Sunday, September 30, 2012

High over College Point


A radio-controlled airplane fitted with a camera takes off from Powell's Cove Park and films some nice aerial views of College Point, but the battery falls out mid-flight and it crashes into a tree and is then recovered by the FDNY.

17 comments:

Chicken Little said...

I told you all...the sky is falling!

Anonymous said...

RC aircraft....
a great way for terrorists to do surveillance.

Maybe RC "hobbyists"
should be required to have an FCC license.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Spectacular flight!

Anonymous said...

Anon. No. 2:

Why invest in an model airplane whenb you have Google Earth and Street View? Let's live in the real world.

Anonymous said...

Now we have to worry about incompetently operated amateur aircraft falling out of the sky and clobbering us over the head in Queens? This could have killed somebody. That the aircraft owner evidently does not appreciate the problem, and posted this on YouTube in such cavalier fashion, is outrageous. FDNY resources had to be spent to recover the aircraft. The person responsible must be located, and charged with reckless endangerment of the public; and must pay restitution to FDNY for the cost of responding to retrieve the aircraft.

Boomie Pinter said...

Beautiful!!! How big is that plane?? It had to been up 2-300 feet! Great video as well.

Queens Crapper said...

Not very likely one would get killed by one of these as it doesn't drop straight down but glides. And what FDNY resources were wasted other than a little gas? If they had something more important to do, they wouldn't be rescuing toy planes.

Anonymous said...

This might not be a plane, but a drone, similar to a helicopter. I don't think it glides.
http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-AR-Drone-Quadricopter-Controlled-Android/dp/B003ZT5HWO

Anonymous said...

There used to be a great spot for model airplane pilots to operate their aircraft. It was in the Bronx where Trump is building his toxic golf course right next to the Whitestone Bridge. They had runways and the pilots could fly without fear of causing problems such as the concerns of other commenters. I used to drive over the bridge to watch various aircraft fly by remote control and enjoyed these mini airshows.

Queens Crapper said...

I don't think a contraption like that drone could do somersaults like the machine in the video did.

Anonymous said...

I thought this post was about going to be about the drug activity in Macneil park.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I thought this post was about going to be about the drug activity in Macneil park.
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Oh. YOU must be high in College Point.

Anonymous said...

I'd worry more about those seagulls hovering around that that waste transfer station in College Point causing a major air disaster!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'd worry more about those seagulls hovering around that that waste transfer station in College Point causing a major air disaster!
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Exactly!

Anonymous said...

"Oh. YOU must be high in College Point."

What does that even mean? I see dime bags everywhere in Macneil park. Why don't you take a stroll on a Saturday night through the park then get back to me.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Oh. YOU must be high in College Point."

What does that even mean? I see dime bags everywhere in Macneil park. Why don't you take a stroll on a Saturday night through the park then get back to me.
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Hey Bozo. This post isn't about you and your drug use. It's about a model plane flying over College Point. Get a life!!!

Don't tell ME to take a troll stroll.

Anonymous said...

I think you meant "take a stroll, troll".
Your anger interfered with the accuracy of your post.