Drone regulation in the US

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Rabbi O'Genius
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Drone regulation in the US

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:19 am

New Rules
Over 16 years old
Line of sight
Altitude < 400ft
Drone weight 25 kg (55lbs) max :o

That sounds like a lot of potential energy to me ......

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Re: Drone regulation in the US

Postby Ancient Mariner » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:23 pm

Are they allowed to carry heat? 25 kg enables serious fire power.
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Re: Drone regulation in the US

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:38 pm

....and even if you abide by the rules, you can still be jailed for reckless endangerment.

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Re: Drone regulation in the US

Postby elaw » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:03 pm

...as well you should be!

"Reckless endangerment" was a legal concept decades before drones existed, and drones don't get any special exemption from it. In short, if you do something stupid that causes harm to someone, you'll be held responsible for it.

Having said that, I do think 30 days in jail is a little excessive.
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Re: Drone regulation in the US

Postby monchavo » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:22 pm

holy crap, 55lbs?

that's a lot of lbs.

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Re: Drone regulation in the US

Postby Gabriel » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:50 am

monchavo wrote:holy crap, 55lbs?

that's a lot of lbs.

All the extremes are bad. Including the other one that says that you need to register with the FAA your drone if it weights .55lb (yes, there is a point there). The "55lb" maximum mentioned there is for the on-line registration. You can register and fly heavier drones.

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Postby 3WE » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:56 pm

There is much talk in the aggie world of what is essentially good old fashioned crop dusting with autonomous drones. I can see where 55 lb would be beneficial. FWIW, these tend to be at FL410 (Foot level 4.10), and probably operate from the field edge, as opposed to operating from an airport. I am not sure how well they really work for a 100-acre (40 HA) field, and I also see fertilizer as problematic, but over in Japan with 1HA farms, and spare no expense...
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