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Old May 28, 2012, 07:03 AM
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I just sent Mark Radcliff an email. Hope it could help. I think there should be a weight limit on Beyond VLOS flying. Also think a limit on radio / RF range should be implemented. The video pilot / FPVer should be within radio range to safely guide an aircraft to the *surface* in the event of loss of power. (ie Expired flight battery) [It happens!!] In other words, if you fly 5 miles away and your aircraft looses power, can you fly it to the surface for a safe landing WHILE STILL IN RADIO RANGE? This is what I call Radio Line of Sight (RLOS). For my moderate setup, this would be about 1.5 miles, but does vary with terrain, trees and other RF 'pathloss' variations. I'd also suggest a 10 pound maximum weight for this type of flying for obvious reasons.
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