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Old 07-15-2014, 06:44 AM
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Section 336(a) of the Public Law states that, ‘the Federal
Aviation Administration may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model
aircraft…’


Its really clear! No mistaking! THEY CANT MAKE RULES FOR MODELS.


So, recently, the lovely freekin government passes “Special Rule for Model Aircraft”
established by Congress as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law
112-95)


It basically stops us from using the FPV transmitters to get some of the great video we get.


US GOVERNMENT, if you don't have to follow the laws you write, why should the rest of the country! I will be out getting cool vids with my little quad copter against your new law that you shouldn't have even been discussing per your laws.


We need a government that doesn't have double standards!
Old 07-15-2014, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by FLYBOY View Post
Section 336(a) of the Public Law states that, ‘the Federal
Aviation Administration may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model
aircraft…’


Its really clear! No mistaking! THEY CANT MAKE RULES FOR MODELS.


So, recently, the lovely freekin government passes “Special Rule for Model Aircraft”
established by Congress as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law
112-95)


It basically stops us from using the FPV transmitters to get some of the great video we get.


US GOVERNMENT, if you don't have to follow the laws you write, why should the rest of the country! I will be out getting cool vids with my little quad copter against your new law that you shouldn't have even been discussing per your laws.


We need a government that doesn't have double standards!

You can blame those who operate these in a reckless manner for this. Unfortunately there's no stopping it and it will get a lot worst IMO.

Mike
Old 07-16-2014, 08:20 AM
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Part of the problem is the technology got too good. Back when I started you had to build, ARFs were too expensive and not many were around. You didn't walk into a store, mall, etc and walk out with a flyable aircraft with a gyro making it easy to fly without instruction. Add in the new light weight digital cameras that can mount on said aircraft allowing you to see a live from the aircraft's view, stir in a few terrorism fears and boom R/C legislation! Can you honesty say you didn't see it coming years ago with the cheap drones showing up all over the place?

I think all drone pilots for hire should be required to hold a FAA license and all of these commercial drones and those equipped with live video be required to have an airworthiness certificate, and required to have regular maintenance/inspection checks from licensed A&Ps. Then maybe the situation will calm down for the hobbyist. Will we have to curtail activitycertain areas? You bet! We all ready do that with restrictions on turbines and aircraft size limits; still it still beats losing the hobby completely.
Old 07-16-2014, 08:28 AM
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Not a law yet. It's still in the review stage by the FAA What is needed is more people talking to their elected reps and calmly and intelligently explaining the difference between drones and our hobby.Which is what the AMA is trying to do. Invite your congressman to see first hand what it is we do. Better than another thread threatening the govt with how your going to be a rebel and break the law. Not what we need.
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Thank guys like this!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/club...ested-nyc.html
Old 07-16-2014, 08:59 AM
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Keep reading: Section 336(b).
(b) STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.—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 airspace system.

Never suppose a law can't be rewritten by the lawmakers as needed at any time. The local police can arrest you for reckless endangerment towards others if a model is endangering others - or someone said it was - or they think it may have possibly, etc., etc.

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yea, idiots like that wreck it for us all. Hope they enjoyed their jail time

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