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question about bringing my DJI phantom to the US

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zx101, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. zx101

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    Hey guys,

    im planning to bring my dji phantom to houston texas from Japan. is there any law i should consider to fly a RC there?

    thanks

    Z
     
  2. mroberts

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    The "intent to conduct surveillance" is a bit of a grey area, and gives them the opportunity to hassle you while they establish whether you had any intent.

    Given that you're ferrn (that's redneck for "foreign"), I would advise not messing with Texas and only flying well away from any private property. You'd also be wise not to fly too close to anyone.
     
  3. zx101

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    alright thanks for the headsup buddy.
     
  4. mblitch

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    Another reason to point out the main rule, never talk to the police. If they talk to you, don't answer questions. They are not there to help you, only use anything you say to try to find something by which they can cite or arrest you. They cannot determine intent if you don't answer any questions.
     
  5. mikrob

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    I wonder if there is a legal definition of "capture an image". Does that just apply to recording or any FPV?
     
  6. FrankB

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    The biggest worry is having it shot down.

    Doesn't every American pack a submachine gun wherever they go? ;)