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What to use for an FAA Registration Number

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by Retired Drone user, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Retired Drone user

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    I registered my P4P+ with the FAA today and had a question about marking the Drone.

    1) what do you use for marking the registration number, materials and best way to apply?
    2) what size letters/numbers?
    3) where should it be marked?
    4) does the registration number need more than 1 location?

    Thanks in advance for any and all replies.

    Ron
     
  2. GadgetGuy

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    Not to be controversial, but others have just written it on each of their batteries used in the aircraft. The guidelines are by any means necessary to ensure it is available for the duration of the flight, including inside the battery compartment. You get to choose where and how the number appears, as long as no tools are necessary to find it.:cool:
     
  3. Retired Drone user

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    Thanks for the helpful reply, certainly easier that way!!!!
     
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  4. barefootbeachcombing

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    1. I have a label maker and made small labels with the number. On my Phantom, I put it on one of the legs. On my Mavic and Spark, I put the number inside the battery compartment. You can label it with anything. You could use a piece of masking tape and Sharpie marker.

    2. Doesn't matter what size. Just should be readable.

    3. Anywhere. The rules only state that it has to be accessible without needing tools.

    4. No.
     
  5. Newbieguy

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    I recently used Iclearshield. 4.00$ for 4 decals shipping included.
     
  6. GadgetGuy

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    It needn't be pretty. Legibility is the only requirement. Handwritten Sharpie on tape is fine, too, as mentioned above!:cool:
     
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    I just used a sharpie and wrote it on the leg and scotch taped it.
     
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    With all due respect, Mark, that's reading an awful lot into wording that is very clear on its face, and requires multiple suppositions to arrive at the possible conclusion that is unsupported by the actual statement.

    Your hoops include...

    1. "seems logical"
    2. "It's obvious this is a carefully crafted statement"
    3. "It's clear"
    4. "one might conclude"

    "The unique identifier must be affixed to the small unmanned aircraft by any means necessary to ensure that it will remain affixed for the duration of each operation."

    Nowhere are crashes mentioned as being a factor in where and how the FA number is to be affixed. That is purely hypothetical on @msinger's part to justify his wrong conclusion. The statement is not cleverly crafted. It is written to be read literally. The duration of each operation does not include a crash. If you have to read something like an assumption of a crash into the statement in order to justify your interpretation, then your interpretation of the statement is not what the drafter's intended. Ambiguity is construed against the author in law and in contacts. Putting your number on the battery will never be considered a violation of this statement. @msinger has a very vivid imagination and no understanding of the law. He still maintains that Amazon LLC is not an authorized DJI Dealer, despite the fact that DJI confirms that they are, and Amazon also says they are. :rolleyes: It allows @msinger to justify his steering you only to his Amazon affiliate links, by falsely claiming Amazon LLC is not an authorized DJI Dealer!
     
  9. BigAl07

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    Come on gang... let's not drag this similar thread into the ditches like the PD checked my registration one. Links to that thread are posted above.
     
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    Sorry. My last post was sent before yours posted.
     
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    Thanks man :)
     
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