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Discussion in 'News' started by kenjancef, Oct 7, 2015.
FAA tests tech to spot illegal drone operators near airports
"Details are scarce... "
It really wouldn't be terribly difficult or expensive to build receivers that can zero in on the operating frequencies of the DJI transmitter via triangulation. The hard part would be getting a warm body to the site in time to arrest the bad guy.
They're really cracking down on this stuff. Yesterday there was an article about a record fine for a company operating drones without an exemption... $1.9 million! Ouch!
FAA proposes $1.9 million fine for company flying drones in New York and Chicago
Whether or when this will actually come to pass in terms of tracking operators near airports is still up in the air (ha ha). But I just hate how some of this is reported. It's not that you cannot fly within 5 miles of an airport, it's just that you must notify the tower and of course they can say no. But many have reported that oftentimes it's not an issue at all. It's the same with the statistics about how many encounters with unmanned drones there are and what kind. Some of it is just seeing a drone... a lot is actually military drones and very rarely did a pilot have to take emergency action. Two times I think and none of those were because of a hobbyist's 3 pound quadcopter. A flock of 10-pound geese is much more dangerous to manned flight than your quad.
You had to go there, didn't you....?
FAA could bust drone users by tracking radio waves
And then shoot them down with a laser:
The drone 'death ray' that can knock out UAVs using radio waves