Bill Northey

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  1. Thank you Av8Chuck. Good feedback. Yes, standardization will help scale the industry. Cost and non-interchangeability will continue to be impediments to growth.
  2. Hi, I have had some interest in UAV's and their applications, and have spoken to a few manufacturers as part of my job. It appears that the high quality drones are often times stuck with using cheap inferior connectors to connect batteries, cameras, audio, LIDAR or other components. They are often not weatherproof, unshielded, not secure in shock and vibration, or otherwise unreliable. Many military UAV's solve the issues by using very high priced, very high quality military grade circular connectors. What are the thoughts of standardizing on some high quality connectors for the commercial UAV market, perhaps creating some commonality in these interfaces? This could be an industry consortia effort, creating specifications or standards. I am interested in feedback.