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Discussion in 'Beginners Drone Forum' started by David Bach, Jun 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM.

  1. David Bach

    David Bach New Member

    May 23, 2020
    Posted by David Bach, Jun 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM #1
    OK I bought a Drone or a Quad Copter, not sure which is correct. It's a Potensic T-35. I like it a lot and after several crashes and a few new parts I can honestly say I'm a better pilot now than I was a month ago. There is still room for a lot of improvement.

    I applied for and received a Drone Pilots License from the FAA. My Drone is above the minimum weight and I'm not sure if there's anything else I need to do. I live out in the country and air traffic is not an issue. The only traffic I ever see is airliners flying at altitudes that are miles above any thing I can do. My license says I can't fly over 400 feet and that's more than adequate for now. I'm also listed as recreational only and not approved for commercial applications this too is not a problem.

    Now what do I do? Do I need anything above the license I have? Can I enjoy my new toy with out being concerned about arrest? I don't look good behind bars.

    I'm in East Texas on Lake Livingston and most of the people here can't even spell Drone. I moved here, I wasn't raised here, most people keep to themselves and try not to bother anyone. I only fly during the day, never at night.

    Any advice? Do I have to get something that reports my location? What in the world would that cost?

    David B
  2. Posted by AwesomeCobra, Jul 5, 2020 at 12:39 AM #2
    Hi David,

    I am in no way a legal professional, but I've done some research on drone regulations. I think that (for now) if the drone is over 250 grams, all you need is to register the drone and display your number clearly on the drone.

    However, I have even seen (online, at least) legal flyers get confronted by police who are unaware of drone regulations, so the best insurance I think one could have is to just stay away from people and property and use common sense. I hope this helps!
  3. Posted by AwesomeCobra, Jul 5, 2020 at 12:48 AM #3
    edit - accidentally posted twice

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