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  • Yes, our self-policing efforts (i.e. AMA Safety Codes) aren''t working.

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  • Yes, the world has changed considerably since 9/11.

    83 15.96%
  • I''m not sure.

    29 5.58%
  • No, the FAA has no business regulating "hobby" airplanes.

    180 34.62%
  • No, we are fully capable of policing ourselves.

    66 12.69%
  • No, the perceived threat to society doesn't exist!

    72 13.85%
  • I hate polls like this!

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?


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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?


    ORIGINAL: AugerDawger

    Plenty of youtubes of flyers fpv waaaaay away from home and LOS.

    Take a look.

    One private fpv just found a river of blood at a meatpacking plant recon far from his FOB as reported on yahoo yesterday and turned footage he captured over to epa types
    Most are idiots that fly with no regard to anyone's safety or regard to property including their own ... They should all be locked up for their own safety ... Sorta like the nitwits that used to fly ultra lites (or should I say ) Try to fly at the full scale Private-Restricted airport 0WI8 look it up in the federal data base.. It's amazing non of these neanderthals killed them selves. Even though it seams many of them tried very very hard.
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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?


    ORIGINAL: HoundDog
    Most are idiots that fly with no regard to anyone's safety or regard to property including their own ... They should all be locked up for their own safety ...
    Hound,

    That's kind of an extreme statement don't you think?

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    Nope ... Been there and I've seen it a lot ... you can tell when one of these guys shows up at an AMA field ... it's all in how they present them selves and how they fly. As for the Ultraliters most I've seen ar just a bunch of HOT DOGGERs.
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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    With an attitude like that, I don't see how can you call yourself a liberal!



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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?


    ORIGINAL: H5487

    With an attitude like that, I don't see how can you call yourself a liberal!



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    Harvey what's Liberal, conseritive or any thing else got to do with weather some one has the comon sence to fly RC or anything else in a safe prescribed manor and not indanger them selves or others. I really have no tollerance for these types.
    Remember ... Every one of these Things we fly Comes with a Number, When the R/C Gods call that Number, it's going in a Garbage Bag, No Sniveling Allowed.
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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

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    ORIGINAL: KidEpoxy
    Now, can we say the same about recreational non-commercial autonomous aeromodeling hobbyists?
    Kid-E,
    That lable's quite a mouthful and I'm not sure who these guys are or what/how they're flying. Would you mind filling me in?

    Harvey

    The short answer-
    The fellow aeromodelers that Hound is insulting,
    are the aeromodelers that Hound & the AMA have already abandoned,
    yet it was Hound that brought up trusting that folks wont get abandoned.


    The extended answer-
    "recreational non-commercial autonomous aeromodeling hobbyists":
    Folks that play with toy airplanes, "aeromodeling hobbyists"
    not for any commercial or public (aka gov) use, "recreational non-commecial"
    that use FPV/Goggles/Autonomous/OnbardNav/BeyondLoS, "autonomous"
    like the infamous hobby modeler Maynard Hill and his TransAtlanticModel toy airplane,
    aka Our Aeromodeling Hobby Brethren (that some folks in the hobby have disowned/abandoned not long ago).

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    ORIGINAL: KidEpoxy
    The extended answer-
    ''recreational non-commercial autonomous aeromodeling hobbyists'':
    Folks that play with toy airplanes, ''aeromodeling hobbyists''
    not for any commercial or public (aka gov) use, ''recreational non-commecial''
    that use FPV/Goggles/Autonomous/OnbardNav/BeyondLoS, ''autonomous''
    like the infamous hobby modeler Maynard Hill and his TransAtlanticModel toy airplane,
    aka Our Aeromodeling Hobby Brethren (that some folks in the hobby have disowned/abandoned not long ago).
    Sounds like they could also be classified as "Non-commercial sUAVs" (although I don't think that the actual category exists at this time.) Why has the AMA disowned them?

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    Sounds like they could also be classified as "Non-commercial sUAVs"
    uh, that particular designation is what WE are,
    which is why (as SilentAv keep having to remind folks) the FAA has to specificly grant NonCommercial NonPublic sUAS aka "ModelAircraft" exemption from the sUAS regulation.... because we in AMA do indeed fly sUAS- a particular type of sUAS with purpose as part of defining type. Recall the LA Sheriffs trying to use a model with a camera and claiming they were flying under AC91-57? It was perfectly legal for Hobby Use, but forbidden when used for Public(gov) or Commercial..... that one particular model was legal or illegal depending on WHY you fly it.

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?


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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    Score?
    idk, maybe thats the number of times I quoted AMA leaders or cited ama documents to support what I say.

    of course, the better question about the user score is not 'What is score', but
    How is pointing at another users score even close to being on topic for the thread?

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    Sorry bout that ... thought right after I posted it mine is 140 but was just wondering where it comes from and what it means ... Hope i didn't offend you. Do U have any idea what it is?

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    ORIGINAL: KidEpoxy
    It was perfectly legal for Hobby Use, but forbidden when used for Public(gov) or Commercial..... that one particular model was legal or illegal depending on WHY you fly it.
    Kid E,

    Differing regulations based on how or why we do something is acceptable throughout our society. A Chevrolet SUV is classified as non-commercial when driven by a housewife but an otherwise-identical vehicle, and its driver, are regulated quite differently when operated as a taxicab. Same with a full-scale Cessna 210 that is flown privately vs flown as a Part 135 Air Taxi. Your dad can teach you how to drive the family car without special training, additional insurance, or recordkeeping but a driver training school is regulated quite differently. Your wife can fix your family's meals without the government getting involved but operating a restaurant is an entirely different matter. And there are many other examples of products or services that are regulated according to how or why they're used.

    Our own model airplane hobby is presently expanding and morphing in ways that our fathers and grandfathers never imagined. The dividing line between models and small commercial airplanes isn't nearly as clear as it used to be and those who control our airspace (the FAA) are trying to figure it out right now. And I imagine that the AMA is just as confused as the rest of us. I'm glad that I'm not being relied upon as the one to sort it all out!

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    ORIGINAL: HoundDog


    ORIGINAL: H5487

    With an attitude like that, I don't see how can you call yourself a liberal!



    Harvey
    Harvey what's Liberal, conseritive or any thing else got to do with weather some one has the comon sence to fly RC or anything else in a safe prescribed manor and not indanger them selves or others. I really have no tollerance for these types.
    Calm down HoundDog. I was just yanking your chain (er...leash).

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?


    ORIGINAL: H5487

    ORIGINAL: KidEpoxy
    It was perfectly legal for Hobby Use, but forbidden when used for Public(gov) or Commercial..... that one particular model was legal or illegal depending on WHY you fly it.
    Kid E,

    Differing regulations based on how or why we do something is acceptable throughout our society. A Chevrolet SUV is classified as non-commercial when driven by a housewife but an otherwise-identical vehicle, and its driver, are regulated quite differently when operated as a taxicab. Same with a full-scale Cessna 210 that is flown privately vs flown as a Part 135 Air Taxi. Your dad can teach you how to drive the family car without special training, additional insurance, or recordkeeping but a driver training school is regulated quite differently. Your wife can fix your family's meals without the government getting involved but operating a restaurant is an entirely different matter. And there are many other examples of products or services that are regulated according to how or why they're used.

    Our own model airplane hobby is expanding and morphing into things that our fathers and grandfathers never imagined. The dividing line between models and small commercial airplanes isn't nearly as clear as it used to be and those who control our airspace (the FAA) are trying to figure it out right now. And I imagine that the AMA is just as confused as the rest of us. I'm glad that I'm not being relied upon as the one to sort it all out!

    Harvey
    The dividing line between models for recreation and uas systems for commercial use is very clear and very easy to define, quite simply put with reacation use
    you fly in a very limited area and only overfly areas that are intended for that use. IMO anyone that is operating a model outside of those parameters should be
    looked at by the FAA but if it's determined they aren't causing any harm or breaking any laws they should be left alone. AlsoI think the FAA needs to come up
    with some guide lines for all modelers butnot one set of rules for AMA members and another set for for non members.
    Ira d

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    ORIGINAL: ira d
    The dividing line between models for recreation and uas systems for commercial use is very clear and very easy to define, quite simply put with reacation use
    you fly in a very limited area and only overfly areas that are intended for that use. IMO anyone that is operating a model outside of those parameters should be
    looked at by the FAA
    but if it's determined they aren't causing any harm or breaking any laws they should be left alone.
    Ira,

    Are you saying that the ONLY defining criteria between recreational and commercial aircraft is WHERE the plane is flown? Also, by your statement above, a 3oz Air Hogs foamie being flown in a school gym by a sixth grader should be investigated by the FAA.

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    ORIGINAL: ira d
    AlsoΒ*I think the FAA needs to come up with some guide lines for all modelers butΒ*not one set of rules for AMA members and another set for for non members.
    They are coming up with but a single set that any and all modelers can follow in order to comply with the Rule. However, they are also allowing CBOs to propose alternative operating standards that may also be used as a means of compliance with the Rule. They have clearly stated that they cannot force anyone to join the AMA in order to use the AMA standard (assuming it actually gets accepted by the FAA). In fact, there can in theory be a virtually unlimited number of alternative standards and there will always be the default path as defined by the FAA.

    Any and all alternative standards will be generated outside the FAA, so they are not forming multiple paths for compliance. But they will allow for more than one path. That is an important difference.
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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    Silent,

    What is "the AMA standard"?

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?


    ORIGINAL: H5487

    ORIGINAL: ira d
    The dividing line between models for recreation and uas systems for commercial use is very clear and very easy to define, quite simply put with reacation use
    you fly in a very limited area and only overfly areas that are intended for that use. IMO anyone that is operating a model outside of those parameters should be
    looked at by the FAA
    but if it's determined they aren't causing any harm or breaking any laws they should be left alone.
    Ira,

    It looks like you're saying that modelers who are not flying at an approved R/C field (an "area that is intended for that use") should be investigated by the FAA. (Or put another way, only members of R/C clubs qualify as recreational operators.) What about those of us who live out in the country and fly our models on our own land? Are you saying that we won't qualify as recreational and will fall under commercial rules just because our property isn't "intended for (R/C) use"? And does it matter if the plane is only a 3oz Air Hogs foamie with a motor that develops the thrust equivalent of fourteen butterfly sneezes?

    On the other hand, what about getting paid to fly a 200mph 400lb aircraft equipped with sophisticated cameras and sensors? According to your "easy to define" statement, as long as these planes stay over areas intended for recreational models, then they're not commercial.

    So, as you can see, this stuff isn't that easy to define.

    Harvey
    I doubt you will find many people that will pay you to fly a model around in a circle at a rc field soI dont think that is a issue. As far as someone who has their ownproperty
    of course you should be allowed to operate your models there as long as you aren't a safety threat to anyone such as workers or your neighbors.

    What I ment was if the FAA should become aware of rc plane activity outside of what would be a normal place for such activity they should look into it I also said
    if the rc flying was not breaking any laws or a threat to anyone then the person should be left alone.
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    ORIGINAL: H5487

    ORIGINAL: ira d
    The dividing line between models for recreation and uas systems for commercial use is very clear and very easy to define, quite simply put with reacation use
    you fly in a very limited area and only overfly areas that are intended for that use. IMO anyone that is operating a model outside of those parameters should be
    looked at by the FAA
    but if it's determined they aren't causing any harm or breaking any laws they should be left alone.
    Ira,

    Are you saying that the ONLY defining criteria between recreational and commercial aircraft is WHERE the plane is flown? Also, by your statement above, a 3oz Air Hogs foamie being flown in a school gym should be investigated by the FAA.
    Harvey
    If the flyer has permission to use the gym then the gym becomes a rc flying site for the amount of time he is allowed to fly.
    Ira d

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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?

    ORIGINAL: ira d
    What I ment was if the FAA should become aware of rc plane activity outside of what would be a normal place for such activity they should look into it I also said
    if the rc flying was not breaking any laws or a threat to anyone then the person should be left alone.
    So, by your statement above, a 3oz Air Hogs foamie being flown in a school gym by a sixth grader without permission should be investigated by the FAA?

    (I can do this all day! )

    Again, my point is that this stuff isn't all that easy to define because not all R/C flying can easily be classified into a few convenient bins.

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    ORIGINAL: Silent-AV8R


    ORIGINAL: ira d
    AlsoI think the FAA needs to come up with some guide lines for all modelers butnot one set of rules for AMA members and another set for for non members.
    They are coming up with but a single set that any and all modelers can follow in order to comply with the Rule. However, they are also allowing CBOs to propose alternative operating standards that may also be used as a means of compliance with the Rule. They have clearly stated that they cannot force anyone to join the AMA in order to use the AMA standard (assuming it actually gets accepted by the FAA). In fact, there can in theory be a virtually unlimited number of alternative standards and there will always be the default path as defined by the FAA.

    Any and all alternative standards will be generated outside the FAA, so they are not forming multiple paths for compliance. But they will allow for more than one path. That is an important difference.
    In my neck of the woods the definition of multiple is more than one check the Webster Dictionary for your self, As for the single set of standards we all know
    they will put many modelers out of business like maybe 70 to 80%
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    RE: Do you think the FAA should be sticking its nose into our hobby?


    ORIGINAL: H5487

    ORIGINAL: ira d
    What I ment was if the FAA should become aware of rc plane activity outside of what would be a normal place for such activity they should look into it I also said
    if the rc flying was not breaking any laws or a threat to anyone then the person should be left alone.
    So, by your statement above, a 3oz Air Hogs foamie being flown in a school gym by a sixth grader without permission should be investigated by the FAA?

    (I can do this all day! )

    Again, my point is that this stuff isn't all that easy to define because not all R/C flying can easily be classified into a few convenient sets of criteria.

    Harvey
    I think we all know the FAA will not bother with a 3oz foamie in a gymfor one thing if its inside a building they could care less.
    Ira d

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    ORIGINAL: H5487

    ORIGINAL: ira d
    What I ment was if the FAA should become aware of rc plane activity outside of what would be a normal place for such activity they should look into it I also said
    if the rc flying was not breaking any laws or a threat to anyone then the person should be left alone.

    Again, my point is that this stuff isn't all that easy to define because not all R/C flying can easily be classified into a few convenient bins.

    Harvey
    IMO it is easy as abcto define.
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    ORIGINAL: Silent-AV8R


    ORIGINAL: ira d
    AlsoI think the FAA needs to come up with some guide lines for all modelers butnot one set of rules for AMA members and another set for for non members.
    They are coming up with but a single set that any and all modelers can follow in order to comply with the Rule. However, they are also allowing CBOs to propose alternative operating standards that may also be used as a means of compliance with the Rule. They have clearly stated that they cannot force anyone to join the AMA in order to use the AMA standard (assuming it actually gets accepted by the FAA). In fact, there can in theory be a virtually unlimited number of alternative standards and there will always be the default path as defined by the FAA.

    Any and all alternative standards will be generated outside the FAA, so they are not forming multiple paths for compliance. But they will allow for more than one path. That is an important difference.
    I will also add it really does not matter if the FAA forms multple paths them selfs or let someone else do it the effect is the same, But whatever paths or standards
    that anyone comes up with will have to beapproved by the FAA anyhowand modelers will have to follow one or more of them.
    Ira d


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