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What do I need to know to fly legally?

#61
Would I need a HAM licence and if so, how can I get that?
No, that falls under FCC jurisdiction and they can't make rules for aircraft. If you're using a radio to communicate with aircraft or ATC for avoidance than probably, but not to fly the plane.

There is not, legally the FAA owns all airspace all the way to the ground. They do not own airspace within buildings, so indoor flying inside a large gym is outside their jurisdiction.
In the good old days didn't you own up till airspace started?[/QUOTE]
I'm not sure, maybe?
 

FDS

Well-known member
#68
I just bought an Eachine 013. It’s been great for the money.
When its board died I put a better one in there then flew it off my main radio. I only just swapped the motors out for new ones after a year.
The Mobula 6 is very good too if you want brushless.
 
#69
On the Horizon Hobby Inductrix fpv + site it says you need a HAM license to operate it in the US...
I may be an old law that got phased out, or just rumor. With the way the industry is right now laws are changing so quickly sometimes even government websites are wrong. Newport Beach, Ca's official city government website has some incredibly out of date information on their site from almost 10 years ago, and they still haven't fixed it! I've never heard of anyone needing a HAM license to fly a drone though, even FPV. We played around with the DJI FPV system a lot in my class, the professor keeps everything very up to date and nobody said anything about HAM licensing.
 
#70
No, but I really want one! I think I’ll be getting one here as I have a gift card I could use for it. I think it will be a blast to zip around the house!
I kinda want to get a whoop too, but I build so many planes I don't really have the money for a decent FPV system. I have a lot of brothers (never would've guessed!) and I think they would be awesome to race each other around the house with, but nobody else in my family shares my manic fascination with expensive flying machines.
 

FDS

Well-known member
#71
The Eachine 800D goggles are $50, they do variable focal length ones for a similar price. All the whoops have built in VTX and camera included, the 25Mw ones are fine inside. I run them with kids for work, the batteries for the Eachine are $12 for 5 220mah ones on Amazon etc.
They are great fun to fly together. Or get a cheap AoI camera and add it to the “combat drones” then go dogfighting.
We put the AOI cameras in RC cars too, now we go drift or car park racing when it's no good for flying.
 
#72
The Eachine 800D goggles are $50, they do variable focal length ones for a similar price. All the whoops have built in VTX and camera included, the 25Mw ones are fine inside. I run them with kids for work, the batteries for the Eachine are $12 for 5 220mah ones on Amazon etc.
They are great fun to fly together. Or get a cheap AoI camera and add it to the “combat drones” then go dogfighting.
We put the AOI cameras in RC cars too, now we go drift or car park racing when it's no good for flying.
I might just give that a try on one of my wings.
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
#74
The Eachine 800D goggles are $50, they do variable focal length ones for a similar price. All the whoops have built in VTX and camera included, the 25Mw ones are fine inside. I run them with kids for work, the batteries for the Eachine are $12 for 5 220mah ones on Amazon etc.
They are great fun to fly together. Or get a cheap AoI camera and add it to the “combat drones” then go dogfighting.
We put the AOI cameras in RC cars too, now we go drift or car park racing when it's no good for flying.
I'm going to get some cheapo echines or maybe the emax $44 diversity goggles.