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Long Range Phone Drone?

bjornaugestad
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:13:11 GMT

Long-range phone drones? On top of my wish list, is a long range drone which can be controlled using the public cell phone network, and also can stream e. g. video data from the drone to a "base station", another cell phone. The use case for this phone would be long distance patroling, e. g. in remote areas (with cell coverage) . Such drones can be used by fire fighters to inspect wide areas, by wildlife rangers to look for poachers, or even to look for missing persons at sea (near the coast). Basically what I want, is a Phone Drone with better range and support for a CAT s60 phone(infrared sensor) Have you guys considered making such a drone?

devynm
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:28:11 GMT

Thank you for your ideas! We have so many creative thoughts tucked away just waiting to be developed. With how quickly the drone industry is progressing we know that we can develop flying machines that will change the world and are interested on how it can change yours. Drones can make humanity more convenient and enhance the beauty surrounding the human experience.

latahgps
Sun, 13 Mar 2016 09:11:37 GMT

You can't get to carried away with a Long Range Phone Drone. In the current Proposed Part 107, FAA Reg's that covers small UAV's it states: At all times the small unmanned aircraft must remain close enough to the operator for the operator to be capable of seeing the aircraft with vision unaided by any device other than corrective lenses.

cocreatr
Sun, 13 Mar 2016 14:01:03 GMT

Well, you can get carried away if by some magic new technology, you can keep it under the weight limit for toys.

jimbarron
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:58:09 GMT

Fortunately the USA is far from the only market for drone use.Re restrictions will vary among different countries and different levels of government. Some of the uses will be developed in less restrictive areas and then when the value of a use is established, that will put pressure on other governments to make restrictions more reasonable. (a good example of that is stem cell research where USA restrictions drove many of the best researchers overseas. Only belateldy after Chine replaced the USA as the world leader due in no small part to so many of the USA's best researchers being driven there did the USA lighten up. Drone technology has far too many highly valuable _civilian_ uses to be unduly confined by the kind of very short sighted and ill considered (and at times frankly paranoid) restrictions the USA has become so prone to z(please excuse any typos - due to problems with the interface, I cannot see what I am typing)

jimbarron
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:01:44 GMT

Excellent point. The major advantage of drones is reduction in size (enabled by not having the pilot on board). Mniturization is where it's at (one limitation there is when a drone gets too light it becomes more susceptible to wind)

bfits21
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:44:19 GMT

I find it hysterical you are worried about a long range phone drone when this company has not shown a single trace of evidence they are ever going to deliver a Phone Drone at all. This is the closest thing to vapor ware I have ever seen and, if I do ever get the drone already paid for, it will be the last business this company will ever see from me or anyone I know. What a frickin' joke. There have been new car models designed and put into production faster than the elusive phone drone.