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FAA announces drone test sites.

Discussion in 'News' started by labmansid, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. labmansid

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    Article on NBC News. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/201...ext-step-with-announcement-of-test-sites?lite
     
  2. OI Photography

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    Saw that one coming :|

    Guess I better get the brake lights and rearview mirror on my Phantom fixed soon :lol:
     
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    Love this statement;
    Oh really??? And how exactly to they propose to stop people from doing that?
    Without getting into a prolonged discussion-they have no authority, over and out.

    Remember-FAR Part 91 applies to Aircraft. And, the definition of an Aircraft, means at least 1 person must be on board for the purposes of flight(I'm actually paraphrasing, and including part of the NTSB's section)!! How you gonna fit a seat on a Phantom??

    And, lest you think they will start testing Phantoms-think again. This is geared much more towards Military and Law Enforcement operations. We're talking multi-million dollar "drones" here. We, are just a mere "blip" on their radar.

    Just another wonderful waste of tax payer dollars.....and, do you really want to see Drones flying over every City in America, "monitoring" everything???!!! AND, what about the First time a drone crashes, and kills someone??!!! It WILL happen.
     
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    [quote="havasuphoto"and, do you really want to see Drones flying over every City in America, "monitoring" everything???!!! [/quote]

    This just in....NSA to hire new agents, remote flight experience a plus.
     
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    This just in....NSA to hire new agents, remote flight experience a plus.[/quote]
    LOL....
    There are enough retired military drone pilots to fill the slots.
     
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    Most definitely, the type of stuff they're setting up there likely has nothing to do with our class of hardware. Still cracks me up though to picture the local vehicle inspection station converted with a waiting room full of Phantoms lol.
     
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    Yea-don't see that happening.
    EDITED...removed Political commentary.....
     
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    Yea, I definitely need to get out more....sure didn't see that one at all.....
    But, TBH, I really haven't been following this whole situation...until I got my Phantom recently. Guess I need to pay more attention
    ;)
     
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    Wow, no test facilities in the desert Southwest. I guess high temp testing isn't important... :lol:
     
  11. havasuphoto

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    I'm sure they will make an "appearance" here at some time. They all do. ;)

    However, I think in skimming the article they are working more on the Autonomous part first. As far as performance goes-that will be down the road.

    Also-I'm curious about any "new" types of battery technology that may come out of this testing........assuming they use electric. This could be a "win" for the hobbyist using LiPO. We may see much more efficient electric engines, and much smaller more powerful batteries.
    All this "tech" stuff they will be working on, will eventually make it to the Civilian market.
     
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    Never underestimate what can be done through
    Executive order via the FAA.
    Seems this administration's modus operandi to
    circumvent the Congress,,
     
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    Law-abiding phantom pilots will be forced to register their drones or go to jail. :x
     
  14. havasuphoto

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    Good luck with that ;)
     
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    GW Bush 291 EOs
    Ronald Reagan 381 EOs
    Barack Obama 170 EOs so far...

    Now what exactly is the issue?