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Discussion in 'FAA News, Opinion and Articles' started by Rotorruss, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Nothing will happen until it happens!
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ... unfortunately, the government is afraid to fix the problem. Even though they admit the drones cause more damage than birds in striking aircraft, only light aircraft don't have bird strike proof windscreens.

    The government doesn't care about GA accident numbers anyway. Safety Standards lost control of UAS and rulemaking takes forever. They have been working on this since 1992. The real loss of control is when all the quad copters became affordable along with good video equipment.

    There are tons of UAS video footage on the internet. Some even show clear violations of the rules. It's been by pure luck and the big sky theory that there hasn't been "the big one".

    It's going to get real interesting when the drones get the capability to carry people. The speed of technology and innovation is way faster then the speed of government. We'll see how this progresses. Not much faith in the government getting it right.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    I don't see pilotless drones because of the safety factor.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ...the tech is leaps and bounds ahead of anything manned. I don't see the government stopping a multi billion dollar industry. I've heard that the government's marching orders is to make it work. It even looks like it will fit in extremely well with NextGen and ADS-B. It all depends on the lobbyist and congress now.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    .......no pilots, fully automated computer controlled and when the accidents start piling up, the pressure from big business won't matter when the public starts dying all over.....the place....!!!;)
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Dubai is racing to be the first to offer taxi's in the sky. Well let them rush and push this technology and let us watch the results.

    There are quite a few safety experts in aviation the view AIRNATION, especially the social hangar. No one I know thinks "Pilotless Air Taxis are safe. I for one think the technology is too new and safety is an issue. In Dubai, they simply will do it to "DO IT" be the first. Safety in this case is last.....................
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41088196
     
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    Time will tell when these things start hitting people or failing in flight
     
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    ... there's going to be a big curve in acceptance. If they start crashing and killing, you can bet the "right person's" ear will get and "ear full".

    The "box haulers" will have the most risk for any number of reasons. I could see the "pipeline and power line" patrol and "movie shoot" fairly low risk. AG stuff won't be much different than then "manned aircraft" risk.

    Now, is the UAS going to have to be ADS-B equipped and "squawking code"? In communication with ATC? What about "see & avoid"? So many questions and the companies wants to start soon.

    Strap in and hang on for the ride!!
     
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    UAS is relatively new technology, no where ready for pilotless air taxi operations. If anything it will take years before such operations take place.

    One point we both know well Russ is the FAA is a reactive agency. It prevents very little other the red tape and bottlenecks to business.

    So it nice to hear the rhetoric about flying taxi cabs moving thousands around cities all over the world, but unfortunately it is going to happen only in the movies!
     
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    They can't even keep driverless cars, that are on the ground from crashing into things. I can't begin to imagine the carnage that would happen when these things start falling down out of the sky because of a software malfunction, or non-function. :eek::eek:
     
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    The oversite required by a government agency for safety would be impossible with the volume they are expecting.
     
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    No question about that.
     
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    There are many problems ahead with drones as more and more are purchased by the public. Near mid-airs are on the rise and until it becomes an eperdemic nothing will change.

    I have said drones are the perfect terrorist weapon unfortunately, but any kind of registration is a waste of time. o_O
     
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    .... don't be surprised if, by the next presidential election, there will be UAS box haulers making deliveries. Maybe not in the big cities, but deliveries in the US. The saying, "make it so", has been relayed to the agency.

    You can bet there will be a lot of finger pointing going on if there are any fatalities or serious injuries.
     
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    .......I just see to many problems with deliveries by drones. Pilotless drones are like looking for trouble.....but the FAA does what it is told. The lawyers will have a field day litigating all the claims!!
     
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