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General Category => FPV Legalities => Topic started by: Coyote on January 03, 2021, 01:40:24 AM

Title: UK regulations - Easy watch video on the 2021 rules
Post by: Coyote on January 03, 2021, 01:40:24 AM
Taken from Ian from Londons youtube channel. I found it fairly easy listening, to the point etc. If flying by the rules is your thing  ;D



Jump Points:
Start 00:00
Rules for all flights: 1:51
Registration: 3:00
Flight Categories (Open + Subcategories) : 3:25
Drone Classifications & Legacy Drones: 9:20
Drone Model listing Jump Points: 10:36
Flying in Towns & Cities: 15:10
Title: Re: UK regulations - Easy watch video on the 2021 rules
Post by: Drone 5 on January 03, 2021, 11:46:33 AM
Very interesting.
Makes you feel like giving up drone flying.
Can't see it stopping those idiots who fly where they want as they probably don't know of any rules or regulations exist.
Is it time for another hobby?   >:(
Title: Re: UK regulations - Easy watch video on the 2021 rules
Post by: Coyote on January 03, 2021, 11:54:29 AM
As long as you want to sit in a field in the middle of nowhere and fly around in circles you're laughing ! :)

Otherwise sorry not allowed. All of this is based on how dangerous the drone is, "danger" based on weight, not based on the zero incidents, injuries or deaths caused by drones.

Absolute joke, I know what I'll be doing, it wont be posted on forums anymore though :)
Title: Re: UK regulations - Easy watch video on the 2021 rules
Post by: Drone 5 on January 03, 2021, 12:02:32 PM
Yes, what a joke.

Will turn out to be another "cash cow"

Title: Re: UK regulations - Easy watch video on the 2021 rules
Post by: FPVSteve on January 03, 2021, 02:23:59 PM
Quote from: Coyote
As long as you want to sit in a field in the middle of nowhere and fly around in circles you're laughing ! :)

Sweet! :laugh:

(Sorry, I edited your post with mine instead of quoting lol .. had to put it back :D )
Title: Re: UK regulations - Easy watch video on the 2021 rules
Post by: FPVSteve on January 03, 2021, 02:31:59 PM
There are only so many hoops I am personally willing to jump through in order to enjoy a hobby.

So far I have:
a) taken out insurance (fair enough)
b) paid to register my potential participation in criminal activity that may or may not happen in the area that I live (even though I fly elsewhere).
c) sat an "exam" to prove my "competence" at something I've been doing for years with no issue.
d) paid a small fortune for aircraft and equipment that I am assumed to be using for criminal / anti-privacy purposes

On the subject of d), I find myself particularly bemused that someone would assume I would fly my aircraft in a risky manner - do they not realise the cost / time investment of these things? I am not in the position where I can be lax about losing upwards of £500-£1000 every time I fly, and take great pains to make sure the flight is going to be performed safely anyway - not only so I can avoid crashing into orphans but so I don't have to spend the time buying and rebuilding my stuff.

The rules are a nuisance for those who are actually hobbyists - I welcome the general exemptions for members of an association but I don't believe they go far enough and I also believe that the rules they "overrule" are way too complicated for the general public / casual users to pay any attention to.

Hence why I feel like they are counterintuitive - will be ignored, and do nothing to enhance safety. People already take precautions and did so without the authorities sticking their noses in.


Title: Re: UK regulations - Easy watch video on the 2021 rules
Post by: BigT on January 07, 2021, 10:59:29 AM
Glaring error in the video is failing to mention the benefits of  Article 16 and the upcoming Electronic Conspicuity legislation thatís been written into law. Also failing to mention what happens to  any of the C rated UAS that are modified in any way.