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  1. A very good point. The FAA said that they had no...

    A very good point. The FAA said that they had no intention of being involved with model aviation. But then again, nobody really thought that the Gun Control Act of 1934 would become law, either. I...
  2. My point? Maybe it's a way of showing some...

    My point? Maybe it's a way of showing some optimism for people interested in flying their warbirds and scale models for recreation. But keep in mind, this could also mean that a DJI phantom can...
  3. FAA will require a pilot's license to fly a drone

    Here is a link to the article:

    http://gizmodo.com/report-faa-will-require-you-to-have-a-pilot-license-to-1662563404

    Note that this is currently for commercial use only, and does not apply to...
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    With the NTSB ruling as it stands currently, how...

    With the NTSB ruling as it stands currently, how do you feel recreational modelers will be affected, cj_rumley? I am seeing posts by club flyers who believe they won't be touched, yet I am also...
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    It is looking more and more like the AMA is...

    It is looking more and more like the AMA is shifting its direction away from hobbyists, and towards research, development, and prototyping of UAV's for government, public, and commercial use. I...
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    I can't see how she will be truly effective in...

    I can't see how she will be truly effective in controlling who has access to RC drones. From that statement, would she want to regulate recreational flyers at clubs, too? We will have to wait and...
  7. War birds have always been popular, and I think...

    War birds have always been popular, and I think much of that stems from the days of control-line flight. When I think if a Mustang or P-40 Warhawk, I always think "modal airplane", because that's...
  8. It appears that everything is going to electric...

    It appears that everything is going to electric and FPV (First Person View). It is only a matter of time before anything without a video down link and GPS gets pressed into obsolescence. The...
  9. I think TimJ gives the most accurate discription...

    I think TimJ gives the most accurate discription of the way things are at the moment. The non-club members would have the most to worry about when dealing with the FAA, because they aren't flying in...
  10. That's the problem with RC: Electric motors. ...

    That's the problem with RC: Electric motors. Usually, when the media sensationalizes a story involving an RC plane, it's always a drone. Drones have electric motors, whether it be a quad copter or...
  11. This is partially why it could make sense to...

    This is partially why it could make sense to license model airplane pilots. If you get denied a medical certificate, you have nothing to lose. Sure, the FAA can levy a fine, but what if they can't...
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    Being denied an FAA medical certificate won't...

    Being denied an FAA medical certificate won't cost you your driver's license. Sorry about my bad wording. It just means you won't be able to fly a light-sport aircraft, whether or not you have a...
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    If you ever tried to take an FAA medical...

    If you ever tried to take an FAA medical examination, and got denied a medical certificate, then your driver's license would be ineligible, and for that reason, it would be illegal for you to fly a...
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    There is always a catch 22.

    There is always a catch 22.
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    Really? Just a driver's license, and you can...

    Really? Just a driver's license, and you can march on down to the FOB, hop into anything less than 120mph & under 1,200lb, cruise on down the runway and have a ball huh? Well golly gee, if you've...
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    If the AMA and model airplane lobbyists would...

    If the AMA and model airplane lobbyists would have left well enough alone when the modernization act was drafted, then I can be reasonably certain that AC 91-57 would still exist. I have no doubt in...
  17. 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...
  18. 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!
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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