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  1. I don't think every little private airstrip...

    I don't think every little private airstrip likely qualifies for this FAA rule, and that needs to be cleared up. And most all of these issues can be dealt with by issuing a NOTAM in the airport...
  2. That argument will not pass the muster. If you...

    That argument will not pass the muster. If you are getting paid for it, or comepnesated ins ome fashion it will be considered business, ie commercial. if that case were to be found in the fashion...
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    I am located about 20 miles east in the border of...

    I am located about 20 miles east in the border of MS-AL, in Florence. We have a pretty good crowd for a rural area, about 10 or so active pilots, all with a varied interes. Some fly electric, I fly...
  4. Because they are the FAAA, and they are not happy...

    Because they are the FAAA, and they are not happy unless you aren't.
    Been dealing with them since 2001 and nothing changes. There is no consistentcy from region to region. Some are helpful, some...
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    Cary, PM sent, thanks for the offer my friend....

    Cary,
    PM sent, thanks for the offer my friend.
    Tommy
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    SP don't confuse the issues. If you are...

    SP don't confuse the issues. If you are classified as a "hobbyist" they will not prosecute. Take money or act otherwise and they will do so. It might be an extremely costly endeavor to pursue.
    G...
  7. johnShe I went back and read it and you are...

    johnShe
    I went back and read it and you are correct, the 400' rule is only mentioned in the portion about government allowed activites. they do not mention it under hobbyist, but refer to...
  8. Bob, From the looks of it, they are holding fast...

    Bob,
    From the looks of it, they are holding fast to the 400' rule, and my guess is that this will be the roof of our allowed activites in "G airspace". If you look at the airspace maps, there is...
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    Nothing in this section shall be construed to...

    Nothing in this section shall
    be construed to limit the authority of the Administrator to pursue
    enforcement action against persons operating model aircraft who
    endanger the safety of the national...
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    From the published guidelines, it would appear as...

    From the published guidelines, it would appear as long as you are following the AMA guidelines, do not exceed 400', remain line of sight, fly in Type G airspace outside of an airport, they plan to...
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    Anyone know where I can find a replacement canopy...

    Anyone know where I can find a replacement canopy for a large Pica (1.20/1:5 scale) size? Have one I am refurbishing and would like to remove the canopy to get to the cockpit, but before I do I want...
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    What is more distrubing is that she thinks...

    What is more distrubing is that she thinks somebody would want to see a picture of her on the beach. What a scumbag, I hope she gets fined and then the young guy sues her for assault. he was doing...
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    Todd will help you out. He is the AirPower...

    Todd will help you out. He is the AirPower service center. I had one which I got (EvoPro-5) in a apcakage deal from BVM. I had issues, orf my own making, and returned it to BVM. They sent it to...
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    Sorry, I should have put a link to the story.......

    Sorry, I should have put a link to the story....
    http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10974559/drones-use-ucla-mlb-starting-show-more-sports-fields-coaches-embrace-technology

    The video does not...
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    While that may be the case, here is a quote from...

    While that may be the case, here is a quote from one of their lawyers, and you can see where they are going with this....

    "While the FAA is concerned about privacy, security and safety when it...
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    I somewhat agree SP, but I don't think they see...

    I somewhat agree SP, but I don't think they see it as lying. They think they have the power to enforce the rules, they intend to go after anyone who plans to do this for money, and it would appear...
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    SP, Not trying to start an argument, just...

    SP,
    Not trying to start an argument, just passing along what was said. The interviewer appeared to have a pretty good handle on the terminology, one would think he might even had been reading this...
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    Was another article on this weekend, on ESPN,...

    Was another article on this weekend, on ESPN, featuring the current head of the FAA. He basically said in the interview that if you were flying anything for money, it is illegal, and that the rules...
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    I have a 1/5 size Pica Spitfire I am in the...

    I have a 1/5 size Pica Spitfire I am in the process of retrofitting, and would like to join the Spitfire brotherhood. Can you guys teach me the secret handshake?
    Thanks
    Tommy
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    I am retrofitting a older Pica 1/5 scale Spitfire...

    I am retrofitting a older Pica 1/5 scale Spitfire which was originally flown with a Moki 1.80 two stroke. i want to go to gas and maintain the beam mount which is present in the Spit. The Moki...
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    I think it is pretty close. These models were...

    I think it is pretty close. These models were not designed to be master scale, but to fly well. The flaps are a little small, but the engine placement looks pretty close. i would leave it alone.
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    It appears that this is where the FAA is headed,...

    It appears that this is where the FAA is headed, per the article I cited below....
    "The FAA calls the dividing line between a model aircraft and a small drone more one of intent, rather than of...
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    For those interested, please read this month's...

    For those interested, please read this month's issue of Plane and Pilot, May 2014, page 40, entitled UAV update. The article gives their impression of what they believe is going to happen, and the...
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    Yep, sounds about right. The guano is about to...

    Yep, sounds about right. The guano is about to hit the fan down under, and everyone is scrambling to protect themselves from the ensuing lawsuit. From the sounds of it the ACUO, or whatever they...
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    So sport pilot by your definition, then the...

    So sport pilot by your definition, then the federal government can make these rules, since these items, the drones / UAV, are mostly licensed for sale across the state lines. And you are right it...
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