Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby some seeing eye » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:50 am

This rule is for commercial use drones. It does not apply to hobby and recreational drones. They have a separate rule for hobby and recreational drones https://registermyuas.faa.gov/.

Commercial use would cover film production, real estate documentation, etc. Whether Burning Man is commercial use - TBD.
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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby some seeing eye » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:39 pm

Just FYI - This rule takes effect August 27, 2016. It does not apply to Burning Man drones.
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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby some seeing eye » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:36 pm

Military research agency DARPA seeks proposals for drones to surveil drones in Aerial Dragnet project: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity ... e&_cview=0

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:41 am

FWIW, I never fully understood the danger of drones. I had one. I flew it responsibly (I thought). Took awesome photos.. made some killer videos. Had tons of fun with it.

Until that one Sunday that "someone I know" was hovering about 200ft in back of the house trying to take a property photo. All of a sudden, the image starts turning to the side.. wtf? Not touching anything. Just hovering. Image keeps turning.. and look up just in time to see the drone do a full 90 degree yaw to the side and go full acceleration cruise missile mode straight into the ground at 40 mph.

No one touched a thing. Who knows what happened. Internal gyro malfunction, radio interference, who knows. All I do know is that thank DOG it happened to be over an asphalt road at the time so that when it came plowing down with 4 swinging razor blades at 40 mph, the only thing it killed was itself.

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby Token » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:07 pm

I'm just waiting for some criminal mastermind to monetize drones so Disney can do a spin-off franchise:

Star Wars - The Drone Wars

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby EGAZ » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:55 pm

Being a scratch builder and one who can 'actually fly them' with the sticks and not all of the 'do it for me' electronics, I blame the mfgs for most of the problems.

Starting with DJI, they all pushed the 'anybody can fly one' marketing campaign. While it is true one needs the gyro or they don't fly at all. It's the 'automated flight modes' that gets people in trouble. They rely on them too much and more often then not, do not follow the configuration procedures & setup fail safes before flight. We need to remember this is still a young sport/hobby/profession. The flight controllers are relatively cheap, even the originals at a few hundred dollars. Then the Chinese clone them and you can pick them up all day long for well less then a hundred bucks. And not one of them have a quality control process of any worth before sale. Too many people think they work like smartphones do. I can go on & on on this topic and have on may other drone sites. But the bottom line is if you cannot fly your rig using just the gyro, no auto level, no altitude hold, no position hold, none of the other flight modes mfgs have come up with, you are not really flying the rig. You're running a program.

Many things one can do with a drone, photo/video work, mapping, ecological, farming, etc. do require these flight modes. But when they fail the pilot needs to be able to execute the fail safe and fly that bitch home. Or at least to a safer landing/crash location. :wink:
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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby some seeing eye » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:35 pm

Token wrote:I'm just waiting for some[one] ... to monetize drones so Disney can do a spin-off franchise...


A DisneyTM drone franchise is likely near. We are close with the talking BarbieTM. Pardon the IntelTM Corp spam. I would say I'm not a fan of them. They also had a "Drone 100"TM art$ project you can video search.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... video.html
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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby Token » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:01 am

Not sure if its worthy of a separate thread, bu the feds released a new autonomous vehicle policy. Not drones but for sure has some impact.

https://www.transportation.gov/AV

Wasn't one of the sound things an autonomous vehicle with spotters?

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby some seeing eye » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:44 pm

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French air force training eagles to intercept drones.
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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby EGAZ » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:33 pm

China being China Used to burn of foliage from transmission towers.

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby BBadger » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:31 am

^--- Nicely done!
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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby burner von braun » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:55 pm

BBadger wrote:^--- Nicely done!
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..and kudos eldergeekaz for your post


I wonder if the Bmorg might consider a special dispensation in their drone policy at a predetermined time and place and oversee the flying of a few of these at some point. It would make for a pretty cool spectacle.

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby BBadger » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:11 am

Burn some moop off the trash fence.
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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby EGAZ » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:27 pm

It would be a cool way to start a burn for sure.

Four fly inline from the upwind side. Puffin as they go.
Setup way points so they encircle the art to be burned. They sit equidistant apart, 'x' amount of feet away, ('x' amount in height), maybe slowly circling the art.
Puffing the whole time. One flies closer like its going to light it, then backs out. Then the second and so on. So it looks like they a toying with the art.
They all go back to the 'hold' position. Circling some more. Then they attack!! Lighting the art. They all pull back to the hold position again and start circling fairly fast as the art starts to go up in flames. As the flames increase they all retreat inline the way they came in. Still puffing.

That's of the top of my head.... :twisted:
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UAV (drone) registration process for 2017

Postby dswashburn » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:07 pm

Any information on when UAV permit process will begin? I have several quads I would like to be able to use before, during and after the event. I would be more than happy to make any and all of the footage available to anyone interested. I am also interested in working camps and individuals who would like to have some specific shots e.g. weddings, parades, art installations/burns....

I understand not everyone is crazy about these things buzzing around all over the place and am planning flights and shot sheets, not just tooling around mindlessly.

TIA

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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby AntiM » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:16 pm

Burning Man Drone policy 2016. 2017 should be released shortly.

http://burningman.org/event/black-rock- ... de/drones/
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Re: Future Drone Policy BRC & USA

Postby gateway » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:07 pm

AntiM wrote:Burning Man Drone policy 2016. 2017 should be released shortly.

http://burningman.org/event/black-rock- ... de/drones/


Any updates to this? Esp for people who have a FAA 107 license, in order to fly at night we need to submit a wavier to the FAA 90 days in advance.

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