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  1. NASA wants to establish traffic rules for drones, model airplanes

    Here's a link to the NBC article:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/nasa-aims-establish-traffic-rules-low-flying-drones-n197146

    This could be interesting, as they are asking cooperation...
  2. Why should the AMA be "knighted" as a Community...

    Why should the AMA be "knighted" as a Community Based Organization? Wouldn't it make better sense if that task was given to the local clubs and fields? The AMA is not community based. It is an...
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    In other words: Quad copters, FPV, and drones...

    In other words: Quad copters, FPV, and drones are here to stay. Get used to it!
  4. I grew up with nitro models with control-line...

    I grew up with nitro models with control-line flight. It's what I enjoyed watching at some of the playgrounds. I would come running when ever I heard a Cox .049 start up. Once in a while, I would...
  5. About the only way things will every change with...

    About the only way things will every change with RC, would be several incidents that involve fatalities with people on the ground and/or passengers in regional and interstate carriers, and model...
  6. I still think it's relevant to the topic. The...

    I still think it's relevant to the topic. The park incident involved a model helicopter that was NOT being flown FPV, but LOS (line of sight). After the FAA wrote its interpretation, does anybody...
  7. Though some would disagree with me, I believe...

    Though some would disagree with me, I believe that this makes sense. I am sorry, but although some full-scale pilots are good-natured folks, I have found that mose of them are quite arrogant and...
  8. And that's the exact point I'm making, including...

    And that's the exact point I'm making, including FPV. If they want to go after one, then they might as well go after all of them.
  9. If the FAA wants to ban slower, lighter, and...

    If the FAA wants to ban slower, lighter, and smaller FPV foam planes and quad copters, then maybe they should go after the high-speed turbines that can go over 300 mph, too.
  10. It looks to me like if the AMA gets their way...

    It looks to me like if the AMA gets their way with this fix they are requesting, then people will continue to do as they please. It will limit the FAA's authority to enforce their their part 91...
  11. I don't see any part of the hobby being...

    I don't see any part of the hobby being preserved, because there will always be a way to improvise if DJI stops cranking out their Phantoms. There is always a hack for an undesired feature or...
  12. I would say, that it doesn't matter if the...

    I would say, that it doesn't matter if the competitor is given something for winning a match, or wins a free car wash. It's still likely to be considered by the FAA as a "demonstrating acrobatics on...
  13. Even without FPV, a typical RC model plane STILL...

    Even without FPV, a typical RC model plane STILL has a horizontal range of over 1000'. It will remain visible, and capable of acquiring a target, as long as the operator is adequately skilled and...
  14. To be honest, I really don't think a zoning...

    To be honest, I really don't think a zoning ordinance is going to stop a rogue operator. When people buy a microwave oven, the manual is usually the first thing that gets thrown in the trash. I'm...
  15. I'm thinking; if you REALLY want to get your...

    I'm thinking; if you REALLY want to get your collective arms around the rogue operators, perhaps the RC model airplanes, at least, could require a license similar to a Class 3 medical and private...
  16. With the FAA swinging into action against people...

    With the FAA swinging into action against people who use FPV, my take is that it will sour the public's interest in model aviation. Sure, talk about enforcement action against "idiots" with...
  17. So, how is this really going to impact model...

    So, how is this really going to impact model aviation? People who fly at clubs should be happy that they can still do their activities. Perhaps we should wait until the next funding bill, to see if...
  18. It seems to me like it's always been that way. ...

    It seems to me like it's always been that way. None of these "guidelines" suggest any form of licensing, or permission needed from the FAA for the "recreational" use of a model airplane. It seems...
  19. You would advocate shooting the photographer...

    You would advocate shooting the photographer dead, just for taking some videos at a place that's open to the public? A totally, completely unarmed photographer, who was only enjoying a hobby, with...
  20. All of this "I got mine, and screw everybody...

    All of this "I got mine, and screw everybody else". Ok, so navigable airspace is anything over 500', for full-scale aircraft. FAA claims it regulates anything that flies an inch above ground. I'm...
  21. Another article about drones being used to...

    Another article about drones being used to potentially save lives:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/drones-are-ready-save-lives-u-s-regulations-keep-them-n113611
  22. Here is a link to a news article describing a...

    Here is a link to a news article describing a lawsuit against the FAA by a search and rescue operation: ...
  23. In some people's minds, everybody needs...

    In some people's minds, everybody needs professional help. I guess it really does take a sociopath to make enough money to buy and build that $15,000.00 jet you see at the Top Gun Air Show.
  24. There is an easy way around the firmware if you...

    There is an easy way around the firmware if you want to fly close to an airport: A model airplane with a standard receiver without a GPS, plus a camera with a video downlink. It can be done if...
  25. Fabulous! Love it!

    Fabulous! Love it!
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