"Even if you use TCP/IP the data is still going to pass through the internet.
Its going to go like this Drone <-> Cell Tower closest to drone <-> Cell Company Server (Internet) <-> Cell Tower closest to ground station
"That's up for debate.
Try taking a picture of a hot woman tanning naked in their backyard from a drone and posting it on the internet.
It might not be illegal but it's something that will get the attention of the public real…"
"The only person's I "have" to work with is the government due to my social contract with them called the United States Constitution.
I don't care what the AMA has to say about UAV's, General Aviation,…"
"What you should do is hook up the GSM module to an embedded computer that has an operating system like linux or windows CE. Then you have access to the TCP/IP stack which makes things 10X easier. Then you basically have a computer inside…"
But you could go even further and use a voice call for telemetry and 3G Data link for video.
Your ground control station would need an internet connection as your data would be coming from your cellular provider over the internet rather…"
"Someone needs to develop a cheap radar or transponder system for sUAS.
The MIT DIY Radar was interesting but probably too big for most small drones.
I think a transponder system would be best. Anyone know of something like that in…"
"I think a Commercial, and Experimental are all that is needed. Amateur could be put into Experimental since they are usually garage built hobby planes.
I think weight, noise, and engine type for subsections. Turbines…"
"Why don't you use the cell tower to bounce the signal for you? Or is the whole point to operate without the tower?
I'm surprised more people are not using GSM in their drones. It's a long range radio modem perfect…"
"I think it is pretty obvious that the FAA is being highly influenced by the Department of Defense. The way I look at it is that the only reason why there would be secrecy is if there is some kind of perceived national security risk.