Thank you for the great answers.
And thanks for clarifying about the SOP for some full scale ILS landings. Yes, more accurate altitude sensors on the drone would be needed to know exactly when to flare.
Yes, I was watching an earlier…"
"@Martin I really like what you've created and have a few questions, if you don't mind.
- Waypoints are configured and stored in a database on the GCS (Windows phone), correct?
- Are the set of waypoints that define a mission sent as a complete set…"
Yikes! Looks like you've uncovered a major bug in the FAA's registration website. Did you report it?
I've seen bugs like this before in poorly implemented websites. It can be caused by a middleware bug in which the server is incorrectly…"
"FYI. Here's the full text of the WSJ article that Tony pointed to above.
By JACK NICASNov. 6, 2015 12:36 a.m. ET0 COMMENTSA federally convened task force plans to urge U.S. officials to cast a wide net in registering recreational drones but to make…"
"Bravo to the Task Force for deciding to make drone registration free.
It's worth noting that they're trying their best to do the right thing for the community, while also doing their best to reduce the growing safety problem -- the problem Chris…"
"@Gary - I agree. In a few years, most will have forgotten the early, wild west days of the drone industry and will accept the new conditions under which society says they must operate.
Here's another thought about the future...
Let's imagine that…"
"Yes, I think most everyone agrees that education is part of the solution. Flight limitations in the firmware, too. But these kinds of things aren't happening broadly or consistently enough in the exploding consumer space right now. I agree that 3DR,…"
"An ultralight is piloted by a human with intelligence and situational awareness. The number of ultralights sold this holiday season is not expected to approach 1 million units, either.
The regulators will consider the flight capabilities, mass, and…"
"Remember that this is just the first step in an evolving process of new safety regulations. What they're working on now is certainly not final or even the last step in regulation.
Restricting the flight envelope of drones in the firmware is…"
"Much of the AMA's Safety Code will be adopted and included in the new registration requirements. Following the safety code is satisfactory, with respect to achieving the goals of airspace safety. Unfortunately, not enough people are following that…"
"Has anyone noticed how the aerospace industry consistently reacts to extremely rare incidents that result in dangerous situations, crashes, or deaths? Have you ever noticed how that industry pulls out all the stops, spends unlimited sums of money,…"
""Anybody know if they will be requiring all Canadian Geese to register as well?"
They would if it changed the behavior of the geese! So the answer is "no". These decisions are driven by sensible logic, after all. "