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New drone law June 1st, 2019

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marktang wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:35 pm
depends on how much it weights. under 250g you don't need to do anything.
Because flying a swarm of 250g drones into a jet engine won't do anything, apparently.
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marktang wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:35 pm
depends on how much it weights. under 250g you don't need to do anything.
What if you have a bunch of under 250g drones and you fly them all together? :twisted:
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Piro21 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:44 pm
Because flying a swarm of 250g drones into a jet engine won't do anything, apparently.
jasonchewy wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:51 pm
What if you have a bunch of under 250g drones and you fly them all together? :twisted:
i didn't make the rules. just answering the person's question.
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marktang wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:52 pm
i didn't make the rules. just answering the person's question.
I wasn't really commenting on what you said, just the rules as well. They're pretty dumb.
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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is the test free? if not....another CASH GRAB!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Piro21 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:54 pm
I wasn't really commenting on what you said, just the rules as well. They're pretty dumb.
Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 2:57 pm
is the test free? if not....another CASH GRAB!
i guess because the small ones don't have the range. if you fly a swarm of drones into the plane you need to be very close to the airport and with lots of people.

no it's $10 for the basic test. $5 to register your drone.
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DOES ANYONE HAVE THE DRONE TEST ROUTE? Would it be easier if I took my drone test out of the city?
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Another example of a needed law that makes sense brought to draconian levels.
So, you can't fly overtop of where the police are at the site of an incident, like a car accident. Heaven forbid, the public knowing what's going on.
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eager beaver wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 3:58 am
Another example of a needed law that makes sense brought to draconian levels.
So, you can't fly overtop of where the police are at the site of an incident, like a car accident. Heaven forbid, the public knowing what's going on.
I would hope that they would make an exception for that for properly accredited news organizations. I can understand why they might not want 500 people sending their drone to an incident, but I don't see why 2 or 3 news drones shouldn't be permitted (they can pool their footage with all the other news organizations if need be).
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ConsoleWatcher wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 4:05 am
I would hope that they would make an exception for that for properly accredited news organizations. I can understand why they might not want 500 people sending their drone to an incident, but I don't see why 2 or 3 news drones shouldn't be permitted (they can pool their footage with all the other news organizations if need be).
Probably because police are now starting to use drones to map out accident scenes, so they don't want drones crashing into each other every time there's an accident. Just imagine suddenly there's 100 drones over the scene of an accident.
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Plus there have been many incidents of people flying drones over things like accidents and forest fires and preventing the aerial sections of the emergency services from doing their job and getting there.
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ConsoleWatcher wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 3:40 am
DOES ANYONE HAVE THE DRONE TEST ROUTE? Would it be easier if I took my drone test out of the city?
I see what you did there.
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Jan 12th, 2019 8:09 am
Plus there have been many incidents of people flying drones over things like accidents and forest fires and preventing the aerial sections of the emergency services from doing their job and getting there.
Yep. Fire suppression aircraft have been forced to delay their response to fires due to drones in the area. Everyone wants to see everything these days, but drones can be very disruptive.
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Buggie wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 9:09 pm
Anyone taken the test yet?
took the test and passed. it's not really basic, some questions are very technical. but with the help of google and the rules opened in front of you then you should be fine.
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