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wowi55 : got to love them... test flight next to cars, buildings and low-hanging power guts, no glory...

Gixer750pilot : If it's piloted from the inside by the passenger , is it still a drone ? Isn't it just an electric helicopter ?

hintzofcolorconcepts : How needs plane tickets? same leg room as economy class

onjoFilms : No room for a stewardess in a miniskirt in that thing.

GodBlessHipHop : Excuse me sir, your grass is blowing away

Phil Olsen : wouldn't work in USA; we're too fat.

JBG TRAVELS : the best and simplest I have ever seen.

SpongeBobBoxPants : im seeing so many people building their own flying machine from their backyards. I WANT TO FLY!!!

PalmettoMoon : They must not care about a malfunction with getting that close to power lines in the first part

Brian Templeton : Very impressive. Equally impressive, is the choice of testing sites, with obstacles, such as power lines, trees, and fences. this guy has a pair, for sho!

mspider12 : I always test fly aircraft under utility wires, fences and other houses.

renge99O9 : Little close to the electric wires huh? Was this filmed with a 1978 Viewmaster?

Luke Godeassi : What, no flips or rolls? :-D

Fox Johnson : Flying personal transportation is right around the corner

Highteckhobbies : the only thing holding back this technology from going mainstream is flight time is probably less than 5 minutes. with the batteries available on the market.

dodoz44 : Just one thing though, by definition, drones are unmanned air crafts. This could be called a manned hexacopter though.

Luciano Gilberto Costa :

c4spinn : For crying out loud...ppl argue over the dumbest things...its manned its unmaned oh stfu theyre trying to make flight accessible to the common person as a common mode of travel...while ppl like this lot in the comments section argue over its all desreve to drive on land forever. Whats it called if ur sitting inside it with a controller? Who gives a flying fx i'll be calling it "see you later" as i fly over the 8am and 5pm traffic to work and home...

Pete Zack : you have a helicopter but this bad camera?

Andrew Ojala : Good design center of gravity perfect with the pilot below the plane of blades nice for safety as well

HAL NineOoO : no autorotation possible with multicopters. better make the power supply redondant and find a way to mecanically link those blades and keep them going all the time. cause if two of them fail on the same side you're a rock falling from the sky.

As It Is : When was this filmed? 1970?

David Tregaskis : What's with the super expensive build filmed in 240p? I don't even know if my phone can film in 240p if I wanted it to

TheDavenator7 : Lets test the drone under the power lines!!! Lets go find some bigger power lines!!!

rodf73 : Not for nothing...You guys do NOT have a phone/camera that is a little better than 240!!! WTF! Keep up the work...would like to see more please???

steve cotterell : Do you think the words - those blades look dangerous and could cut your head off was said when the first helicopter took to the air ? Look at this for what it is , cutting edge technology, if you don't like this stuff JOG ON

Nick B : If it is 'manned' then it isn't a 'drone' now is it?

David Lemon : Boy you better be skinny and small.. lol

hank hank : the Wright Brothers cousins, the Wrong Brothers

Mantikone : Nice job man and it seems very stable.

tony perks : There's some clever people about , awesome 👍👍👍👍👍

the brain : Nice machine, and it flies without so much rpm. Get it somewhere where you can do maneuvers at speed.

Darryl Edington : Impressive, but can it leave ground effect? Why not just put weights in it and fly it higher.

Clorox Bleach : Lmao, if it is manned then it is by definition not a drone. A drone is literally an unmanned aerial vehicle. Good job, though.

Carmel Pule' : Brave man. The stability of this craft is so good that it seems all the accelerometers and the gyrators are used in model aircraft are applied to this craft other wise if the motors were directly controlled by what the pilot applied he would not be able to apply acceleration control unless he is very very experienced. I noticed the radio control transmitter in his hand so he must be using the full radio equipment used in the model which contains all the sophistication to get that amount of stability. A true fly by wire with part pure radio transmission. Brave people indeed and my congratulations, it is brilliant .

Sid Stevens : Just a thought, my motor scooter seat is slightly higher than this thing got to !

Dr. Trotter : $10,000 in electronics parts?...Check Cheap low res camera?...Check!

Wayne Kinne : Seems like the pilot needs some protection from the blades. I see this in every piloted drone out there, have these people ever seen what happens when a blade explodes? Clip a tree branch, bump anything at all and you could have 20,000 splinters flying at 5000 mph right through the pilot. First time a pilot dies will set this back this idea for a very long time.

Michael Shultz : I like that he knocks the dirt of his shoes before getting into that inside out leaf blower. Giggles; ;But seriously how many watts do the motors require in total ? And could this be done with a generator so that having a fuel tank , say propane gas to run generator to power motors would give you a long flying time and a quick refuelling time. Add a ballistic parachute in case of catastrophic failure and you have a very safe vehicle especially if the ballistic parachute is steerable to help the pilot avoid landing in a tree or on power lines.

Dan FR : can you imagine how sketchy it will be when 75 year old betty from next door has got one of these to pop to tesco in ! hahaha. It will be utter carnage when they finally start selling these to the masses......... I can't wait lol

J Cortez : well that is better that all the DYI multicopters I have seen on youtube.. so.. you are winning..

halffulltome : If it's manned it's not a drone.

Voxel Lab : This is the third viable hover craft I've seen know. It's just a mater of time until there's a real hove craft for sale.

Bob A Booey : Very smart to pick a place that was free of obstacles and trash to fly that thing.

Rob M : amazing, best compact design ive seen

Beau Artson : i always wanted to fly 3ft off the ground and go nowhere. wtf?

Danny Creech : if it is manned, it is not a drone. It is a quad copter if it has 4 props.

hrennnn : Looks good. But what about the source of energy? I can assume that some kind of battery is used. So the fly time of this thing is about 20 minutes?

Anton Nym : Fantastic stuff and I LOVE it. I think they need to make another video away from overheard wires so we can see this thing get some altitude.

reezlaw : No punch out test?