Let me just state that I respect Daren his work and contribution to hack and IT community and that this comment isn't directed in any way against him or his work.
Just a month ago while watching one of the Daren's videos I noticed DJI Phantom sitting on his desk and I couldn't wait to see how its going to be used. Than last week I got a chance to see what was cooking in his kitchen.
While drone hacking was mentioned few times here I founded Daren's approach very simplistic and easy to understand. Like always his lingo is easy to follow and his proof of concepts are easy to replicate. He is using WiFi device from his own sore but it can be achieved with almost any WiFi enabled smart phone and telnet app. People at Parrot didn't bother protecting WiFi link and they made it easy to access flight computer on board their parrot drone. As this can inspire some comments and ideas about security I would like to point out to two moments on his videos, first at 07:25 on his first video and second one at 15:17 on second video. While WiFi hijacking and hacking on board computer is quite interesting I founded amazing that nobody didn't get hurt during filming this episode. They could just simply cut "embarrassing" parts in post production but they decided to keep it and in video comments Daren stated "I was flying irresponsibly for fun and hit a wall. No damage. Not recommended." It seems that we are learning from our mistakes but unfortunately this is after the fact that we damage something or hurt someone.
I think that we as community, and as responsible drone operators have obligation to point out to all potential hazards that can arise from operating such remote controlled vehicles. I strongly believe that showing graphic images in warning section is the way to go. As we have more and more ready to fly drones available we will have more and more people using them and we will most likely have more and more accidents. Usually people see nice online videos made by seasoned pro's and think I'll get one and do the same thing. Little they know that its not that easy and most important that isn't that safe. Best case scenario they crash in to the wall or drop from 12 stories high on to the pavement brake their new toy and loose interest.
But if they have to see pictures of potential danger and injuries before they can make a purchase instead of just reading (flying thru) safety warnings they would take it more seriously?
Some of the pictures that by my opinion should be included in every safety warning, printed or online. Look at it as warning on pack of cigarettes just more graphic. Would that cut into sales? probably, would that help us as community in long run? most definitely yes. It all comes to personal perception of safety and responsibility but we are just making a little extra effort to explain to the future users to take safety more serious.