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Uk legal height limit for under 7kg ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Jay, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Jay

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    Hi i just wanted to know as i was told that if flying a drone under 7kg with a camera on then i could fly it as high as i like so long as i can see it with unaided vision to be able to control it safely is this true ? Or is it 400ft ?
     
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    It is 400ft and 1000ft with fpv if you have LOS. See this post. I know its more detail than you asked for but you may find it useful. viewtopic.php?t=33641
     
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    Hi so can it be 1000 ft if you are using fpv but only 400ft if not ?
     
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    The supporting CAA links are in the post I quoted. There is an FPV exemption but as Meta4 says you need to read the authoritive documents and not just take my word for it - Lord forbid. My post was just a guide, the CAA documents are the law. Also at all times you must be satisfied that you can fly safely irrespective of limits.
     
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    I see 3.5 kg 1000ft using fpv and a spotter,400ft if no fpv and spotter
     
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    No mention of 3.5kg as far as I know. Where do you see that?
     
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    i'm s***ting myself at 400ft so quite happy to leave the ceiling height at that lol
     
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    Hi that's what the guy from fpvuk.org said

    1000ft if you're flying under the terms of the FPV exemption (IE a model under 3.5kg, you have a competent observer who has "Direct Unaided Visual Contact with the model sufficient to monitor its flightpath for the purposes of collision avoidance", etc).