Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

New Regulations coming next week?

Discussion in 'News' started by dlbyers, Oct 17, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Vern Shurtz

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    NC
  2. nickyb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Northern Hemisphere
    GoodnNuff likes this.
  3. n6vmo

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Lompoc, CA.
    Read the article and then re-read it.

    The Dept of Transportation is just planning on talking about the possibility of registration. Get a grip people.
    Quit spreading FUD. You guys are worse than the main stream media.
     
    bcsledhead, GoodnNuff and Meta4 like this.
  4. n6vmo

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Lompoc, CA.
    I see a large problem when the government gets involved in any issue.
    Will there be 'fees' for this 'legitimizing' of our hobby?
     
    #5 n6vmo, Oct 17, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2015
  5. nickyb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Northern Hemisphere
    Not sure about fees, but possibly the price of all new UAV/Drones will be 'increased' to include any government 'fees'.
     
  6. John Locke

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,933
    Likes Received:
    1,105
    Location:
    Yorba Linda, CA
    They're treating us like guns, the potential to be a deadly weapon.
     
  7. Shield2160

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Freeport NY
  8. Highcloud

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    9
    In my opinion it's all arse about face anyway. I am in the UK and recently came back from a trip to the U.S. I forgot to take ID out one night so could not order a beer, even though I am 50+ years old and clearly not under age, but the next day I could walk in off the street and get my hands on an AK47, Uzi machine gun and semi automatic pistol and the all the ammunition I wanted on the counter and then go shoot in a range with no previous experiencing or training. I could easily have walked out with all this equipment and massacred many. Why is the U.S. Government worried about quad copters ?!? Think they have a bigger issue to deal with first. As far as I know there has not been a single death by quad copter. Not sure how many deaths per day there are by guns. Seems out of balance to me.
     
    Shield2160, nickyb and GoodnNuff like this.
  9. Matt W Ruff

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Nashville, TN USA
    I contacted my Congresswomen who I personally know and she has contacted me back saying they probably will have a subcommittee look into the issues once the FAA makes a recommendation on something. She promised me (nice to know her) that she would use me, including testifying to the Committee. As soon as something happens I put a notice up and solicit info. The P3P is my first drone and I have a good time playing with it. That said I stay below 400 feet and for the most of the time I keep it in sight!
     
  10. redmoe

    redmoe Guest

    There is an interesting parallel here: Registration will not prevent the actions of those who would break the law (or guidelines in the case of sUAS in the USA). Criminals do not buy firearms legally therefore the registration is meaningless. Those who would use a sUAS to "spy" or intentionally invade someone's privacy would not register or purchase their equipment through channels of traceability.
     
  11. redmoe

    redmoe Guest

    Another note you can buy a car and drive it down the street massacring innocents on the sidewalk. Hell that car would even be registered. Still won't stop crazy people from committing crazy acts.
     
    nickyb likes this.
  12. IOIIOOO

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Central Iowa
    So let's say I buy my kid one of those Air Hogs Millennium Falcon quads sold at Target for Christmas. Is my 5 year old going to need to register this potentially dangerous drone?
     
  13. LuvMyTJ

    LuvMyTJ ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    6,811
    Likes Received:
    4,374
    Location:
    Live! From New York!
    dirkclod likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.