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FAA Drone registration site up and running

Discussion in 'News' started by tcg, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. tcg

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    Just registered on FAA.GOV Took about 10 minutes. Didn't ask for any type of description, serial number. Just told me the rules/guidelines and wanted name, phone and address.

    Had to create an FAA.GOV login (that took the longest since I had to check my email and click "verify")

    Since I'm just a hobbyist/recreational operator I was very pleased with the simplicity of this process. I printed out my FAA certificate and I'll probably keep that in my Phantom case to be ready if I need it (you can also just show the electronic email of your certificate if law enforcement asks).

    Happy flying!

    Tom (tcg)
     
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  2. Green_Phantom

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    Did it too. Gonna engrave my phantom down.
     
  3. Green_Phantom

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    Nah, I'm good. I actually decided against engraving and just sharpied the number inside the batter door.
     
  4. Formstone

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    Made some PTouch labels for the side and inside the battery box. That way if I sell it, it is an easy to remove situation,
     
  5. ianwood

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    I registered. Took all of 3 minutes.

    But now people can look up my home address, stalk me and frame me for drone crimes! :eek:
     
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  6. Green_Phantom

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    Remember phone books? How about www.whitepages.com
    People get all up in arms about stuff they don't need to be up in arms about.
     
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  7. LuvMyTJ

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    I do! I also remember being able to choose to be 'unlisted'. ;)
     
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  8. Donw35

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    Paid my FAA extortion fee. Number will go under the bird. what ever right, its a lot to do about nothing, malicious flyers wont be registered nor will be the craft they fly.
     
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  9. jcknows0

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    Good and legal. Now they need to uphold their end of the bargain and make going commercial easy with a UAS pilot license.
     
  10. nynelyvz

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    I wouldnt engrave it on the bird. Use a label maker or just carry the card. If you sell it you just remove the label.
     
  11. Donw35

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    I did the label maker, put it on the bottom of the gimbal.
     
  12. Donbiedron

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    Anyone did the PAPER registration yet? (If You plan to take Your drone out of the country). Can I take my drone out of the country if I registered online? Can I update later?
     
  13. rogerdp

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    Got to where it said sending verification email and never got it guess I can't register it until I get it
     
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    Doing it tonite.


    Sent from my PT beating heart
     
  15. DaveFromRI

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    There's little room inside my P3P battery compartment for a sticker (and there is no door), is there a general consensus that marking the batteries would suffice?

    Besides marking the drone and ruining it's resale value, marking the drone isn't truly the spirit of the FAA regulations, it's tractability. There is no accountability for a specific drone model number, serial number, or even number of drones you own, so it seems to me that marking the battery (obviously present in the event of a crash), would suffice.

    Yea, I'm getting very legalistic here, but I'm just curious about the general consensus.
     
  16. Geoelectro

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    The battery is part of the drone. Try flying it with one.

    Geo
     
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  17. Green_Phantom

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    Works pretty good if I fly with one. Not so much without. :p
     
  18. Bigsekcee

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    Amen! So true!


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  19. fordruid

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    Mark the far back wall of the battery compartment.
     
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    I registered. Been having some curious neighbors lately. Don't need a cop to show up while flying, just don't need the hassle.