US Drone Regulations and Concerns


US Drone Regulations and Concerns

I am starting this group to discuss and consider the repercussions regulations may  have on future drone activity and what we as a community should be doing or if we should be making any effort to effect these changes. As we look maturely and responsibly at our future. This discussion is NOT intended to be a discussion about commercial drones but for hobby drones like the ones most of us build here at DIY Drones   

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Regulations U.S.A.

Started by David Settles Jul 28, 2014. 0 Replies

Function - Hobby only. Fun and learningWeight/Size - 10 pounds all up max    Range - limited by max altitude. 400 feet. how can you fly and stay under 400 feet?Control Systems - whateverVehicle Types…Continue

DIY Drone Regulation -- If you were 'The Man', what would you call legal?

Started by R. D. Starwalt. Last reply by Harry Courter Feb 2, 2014. 3 Replies

-- Hobby Unmanned Aircraft Only --Here it is, your chance to be 'The Man' and make the rules. This is a blank sheet of paper.Spell them out clearly in regards to:Function - what you can and can not…Continue

Tags: standards, UAV

Flight Standards Group -- Already established here on DIYD

Started by R. D. Starwalt. Last reply by Monroe King Jan 13, 2014. 3 Replies

Gary started a group previously...'s try to not plow over the same ground if…Continue

Wiki List of International Civil Aviation Authorities

Started by R. D. Starwalt. Last reply by R. D. Starwalt Jan 13, 2014. 3 Replies

The world is a big place and there are as many regulatory agencies as there are countries with the means to establish them...…Continue

Tags: Civil, Aviation, Authorities, International

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Comment by J Smith on May 1, 2015 at 6:27am

Finally! I found a group for this!

I will be reading up on this groups' posts, but in the mean time, I would suggest that the best tactic would be for maybe this group to come up with it's own set of standardsand ruules, and get as much of the drone community as possible to support them, to provide an already existant framework (If you have not already done so). This, among other obvious reasons, because bureaucrats are lazy, and might perfer to adopt an already existant framework of standards and rules. Otherwise Murphy's Law in the bureaucracy could make regulations based more on commercial aeronautics, or commercial delivery drones, that are adverse to the whole private/hobby drone sector.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on January 13, 2014 at 6:38am

I don't think people realize how far down the line the process is and how no other organisation will be listened to. The AUVSI represents commercial use and the AMA has moved to represent this group. RCAPA tried but failed as back in 2007 folks thought it was all fear mongering. Oh lets not forget an AV man heads ASTM F-38 the standards coming for commercial ops.


Comment by Badman Teddy Edward on January 12, 2014 at 8:50pm

I contemplated starting the Civil Drone Flyers Association in order to try and give guidance in regards to regs etc and to try and push for the safe flight behaviour...not to take away from the fun but to show there are ways to have fun without compromising the safety of the general public.


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