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Old 02-23-2016, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob2160 View Post
Maybe that estimate is true but you are still missing the real point of the registration system.

It has given the FAA more power to deal with unregistered rogue pilots

That was the first step...

They are now working with DHS on detection equipment that can locate the drone operator regardless of being registered or not.



The drone detection process includes CACI's proof-of-concept system, which uses radio frequency sensors at strategic locations around an airport. When sensors detect frequencies, it triangulates the signals and identifies the location of the UAS and its operator.

"SkyTracker successfully identified, detected and tracked UAS in flight, and precisely located drone ground operators, all without interfering with airport ground operations. "

Plenty of other systems in development also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG2PDppAK78 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8aZ0zWX3SA
What about the autonomous drones flown to specific way points and altitudes from an IPhone or tablet? No 2.4 Ghz signal is ever generated or broad cast ... they won't/don't know where the Drone Pilot is With in a 3 mile radius circle . Only Received GPS signals PERIOD. Nothing broadcast from the drone at all. May be I could get that tuned up good enough for Pylon or quickie 500 racing. Now there's an idea. Another line of thought since it is autonomous and U Are not flying it is it subject to the Line of Sight thing. U may be able to set up a course on the phone and start it flying from the other side of the world with a cell phone and the Internet. I think I saw an ad just for that some where. Had a camera too.

OH Crap it's way past my NP time Nighty Night all.