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FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby rightisright » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:08 pm

Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened.

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/ ... er-n447156

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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby JustinR » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:06 pm

Who knew my RC helicopter would become illegal contraband?
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Aesop » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:01 am

I'm shocked! Shocked, I say, to hear that Leviathan has come up with a self-greasing axel solution that allows them to expand their reach and come up with new ways to dictate life to the subjects.

Listening to the whiny bastards at LAPD Aero Division BMW (bitch moan & whine) on national news the other day about the "unique threat to their life and limb" that drones create while the po-po's ghetto birds are buzzing over the serfs at 200' to catch the SOBs they should have rounded up on one of their last 42 arrests, and hearing how small, nimble, and hard to see drones are, you'd have thought that nowhere in flight school did anyone ever explain to them the relative size and speed of...wait for it...BIRDS, which have so far claimed the lives of, waitaminute...not one single fucking LAPD officer or helicopter in 50+ years of helicopter operations, despite the fact that most of the city sits alongside a body of water called the Pacific Ocean, with 14M motherfucking rats with wings seagulls aloft near non-stop over the entire metropolis, and LAPD operating a fleet of nearly 40 helos non-stop for the last two decades.

This pile of horseshit is about .000001% actual hazard, and 99.999999% "let's stick our nose in and do an 800# gorilla bellyflop, because of the 3 documented incidents out of 42M where something almost actually happened."

In other words, federal government doing what it does best: fuck with people because they can. :roll:
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Jered » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:59 am

And somedude that wants to use a drone to do an illegal thing will either:

a) Buy one and not register it

or

b) build his own with parts available at any hobby store \

or

c) steal a registered one (Hmm. People don't ever do that with cars, do they?) :roll:

And then he'll do illegal things with it.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby g-man » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:57 pm

Sideways. Rusty. Chainsaw.

I'd imagine the actual risk profile of blasting these things out of the sky (within places like the White House No Fly Zone, etc) with rock-salt loaded shotgun rounds would be small enough you could get it down to a company-grade CRM sign-off. Do that a couple of times and the retards who think it's a great idea to fly them in restricted airspace will get the hint. Considering I can build one of these damn things with parts and control code sourced over the internet means this is as about as fucktarded a plan as I've seen come out of the .gov in some time.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Jericho941 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:22 am

If something can survive a 100-foot drop, do you think rock salt will do anything to it?

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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby g-man » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:38 am

Define survive. I'm not saying it needs to blown to tiny unusable bits, just knocked out of the sky to then be retrieved. Of course, as has already been mentioned, the large majority of these things are completely harmless. Of course there's always this thing as an option.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Jericho941 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:30 am

I figured, and you're not gonna be able to pull that off with rock salt. Depending on the model, I'd say even birdshot is a dubious prospect. The body might be foam, but the actual load-bearing parts and other components are metal and pretty strong plastic, even on a fairly cheap one like a Parrot AR. Gouging the body does nothing; you either have to unbalance it to the point the drone thinks it's in a crash and automatically shuts off (it has to be low enough for you to throw water bottles at it for this to work), or cause enough damage to something important that causes it to depart controlled flight.

It's harder to shoot planes down than most people think, little robot ones included.

Also, since the Parrot AR runs on wifi freqs (you actually control it by connecting your phone to it the same way you would to a wireless router) the DroneDefender probably wouldn't work on it without some rejiggering.

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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Steamforger » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:03 pm

3.5", #4 buck covers a range of aerial targets opportunities effectively. Just sayin'....

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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby g-man » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:00 pm

Steamforger wrote:3.5", #4 buck covers a range of aerial targets opportunities effectively. Just sayin'....


So we're up to a Senior-grade officer sign-off on the CRM sheet, after mitigating actions? Still worthy of a shot in my book.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Termite » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:31 pm

As usual, the FAA is stepping on their cranks........again.

All aircraft drones are RC aircraft, but not all RC aircraft are drones. The difference is actually pretty simple. If it's line-of-sight control only, it's an RC aircraft. If it has video linked to a HUD worn by the operator, or a display screen, and can be flown beyond line of sight, then it's also a drone.

The $49.95 RC from Toys-R-Us, weighing 3-4 oz with a 250 ft control range and 10 min battery does not need registering. It's a bloody toy.

The $4500 Quad Copter that weighs 5 lbs, with a 2 mile video/control link range and 1 hr battery life, and is taking pictures of suburbia for the ABC realty company, needs to be registered. It is also a commercial venture, with the obvious commercial rules and fees being applicable.

The fact that the FAA/DOT/etc can not see the glaring difference between the two above aircraft indicates that they have an average IQ lower than that of Mrs. Termite's Down's Syndrome patients......... :roll:
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby HTRN » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:14 pm

Termite wrote:.The fact that the FAA/DOT/etc can not see the glaring difference between the two

They can, they're just using this to drag rc under they're aegis.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby toad » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:01 am

"What are you doing to me!" , "We are putting a serial number on you sir.", "Why!" , "We have to register all drones."

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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Dub_James » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:51 pm

And I don't want to hear any bitching from little geeks complaining about this while wondering how anyone can question registering gun owners. Not a single word.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Termite » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:51 pm

Dub_James wrote:And I don't want to hear any bitching from little geeks complaining about this while wondering how anyone can question registering gun owners. Not a single word.

Word.......... :roll:
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Mike OTDP » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:38 am

The FAA has been praying unmanned aviation will Just Go Away.

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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Termite » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:50 am

Mike OTDP wrote:The FAA has been praying that general aviation, unmanned aviation, and Part 103 will Just Go Away.

FIFY.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Greg » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:18 pm

Termite wrote:
Mike OTDP wrote:The FAA has been praying that general aviation, unmanned aviation, and Part 103 will Just Go Away.

FIFY.


They haven't just been passively praying.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Netpackrat » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:38 pm

What Greg said.
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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Mike OTDP » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:43 pm

Well, yes. As both a private pilot and a heavy UAV tester, I agree.

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Re: FAA to Require Drone Registration

Postby Termite » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:03 pm

FAA task force panel recommends 250gram weight limit for un-registered "drones".

The way I'm understanding this, remote controlled aircraft heavier than 250grams, EVEN IF "LINE-of-SIGHT ONLY", would be included.

Do ya'll read that the same way?
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