Totally agree & I sure wouldn't go out to buy another drone till this is settledAnyone care to dumb all of this down? Sounds like none of our current drones will be qualified to operate commercially beginning 36 months after the passing of these proposed rules -- unless some form of transponder hardware can be easily added to the craft that emits specific geo and serial information (which I think is pretty unlikely). I feel for those who own and operate multiple UAVs as part of their business, if I interpret this correctly.
The FAA barely has time to keep 737s Max from falling out of the sky. Seriously, all these increasing mandates on their time will go the way most others do unless they get some sort of huge transfusion into their budget.Right off the bat, you'll (we'll) need each uas to have a data connection ($$) and pay for someone like AirMap to store the transmitted data ($$).
Anyone else see a theme here?
"The proposed rule requires manufacturers to:
- Allow the FAA to inspect their facilities, technical data, and any UAS produced."
It's unlikely that the FAA will go look at anything. They got caught with their pants down letting Boeing self certify for pete's sake. Real lives were lost because of that. Supposedly, they don't have the manpower to watch over airliners being build. Now they want to watch over uas manufacturers? Uh-huh.
The storing of all uas operational data in case the gov't wants to look at it someday is right out of the NSA model that Snowden showed us though. Actually, it's going even further by charging those being monitored for providing and storing the data. Bold
I think someday, there are going to be a LOT of used uas for sale that can only fly in FRIAS areas. It isn't going to be cheap or easy to retrofit existing craft AND controllers to comply. It probably won't be worth it for 450 class MRs and lower. $10k birds and up, maybe.
It's interesting that currently, the Fed is deregulating health and safety issues across the board. And even trying to sue states when they don't want to go along. That makes this escalation somewhat of a paradox.
Well.....1-2 years before it’s finalized and put into play as law.....then 3 years before compliance is enforced.... so 4-5 years before it’s an issue, and by then I’m sure we’ll all be well aware of what is required and how to meet compliance.
Until then....ALOT can change.....ALOT will change.....
Ok, im working my way through this document and reading all of your posts. I am very new to this industry as I just got my 107 in Oct of this year and dont have a whole bunch of hours logged. But as I read all of this I am very worried about my future direction in this ever growing Drone industry. Does it seem that they are trying to squeeze out all the little guys and hobbyists just to leave all of the flying to big biz? I see that BVLOS flights are becoming/have become a hot topic, but as a pilot who is looking to do some realty work, rooftop inspection, and other very low altitude work(maybe agriculture?) I dont see the need to have to transmit or need ADS-B. Perhaps the current rules and regs are sufficient for many small businesses and pilots who don't require BVLOS flights. Maybe leave all of this to the large energy companies, Amazon, and anyone else who needs/wants BVLOS flights for the needs of their businesses. Just my thoughts!