FPV Regulated in your Country?

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Re: FPV Regulated in your Country?

Postby RCModelReviews » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:18 am

Yellowirenut wrote:(2) flown within visual line of sight of the person operating

This is the bit that could kill FPV.

Even with this exemption, FPV will fall under the FAA's control -- if you intend to fly beyond about 600m with the average sized model (they "disappear" to the naked eye).
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Re: FPV Regulated in your Country?

Postby ergocentric » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:06 pm

(3) flown for hobby or recreational purposes.


so much for reviewing equipment, researching aerodynamics, investigating news stories, or inspecting roofs
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Re: FPV Regulated in your Country?

Postby Yellowirenut » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:19 pm

ergocentric wrote:
(3) flown for hobby or recreational purposes.


so much for reviewing equipment, researching aerodynamics, investigating news stories, or inspecting roofs


If you can make money off of it (part of a business venture) then different rules apply to you.
They are not saying u can not fly FPV just that you must adhere by different rules.
I just posted a small part of the full bill

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c ... 112fAzwUV::

full bill
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Re: FPV Regulated in your Country?

Postby ergocentric » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:31 pm

enough talk about US law, what about US law?

where does it NOT apply?

they sent terrorist police after people for copyright infringement?

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/accused ... ed-4717119

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Re: FPV Regulated in your Country?

Postby ergocentric » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:36 pm

Yellowirenut wrote:
ergocentric wrote:
(3) flown for hobby or recreational purposes.


so much for reviewing equipment, researching aerodynamics, investigating news stories, or inspecting roofs


If you can make money off of it (part of a business venture) then different rules apply to you.
They are not saying u can not fly FPV just that you must adhere by different rules.
I just posted a small part of the full bill

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c ... 112fAzwUV::

full bill


or these hoops:

http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/reg/

permits and air worthiness certificate
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Re: FPV Regulated in your Country?

Postby RCModelReviews » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:18 pm

The problem is that when the bureaucrats put up too many road-blocks, people just take another road.

For instance, I know one guy here who wants to do commercial FPV but right now, that's pretty much illegal so he's going to take still photos for his customers from the ground -- and charge them. He's then going to do some "recreational FPV" flying and he'll also *give* his customers a free set of video files that were obtained while he was doing this "recreational FPV" flying during his lunch hour.

Technically -- he'd be within the law -- but we all know this is just dodging the roadblocks.

When the laws become too restrictive, they fail totally because people ignore them. It's far better to come up with laws that provide a measure of safety and control but don't drive people to side-step them because that defeats the whole purpose.

Hence the need for the FPV community to be pro-active and show that they're capable of establishing their own code of practice and operational framework of rules.
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