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Old 10-20-2019, 09:51 PM
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FAA has already indicated that sUAS RID would not be transponder based. In addition, in the DAC video last week a slide mentioned models as having on "area of operation" information.
Would not be transponder based? So there will be something. Just not a transponder.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:30 PM
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Would not be transponder based? So there will be something. Just not a transponder.
Unclear. What I gleaned was it would not be a transponder like GA or ADS-B.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:09 AM
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Did not seem to affect it this year, and the law is in effect right now. Didn't affect the NATS, Best in the West Jets, Top Gun, Joe Nall, or several glider contests like the Visalia Fall Soaring Festival where over 180 pilots posted 8 rounds of competitive soaring.

And amazingly enough not one single incident, accident, or injury occurred.
Do these events have NOTAMS issued?
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:40 AM
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I'm betting fairly low compliance. What little there will be will come through clubs or contests.
I agree many clubs will enforce FAA rules but other than that many
won't comply. What I see happening is individuals made a example
of when they caught most likely after being involved in a incident
that the FAA becomes involved in.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:03 AM
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Do these events have NOTAMS issued?
None that I know of. They have been held without incident for years, and in some cases, decades.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:50 AM
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Wrong!
400 feet is nothing for a 40% plane.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:52 AM
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400í is pretty far up there. Most probably never fly above 250-300í anyway. No biggie.
400 feet is nothing for a 40% plane. 500 to 800 in normal.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:48 AM
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400 feet is nothing for a 40% plane. 500 to 800 in normal.
for the baseline.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:50 AM
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Do these events have NOTAMS issued?
The AMA headquarters is literally right next to an airport (albeit very small and uncontrolled) and when involved with an event held there a few years back... I asked several people about a NOTAM.....
I wish I were kidding or sarcastic, but I was unable to find someone at the time that knew what a NOTAM was......
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:06 AM
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for those that don't, NOTAM stands for Notice to Airmen, it is either initiated by the FAA office or tower, and is a nicety provided by them to attempt to keep full size away from models. The FAA is under no duty to issue one, and asking for one should be done with caution for obvious reasons. years ago before all this nonsense i got both a NOTAM and a waiver to 1500 ft agl from the FAA for a glider event in the class D airspace at Chino. The chances of the same happening today.....zero.

i fly at a field that has a "strict" 400 limit. I was flying a friend's 40% Suhkoi and I noticed on the uplines his DX 18 would start to vibrate. I asked him what it was and he told me it was altitude notification - i was exceeding 800 feet.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:56 AM
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Weíve got a proficiency test down here in Australia, itís more of an insurance / cover the organisationís arse type of thing.

Iím not sure how long itís been in, I seem to recall taking it when I started in the mid 80s.

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Old 10-22-2019, 04:32 PM
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All this crap is (part of) what pushed me out of the hobby. AMA is worse than a liberal politician..."you can keep your insurance, we don't want to take your guns, etc". AMA sold us out a long time ago for the obvious profit in the drone industry, all the while promising us we were protected/covered by AMA's gurus. I remember a few years ago when AMA pressured our club to participate in this bogus thing they dreamed up called "drone day". When we responded that we didn't have any drone fliers at our club, we got an email threatening us that if we didn't participate, it could be bad for the hobby and bad things would happen. I voted against it but the rest of our BOD voted to comply. It was just so they could publish in their crappy magazine that "X" number of clubs throughout the country were supporting AMA's drone day.

I hate to put up such a negative post and honestly I have nothing against drones or the people that use them responsibly. I've just grown very sour toward AMA for the way I feel we were deceived and abandoned. I had a lot of years of fun and made a lot of friends through the hobby, but life changes and AMA have pushed me out. If AMA had been honest and up front about the changes I'm sure they knew were coming, I'd probably feel differently. Unfortunately they didn't take that path.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:37 PM
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for the baseline.
At our club, a 40% plane did the current IMAC routine with an altimeter and we found 1400 feet was typical.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:42 PM
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At our club, a 40% plane did the current IMAC routine with an altimeter and we found 1400 feet was typical.
Sounds about right.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:57 PM
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I don't understand why people continue to claim the current situation has anything to do with separation of fixed wing and helis from multicopters. Wake up people, it's about airspace access control for licensing so they can clear that space for commercial drone use. Why else do you think Google, Amazon, UPS, DHL, Fex and other commercial delivery companies are actively involved? If you don't understand that is the real objective here, then you will never understand how to push back against it. Knowing your opponent's true objective is one of the first steps of any effective negotiation or objective.
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