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Posted by epoxyearl | Dec 04, 2018 @ 05:22 AM | 6,781 Views
There's a new movement afoot at the FAA to have transponders aboard models to alert full scale aircraft in the vicinity.

About $250 each , most guys could not afford one , or would not want to spend the money, at least.
I suppose Clubs could just buy one and mount it at the field somewhere , and they could alert the Aircraft at 33,000 feet that they were in an activity area. That shouldn't cause any real concern at that altitude.

This 'Proactivity' is a little concerning, because I have yet to read a factual case of a model bringing down a Full Scale Aircraft. Hell, I've seen an Aircraft hit a GOOSE at 160 knots , and land safely with no windshield, and a Pilot blinded by Goose Blood. I believe the FAA should redirect their sight to Flying Fowls, rather than UAV's...