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What is the general consensus on registration?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dllcm, May 28, 2016.

  1. dllcm

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    I understand the chance of penalties etc but I am guessing there will be lawsuits challenging this. For those who have not, why? I have not registered and am wondering if I should just go ahead and do it. I do not care that my name and address will be in some public database, I am sure that is info anyone can find regardless. If that is not the only concern, what are the other reasons I shouldnt?
     
  2. ryantrax

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    For $5 you are better safe than sorry. You should always abide to the current FAA regulations (however changing they may be).
     
  3. Phantom fool

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    I'm against the government keeping any type of database on its citizens.

    However I am more against having to pay a $250,000 fine for having not registered my drone, so I registered. Posting on a public forum that you're willfully breaking the law may be a questionable practice, but to each their own, I guess. I know people on other forums that swear just the mention of a home made silencer, or modifying a semi auto brings the ATF to your door.




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  4. msinger

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    Do you prefer to follow US laws? If so, you should definitely register. It's far cheaper than hiring a lawyer too ;)
     
  5. Meta4

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    Despite all the fuss about privacy issues that were made earlier, this is a non-issue.
    The FAA is not posting the names and street addresses of registered owners because the data is exempt from disclosure under a FOIA exemption that protects information in agency files from a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
    Drone Registration Database Released by FAA - Robotics Trends
     
  6. dllcm

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    I went ahead and registered
     
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    Yup... It's the law... Plain and simple :)
     
  8. Fplvert

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    I think that's a good idea.;)
    I registered when they refunded the $5.00 fee, and put my number on all my RC aircraft. High vis brother labels on the landing gear for the Phantoms.

    I laminated the card and carry it with me in the field.
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    Nobody has asked to see it, but better safe than sorry!:cool:
     
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