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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Drone7, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Drone7

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  2. Pull_Up

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    Wow. I've got to hand it to them that is very professionally done. Very clear instructions and useful exercises for beginners - not just general flying but for camera work (e.g. circling whilst keeping camera facing the centre, etc)

    They hammer the safety message, which is good. They also explicitly mention not to fly over 400ft which will please the CAA in the UK as that's the height restriction for RC mentioned in the Air Navigation Order (ANO), which has legal status. I understand it's the guideline limit issued by the FAA?

    Smart-looking document, well done to DJI for that - excellent English, too.
     
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    FAA 400' is not law, just recommended. Flew to 1150' the other day. Nice writeup.
     
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    It actually IS a law. Over 400 feet you're into Bravo airspace, which is where real planes fly. If you're caught over that height you can get into some serious fines.
     
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    Bravo airspace(class b) regulates height and proximity to airports.
     
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    Voluntary compliance-not a law.
     
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    Thanks for heads up. Seems like they are updating this thing fairly frequently. Hopefully thats setting the tone for the future.

    James
     
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    It is mentioned in the ANO but only for models over 7kg. http://www.fpvuk.org/fpv-law/

    It is also mentioned in the FPV UK exemption and staying below 400ft is required when flying FPV with only a spotter.

    All the best

    Simon
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, Simon. So it's "best practice" for under 7kg & line of sight, but "required" for FPV with a spotter for any size? Could the Vision, as-is, be classed as an FPV rig, I wonder?
     
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    If you're flying under the terms of the exemption (which is an exemption to part 166(3) of the ANO) then you must stay below 400ft.

    You can only fly under the exemption if you are flying a fixed wing aircraft under 1.8kg or a rotary winged aircraft under 2.5kg.

    The Vision as-is would not be classed as FPV IMHO. It doesn't restrict your view and prevent you from being alerted to other air traffic, like Goggles do.

    All the best

    Simon