Remote ID Requirement & Waypoint Missions

Will the FAA requirement of remote ID have an effect on flying waypoint missions?

If this topic already has a thread please point me to it.

My interpretation of RID rules (which are really confusing) is that any flight (free or programmed) will come under the upcoming requirement. Nothing is crystal clear yet about the rules.
Some have speculated that non-compliant drones wont even take off. That would certainly affect waypoint missions.

Agreed, everything is still too confusing. I don’t understand the technology of how ‘remote ID’ will work, hopefully someone can educate me.

If the drone, or module, transmits a signal back to the controller then there must be limitation distance between drone and controller. When flying a waypoint mission the distance between the two could easily be exceeded.

There is already an enormous amount of data being transmitted from your drone to the controller (flight logs). RID will use Wi-Fi to transmit some additional data that can be received by a RID receiver.

Yes, there has always been a distance limit between the drone and controller.

Waypoint missions have nothing to do with distance between the drone and controller. Most (all?) distance tests you will find on YouTube are being done manually and not using waypoints.

I am aware and agree with everything you said. My original post ask the question concerning only RID and waypoint missions. From what limited knowledge I have found the signal transmission from RID module will be Bluetooth 5.2. Most waypoint missions could easily be farther than a Bluetooth signal. So my question is- would this prevent any waypoint missions that exceeds Bluetooth capabilities?

RID and waypoint missions are two independent things. I have heard nothing that would suggest one is linked to the other. I have seen demos of RID only broadcasting to around 1000 or so feet. There are many example of people flying miles from their home point. How far you fly and how far RID can broadcast are two independent things.

While I dont claim to understand all of the 470 page FAA rule on RID (yes… 470 pages!) here are a couple of quotes from the document:

'If the remote identification equipment provides an indication of failure or malfunction during flight, the
unmanned aircraft operator must land the unmanned aircraft as soon as practicable.’

'When determining how and when to land the unmanned aircraft as soon as practicable,
the FAA expects the person manipulating the flight controls of the UAS to operate in a manner
that minimizes risk to other users of the airspace and people and property on the ground, while
using aeronautical decision making to quickly and safely land the unmanned aircraft at a suitable
landing area.’

From what I understand, there will not be an ‘all seeing eye’ (no pun intended @EyeSee ) that continually monitors all drone flights.Here is their comment:

'The FAA reaffirms the remote identification broadcast requirement, as
adopted, is a local broadcast that would be receivable to smart devices and other compatible
receivers within a limited proximity to the aircraft.’

Here is what they said about that:

'The FAA did not, however, propose a specific frequency band.
Rather, the FAA envisioned industry stakeholders would identify the appropriate spectrum to use
for this capability and would propose solutions through the means of compliance acceptance
process. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that the public has the capability, using
existing commonly available and 47 CFR part 15 compliant devices, such as cellular phones,
smart devices, tablet computers, or laptop computers, to receive these broadcast messages.’

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Thanks to all that have replied. By Sept 16th more information will help make sense of everything. For me the hobby of drone flying has become more like going to work. Probably time to find another passion.

Here is an article that offers some helpful information about RID.
Drone Remote ID – 10 Things You Need to Know – Droneblog.