- Nov 11, 2014
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I am not certain about this, but I believe that R/C activity is supposed to stay below 500 feet and maintain a similar separation from aircraft. There are also rules concerning operation of R/C aircraft in the vicinity of an airfield that are similar to what we follow in the rocketry community. I'm sure that there are a few on the boards here that know the rules concerning R/C flying much better than I that can give you a better answer though.I'd like to know what the law concerning this... Not that I'd fly a drone anywhere near a manned aircraft, but just so that people are aware that they need to stay XYZ yards away from situations like this.
That is incorrect.....this is from the AMA site.AMA says R/C craft are supposed to stay below 400 feet AGL. IIRC, most manned aircraft have a floor of 1000 feet AGL. Good reason to keep R/C away from an airport.
What's the term.. "Ignorance is bliss" and "ignorance doesn't excuse you". I know that they, the FAA, are / were trying to get people to register their drones. if I recall, it was a $5 fee for registering.. ( I know that, and I don't even live in the US!) But as well, very few bothered to register their drones..So I can be fined 250,000 bucks for flying my quadcopter in my front yard. That's total BS. This is a good example of a few idiots making it hard for everyone else. I kinda understand why they have to be registered but unless the thing crashes and/or is "captured", the owner will likely still go unknown. They can/will still break the law, endanger others, and what not and get away their stupidity. Wow. I don't know why I am still surprised by the stupidity of some folks.
I didn't even know I had to register the thing, now I am breaking the law by flying it around my place. Actually I don't think it weighs over .55 lbs, and I can't remember last time I flew it. Broke a gear last time and haven't fixed it yet. But still. Grrr. That's more money to fork over because of a bunch of ninkapoops being ninkapoops. Now I have to weigh mine? Is there a card included with a new drone saying it has to be registered or is that done when bought? They should have different classes or levels maybe. Class 1 - no register. Class 2 - register. Class - 3 register and get a waiver.
This idiot should be prosecuted, for not registering the thing (if that is the case) and again for impeding a first responder. Make an example. Make up something for his stupidity as well.
Hey, hey. No need for name calling. I have had my toy quadcopter for a few years now, pre-registration. I haven't exactly had my finger on the pulse of drone regulations and such. Where I live, the risk of me crashing into a passing aircraft or even a home other than mine is very remote. So having to register to fly it never even crossed my mind. It's just so silly.What's the term.. "Ignorance is bliss" and "ignorance doesn't excuse you". I know that they, the FAA, are / were trying to get people to register their drones. if I recall, it was a $5 fee for registering.. ( I know that, and I don't even live in the US!) But as well, very few bothered to register their drones..
Yes, it would be nice to have a card included, or even better, to have to enter a password before it flew. An FAA issued (or other governing body) password that gathers a certain amount of info, like a car or dog or even an AMA licence. (We seem OK with this, and expect it to a certain degree.) But, we can see the uproar, that "I have to register a birthday present for my little Timmy, so he can play with this in our back yard?!" this would cause. And hat the store would then also have the responsibility to inform purchasers of said product.. Of course, we see that happening when you order from Amazon...
Having it in the instruction is rather pointless, how many read the instructions, let alone would follow them? How many would look at an extra card in the box?!
Why? It's a fly, swat it.The CA state legislature passed a law last year after drones stopped aerial firefighting a couple times in a few month period. Anyone interfering with emergency personnel whether it is in person or with a drone is guilty of a misdemeanor. From what I've read if a drone is seen anywhere in the area the tankers will stop flying even if it's not near their flight paths.
And when they seek compensation... SUE THEIR PANTS OFF!!!Why? It's a fly, swat it.
Mickey, joke & sarcasm taken! hope you read mine too!! it's all good!!Hey, hey. No need for name calling. I have had my toy quadcopter for a few years now, pre-registration. I haven't exactly had my finger on the pulse of drone regulations and such. Where I live, the risk of me crashing into a passing aircraft or even a home other than mine is very remote. So having to register to fly it never even crossed my mind. It's just so silly.
Did you know here in Louisiana you can only keep one redfish over 27"? Of course you didn't, because why would you need to know something like that, it doesn't affect you.
I know it is difficult to tell from reading, but I am joking - just a little sarcasm. Yes I know the registration thingy does apply to me, was only a joke.
And because it's one more thing that the pilot of a manned aircraft should not have to be aware of.Because if it comes into contact with the manned aircraft there's no telling what damage it will do. How do you propose to "swat it"? Last time I checked the FD didn't carry around SAMs to shoot down drones.
I know about the fines, but sue their pants off has a better ring to it.There is concern that a collision would damage the manned plane. Potentially causing a crash from hitting an engine, windshield, control surface etc.. Part of the problem is that there has been no testing done, so the effects are completely unknown. It doesn't help that many of them are made from carbon fiber or aluminum tubing, so they pose more of a threat than the size alone might indicate. However, they are built light, so it's hard to say. I think in the vast majority of cases, the manned craft would completely destroy the drone suffering no more damage than a single bird strike, which happens all the time. But an impact on the end of a carbon tube could, in theory anyway, punch through a windshield, for example. And helicopters might be more at risk. I honestly don't know, and nobody else does either due to lack of testing. So people assume the worst.
As for someone seeking compensation for a manned craft hitting their drone, no need to sue them. FAA already has those stiff fines they can impose. But sure, make them pay to fix the manned craft. Even if it's just to wash the windshield. Or make them do the work, supervised of course. That might make an interesting punishment, 80 hours repairing manned craft damaged by drones and birds. Even if it's on craft that aren't going to fly again, just to make them see the damage they cause. Not that I expect it would do much good for most of the morons. It might help with those that just don't understand though.