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07-07-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

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...
06-23-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

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...
06-11-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

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...
05-31-2014, 12:27 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

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...
05-26-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

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
05-11-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

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: ...
05-06-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

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.
04-27-2014, 10:43 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

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...
04-20-2014, 10:05 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Fabulous! Love it!

Fabulous! Love it!
04-12-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I may like to add, though, that firearms far...

I may like to add, though, that firearms far out-number model airplanes, yet they are regulated. One single component can fall under a government administration: A receiver, for example. Or, even...
03-30-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

How about asking him if he had a background check...

How about asking him if he had a background check and if his evil black drone is registered with the ATF? Or, maybe you could summon Dianne Feinstein to tell him he was in possession of an ...
03-30-2014, 01:12 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

That would be a very interesting thread. In...

That would be a very interesting thread. In fact, there are surprising numbers of people who end up flying RC when they are no longer certified for full-scale due to one medical issue or another. ...
03-29-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

OK, how about unintentionally, like when a faulty...

OK, how about unintentionally, like when a faulty battery is used or when a receiver mysteriously decides to reboot in the middle of a stunt? I've seen that happen, too. This one was a 50cc Yak,...
03-29-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

That's a lot of the point I was trying to make. ...

That's a lot of the point I was trying to make. Also, bogbeagle did an interesting calculation. The energy force was the same as a 7.62x39mm round. That 7.62x39mm round is equivalent to the .308...
03-29-2014, 12:42 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

About 3 years ago, I was flying a .40 sized...

About 3 years ago, I was flying a .40 sized pattern plane. I got it to "three mistakes high" to check its stall characteristics, and noted that it did not have a tendency to tip-stall, yet still...
03-27-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

It might not just be strict hobby rules, the FAA...

It might not just be strict hobby rules, the FAA may even restrict hobbyists with licensing requirements. That's just my hunch. They said they don't want to be involved with model airplanes, but...
03-23-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Actually, the one in the YouTube video with the...

Actually, the one in the YouTube video with the machine gun and mannequins was fake. But the one pictured by bradpaul apparently is not. A setup like the one on the Discovery Channel would probably...
03-23-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

It is said to be a fake: ...

It is said to be a fake:

http://www.geekosystem.com/fake-cod-quadrotor/

It is very obvious that they packed stage explosives in the mannequins. Also, the recoil of the gun used on the drone...
03-21-2014, 08:07 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I believe it is going to get a foothold into...

I believe it is going to get a foothold into regulating models. Winning the appeal is only going to give the FAA the ability to do what it pleases, even if that means throwing the AMA (their "useful...
03-19-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Neither me, Sport_Pilot, nor Crankshaft wish to...

Neither me, Sport_Pilot, nor Crankshaft wish to have small drones regulated. No American citizen wants a foreign country to tell us what to do, although I'm sure our current President would be...
03-19-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

The government will do anything it can to get...

The government will do anything it can to get their hooks into what they percieve as a profit-making venture. It is highly possible that modelers can get caught up into the net, even if the field...
03-19-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Exactly! The FAA is currently trying to regulate...

Exactly! The FAA is currently trying to regulate small drones with a policy letter, or advisory circular. That is not the same as having an actual law on the books, that governs the operation of...
03-18-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

Also: PLEASE don't accuse me of wanting to bring...

Also: PLEASE don't accuse me of wanting to bring European regulations to the United States. We have a constitution here, that guarantees the right for people to protect themselves and their...
03-18-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

And neither do I. Even with all the stupidity in...

And neither do I. Even with all the stupidity in the videos, minimal harm was done to people or property. These are NOT firearms, people!
03-18-2014, 10:38 AM
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Posted By NorfolkSouthern

I see. And it's fairly obvious that it carries...

I see. And it's fairly obvious that it carries more risk, than a DJI Phantom equipped with a GPS, camera, and return to home feature. Why not leave the big stuff for hauling passengers and freight,...
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