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Why all the secrecy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen R Mann Oct 24, 2012. 11 Replies

Everyone involved in the FAA regulatory process is saying it is illegal for them to comment.However, U.S. Code (…Continue

What is an UAV?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Brocious Mar 8, 2011. 10 Replies

According to the FAA, only the term UAS is proper although they recognize that there are small UAS AKA sUAS. The term UAV is officially dropped although still used by many, even in the FAA, old words…Continue

Community Based Organizations Standards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Brocious Mar 15, 2011. 6 Replies

In the sUAS ARC proposal there was a section (2) for  a "set of standards established…Continue

Not complaining, just curious

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Craig Davis Feb 28, 2011. 10 Replies

Why are there so many people still using sUASs commercially in light of the fact that the FAA has forbidden their commercial use without a COA or Airworthiness Certificate?I ask this because the FAA…Continue

 

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Stephen R Mann replied to Duane Brocious's discussion Why all the secrecy?
"It's not as much de-regulation as it is an overdue update.  When the regulations were last updated, a computer was the size of a refigerator.  UAV was science fiction and autopilots were based on a several-hundred pound spinning disk…"
Oct 24, 2012
Marty LaBelle replied to Duane Brocious's discussion Why all the secrecy?
"Agreed that we all need to engage the FAA. You are correct that some government funding might help innovation, but government funding is limited to the imagination and bureaucratic efficiency of the federal government. That…"
Oct 24, 2012
Stephen R Mann replied to Duane Brocious's discussion Why all the secrecy?
""The FAA and their blanket prohibition against flying any UAS for profit virtually guarantees that the future of UAS belongs to our friends in countries other than the United States." The FAA has jurisdiction, and some responsibility, for…"
Oct 23, 2012
Marty LaBelle replied to Duane Brocious's discussion Why all the secrecy?
"As a former soldier I appreciate the concerns about weaponized drones, as a libertarian I appreciate the concerns about privacy. However what brought be to DIYDrones is I wanted to make a living doing something awesome. The FAA and their blanket…"
Oct 23, 2012
Jonathan T. Watters replied to Duane Brocious's discussion Why all the secrecy?
"I think it is pretty obvious that the FAA is being highly influenced by the Department of Defense.  The way I look at it is that the only reason why there would be secrecy is if there is some kind of perceived national security risk. The…"
Jul 13, 2012
Monroe King commented on Duane Brocious's blog post AMA goes on the attack against FPV !
"I'll say this:   I fly rockets we have the NAR and the TRA as or big brothers that help our sport survive. I don't particularly like how a LOT of the people involved with BOTH of these organizations talk about their rules. What they…"
Apr 3, 2012
Duane Brocious commented on Mike's blog post FAA: commercial uses by Sept. 30, 2015
"Note that th same law gives the AMA complete immunuty from the FAA. Expect AMA dues to triple within the year and the AMA to start having non-members arrested and forced to join."
Feb 18, 2012
Duane Brocious commented on Duane Brocious's blog post FAA Reauthorization extension expires at midnite 7/22/2011
"I accidentaly deleted a post here. "Only affects a very small number of FAA employees, most of us FAA folks are not affected."   Sorry Jim."
Jul 23, 2011
Greg Fletcher commented on Duane Brocious's blog post FAA Reauthorization extension expires at midnite 7/22/2011
"Heck, they worked until 1:01 PM. Probably skipped lunch too.           look here"
Jul 22, 2011
Greg Fletcher commented on Duane Brocious's blog post FAA Reauthorization extension expires at midnite 7/22/2011
"Hey they were busy ya know. They got stuff ta do & people to meet and besides it;s Friday Dude! They are supposed to be back on Monday. see here"
Jul 22, 2011
Duane Brocious commented on Duane Brocious's blog post FAA Reauthorization extension expires at midnite 7/22/2011
"UPDATE: Congress adjourned today for a week long recess without approving an extention. The FAA is without further funding as of midnite."
Jul 22, 2011
Duane Brocious posted a blog post

FAA Reauthorization extension expires at midnite 7/22/2011

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Urges Swift Action by Congress on FAA Bill  More HERESee More
Jul 22, 2011
Duane Brocious commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Look at the size of this quad!
"Having grown up with Popular Mechanics in the 50's and 60's, there isn't to much that is new to me. What I like is the ability today to actually play with the stuff. I saw the prints for the Cypher in the 70's while working…"
Jun 23, 2011
Duane Brocious replied to Mike G's discussion FAA and UAV vs FPV
"As long as you are using it for recreational/hobby purposes there are no regulations, just "guidance" from the FAA. That guidance is in AC 91-57"
Jun 14, 2011
Duane Brocious posted a blog post

AMA sued over model aircraft injury.

Model airplane crash leads to local lawsuit  Not much in details but the Star Press Article is available here.See More
Jun 12, 2011
Duane Brocious commented on Duane Brocious's blog post AMA sued over model aircraft injury.
"I am locking this thread now. Any firther details on the case will be revealed in another blog."
Jun 12, 2011

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Keeping recreational aviation open for all amateur sUAS users.
Building and flying recreational sUAS
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FAA Reauthorization extension expires at midnite 7/22/2011

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Urges Swift Action by Congress on FAA Bill

 

 

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AMA sued over model aircraft injury.

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 6:30am 28 Comments



Model airplane crash leads to local lawsuit

 

 

Not much in details but the Star Press Article is available…

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How the FAA defines "Commercial Use"

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 5:30pm 26 Comments

 

A major concern with sUAS is what does the FAA consider "Commercial Use".

Here is a comment from a law firm:

" The FAA has consistently defined commercial operation in terms of whether the…

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