Remote ID… I’m Part 107 because I drone professionally, but I’m a fan of Remote ID. I often hear Remote ID opponents say that they want anonymity and not to be told what to do. I want pilots to be responsible for their actions. I want to know if there are other aircraft in the air near me so that I don’t lose my equipment or hurt somebody. I would love drones to be able to auto-avoid each other so that they would “never” hit.
Of course, Remote ID could be used improperly by Govt people, but the safety benefits are significant.
To be fair, when the RID NPRM came out it was much tougher than the new rules. It doesn’t seem so bad right now but…i still don’t like the idea of just anyone being able to realtime access pilot information and location. Part 107 is a different beast, but recreational fliers shouldn’t have crazy rules.
@Griff you really got me wanting to build up a 5". Thanks for sharing. I was thinking forged carbon part using a compression mold.
(Well crap, my hypometric precursor device is blown…)
@Vince.Fab gotta do it man. After myriad headaches finally got off the ground today. It’s a solid frame.
Tuned a bit. Then got 21 minutes leisurely flying on a diy li ion 4s. Pretty cool.
Interesting. Why so? Not even to prevent accidents and know who’s reckless? [quote=“Vince.Fab, post:12, topic:29446”]
anyone being able to realtime access pilot information and location
It’s fair to say that the initial rules were a possible overreach, but that’s why there are comment periods. So success then.
“Recreational flyers” are still pilots and belong in measures to keep the rest of us safe. This accident was caused by a recreational flyer who flew after dark, beyond line of sight, hit a Blackhawk helicopter in a no fly zone after running the battery low enough forcing a return to home and quietly went home when it didn’t show up.
Another…flew into commercial airspace above the clouds and ran out of battery on the way back, crashing near a neighborhood.
ANYWAY…I’m in awe of your aluminum milling. Truly incredible what you can do with these tools. Sorry for jumping in on this tangent.