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Old 05-18-2019, 8:08 PM
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I've been flying RC airplanes for almost 20 years and Mid Airs do happen. With smaller airplanes usually there is no disagreements and hand shakes and laughter settle the matter BUT with large scale airplanes people have ended up suing one another. I'd imagine if you wilfully destroyed another person's property you might end up in court.
Do RC airplanes have to be registered with the FAA like drones?

I had a couple something like 50 years ago and there were no FFA requirements or restrictions on them, but it wouldn't surprise me if that has changed too.

Hell, I remember back close to 40 years ago when even ultralight aircraft were unregulated. I came back from Germany in the spring of 1980, and there was a place on Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach selling ultralights. They had one that was bright red with WW1 German Iron Cross markings like the Red Baron's plane that I really wanted.


I think one of those big RC model Fokker tri-planes with something like a couple .22 rifles or pistols built into it would be cool. Illegal, probably, but cool

My grandfather was a pilot in the 50th Aero Squadron in France in WW1, and the aircraft from that era have always given me serious wood.

I look at those big RC WW1 planes, and I think of arming one, and I think of spy drones, and I think that if those WW1 RC planes were real and the drone was an enemy aircraft, what would Eddie Rickenbacker or Manfred von Richthofen do.
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Old 05-18-2019, 8:14 PM
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Lots of real estate dudes are now using drones to get diferent images of properties for sale...

Harmless but annoying.
Yes, as a realtor who specializes in rural estate, agricultural, and recreational properties, I am aware of this.



And right now in my area, due to the alleged Newcastle Disease epidemic, chicken killers from various government agencies are using drones to snoop around in peoples yards looking for poultry that they can then go massacre.
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I think there is way too much Drone Paranoia these days. Unless it is hovering outside your daughters bedroom window I would not worry about it.

99.9% of the drones you see are people that got them for fun, not to spy on you.

Drones have very limited range and flight time, if you are concerned, jump in your car and follow it to its owner and have a word with them. Or his mom and dad.
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Do RC airplanes have to be registered with the FAA like drones?

No, and as far as I know, Drones do not have to be registered. I believe that was legislation they were pushing for a short time but got reversed.

UPDATE.. On the drones, I guess you do have to register? I could have swore I heard they dropped that requirement.
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https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/
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I think there is way too much Drone Paranoia these days. Unless it is hovering outside your daughters bedroom window I would not worry about it.

99.9% of the drones you see are people that got them for fun, not to spy on you.

Drones have very limited range and flight time, if you are concerned, jump in your car and follow it to its owner and have a word with them. Or his mom and dad.
I take it you're one of them city boys?
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I take it you're one of them city boys?
LOL, Fk No. I did just move to my new place this month in a little town of 18K people. But before this I have been living out in an area where on a clear night you can see the distant glow of the city. No wired internet or cable services, More horses than dogs. The nearest grocery store is 14 miles out past the orchards. I had a drone in the area and over my property now and then but not worried about it in the least. odds are they are kids and our properties are so open in the area that you are not really going to see much more with a drone than you can driving down the street past the place.
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So no roving bands of tweakers, scrap metal thieves, and other criminal scum looking to steal anything they can?

No clandestine marijuana grows, with the cartels robbing and murdering non-cartel growers?

You must not be in Southwest Riverside County, between Hemet and Anza.

The geography, geology, and demographics are a lot different where I live.

From the top of my property, I'm looking due south right down on Stanley Road where it runs next to Rancho Pavoreal, John Wayne's old ranch. From the back of my property it's about a 500 foot walk down the hill to Stanley Road. But to do the same thing in a vehicle it's a several mile drive in a big circle. What roads there are out here are mainly dirt roads, with lots of land - often rough impassable terrain and/or fenced private property - with no roads on it between them So it's not like you are just going to hop in your car and follow a drone back to where it came from. Unless you can fly like it, you ain't following it. Like a lot of folks out here, my place is kind of remote and I don't have many close neighbors - 1 actually. They don't have any drones, so if I were to see one, it wouldn't be theirs.

I've had the cartel spy helicopter flying around my place, and I've had a tweaker thief on a quad who was casing out my house and the neighbor's trespass on my property and attack my daughter when she told her to leave. I held her at gunpoint until the cops showed up. I also shot up a car that a bunch of tweaker thieves were in when I caught them burglarizing my next closest neighbor's place and they tried to run me down as they took off.

There used to be a lot of meth houses out here too, and while I'm sure there are still a few, they are pretty much gone. There used to be one up the road from me, but a friend got tired of their sh*t and burned it down after they tried to ambush him on the road and he ended up in a gun battle with them. Now there is a big marijuana grow on the same spot, and possibly cartel connected as they didn't get robbed when all the other ones around here did.
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No, and as far as I know, Drones do not have to be registered. I believe that was legislation they were pushing for a short time but got reversed.

UPDATE.. On the drones, I guess you do have to register? I could have swore I heard they dropped that requirement.
See link below.

https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/
ALL small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) that weigh more than 0.55 pounds must be registered. Drones, model airplanes, etc. If they meet the definition of a sUAS, then they must be registered.

Hobby pilots technically register themselves and receive a single number that they put on all their aircraft (model airplanes, drones.)

Commercial pilots (Part 107) must register each and every aircraft they fly. Each gets its own number.

Registration is $5 for 3 years.
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What if your under 16 teen takes one out with a slingshots? Warning?

I am always amused by the idiot criminals who work harde to make a dishonest buck than just being hard workers.

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