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FAA 2014-0396- interpretation of new rule for Model Aircraft

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by njswede, Jun 23, 2014.

   
  1. njswede

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  2. aronph

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    I hate to bring this up but....

    "Don't fly model aircraft for payment or commercial purposes"

    Wouldn't that mean its against the rules to be sponsored or paid?
     
  3. hone

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    Or how about when horizon hobby releases those cool new product videos with their new plane flying. Aren't all those flights for commercial purposes?
     
  4. njswede

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    I don't think that's going to be a problem. What they're after are people using sUAVs for surveillance etc. I have a friend of a friend who's defending some of those guys who got sued by the government a wile ago. I'll ask him next time I get a chance. But commercial use of sUAVs has always been illegal in the eyes of FAA, so I can't imagine this will change much.
     
  5. njswede

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    It doesn't look good for FPV, though. Looks like goggles just became illegal...
     

  6. 3dNater

    3dNater 3DRCF Regional Ambassador

    Where does it say goggles are illegal?
     
  7. njswede

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    Page seven of the interpretation document. It also bans aerobatic demonstrations for money.
     
  8. gyro

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    Would a noon flight-demo at an event with a raffle constitute "for money"?
     
  9. njswede

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    ...so I think Aron is right. Team pilots who get paid to appear in a flight demo video are now required to have some kind of license.
     
  10. njswede

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    probably not, since the raffle isn't connected to the demo. It would surprise me a lot off the FAA would send inspectors to fun flys... Also, don't most team pilots get paid in free or discounted stuff?
     
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