“Add a cheap video camera and you give the drone eyes that can be used for terminal course correction.”
Good point. I need to update the blog!
This has been discussed in the related blog on the UAV at Glasgow that could easily have been a failed terrorist attack in the Landing Approach Kill Zone (LAKZ) (blog pending):
“Passenger plane involved in near miss with UFO near Glasgow airport”
Here is a high quality amateur YouTube video of a cargo ship under way shot by a quadcopter under FPV (first-person view) control by a merchant seaman.
The quadcopter is highly maneuverable even in blustery over-water wind conditions and appears to easily achieve altitudes in excess of 3,500 feet, the Glasgow UFO intercept altitude.
Cruddcopter FPV - Seaman Style (GoPro 3 Black) HD
The seaman is pictured in the video with a FPV headset that looks like this FatShark headset system:
A radio transmitter, placed in the vicinity of the normal VR location, using low power, transmitting conflicting control signals could possibly defeat any attempts by someone hoping to use a drone to effect the crash of a heavy commercial aircraft. I am not sure how this would affect the Airbus - fly by wire aircraft.
Oh, so it's your blog?
So tell me why the hell you needed to excerpt it then:
(Excerpt) Read more at runwaykillzone.com ...