I make them hand me the box, still shrink wrapped.
Plenty of commercial places have the simple equipment and supplies needed to re-shrink wrap inventory. I'd never trust a 'wrapped box as factory-fresh.
I also wonder if some of these regulations are coming from the really big aviation companies who have pretty much entirely missed out on the commercial drone market and they know that if they craft the regulations carefully enough they will shut out the innovations pouring out of small companies all over. This way it will end up only being large corporations selling to the police, the military, and other large corporations? This completely screws the little guy. But at what point has government taken the needs of the little guy into serious consideration in the last 50 years when it came up against huge corporations?
Safety is a consideration, particularly with all the sensationalized news reports of late. But Industry, while sometimes late, plays the long game and they'd don't like upstart competition. I expect more than a few of the sensationalized reports are actually driven by Industry Interests (they own main stream media so not difficult to do) in an effort to gain control of a market in which they don't yet have much skin.
Freaking Moldova can put a banker in jail, why can't we?
The problem is we insist on calling these people "bankers". They're no more bankers than I am. They're criminals who have infiltrated the banking system.
The only thing worse than that, would be to give the left the authority to dictate our energy use.
The only thing worse than that would be to give the industrialists free reign to pollute the entire planet.
who pose no threat but we do NOT fix the threat
They're doing their best to fix the threat
What nobody seems to be doing is fix apparent security problems with onboard communication networks.
MSDOS is not dead, it just smells that way. -- Henry Spencer