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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
First of it's Christmas in my part of the world so happy holidays to those in my timezone.
Now back to the story, drones can prove to be a hazard, flying one over an airport will get you in big trouble as it could obstruct travel paths. But what if you were in your backyard and your drunk friend said 'hold my beer and watch this' while piloting a drone? from personal experience no good can come using a drone while drunk.
I bought a simple kids drone, nothing fancy, but I decided to give it a test flight while I was as the french call it 'wasted.' It came with an RC that is shaped like a playstation controller, and being a gamer for almost thirty years I thought ' oh yeah I got this'
Less than ten seconds after liftoff I crashed it into a wall-there were no survivors.
On the second attempt I crashed it into my garbage bin, which could be an indication of it's quality.
Third time wasn't the charm, it was nearly a Darwin award as I nearly decapitated myself with it.
This is just a kids toy, the speed of the professional ones can match the speed limit on most suburban roads. What if a drunk droner crashed it, damaging property, injuring neighbors or pedestrians, or a car accident? now most people are responsible, most people. Can you be charged with droning under the influence or is there a similar law that covers the act?
Now if you'll excuse me it's christmas-i'm gonna make the same mistake again so hold my scotch as I crash this toy again.