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Smooth flying in San Ramon California

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Lithium12.6, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Lithium12.6

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    Flying here my Phantom 2 mostly in FPV mode.
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  2. bschaub

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    Why are you at 1200 ft? And, why over a populated area? As a member of AMA, we are trying to keep FPV legal, these posts are making it difficult and they place you in a precarious situation. The fines are very expensive. Please don't shoot the messenger but we all need to abide by FAA rules.
     
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    This is why we can't have nice things!

    1,200ft is a pretty common height for small planes. All you need is one innocent Cessna to come along...
     
  4. bschaub

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    I understand the hobby limit is 400 ft.
     
  5. Lithium12.6

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    http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/105.PDF

    Academy of Model Aeronautics National Model Aircraft Safety Code
    Effective January 1, 2014
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    (c) Not fly higher than approximately 400 feet above ground level within three (3) miles of an airport without notifying the airport operator.

    There are no airports withing 3 miles of this place and I did not fly above people or houses only above the park.
     
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    Good to reinforce safety measures. Thank you.
     
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