"Awesome job guys.
I really believe this will be the way businesses will end up implementing their drone business.
It's just the best use of the battery resources and safer if an engine cuts out in airplane mode.
It's my wish that…"
"@Chim: Well said
Much better than my earlier knee-jerk reaction.
I am by trade, an IT Developer of said laptops, tablets and smartphones, so the issues with bugs, crashes and hacking are things I am all too well aware of and, in fact, I do relate to…"
"Ah Edgar....no. theres no way in h-e-double-hockey-sticks the FAA or Congress will ever allow that. Remember, you are essentially talking about making cruise missile tech even easier. Even the military requires pilots at a stick. Not a quad piloted…"
"Wait, what?!? -
From your other posts, and asking this kind of question, you sound like a photographer, who is not really an r/c airplane hobbiest and hasn't flown before.
If that's not true, then just please ignore what's coming…"
"It may be late in your development cycle, but can you add a tethered option, with and without power, for the drone?
Even if not now, maybe in later versions, having a power tether option would help in keeping it aloft longer, taking the battery…"
"If y'all don't mind I'd like open for discussion air-traffic control inside a city.
Like the ubiquity of cars, there will be just simply too many of these things running around for a handful of controllers to handle well.