If Democrats regain control of Congress, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will likely become head of the House transportation committee with oversight of the FAA. He appears to favor strong regulation of all model aircraft operations in the United States. What impact is this likely to have on model aviation or consumer drone/quadcopter activities?
FAA administrator implies mandatory Beacon Identification transmitters will be required for all “#drones” #quadcopters #UAS #UAV
The acting Administrator of the FAA implies in a speech in Las Vegas that mandatory Beacon Identification transponders will be required on all model aircraft. He’s just waiting for Congress to give them the legal authority to make this happen.
Ford Motor Company proposed a drone ID system that would use on board lighting to transmit the FAA registration number. Their system is simple, low cost, and could be put on to many existing small aircraft.
How using a GoPro on my MJX Bugs 3 led to loss of control link signal and a crash of my quadcopter.
Abdoul Salam Nizeyimana is an engineer for Zipline, in Rwanda, running a drone delivery service to reach outlying medical clinics and hospitals in an area that has a poor roadway infrastructure. Watch the video. It’s cool!
The Air Hogs flying “orb” floats in the air and is controlled your hand waving.
Consumer quadcopters shoot very wide angle views suitable for vistas and landscape. Photos taken from hundreds of feet away have as little detail as smart phone photos taken from hundred of feet away. Drones are not built for spying.
Vodafone creates its own drone tracking and control system based on 4G cellular #drones #quadcopters #UAS #UAV
Vodaphone proposes a 4G cellular=based system for identification, command and control of drones, quadcopters and other small model aircraft. Unlike Intel’s Open Drone ID, the Vodaphone system would presumably require payment of a monthly fee for the SIM card and data access.