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FAA says avoid 3rd parties for drone

2015-11-17 14:30:07.730166+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

FAA says avoid 3rd parties for drone registration. https://t.co/uFi6S9xwiG Yesterday's Meh was a palm sized one w/camera, for $24.

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#Comment Re: FAA says avoid 3rd parties for drone made: 2015-11-17 18:30:28.927384+00 by: Jack William Bell

Why is registering drones good, but registering guns bad? Next you'll tell me it's OK to have a religious test for refugees.

#Comment Re: FAA says avoid 3rd parties for drone made: 2015-11-17 20:59:09.274167+00 by: Larry Burton

If there is a drone registration it will give the government the list they need to go pick up the drones should they decide to ban them, same argument with guns. I'm not certain we need either register.

#Comment Re: FAA says avoid 3rd parties for drone made: 2015-11-17 22:58:11.90819+00 by: Mars Saxman

How about we just don't register them? It's not clear to me how this can be enforced.

#Comment Re: FAA says avoid 3rd parties for drone made: 2015-11-18 02:24:19.324699+00 by: Jack William Bell [edit history]

I have no plans to register mine. For one thing, I fly them out here in the mountains where I live. Not in the city or near flight corridors. For another, mine are really just toys anyway; not like something you could use for delivery or professional camera work.

Of course, I'll admit I'm thinking seriously of making a bottle-rocket launcher for the big one. Because armed drone!

#Comment Re: FAA says avoid 3rd parties for drone made: 2015-11-18 21:10:37.29406+00 by: Dan Lyke

My guess is that when the rules come down, they'll be similar to those for model airplanes now, or maybe there'll be an additional tier for weight limits in the current model airplane categories: something like 0-5 lbs no registration, 5-20 lbs registration on the "CB Radio license" level, 20-50 lbs some sort of additional thing...

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