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Comment Re:Nothing new here (Score 1) 216 216

Quad copters are the 'slob enabled technology' (SET) version of model aircraft.
No skill barrier to entry, and a skill-barrier to entry does a lot to preclude reckless acts which can endanger the ability to carry out the activity.

Example: It takes skill to ride a dirt-bike, quads are the slob-enabled technology version of the activity.

Comment Re:This one only "crashed" (Score 1) 258 258

1. Do you know how rarely aircraft fly with live air to ground ordinance in US air space? Live fire practice is actually pretty rare and the bad PR of an F-16 fully loaded with bombs crashing into a shopping mall is very hight.

Actually, they do it all the time in the restricted airspace ranges.
The live-fire range at Ft. Drum is/was used by F-16s, A-10s, B-52s, Reapers, etc etc.

When the F16s flew out of Syracuse they would fly to Ft. Drum and load live armaments there.

"What I've done, of course, is total garbage." -- R. Willard, Pure Math 430a