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Old Sep 28, 2011, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by razorseal View Post
So what's the diff between FPV and UAV?
Based on what I understand, if you are flying outside of visual range, over 400 feet, or using FPV headgear without a spotter, your aircraft could be classifed as a UAV. If you have an autopilot capable of programmable GPS waypoints, your aircraft could be called a UAV. If you are using your aircraft for commercial purposes, you are definitely a flying a UAV. All the multitude of emerging commercial applications have already been reserved for the big players by the FAA by the regulatory burden.

Based on what happened today (supposed plot to hit the Pentagon with RC planes packed with explosives) ANY RC aircraft could be considered a UAV by the FAA tomorrow,and subject to all the restrictive FAA regulations currently in place per current guidelines.

Guys, if I have misstated the case, please correct me.

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