The relationship between those who fly drones and those who don't has sometimes been a rocky road to equilibration, as these flying cameras often find new ways to annoy, confound, and anger the general public. On the same token, the general public continues to find new ways to express said disdain when confronted with a perceived intrusion. Apparently, medieval spears are now a method of that.
I love my DJI Phantom 4, though I'm hyperaware of my surroundings when I fly it, not so much because I'm afraid I'm going to crash it, but because I'm afraid I'm going to upset someone nearby. Sure, legally, I've never given anyone a reason to tell me to ground my drone, but I also understand that a flying camera might feel a bit intrusive to someone who isn't used to working with cameras all day. Though I've certainly had my fair share of people who ascribed dubious intentions to me, a quick chat of clarification invariably had them hanging out next to me and marveling at the technology. In fact, I've learned to invite people over when I see that they're uncomfortable or curious.
Nevertheless, some people haven't been so lucky. While I'm subtly lamenting the difficulty drones have had becoming accepted in the world, due both to operator error and public fright, it is supremely humorous to see one taken down by a replica medieval spear at a Russian historical festival. It's up there with drone death by Jet Ski. The juxtaposition of two technologies so temporally separated is just too extreme not to giggle.
Have you had any humorous mishaps or encounters with your drone? Share them in the comments!