German company providing drone rentals @ 190 EUR [private use] or @ 420 EUR [commercial use]. Interesting to note, units supposedly easy to control for the novice via video goggles and Tablet PC, remote control or using GPS waypoint navigation. English translation of website via google available here.

For the record, not associated with firm(s) in any way -- posted for informational purposes only.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 15, 2010 at 11:21am
Wow thats a cost effective way of doing it. Would be illegal in the UK before anyone thinks of it....
Comment by Fabien Bruning on September 15, 2010 at 2:07pm
As far as I can tell, it would be allowed in the Netherlands (and quite likely Germany, or they wouldn't be offering it) if the drone is under 25kg and remains within LOS.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 15, 2010 at 2:13pm
Wow is that the ruling over there? Commercial flight no training or licence required? Best I hop over the channel and get on with it then! Here in UK CAP722 would apply, weight would not be an issue but if you are renting it, its a commercial service so you would need the appropriate bits of paper. I wonder if the rental cost includes insurance. I have emailed them but no response.
Comment by Fabien Bruning on September 15, 2010 at 2:21pm
Yeah I think so, but you'd better check before hopping the canal. The particular ruling on model airplanes (manned or not) is very very vague, and local authorities can still forbid any flights.

There isn't anything in there about commercial flights though, or I must've missed it.

Comment by Rory Paul on September 15, 2010 at 2:36pm
Am I wrong 190 Euros an hour? is that flight time or when FedEx puts it in the back of their truck?
Comment by MarcS on September 15, 2010 at 6:14pm
Hi Gary and Fabien,
it´s not that easy in germany. The main problem is that it´s basically not clear...
The law on model airplanes under 25kg does not explicitely exclude commecial use. There are several interpretations and there were some changes not so long ago which were ment to make it clear, but actually did not.
Then there comes the federal structure of germany which means you got aprx. 25 different administrations for different regions which interpret in their own way....

In general it means you have to ask and do paperwork before the flights (if the company does not have a general license fo that region, which is true for some).

But I´m not a lawyer, just careful...

Comment by Mike on September 15, 2010 at 6:34pm
Yes, 190 Euros per hour
Service is available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (franchise network)
More info via sUAS News
Comment by Mike on September 16, 2010 at 7:11am
Interesting article . . . If You Can’t Afford a UAV, Rent One
Seems the military wants to be able to fly over U.S. cities and homes -- wants the FAA to change airspace regs. Food for thought . . . the following FAA concerns might also apply to R/C (my opinion) -- as quoted in above article;
- "develop adequate sense-and-avoid technologies to prevent collisions", view diydrones blog post covering this topic;
- "ensure that hackers can’t corrupt the communications link between UAVs and their operators", view diydrones blog post covering this topic.
Comment by Mike on September 16, 2010 at 7:35am
re: rent a drone .... another example .... rent / hire UK based Camerent UAV

Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 16, 2010 at 8:35am
ooh thats interesting, totally illegal as well!! I shall email them to find out how much it costs.

Due to the various options available on the Camerent UAV please call for pricing, we normally provide our UAV with an operator to ensure you get the most from the equipment.

I can't email them they don't seem to have any live email addresses on their site


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