Category: Drones

Why I returned my DJI Spark #quadcopter #drones #quadcopters #geofencing

Ultimately, the geofencing feature was an impossible hassle to deal with – for flying the unit indoors – at my house. But before then, the set up process proved to be unnecessarily difficult. I bought a DJI Spark, Spark Remote Controller (RC), extra battery and prop guards. First thing I noticed was their instruction booklet is printed in about 4 point type font, making it extremely difficult to read. Once upon a time I had...

Google and Amazon seek to “own” airspace by de facto kicking out radio control model airplane hobbyists #Drones #modelaircraft #airplanes #stem

Google, Amazon and others have asked Congress to require that model aircraft hobbyists be Federally licensed pilots and place radio transponders on all model aircraft. This would apply to everyone from the 8 ounce toys flown by children the legislation may ban youth from flying radio control aircraft) to typical hobby model planes. Model airplane enthusiasts have been flying model aircraft since before the FAA was formed and have a safety record better than any...

Commercial #Drone Alliance (Google, Amazon, CNN, etc) asks Congress to require all hobby Radio Control aircraft operators to be Federally licensed, have transponders on models #Drones

Source: COMMERCIAL DRONE ALLIANCE CALLS FOR CONGRESS TO REPEAL SECTION 336 OF THE FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012 — Commercial Drone Alliance To put this in a different context, this is like requiring a Federal license to operate a Wi-Fi transmitter in your tablet or notebook computer.  In the US, manned ultralight aircraft fly – license free – under FAA Part 103 rules. Not everything needs to be Federally licensed. Not including study...

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EU Aviation Safety Agency Proposes Significant new Drone Regulations

(I have changed the formatting to make it easier to read) This new proposed framework regarding drone regulations and categorizations of various UAVs, there are three distinct sections: Open, specific, and certified. The first one affects recreational users, with the “specific” section affecting professional UAV pilots (aerial inspection, monitoring, etc.). Lastly, those in the “certified” section are entirely comprised of aerospace corporations (if the Ehang ever finds its way to Europe, for example, it would...

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