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    Check this out: So, how does he anticipate...

    Check this out:



    So, how does he anticipate regulating it? Looks to me like he would have to nullify Section 336 first.
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    Quad copters are the wave of the future. Circle...

    Quad copters are the wave of the future. Circle flying is all well and great, but eventually it will come down to practical use of the device. Many people leave the RC hobby due to boredom. Now, I...
  3. By requiring a medical certificate for commercial...

    By requiring a medical certificate for commercial drone use, it appears to me like the FAA is targeting issues that may compromise public safety, such as personality and mood disorders. For now,...
  4. By requiring a medical certificate for commercial...

    By requiring a medical certificate for commercial drone use, it appears to me like the FAA is targeting issues that may compromise public safety, such as personality and mood disorders. It's...
  5. Yes, cj_rumley, there's a difference. But the...

    Yes, cj_rumley, there's a difference. But the difference isn't so much the type of RC equipment. It's the people who are on the sticks. For example: Most folks who buy a drone at a toy store,...
  6. It's the same with model airplanes, too. It's...

    It's the same with model airplanes, too. It's the same with all RC equipment. There is no attachment between the bot and its operator, whether it be by land, air, or water.
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    Well, I guess we can now kiss any kind of...

    Well, I guess we can now kiss any kind of innovation on the part of the United States "goodbye". People are going to fly their toys, in complete disregard anything the AMA puts out. There is no...
  8. No, unfortunately, they can't fly without a...

    No, unfortunately, they can't fly without a medical certificate. That's what their driver's license is for, as long as they did not get denied a regular pilot's medical certificate. If they have a...
  9. Those pilots in the movies DO require a medical...

    Those pilots in the movies DO require a medical certificate along with the private pilot's license.
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    Let them throw the AMA under the bus. Either...

    Let them throw the AMA under the bus. Either way, I have nothing to lose.
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    Oh man, if the RC clubs around here had a setup...

    Oh man, if the RC clubs around here had a setup like yours, I would probably still be in the hobby.
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    Of course you don't want an outright ban on RC. ...

    Of course you don't want an outright ban on RC. But I see you understand the need for regulation. OK, how about this: If you want to fly an RC model plane, then get a license. No constitutional...
  13. Well, I got an egg beater, a few in fact. Looks...

    Well, I got an egg beater, a few in fact. Looks like I'll need the medical certificate and a multi-beater rating plus a Lazy-Susan endorsement if I'm gonna work on that pound cake!
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    Another interesting bit of info: The ATF...

    Another interesting bit of info: The ATF considers the lower receiver of a gun to actually be a firearm. That is the actual part that transfers through the gun shop with the background check. You...
  15. Anything with a radio can be modified to function...

    Anything with a radio can be modified to function as a drone, whether it be a plank or an egg beater. Fixed or rotary wing, multiple or single. Gas, glow, or electric. If there is a will, there is...
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    And if they don't have incentives to loosen...

    And if they don't have incentives to loosen requirements for other types of flying, I don't see them loosening requirements for drones either, including model airplanes. This hobby is done as we...
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    Here is what I would like to see: The FAA should...

    Here is what I would like to see: The FAA should step down from the medical requirements for flying lighf-sport aircraft. This means getting rid of the catch-22, so people can learn to fly, as long...
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    I'm not sure if anybody will benefit at this...

    I'm not sure if anybody will benefit at this point. What is going to stop the drones from flying? From the FAA's brochure, it clearly illustrates the drawing of a radio, a fixed wing, and a QUAD...
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    One can blame technology such as outrunners, and...

    One can blame technology such as outrunners, and LiPos for a lot of this. That's what it takes to make a typical quad copter run. But it can also be found in anything that has a propeller and a...
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    Can you be 100% sure that none of them could have...

    Can you be 100% sure that none of them could have been AMA members? As one other operator on this thread stated, he can see his glider when it's at a 3,000 foot altitude, and some of these pilots...
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    In light of all this, I guess the FAA might as...

    In light of all this, I guess the FAA might as well license model airplane hobbyists (including the medical certificate) along with the commercial drone users, and be done with it. I like the idea...
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    I'm thinking the same thing. How can a 13 ounce...

    I'm thinking the same thing. How can a 13 ounce quad be regulated any more than a 15 pound fixed-wing with a gas engine? The quad is no heavier than a foam park flyer. Any of these can have a Go...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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