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Visiting New Zealand Aug/Sept 2014

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by border3431, May 30, 2014.

  1. border3431

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    Hello all,
    Im traveling to New Zealand (North and South) from Australia in August/September this year(2014) and would like to take my dji phantom 2 with me to get some flight footage.

    A few questions;
    1- What are the rules on flying quad copters / model aircraft in NZ?
    2- Is there somewhere I can get further information on the rules?
    3- Traveling with the lipo's on a plane is not allowed ive been told. Can I get a battery locally or is there another way to get batteries there?
    4- If all the above can be sorted is there places others would recommend for some great flight footage? I would like to get some footage around the snow fields?

    Thanks in advance for any help, comments, suggestions ;)
     
  2. BMEWS

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    have fun

    bmews
     
  3. border3431

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    Thanks for your answers BMEWS.

    Reading the NZ rules its looks like as long as I'm more than 4km from and aerodrome and stay below 400ft agl I'm pretty right.

    I will call the airline to find out for sure but reading their website it looks like it will be a no. I have even purchased lipo charge bags to reduce risk further.
     
  4. Martyman

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    Given the batteries are under 100wh, you should be able to take them with you in your cabin luggage if flying Air NZ according to their site (obviously other carriers may be different).

    Link http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/dangerous-goods