I have thousand of hour flying airplanes. Batteries have always been a problem. There are many aftermarked products that are designed for aviation. They range from better cables and controllers to the batteries. Too many times the cheaper part was used by the company and we the user need to buy a more expensive part to fix the potential problem.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.