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Old Jan 26, 2015, 07:00 PM
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Well, here goes our Multi-copter Hobby! So once again some idiot with a
Phantom just decided to see how it could fly, so he went to the White House
at 3:00 AM and attempted to fly it around the Presidents house. And, of course
this dolt crashed it and ran away.

OMG, what next? Things were bad enough with the FAA trying to make rules for
Multi-copter flight and now we will have to contend with the FBI, Homeland Security,
the CIA and who knows what other US Government agencies. The AMA just took a
sharp stick in the eye and I sure hope that they can overcome this travesty to protect
RC flight here in the USA!
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 07:06 PM
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Well, here goes our Multi-copter Hobby! So once again some idiot with a
Phantom just decided to see how it could fly, so he went to the White House
at 3:00 AM and attempted to fly it around the Presidents house. And, of course
this dolt crashed it and ran away.

OMG, what next? Things were bad enough with the FAA trying to make rules for
Multi-copter flight and now we will have to contend with the FBI, Homeland Security,
the CIA and who knows what other US Government agencies. The AMA just took a
sharp stick in the eye and I sure hope that they can overcome this travesty to protect
RC flight here in the USA!

If someone had thrown a football over the fence, while playing ball, I wonder if it would make the news.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 07:12 PM
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If someone had thrown a football over the fence, while playing ball, I wonder if it would make the news.
Only if it was under-inflated! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh........Nooooooooo!!!!!!
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 AM
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If someone had thrown a football over the fence, while playing ball, I wonder if it would make the news.
on a slow news day id bet it would
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Old Yesterday, 10:12 AM
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I keep hearing on OAN news that they expect some rules proposal on commercial drone use by the end of the week, anyone know what they are talking about?
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Old Yesterday, 12:33 PM
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That would have been the small rule NPRM, its a three month comment thing. Expect it to go faster now Obama is on the case http://www.suasnews.com/2015/01/3403...ouse-incident/
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Old Yesterday, 12:55 PM
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Ah, thx

"President Barack Obama repeated calls for commercial drone regulation after what he called a “Radio Shack”-quality unmanned aircraft landed on White House grounds earlier this week."

Obama just lost a few votes over in the phantom thread, haha.
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rc model registration in 3..2..1
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Old Yesterday, 01:16 PM
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Ah, thx

"President Barack Obama repeated calls for commercial drone regulation after what he called a “Radio Shack”-quality unmanned aircraft landed on White House grounds earlier this week."

Obama just lost a few votes over in the phantom thread, haha.
link?
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Old Yesterday, 01:35 PM
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link?
Phantom thread or Gary's link above?
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Old Yesterday, 01:36 PM
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Phantom thread

also is see o'l Tappy threw in towl and got off light with a $1,100 fine

/clears throat/ TOLD YOU SO to his lawyer lol
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Old Yesterday, 03:59 PM
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I made that part up, you got me...
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Old Yesterday, 11:48 PM
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also is see o'l Tappy threw in towl and got off light with a $1,100 fine

/clears throat/ TOLD YOU SO to his lawyer lol
link? I didn't hear this. Is that what the end result is?
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Old Today, 12:05 AM
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link? I didn't hear this. Is that what the end result is?
they settled with the FAA for $1,100
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the...ttled-his-case

this was out of court be for a lower court could decide just how reckless he was
i image the legal fees where a lot higher then fine at this point too.... even if was pro bono thats still a lot of hours put in that could be on some thing that paid
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