"Dwgsparky: Right, but all those problems apply to the kind of vehicle take-off described in this article, don't they? Cross-winds could still blow the drone into a pole before it got height enough after release, and overhead wires would still be a…"
"Was caught by your comment that a road take-off takes considerable training. Not being very knowledgeable in drones, I was rather surprised by that. Don't they make some sort of laser beacon which can be set on the roadway to guide the aircraft for…"
"@Tim Wilkin: You have confused 'moral' and 'legal', a common problem with today's government. If you doubt that, consider the concept of 'Civil Forfeiture'. Or the idea that the state can take your children if some administrator doesn't like the way…"
"There are actually good existing models for drone regulation. From the FAA's standpoint, ultralight aircraft have been on the books for many many years. Anything under 254 lbs (dry) requires NO REGULATION. Period. If you include the weight of pilot…"
"You guys need to lighten up. English is a difficult and idiosyncratic language. I (and, I suspect, all of you that are being so rude) are fortunate enough to have learned it from birth. Many people who have good ideas to present to the world are…"
"It the US, the aircraft didn't break any rules. Not only that, but I don't see any near-miss issue here, at least from the video, as the aircraft was never close to the drone. As for landing on a 'closed' airport, this is legal in the US, as is…"
"I can't believe how many of you don't get this at all. It has nothing to do with 'safety' and everything to do with control. Those in power in the U. S. don't want aerial pictures taken of politically-unpopular events. This is about giving them…"
"When I was much younger, back in the days when honest speech was the norm, this would have been called piracy.
I anticipate a slew of lawsuits. Someone had better be able to prove self-defence or have a court-order in hand."
Not only doesn't their site not give any details on an anti-collision systems, but it doesn't even mention the subject. I thought, based on your comment, that you had details on the boast other than what we can all read in the post.
"I understand, Andrew. Sorry if I took your point too seriously.
The problem with radar on small vessels at sea is that the antenna must be small, near the water, and be limited in the amount of power it can broadcast. Granted that a vessel of 100'…"
"Quadrocoter: Actually, I sailed in a steel hull, much better than any radar reflector ever hoisted. But radar's are not deterministic systems. If they were, we would have done away with bridge watches long ago. A 100' vessel travelling at 20 knots…"
"@Rabbitt: Please explain more about your anti-collision system. How will it avoid running down my fibreglass sailboat at 3 am when it is doing 20 knots and I am just ghosting along? I know my family would like to know."