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  • 3701687282?profile=originalRoberto,when your BlackOps drone will be read for sale?

    for me that is peace of art

    Black Ops Drone
  • I wonder can I back up some of this...

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    Hi Agree Gary ....

    VR uBrain is develop exactly on this vision .



  • The technical barriers to implementing this are significant.

    The legal, practical and safety issues as it is presented are probably insurmountable.

    You could pull it off on a copter that weighed less than 4 ounces because it wouldn't represent a significant safety issue.

    But on the one shown it is just a whole bunch of disasters waiting to happen.

    And on our safety at all costs planet, this project is unlikely to thrive.

    Airdog too, 

    I believe this is exactly what the FAA is afraid of.

    Dangerous toys in the hands of completely inexperienced people who have no idea at all how to handle them safely or responsibly.

    So far the Phantoms have already done a pretty good job of demonstrating the dangerous potential of that combination.

    We have a lot of challenges to face and my personal thought at this point is that it is only going to be tiny intrinsically non-hazardous quadcopters that are going to save us.

    Within a year we could easily have a competent 5 or 6 ounce indoor outdoor capable quadcopter with a 1080P stabilized camera and FPV included with 20 minutes flight time using lithium batteries.

    And the FAA would have an impossible time trying to regulate it, simply because it isn't at all dangerous.

    That is where our development efforts should be expended.

  • Exactly.  They're selling this thing as something that a single person would use to film himself with.  No RC Controller at all.  Full-auto.  Program it using a tablet and then press Go.

    So not only do they not have any manual control, but they don't even have any situational awareness at all as they'll be too busy skiing or surfing or whatever.  After their run, many will look behind them and realize the hexo is gone.  Where did it go?  No idea.  Maybe it's in a tree, or it flew off with a GPS glitch or accelerometer problem, or had a battery problem and fell in the ocean...

  • @roberto  don't think that is what these guys are selling right?  I believe the premise here is that you are going to operate the product without an RC transmitter around.

  • It is interesting to see that Grenoble is becoming a hotbed of drone innovation in France! However my reservations about the hexo+ remain: This thing depends 100% on GPS which is not reliable plus you can't go to manual mode if anything goes wrong.

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    Hi Rob ,

    in any kind of autonous system that use APM core system normally the pilot have in his hand the RC Trasmitter and can retake the control of the drone . 

    The auto function need "only" for follow better the target.



  • New and inexperienced users will without a doubt put these into situations that will be beyond their skill level causing great harm to others. They are selling under the guise that they are "autonomous" what happens when adventure people travel out loose a signal with the vehicle following them? Who is liable in this situation the user or manufacturer?

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    I visit the guys yesteray in Grenoble ... only 4 hours far VRX HD they are doing great job :)  I'm assist a some test of their platform at the field and help in the setup ... It was a very nice day that guys are great :) 

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