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FAA Drone registration is Back.. Shame Spark isn't 55g lighter!

ikopta

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FAA Drone Registration is back...with immediate effect, if living or visiting the US make sure you register ridiculous penalties if you don't .

 

MrMcFly

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"Technically" it was never gone, just found to be illegal.... but just because it's illegal doesn't mean the Gubmint can't do it.

I've been registered all along. Just another day for me. ☺
 

notime

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Wonder how many of the mavrics on this forum will experience the rath of the FAA now that everyone has to now register their drone?
 

Vilco

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I bought a Spark fly more combo which arrived yesterday, and a kit to bring it down to just under 300 grams. That's the boundary in Italy: under 300 you can fly without the courses and exams, over 300 grams courses and exams get in the way at a price varying between 1200 and 2500 total, including the medical examination by a medic recognised by our FAA (ENAC). Looks like those prices are going down, now that the spark "300 grams kits" are selling strong: only 4 months ago the cheapest was 1800 now down to 1200 :)
I'll have to substitute the upper cover with a lightended one, then set up the prop guards and finally go through some bureaucraxy with ENAC and I'll be able to fly in urban areas, a thing that I can't do with a Mavic. And even If i passed all the exams and courses for flying my Mavic in town, I would still have way more restrictions than someone flying an under-300 grams drone.
That said, I can't wait to see how this puppy flies. It's ... TOO small! But I freakin' like it
 

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