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Jan 09, 2019, 01:38 PM
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Canada new laws


I just saw a reddit post, somebody linked to this.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/avi...ml#regulations

I guess it won't affect club fields very much, but what it does to FPV in a school soccer field on the weekend I'm not so sure.
In effect June1
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For newcomers to the thread:

Some highlights:
-FPV is ok with a spotter (search for 901.38 in Gazette)
-Below 250g there is no need to register the aircraft or get a pilot's certificate ( search 101.01(1) ) See https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/avi...l#micro-drones


Other useful links:

The first announcement with all relevant links:
https://redirect.viglink.com/?format...ons.html<br />

The Gazette with the actual coming rules in it:
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/20...ors11-eng.html

and a helpful excerpt from the above for checking legal flight zones in Canada:
https://redirect.viglink.com/?format...ool.html<br />

Agent Z's link to an already ongoing discussion (page 2220)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ad-eh/page2220

RC Canada discussion on expected leeway for MAAC members
https://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/sho...573193&page=18


If anything is incorrect, just let me know in the thread
Last edited by RetepTrun; Jan 21, 2019 at 10:56 AM.
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Jan 09, 2019, 01:59 PM
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Seems to me these new rules may have a very significant effect on club operations. One of the rules is to not fly near other drones. Strictly speaking, this could mean only one aircraft in the air at a time.

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Jan 09, 2019, 02:06 PM
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It does say you have to be away from other drones but then contradicts it with this:

901.36 No pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft in formation with other aircraft except by pre-arrangement between the pilots of the aircraft in respect of the intended flight.

It also says you have to have it in sight at all times, then says later that its ok with a spotter
Jan 09, 2019, 02:57 PM
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No Flammable materials onboard rules out Lipo and any type of fuel....
Whoever thought of all this must have been in zero gravity too long.
Jan 09, 2019, 03:38 PM
400' + is where fun starts.
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So the end of Quad racing as we know it. And this should screw over a whole bunch of hobby shops.
Jan 09, 2019, 07:56 PM
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So I printed out:

"Knowledge Requirements For Pilots of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems 250 g up to and including 25 kg, Operating within Visual Line-of-Sight (VLOS) (TP15263)

As can be seen from the title, brevity is not the DOT's strong suit, 45 pages later, I still don't have the information I need. This is merely an outline, an account of what you need to know, not the knowledge itself. Transport Canada states this is not a study guide, and suggest one should enlist the services of a drone school.
Probably should, since Transport Canada seems to have made preparing for testing on one's own much more difficult than necessary. Outstanding lobbying efforts by these drone schools I suppose.

A few simple rules would have sufficed, this is ridiculous.
Jan 09, 2019, 08:06 PM
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Don't let the man get you down!

Is under 250g in Canada still lic free at least?
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Jan 09, 2019, 08:08 PM
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Don't let the man get you down!

Is under 250g in Canada still lic free at least?
i think so
Jan 09, 2019, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by foamnpacktape
Transport Canada states this is not a study guide, and suggest one should enlist the services of a drone school.
When I went to the TC public meeting last year, there were a few reps from drone flight schools and they were lobbying pretty hard to make taking a piloting course from them mandatory.

For safety's sake, of course.

Good thing that most of my flight group switched to micro-quads (250g and less) last summer for FPV racing...
Jan 09, 2019, 09:14 PM
400' + is where fun starts.
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Originally Posted by xanuser
Don't let the man get you down!

Is under 250g in Canada still lic free at least?
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Originally Posted by RetepTrun
i think so
And good ol MARC can kiss my third brown eye.
Jan 09, 2019, 09:37 PM
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Canadian rc laws


So if I have one beer I can't legally fly my 10 ounce drone anywhere for a minimum of 12 hours. However I can legally have two beers and drive my 3529 pound SUV around the local park or any public road filled with kids and families immediately.
Another prime example of political hysteria. I think that ride that marc garneau took into space maybe affected some part of him between his ears.
Jan 10, 2019, 12:59 AM
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Sounds like back room deal no one there to represent hobbyist
Jan 10, 2019, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Trebor Link
No Flammable materials onboard rules out Lipo and any type of fuel....
Whoever thought of all this must have been in zero gravity too long.
I suggest they mean you can't have any additional flammable stuff, like turning your quad into a flame thrower etc. All fairly standard common sense stuff.
Jan 10, 2019, 07:34 AM
400' + is where fun starts.
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Sounds like back room deal no one there to represent hobbyist
There is no hobbyist anymore. We're all waiting to get arrested because a bunch of pussy pilots saw a plastic bag blown around.
Jan 10, 2019, 07:36 AM
lurking in the HOLE :)
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There is no hobbyist anymore. We're all waiting to get arrested because a bunch of pussy pilots saw a plastic bag blown around.
That's kinda defeatist BS Martin. It aint that bad... well not yet. Did you fly today?


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