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03-22-2015 03:12 PM  3 years agoPost 41
Cobra 46

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I don't understand what good this will do for Amazon delivery???
The quad has to be kept in view of the pilot or observer ??? Am I missing somthing here??

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03-22-2015 03:41 PM  3 years agoPost 42
revmix

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missing somthing here??
actually hobby r/c players should not be concerned with sUAS operation by section 333

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03-22-2015 04:49 PM  3 years agoPost 43
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Is it so far fetched that hobby/recreational players can also be interested in the commercial applications of that which they love? Many who fly full scale commercially started out with a simple love for flight. While you'd think they would get enough of aviation flying 85 hours a month, many stay involved at the recreational level building and owning their own aircraft strictly for the love and community of it.

I think some here are missing the fact that technology rarely advances in a straight line. Fits and starts, new views on old problems, serendipitous and seemingly random discoveries, velcro and others all play a part. Just because we can't today see directly how all the easily seen challenges of autonomous flight will be conquered does not mean they won't be. A quick look at the history books is all I need to convince me our ability to discover and innovate will create things in the future we can't even imagine today.

Will Amazon be delivering packages on a regular basis anytime soon? I seriously doubt it. Will their invested efforts pay dividends in some as yet known fashion? I've no doubt.

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03-22-2015 07:14 PM  3 years agoPost 44
Aaron29

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I'm still waiting for my flying car. The Jetson's were a lie!

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03-22-2015 07:17 PM  3 years agoPost 45
revmix

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missing the fact
r/c aka hobby
sUAS as professional

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03-22-2015 07:29 PM  3 years agoPost 46
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It is my hope that the FAA will eventually allow a limited use of private non-commercial autonomous and FVP aircraft. It will likely require ADS-B Out equipment on board and a private pilots license or equivalent.

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03-22-2015 09:02 PM  3 years agoPost 47
McKrackin

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I want one of those Devourer quads for FPV.
It's an X8 configuration with eight 28 inch props.

Would be cool to buzz over Kings Island and Disneyland to take in the crowd.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-23-2015 03:13 AM  3 years agoPost 48
Cobra 46

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I know its for commercial use and not the hobbyist ! I realize there's two different sets of regulations. But that doesn't answer the question,,
How can they deliver anything and have to keep it view ?? What good would that be ?? And maybe I'm so thick headed I just don't understand lol

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03-23-2015 03:34 AM  3 years agoPost 49
RM3

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...its just so that they can "legally" start testing. its just a starting phase. my guess if they can prove to the FAA and assoicated agencies (and pay off other big wigs) they can move onto non LOS testing... long ways to go IMO.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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03-23-2015 03:54 AM  3 years agoPost 50
Cobra 46

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Ok I get it. Just for testing !! Somebody need a job flying quads?? Lol

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03-23-2015 03:59 AM  3 years agoPost 51
EEngineer

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How can they deliver anything and have to keep it view ??
As the laws are written now, they can't.

Optics aren't allowed.

It's a very clever PR ploy....

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03-23-2015 11:21 AM  3 years agoPost 52
Heli_Splatter

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When everything settles down and the technology is proven, they won't keep the delivery aircraft in view... they will punch up the route... and turn it loose. As an autonomous vehicle, it will run the errand and return. It will have collision avoidance technology and will broadcast it's position to other manned and autonomous vehicles.

Kind of funny, at the flying field we are having the argument whether being able to see the dot of the multi-rotor on the horizon (1/2mile away) constitutes LOS (line of sight). Naysayers are saying no because we cannot control it from there. We can see it and using technology(Intelligent Orientation), we do not loose orientation. Of course, we are flying FPV, but the aircraft can be seen with the naked eye. Does a strobe light on the multi-rotor count?

All of this is going to happen sooner rather than later. The price of ADS-B out equipment just took a tumble.

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03-23-2015 12:23 PM  3 years agoPost 53
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I do believe I read that a mining Company in South America,
Drives all it's mining trucks by computer and GPS and radar no drivers!!!
They pay all of the villagers the wages they used to get when they did drive. They have no accidents and the production is way up, because the trucks drive around three seconds apart at 50 mile an hour
24 hrs a day 7 days a week . I quickly scanned for the article but cannot find it: ( hope it wasn't a dream ! )

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05-13-2015 12:16 AM  3 years agoPost 54
whoamis

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Wow, things don't always remain the same?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac...-google-amazon/

Who knew?

oops, bounced it!

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05-14-2015 06:40 PM  3 years agoPost 55
Dr. Fibinotchi

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hmm
I say good for the two that not only gave opinions on it, but tried to pathfind knowing FAA's system is slow.

I remember watching a TED tv speak of a 3rd world country getting meds from a presenter of a company that deployed amazon like delivery of medicine for people dying. I realize every single utilization of this technology with have its scenario of best use, and that parts of the U.S will benefit more where its hard to deliver something to a house.

Non LOS should be a slam dunk in passing. At least they could tier the use for more advanced non-los to get it off the ground faster. Kind of a drivers license then if you want to drive a 5th wheel you need to do X as well approach.

-Cody

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

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