Study for Thesis

Discussion in 'Safety & Regulation' started by JerryMC2017, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. JerryMC2017

    JerryMC2017 Member

    Hi Everyone,
    I am drone pilot for more than 3 years, therefore I decided to run my Thesis on Drones,
    Drones are the future of humanity, for patrolling, shipping, lives savings, inspection, transportation and other applications,
    As part of my Thesis I decided to run a study regarding pilots main concerns, as a drone pilot my main concern is Hitting someone due to a drone malfunction or even to be liable of 3rd party damages, study results are not confidential, I will be happy to share them, Hopfully many of you will participate so we get better understanding regarding your concerns.

    This research is meant for our use and your personal detail won't be shared with anyone (you may also answer anonymously.)

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUur5suCUiv4H794qC6KyxsrsSBKtodsOy8NVOVvkERrPObQ/viewform

    Hope its oK,

    Thanks!
     
  2. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    All done hope it helps
     
  3. JerryMC2017

    JerryMC2017 Member

    Thank you!,
     
  4. ringolong

    ringolong Well-Known Member

  5. JerryMC2017

    JerryMC2017 Member

    Hi,
    Thanks for participating!
    It helps a lot,
     
  6. JerryMC2017

    JerryMC2017 Member

    By the way, If someone has an opinion(open discussion) and would like to share it here this is an option,
    Someone wrote me in other forum, drones manufacturers working on making the systems more redundant, does anyone think that it would get to a point where drones are safe enough to fly over people?
    In one hand, DJI(for example) is working on improving the redundancy but for more professional systems such the M200 but what about "low cost" drones such the Phantom or the inspire(Mid cost), the deployment of those drones are much more widely (millions)...

    Jerr
     
  7. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi the motors are hard to make fail safe, if its a quad it needs 4 to fly a octi-copter or hex can loose a motor and still fly
     
  8. JerryMC2017

    JerryMC2017 Member

    Hi Holtneil,
    As I understand, while the drone is new the probability for failure is low but after some time the probability is going higher?
    How can we (consumers) improve drone safety without adding safety features?, why not adding safety features?, Pros and cons?
    Is there any maintenance rules to improve safety for non-commercial drones?
    Jerr
     
  9. JerryMC2017

    JerryMC2017 Member

    By the way, did anyone hear about the person that flew a drone on contraction site, the drone crushed into a crane and than fall on top of a worker and injured him?
    Some friend told me about it but couldn't find the artical...
     
  10. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi there are parachutes for quads the main thing is weight you need to keep it light or you have to go up in size of quad , also cost if its more than the price of the quad will it still be worth doing , many people start with toy quads that are cheaper than hobby grade , another problem is where do you fit a chute if all the top plate of the quad has battery of FCB fitted there
     
  11. ThatDamnGuy

    ThatDamnGuy Member

  12. JerryMC2017

    JerryMC2017 Member

    Thanks,
    Holtneil, do you use drones for professional use or hobby?,
    Do you think that the situation is different for hobby use/professional use?
    As I see from my research (actually only 30 people answered to the survey over all the forums i have posted it...) part of the people don't want to use parachutes or other safety features due to weight and cost, do you think insurance can solve this issue as backup for accidents?
     
  13. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi I hobby fly you are ment to have insurance to fly in public places which is hard to get even BMF does not cover public flying club fields only or a location where you have the land owners permission to fly
     

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