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The Argument Against Banning Chinese Drones (Part 5) by Chris Fink, CEO of Unmanned Vehicle Technologies

Good points well articulated. Part of the reason for the attempted putsch of DJI tech could lie with lobbyists for domestic commercial interests, we are on the ragged edge of tipping into a world where big commerce delivery companies will want to dominate the sub-400' airspace and with America starting to be led towards the same kind of isolationist policy that dominated the continental U.S during the 1930's and early 40's, American sourced and made drones capable of doing the job would provide a series of new, gloriously taxable domestic industries.

Sadly, regardless of pressure from the likes of Skydio, the production of a capable and reliable product line to meet the demand is highly unlikely without the end-user forking out at least twice the current unit price of an equivalent DJI product.

Addressing the second point made, this insane insistence on trotting out blatant hogwash concerning endemic Chinese electronic espionage has recently evolved further, shifting from phones and drones to Chinese made dockyard cranes being capable of economically crippling both Europe and America... a supposition that would be laughable if it wasn't being taken seriously by Twitter Generation politicians.

If China was hell-bent on crippling the West, all they would have to do is stop exporting everything made there and flog it to the Russians and the Koreans instead.

But regarding the increasing push to ban DJI products, I am honestly of the opinion that private owners of DJI products will be the inevitable collateral damage that occurs as a result of the scramble to commercialise airspace provisionally allocated for the use of privately owned and operated drones. DJI faces the brunt of the attack solely due to the fact that it controls over 70% of this marketplace.

And while we're at it, Mr. Fink, DJI drones are a phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic. Your Drone Alliance is ignoring at least 50% of private DJI drone owners whose voices could add twice the weight to your lobbying efforts, or does the Drone Alliance only see the continental United States as being worth standing up for? I mentioned this in a previous response. We live in a global world now with an interconnected global economy. Perhaps the Drone Alliance would serve drone owners better if it became the International Drone Alliance.
 
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Good points well articulated. Part of the reason for the attempted putsch of DJI tech could lie with lobbyists for domestic commercial interests, we are on the ragged edge of tipping into a world where big commerce delivery companies will want to dominate the sub-400' airspace and with America starting to be led towards the same kind of isolationist policy that dominated the continental U.S during the 1930's and early 40's, American sourced and made drones capable of doing the job would provide a series of new, gloriously taxable domestic industries.

Sadly, regardless of pressure from the likes of Skydio, the production of a capable and reliable product line to meet the demand is highly unlikely without the end-user forking out at least twice the current unit price of an equivalent DJI product.

Addressing the second point made, this insane insistence on trotting out blatant hogwash concerning endemic Chinese electronic espionage has recently evolved further, shifting from phones and drones to Chinese made dockyard cranes being capable of economically crippling both Europe and America... a supposition that would be laughable if it wasn't being taken seriously by Twitter Generation politicians.

If China was hell-bent on crippling the West, all they would have to do is stop exporting everything made there and flog it to the Russians and the Koreans instead.

But regarding the increasing push to ban DJI products, I am honestly of the opinion that private owners of DJI products will be the inevitable collateral damage that occurs as a result of the scramble to commercialise airspace provisionally allocated for the use of privately owned and operated drones. DJI faces the brunt of the attack solely due to the fact that it controls over 70% of this marketplace.

And while we're at it, Mr. Fink, DJI drones are a phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic. Your Drone Alliance is ignoring at least 50% of private DJI drone owners whose voices could add twice the weight to your lobbying efforts, or does the Drone Alliance only see the continental United States as being worth standing up for? I mentioned this in a previous response. We live in a global world now with an interconnected global economy. Perhaps the Drone Alliance would serve drone owners better if it became the International Drone Alliance.
That has been my position from the beginning of the talk about banning Chinese drones, really it is about destroying DJI's large market share on the drone hardware industry.

This is US capitalism at work... Why build a better drone for less or the same amount of money, than the competition, (DJI). When you can build a drone that cost the same to produce but charge 3 times more for them. Then force the US consumer and public service entities to purchase them.
 
The people in congress are just a bunch of idiots and clowns. I have no faith in the American government anymore as it’s turned into a political dictatorship government and if you think it’s going to get better we’ll think again as I’d bet a million that it won’t. Stupid greasy power hungry politicians!
 
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