I don't know the circumstances but I just love how in the new issue of the AMA's Model Aviation magazine they covered up the brand name of the battery (we all know what it is) but not the Hitec Optima RX, or (off the photo) the AXi motor...
That is in fact red Velcro on the battery, not regular tape. Thanks Pgerts for noticing this!
They were also (in my opinion) hating on FPV pilots. This article was discussing the AMA petition on FPV rules. I think this petition was linked here on the flite test forum by someone some months ago. The author of this article mentioned Trappy (Raphael Pirker) by name and accused him of "almost" shutting down every flying site in the five boroughs of New York City. The tone of the article to me sounded much like a parent telling their child "if you live under this roof, you'll follow our rules". The author says they found one sentence that someone submitted in the petition disturbing...that sentence was "We can say with certainty that virtually no FPV flyer in the USA follows the AMA [FPV] rules".
The AMA said this sentence concerns them b/c we are asking them to intervene on their behalf and provide the same protection a regular line of site flyer would enjoy.
I for one (and I think most FPV pilots) don't fly FPV from their club field therefore I don't expect to file an AMA insurance claim in the case of an accident. That's pretty much what we're talking about here, I guess the AMA is thinking everyone that flies FPV who is an AMA member is expecting to be covered by the AMA insurance.