DJI Calls Research Video of Drone Hitting Airplane Wing 'Misleading,' Demands Withdrawal
Altogether, DJI asserts that the test created an unrealistic scenario designed to "generate paid research work for UDRI at the expense of the reputation of drone technology broadly, and DJI's products specifically." The company has demanded that the research be withdrawn and a statement of correction be issued. As of now, the video is still live.
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- The speed of the impact in the video assumes that the Mooney M20 used in the project was flying at maximum cruising speed and the drone was flying beyond its maximum speed. The plane would only be flying that fast at altitudes well above a drone's regulated maximum altitude. DJI asserts that the actual impact energy would be much lower due to the slower speed the plane would be flying at were it to encounter a drone at a normal altitude where they're found.
- The researchers used the damage caused to a four-seater plane as evidence of that which would be caused to a commercial jet.
- The researchers did not follow rigorous scientific testing protocol.
- The test was designed to maximize damage instead of following FAA's protocol, which dictate testing the most likely scenario.