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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 28, 2014 at 3:19pm

Hey kid, you got a certificate of authorization to fly that quad, I mean drone? Otherwise I am going to have to confiscate it!

What's a certificate of authorization?

You mean you do not have one? Didn't they give it to you when you bought it at the hobby shop?

Well gosh, I have had this quad for quite a while. Maybe they did not require a, what was that?, certificate of authorization then?

Too bad kid, if you don't have one I am confiscating your quad, I mean drone!


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 28, 2014 at 3:34pm


You can always hang out here: There are plenty of members there in need of DIY help without the social drama here on DIY Drones:-)



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 28, 2014 at 3:41pm


If we do not address the possibility and impact of unfair, arbitrary regulation of our sUAS hobby, there will not be much to post about in the way of blog



Comment by Arshish Maneckji on June 28, 2014 at 7:25pm
Here in India there are no rules defined itself for RC aeromodelling. If the FAA passes this I hope the DCGA (equivalent of FAA for India) doesn't just follow suit and ban everything without giving it any thought.....
Comment by Gary McCray on June 28, 2014 at 7:26pm

The Ad on the right side of my screen right now is for a set of Fat Shark goggles, a bit of irony there.

Unfortunately, the FAA thinks that the general public is going to respond to it the same way as general aviation pilots.

They aren't and the resulting reaction should be interesting to watch unless the FAA wakes up first.

Not much chance of that from what I have seen so far, I've sent in my 2 cents regarding their (proposed interpretation).

Kind of reminds me of New Speak in 1984, if you don't like the words make up your own.

There seem to be some people who say the FAA is just doing this to maneuver into what they actually want to get done.

I don't believe it, like most conspiracy theories, the people involved just aren't that clever, but they really are that stupid.

Comment by Mathew krawczun on June 28, 2014 at 8:49pm

I'm sorry am I missing something but this ruling doesn't really change much for most people.

not saying the rules are right but outside of the few of us that fly FPV or want to do long distance auto pilot flights nothings really changed.

Comment by Don H. on June 28, 2014 at 9:12pm
Rc Groups has a lot of help over there.
Comment by Mike Mac on June 29, 2014 at 3:21am

It’s my understanding that if it’s not flown for proffit it’s just a toy. It becomes a drone only when it’s used for commercial purposes. The AMA is doing a good job or managing this in the US.




Comment by BluSky1 on June 29, 2014 at 4:27pm

Isn't it a HUGE Coincidence the person who beat the FAA in court His Activity was the first target of its first major ruling after losing that case ? Retaliation would you say ? I'd say easily provable and more than likely what the AMA class action lawsuit will target.

Comment by Mathew krawczun on June 29, 2014 at 6:23pm

it not a coincidence nor is it retaliation against a single person anymore then making drunk driving illegal was to target one person. in the past a few bad FPV users have stupid things and made the people that make the rules upset. so this is the point where those of us who told people like blacksheep were going to ruin it for the rest of us get to say I told you so. 


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