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Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by Monster5 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:52 pm

So, question is, how do I pair this thing with my phone and rehabilitate it to legal use?
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by pvnisher » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:06 pm

I'd probably start with a Google search of the model and "factory reset"
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by Eli Boardman » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:14 pm

I saw that on your IG...nice find. That's a DJI product (I have a similar but less fancy version). You'll need the controller and dedicated charger. Read up on DJI and figure out exactly which model it is to get started.

That's about a $1000 drone fyi.
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by XterraRob » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:20 pm

Your new climbing buddy!

Cool thing to think about, if you ever get stuck somewhere, you could always send out the drone with an SOS message lol.

Perfect for route scouting too.
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by greenonion » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:21 pm

Monster5 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:52 pm
So, question is, how do I pair this thing with my phone and rehabilitate it to legal use?
Really good point made in your post.
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by osprey » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:01 pm

Turn the drone in to the FAA so they can arrest the drone owner for violating the law prohibiting flying drones in wilderness areas.
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by cedica » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:46 pm

'E's stunned? 'E's probably pining for the fjords. Remarkable bird, innit, squire? Lovely plumage!
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by Eli Boardman » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:00 pm

osprey wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Turn the drone in to the FAA so they can arrest the drone owner for violating the law prohibiting flying drones in wilderness areas.
1. Probably no way to do that, since while a certain flyer-unique number is "technically" required to be visible on the side of the airframe, very few people do that. Before you ask, yes, I do have mine displayed.

2. There's a difference between laws and regulations. It's not actually illegal to fly in Wilderness, just against Forest Service or NPS regulations, so it's not something that the FAA would care the slightest about. And yes, I try to educate people about why they can't fly in Wilderness, too. But it's important to keep the type of regulation involved in mind.
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by IntrepidXJ » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 pm

Eli Boardman wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:00 pm
2. There's a difference between laws and regulations. It's not actually illegal to fly in Wilderness, just against Forest Service or NPS regulations, so it's not something that the FAA would care the slightest about. And yes, I try to educate people about why they can't fly in Wilderness, too. But it's important to keep the type of regulation involved in mind.
The FAA might care since you are not supposed to fly below 2,000 feet over wilderness areas, and since you are not supposed to fly a drone over 400 feet, that would be illegal.
Pilots are requested to maintain a minimum altitude of 2,000 feet above the surface of the following: National Parks, Monuments, Seashores,Lakeshores, Recreation Areas and Scenic Riverways administered by the National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuges, Big Game Refuges, Game Ranges and Wildlife Ranges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Wilderness and Primitive areas administered by the U.S. Forest Service.
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by shays_days » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:48 pm

I’m not sure if this extends to wilderness areas, but for National Parks you can fly in the park as long as you take off and land outside of the park.
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by greenonion » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:17 pm

What the hellck is going on here?
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Re: Found Drone in Uncompaghre Wilderness

Post by Ptglhs » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:24 pm

shays_days wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:48 pm
I’m not sure if this extends to wilderness areas, but for National Parks you can fly in the park as long as you take off and land outside of the park.
There are different regulations for Wilderness areas and national parks. National parks are there to set aside unique areas of the country so they may be viewed and enjoyed by Future Generations. They have roads, piped water, electricity, campgrounds, even hotels. Wilderness areas are supposed to be as pristine as possible to allow the world to simply be, and humans to experience nature without the noise and interference of modernity. No motorized travel is allowed. That means no ATVs, no cars, no airplanes or helicopters, no bicycles, and no drones.
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