airplane rule

airplane rule

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AIRPLANE RULE - Shorthand for "keep software simple" - a twin-engined plane has more engine problems than a single-engined plane.
Airplane Rule: an old hacker phrase extended to electronic technologies based on the theory that the more complex the technical system, the likelier the chance of a component failure that brings down the whole enterprise; e.g., more engines, more chance for engine failure.
It tries to apply some manned-aircraft rules to the machines and their operators, even as it adopts those proven features of model airplane rules. The proposal forgoes the opportunity to certify sUAS types and seeks only minimal operator certification, but also would require aircraft registration and displaying an N-number.