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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-14/chinese-made-drones-programmed-with-no-fly-zones/5388356 - it would be...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-14/chinese-made-drones-programmed-with-no-fly-zones/5388356 - it would be interesting to see whether you think this is a DFG or DFB initiative.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-14/chinese-made-drones-programmed-with-no-fly-zones/5388356

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  1. Two points I note on this article:

    1) Who decides as well as maintains this list of 'no-fly' zones in Firmware ? Whilst I think this is an important feature there should be some ability to decide your own. One (of many) reasons why Open Source Firmware would be my choice when getting a unit. Even more important when it comes to educational use of these things. The reason and importance of such no-flight zones is part of the learning required.

    2) Why is it important to point out that this is a Chinese manufactured unit ?

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  2. 1. I have been wondering on that one too.
    2. ...and that one also!

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  3. Yeah they do that when it comes to toys ;-)

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  4. Very good points, I agree with you Alexander Hayes that there needs to be a better way of defining this space, perhaps drawing upon crowd sourcing to update a public database. For much the same reason that a GPS is better if it 'knows' speed limits and 'no go zones', I am reminded of the users that got 'lost' if they relied on the early derivatives of the mapping technology and again about the confidence that Google has with their automatic cars. How hard is it to program features .. such as duck and turn to avoid an airport radar or navigation beacon, move away to avoid a building or landmark, rise to avoid people birds, or even if all signals are lost .. return to the launch site or if not found, move to a flat solid surface such as a nearby park and hover at a safe distance above the ground? Is this the next gen smart-drones with more sensors and some fly-smarts?

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