US FAA Registration Rules Announced

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    Agreed. And it won't stop people from doing stupid or evil things.
     
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    How nice of them to waive the $5 registration fee for the first month. We always knew this was all about money, and they just showed us how they are going to get it.

    All the legit, safe operators out there will register because they want to follow within the legal guidelines, and therefor have to pay $5 after the first month, every three years. Meanwhile, the people who have caused all this grief in the first place will not register, and will continue doing stupid things.

    They do not register, no tracking number back to the owner, so they can do whatever they want as long as they don't care about claiming their quad from the authorities when they finally screw up.
     
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    I bet the cops or whoever will be told about the registration so when they show up after a complaint they should be more lenient if you have registered as you have demonstrated your obedience of the rules and regulations. :)

    Where as those who have not. :(
     
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    From the registration site.
    Looks like they will have your bank details as well :)

    Register before January 20, 2016 and your $5 registration fee will be refunded!

    and you have to renew every 3 years.

    Good news if you running your fleet as model aircraft then 1 registration cover your fleet. :)
     
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    Do you have some similar regs over there? I personally don't have a problem with this reg. You also make a excellent point about when a cop shows up and your are complying with all the rules. I may look like the mountain man that I am but I am also law abiding.
     
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    We do not have registration here and hope it never comes; however its not a bad thing in reality. We just want the numpties to go away.

    Registration should help in alleviating such, i hope.
     
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    what is next? Proof of insurance... background checks for owners... 10 day waiting period before buying? sigh..
    This is probably more for the unknowing population that has been brainwashed that 'drones' are evil.. and now 'big brother' is involved... all is safe in the land..
    "Don't worry folks, we're from the government... we are here to help you"!
     
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    If they want insurance then surely its a mater of joining the AMA, BMFA here. You get public liability insurance for millions, and you join a sensible organisation that represents your interests.
     
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    Q. Do I have to register a paper airplane, or a toy balloon or Frisbee?

    A. No. Even if these things could be considered "drones" or "unmanned aircraft" and met the minimum weight threshold of 250 gm/0.55 lb., the registration rules also require that they be a part of an "unmanned aircraft system." An "unmanned aircraft system" includes the communication links and components that control the small unmanned aircraft along with all of the other elements needed to safely operate the drone. Paper airplanes, toy balloons, Frisbees, and similar items are not connected to such control system.
     
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    LOL well they have really set themselves up. From all the response on a lot of forums people are going to register there hamsters just to flood the registration site since its free till next year. This is just a money grab like any thing government does. Canada will be following next year after we make marijuana legal :) .
     
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    Read the rules. My little $35 drone only weighs 1.7 ounces with the battery. It is exempt.

    My guess is my $100 uav also is under.

    And yes, all RC aircraft are required to register if the weight limits are met.
     
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    Actually, the $5 fee is the cheapest thing I've had to get for my drone since buying it! LOL:p
     
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    yep same here and u get the 5$ back lol
     
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    so as we see the registration is only 5.00 ( and they are refunding it back ) not bad , place the number on your air craft , easy enough to do .
    all kidding aside this is too easy , i'm in , where do i sign .
     
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    If everyone acted responsibly this would not have been necessary. I started flying RC air plane back in the 1980's and we never had any problems. It just takes a few A-holes to mess it up for all flyers who use some form of common sense. So we all now pay the price. As for the news media, it is a story that sell time on the TV. Can't blame them. I don't like over regulation any more than any one else but this one I think makes sense. MrBurns makes a very good point. If someone calls the cops you can show you are in full complaint with all Federal laws and that should go a long way to demonstrating your good intent and good faith. As for our rights. People in airplanes also have rights also. The right to be safe. I will now get off my soap box.
     
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