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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by paulinfrance - January 03, 2021, 17:13:19 pm
Quote from: lanicopter on January 03, 2021, 16:27:46 pmis there a legal way to fly one nowadays??

Yes in your dreams,, ::)
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by lanicopter - January 03, 2021, 16:27:46 pm
is there a legal way to fly one nowadays??
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by pooh - January 03, 2021, 16:14:05 pm
Quote from: paulinfrance on January 03, 2021, 15:26:03 pmBut Lanicopter,
These rules are to protect you from criminals who will buy, register, put a N° on them with the gps module, so when it crashes or drops a telephone or other 'naughty' things over prison walls the authorities can pick him up and take him to prison, simple, or what part of the legislation don't you understand ?. :study:

hang on, do you actually mean criminals would break the law by flying a model aircraft illegally ?
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by paulinfrance - January 03, 2021, 15:26:03 pm
But Lanicopter,
These rules are to protect you from criminals who will buy, register, put a N° on them with the gps module, so when it crashes or drops a telephone or other 'naughty' things over prison walls the authorities can pick him up and take him to prison, simple, or what part of the legislation don't you understand ?. :study:
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by lanicopter - January 03, 2021, 13:30:59 pm
There are only so many hoops I am personally willing to jump through in order to enjoy a hobby.

So far I have:
a) taken out insurance (fair enough)
b) paid to register my potential participation in criminal activity that may or may not happen in the area that I live (even though I fly elsewhere).
c) sat an "exam" to prove my "competence" at something I've been doing for years with no issue.
d) paid a small fortune for aircraft and equipment that I am assumed to be using for criminal / anti-privacy purposes

On the subject of d), I find myself particularly bemused that someone would assume I would fly my aircraft in a risky manner - do they not realise the cost / time investment of these things? I am not in the position where I can be lax about losing upwards of £500-£1000 every time I fly, and take great pains to make sure the flight is going to be performed safely anyway - not only so I can avoid crashing into orphans but so I don't have to spend the time buying and rebuilding my stuff.

The rules are a nuisance for those who are actually hobbyists - I welcome the general exemptions for members of an association but I don't believe they go far enough and I also believe that the rules they "overrule" are way too complicated for the general public / casual users to pay any attention to.

Hence why I feel like they are counterintuitive - will be ignored, and do nothing to enhance safety. People already take precautions and did so without the authorities sticking their noses in.


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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by SMF - January 03, 2021, 12:20:25 pm
To be honest first impressions can be a bit overwhelming but I attended the excellent BMFA webinar on Article 16 which was most informative but the key words that ran through the presentation were "just as before" and that is indeed the case for most of what was presented. Okay the weights have gone up and you now have to register but there is nothing too difficult about any of it.
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by The Saint. (Owen) - January 03, 2021, 11:41:25 am
All these recently new regulations are causing me to seriously think about jacking it all in.   :-\
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by paulinfrance - January 03, 2021, 08:03:14 am
A notification to whom it concerns ;

No animals were killed, maltreated or have suffered 'so far' in this Post. :''


Ps, two legged idiots included. ^-^
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by PDR - January 02, 2021, 23:13:36 pm
Great idea. I suggest we could start with Michael Gove and Chris Grayling as they are both extreme lightweights and would be well within the weight limit. I suggest optimum release height would be 400'AGL. I'd forget the parachutes because those supermarket bags cost money...

PDR
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RC Flight Chatter / Re: New regulations
Last post by lanicopter - January 02, 2021, 20:16:31 pm
Good call, I agree. I'll rig up a parachute from a bag for life and we should be good to go. Safety first!
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