FAA number place holder

Is there any plans to be able to store the FAA number in a field for later use? It seems that identification at some point may need to be transmitted or viewed.


You can define a serial number: http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/parameters.html#brd-serial-num-user-defined-serial-number

At this point there’s no way to store a string (not even MAVLink has that data type for parameters), so there would be a need for quite a few changes. I’m also not sure how a parameter in the vehicle software would be sufficient or compliant with any regulation.

DJI has a white paper about transmitting this information which means it would have to be stored somewhere. At some point maybe we will need to be sending this information out as a broadcast to let people know who’s flying where.

Just a thought.