fly safely these days and there will always be a hard-core who will do it their way and to hell with everyone else. What the hell can you do with them though?

The authorities should prosecute them, and make sure it is well publicised when they do. It will not prevent all transgressions, but in the long term it is the only approach that can bring about a change in attitudes like those displayed here.

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