Allianz Drone report.

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Allianz Drone report.

Postby Gonsky » Wed Dec 7 2016, 22:02

"From delivering pizzas to saving lives, drones are becoming a part of our everyday lives. In its report, “Rise of the drones: Managing the Unique Risks Associated with Unmanned Aircraft Systems”, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) addresses the unique risks associated with unmanned aircraft systems"

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Munich, Sep 14, 2016


http://www.agcs.allianz.com/assets/PDFs ... report.pdf

Interesting reading.

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Re: Allianz Drone report.

Postby FerrariFlyer » Wed Dec 7 2016, 22:28

Thanks for posting Gregory. Quite an interesting read.

I still don't believe that CASA are dedicating the resources required to manage this rapidly growing part of the aviation sector. My view is that it has been more a case of 'good luck rather than good management' that we haven't had more serious incidents involving UAVs colliding with manned aircraft.

Interestingly, I recently followed up with a local club regarding some photographic and promotional work for our drone business and he informed me that at least six other 'locals' had approached him and offered to take photos for him for their upcoming redevelopment. They all appeared to have purchased their small drones from the local Harvey Norman outlet and hey presto, they are ready to undertake 'commercial work'. One could bet with almost certainty that none of them are licenced, trained or insured. Frightening!

Sure, the current regulations allow for sub-2kg drones to be operated by merely notifying CASA of their intent to do so in a commercial sense but the reality is that virtually no one knows about this requirement and even fewer people again will actually make the effort to do the right thing and honestly report their activity. As an operator who is insured, trained, licenced and operates under a UOC with a legitimate business structure you begin to wonder...is it worth it?
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Re: Allianz Drone report.

Postby CYHeli » Thu Dec 8 2016, 03:08

..is it worth it?

If something goes wrong it will.
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Re: Allianz Drone report.

Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Dec 8 2016, 03:35

A mate of mine, whom you know quite well of late FF, got in to uav photography early on in the game. He said years ago after watching the new toys come in, and the market changing; 'It'll be a race to the bottom'. They'll hardly even be piloted in the near future, so being a 'drone pilot' will be tuning the drone on, and clicking the button on the mouse/iPads that says 'fly'.
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Re: Allianz Drone report.

Postby Gonsky » Thu Dec 8 2016, 05:23

I will be more concerned when they can turn themselves on :shock:

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Re: Allianz Drone report.

Postby Twistgrip » Thu Dec 8 2016, 06:01

I will be more concerned when they can turn themselves on


I've always maintained the "Terminator" series portraying Skynet is plausible in terms of becoming self aware, I think James Cameron was onto something. pop;
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Re: Allianz Drone report.

Postby FerrariFlyer » Tue Feb 28 2017, 13:33

A close call for an EMS machine in the USA and only a matter of time before we have a serious incident. CASA's relaxation of drone operating regulations has very likely only added to the chances of an accident occurring:

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/CareFl ... 22323.html

And Jabberwocky....our mutual good friend is absolutely right.
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Re: Allianz Drone report.

Postby Gonsky » Tue Feb 28 2017, 20:10

The sub 25 kg drone market is always going to the area that creates the most issues. Cheap < 10k $$ and readily available. The more commercial drones are actually having more design limits put into their firmware ( geofencing, no fly around airports ) and the like which is a good start.

http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.co ... ollection/

With the 25 kg and over market the cost and complexity is keeping that segment more specialised. 100+ kg is again a whole new market and requires serious funding and a though knowledge of design, propulsion, CACS and their integration.

The CASA regulations are completely wrong for air frames up to the 25 kg limit, even in the US the FAA has forced every quadcopter to be registered and at least you would know who is flying them.

uAvionix has been making great strides into the Sense and Avoid market.

http://www.uavionix.com/

There is also the other side of the equation,

http://fortune.com/2017/02/24/faa-birds-drones-pilots/

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