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Drone Silliness (plus: Death by Selfie-Stick)
« on: December 31, 2015, 04:37:24 PM »
I was running today in a local canyon. It's a beautiful creek/river that has cut itself a deep canyon in the rock. Trees on either side overhang it almost completely.

As I was running past a few people standing on a set of stairs up one of the steep sections, I heard a whir that made me wonder if they were flying drone. I was curious enough to stop and look around a bit and finally saw a drone caught in the branches of a tree. Even if they could free it by revving the rotors, it would likely then just fall into the water.

On my return trip past this section I saw someone, presumably the owner, trying to get close to the tree. This is a canyon where people die every few years from falling into the water.

Drones themselves aren't necessarily facepunch-worthy, but taking your new Christmas present drone (I assume) and trying to fly it in an incredibly challenging environment sure is.

Side-note: does anyone else occasionally have to resist the urge to chase people off with their own selfie-sticks?

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Re: Drone Silliness (plus: Death by Selfie-Stick)
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 05:14:43 PM »
They need a second drone with a hook dangling under it to lift of the first drone....

I lasted about ten minutes before I got my child's drone stuck in a tree. Of course his is a toy and cost $25 new so if we had to write it off it wouldn't be the end of the world. My depth perception isn't what it used to be.

It took a ladder, a tree trimmer pole and some humility to get it down... ;)