Look, I'm sorry. It's a pet peeve of mine that people post here, telling me they have knowingly flown out of range of radio control of some method. Some have been so stupid as to make an FPV transmitter the highest priority and thus they can see, but have no control.
I'm not out to bash people's ideas. We all would love to have a cheap drone be fully autonomous. The problem is, unless it's proven, has some failsafes, can avoid real aircraft, is small enough not to cause property damage in a crash, the government is looking at us as a risk to the public at large.
All I'm saying is at least attempt to match the "spirit" of the current UAV rules for commercial use. Those include a primary and secondary RF control method. A pilot must ALWAYS be in control. Don't post in the forums some BS idea of flying out of radio control range. Either plan a way to be in control or just don't do it. This includes knowing your range by doing an RF link calculation and abiding by it for all flight plans. Ensure you have working failsafes and you test them before every flight.
I think it deserves the same treatment as the FPV links to some seriously illegal flights such as those over NYC. That's the exact kind of crap that's about to put rules on all of us, that cost us money, take away our freedom, and may kill non-commerical use of UAVs. If we cannot police ourselves, we will be policed in a manner nobody is happy with. We need to be the better person and use just a tiny bit of common sense.
Again sorry for the rant, but in the past few weeks, I have been in numerous posts of people admitting to knowingly and purposefully flying out of control range. Somebody is watching and taking numbers. It only takes one incident worldwide and this hobby is done. Don't be the person who screws everyone worldwide.
I almost think we need to adopt a strong policy as members of DIY drones, that we agree to a set of rules that inlcudes not purposely flying out of control range. We strive as a community to be an example of proper and safe UAV usage. Posts that don't comply need enforced by moderators and new members signing up need to agree with the policies and then are enforced by moderators.
I think the Wiki needs changed to include such rules as a first screen because I think these common sense safety rules are universal, no matter what country you operate in. We need to demostrate we understand safety issues and act in the public's best interest, even if it may limit some of our use cases. Just because you can get away with it, don't post that crap here as a record of how you violated basic safety principals.
Don't be that person that ruins the hobby for all of us.