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Good news Got My Drone Registration Tonight

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by TinCan Tony, May 21, 2020.

  1. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    Going to be buying a Mavic drone shortly. Not quite sure which one yet but, got my CAA Flyer and Operator Registration tonight so I can fly drones over 250gms...

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    And the email...

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    OK, I've edited the name to protect my identity - ha! :D
     
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  2. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Absolute farce that it needs registration for these.
    Scumbags licensing everything :mad:
     
  3. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    You're not wrong there @Jukebox

    But, rules is rules, I suppose.

    Don't forget though, you can fly any model aircraft under 250gm in weight without ANY registration at all. :thumb:

    This certificate just allows me to fly something above 250gm and up to 20Kg safely. ;)

    It's not all bad news, ya' know. :thumb:
     
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  4. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    Flying targets.....love it!! :thumb:
     
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  5. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Or just not bother :oops::D
     
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    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    Chocks away sir, off on your first solo
     
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  7. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    My shooting video's will never be the same again. :facepalm:
     
  8. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    Mirrors and drones, are you shooting Starwars TC?
     
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    Leshiy Posting Addict

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    Always fancied a drone came close to buying one a few times Mavic range could never quite make me mind up
    Then they brought this licensing in and kinda put me off
    How does it all work costs applying etc?
     
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  10. Del-Dredd

    Del-Dredd Engaging Member

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    Have you flown Quadcopters or any RC plane before?.

    Flew my mini homemade quads earlier today and my Mini Stik, all well under 250grams although I do have big stuff.

    The registration and licensing is just a money making exercise and government trying to show they are doing something against a non existent problem ie Quadcopters bringing down airliners.
    All media hype and drivel.

    It will not stop the morons who cause the issues though as they will not register in any case.

    Idiots in charge a CAA tried to say it will cost millions to run the scheme hence the extortionate fee.
    Any computer savy technician could have knocked up a fully working database on a laptop, no need for a mainframe and multiple operators.
     
  11. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Sit an online test that you cant fail for about a tenner.
    Give them all your personal details so they know you own something capable of flying and can knock your door if someone unregistered that lives by you is a dick out flying.
    You have to out your registration number on your models so if it runs out battery or files away then they can knock your door again and question why they've found your drone.

    Basically it's a way of trying to get flyers personal details if they own and fly a drone....similar I suppose to buying an airirfle from a shop.

    Scumbags trying to control ownership and generate a few quid as it was getting popular and no other reason for it.
    I'll stay 'underground'
     
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  12. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    Absolutely dead easy. Start here...

    https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/individual

    Read the course, take the test and pay your £9.00 for the certificate and away you go. Couldn't be easier. :thumb:
     
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    Del-Dredd Engaging Member

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    They tried same in France or some other European country I believe and it ended up being free.

    Supposed to have been reviewed this June I think for UK, that will take a backseat no doubt.

    All because the uninformed masses think the media hype and lies is true, very similar to Airguns I guess.

    Wish they would actually call them by the correct terms as well, "Drone" is yet another media instilled term, Drones are the things used by Military etc.

    Quadcopters, Hexcopters etc along with the normal Helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are not drones but Radio Control model aircraft.
     
  14. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    Yep, plenty. And helicopters too.

    Not a problem then. No registration required.

    Not 100% true, but the general gist is correct

    Agreed 100% :thumb:

    I don't think £9.00 is extortionate for registration and being a responsible pilot. At least I'm covered if I ever get questioned about my activities. :thumb:
     
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    Nubble Donator

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    Do you ever watch Xjet on you tube TC?
    He says what he thinks about the registration fiasco and the bloke talks a lot of sense.

    It's not all drone vids, model aviation, flying with his mates, having a laugh etc.

    He's done a couple of really nice vids lately.

    :thumb:





     
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    Del-Dredd Engaging Member

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    Was going to be £15 originally and regular not a one off.

    I think US dropped there original scheme after taking a load of money off honest law abiding fliers, a bit cheaper now I believe.

    I watch Bruce's vids quite a bit (Xjet and his other channel), not seen any recently though, he always says how it is.

    I liked his and others comments about the competency test.

    Its multiple choice and you can take it numerous times so totally pointless really.
     
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  17. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Can I video that?

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    I don't have a problem with that. No more than I have a problem of giving my details to an RFD that I now own a lethal weapon I've just bought from them.

    And why should that be a problem? Video recording will show time and date I was out flying, which would be different to the 'dick' next door when the incident was reported.

    And you explain in a civilised way why you lost it (the wind over-powered the pitch of the drone etc.) and thank them for returning it to you. No big deal unless someone got hurt.

    And you don't want anyone to know that you own an air rifle? I don't see any problems in any of the above. I own air rifles and I shoot them and everyone knows it. I own drones and RC aeroplanes and helicopters and fly them and everyone knows it. I've been legal all my life and never been interferred with or questioned about my actions so, I see no problems in that. :thumb:
     
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    Better check the weight of my drone But I am sure it is well under that weight .
     
  19. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    It has absolutely nothing to do with anyone what I spend my money in and own and I shouldn't need to be registered for either an airgun or to fly a toy flying vehicle.
    If your happy then crack on but theres no way on earth I will pander to them to fly a bit of foam or a quadcopter when I fly responsibly and mostly on private grounds miles from others.
    Horses for courses though and I enjoy hammering my race drone through trees at warp speed wearing FOV goggles as much as I do throwing a foam 3d plane around the sky.
    It's also not the competency test I disagree with...its the registration and paying to do it that I think is disgusting.
     
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    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    If you are looking at the New Air 2 I have one that I will be selling soon
     
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