Put Away The Trophy: This Guy “Won” 4th Of July: By A Landslide!

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Flying a small DJI Phantom drone with GoPro through a professional display and bringing the craft home safely to download the footage? To quote Dabney Coleman in the remake of Dragnet: “You’ve got balls as big as church bells.” Of course, I too have a (recently repaired) Phantom 2 that flies even better with carbon fiber props (not that you were asking). And I too may have had some “on-the-edge-of-legal” Fourth of July consumer grade ordinance at the compound on Friday (you can’t prove it!). And of course, I too flew the Phantom on a “night mission” during the show. There are some pretty cool shots. I would share them here, but what’s the point? This guy just one-upped all of us. To say that these consumer drones with First Person View in-flight video are the coolest “toy” ever, is a massive understatement.

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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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  1. Wow! I am still on the fence about how I feel about totally unregulated civilian/commercial drone flying, but this really is pretty cool.

  2. Reminds me of the days navigating B52 Bombers dropping ordinance on Gettysburg through British Flak during the decisive battle of the War of 1812 while Jon Philips Sousa wrote the words to Dixie. The Rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air over Hanoi were almost as beautiful but nothing compares to the mushroom cloud we left over Dresden when we dropped Big Girl. I may have some of the details confused as the steel plate in my head picks up scrambled messages from the CIA and KGB to Edward Snowden and Elvis.

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