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Old 12-30-2016, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I am looking for a long range FPV VTX that could get up to 2 km range. I have seen too many Chinese stuff that aren't even licensed by Industry Canada. I don't have a HAM license and I would like to fly that far without getting one. I know that it is possible as DJI OcuSync gets 7km and it's license free.

Does anyone know of anything on the market that could get me out that far?

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Old 12-31-2016, 11:02 AM   #2
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Re: License Free Long Range FPV

5.8 600mw vtx with a good vrx and directional antenna will get you there.
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:44 PM   #3
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But that would need a HAM License.
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Old 12-31-2016, 03:33 PM   #4
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Re: License Free Long Range FPV

Your going beyond LOS so would it matter? You could try a 25mw vtx with an extremely clean power supply(separate battery works best). I good high gain CP directional antenna on the IRC duo 5.8 rx. You could use two directional antennas with the duo to cover a wider area. Even 10mw would get you 2km. Have a good RTH installed/working when testing your range.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:08 PM   #5
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Re: License Free Long Range FPV

Yup and you would be doing thus without the blessing of Transport Canada and MAAC . Also no liability insurance coverage and no insurance will cover you when outside the law. It's things like this that puts our whole Sport in jeopardy and really pisses off the law abiding flyers .
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:19 PM   #6
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Re: License Free Long Range FPV

I have to agree with Len on this.
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Re: License Free Long Range FPV

Though true that you wouldn't be insured under MAAC.

Technically, not as of right now. Under the CAR Section 604.25 "No person shall fly a model aircraft or a kite or launch a model rocket or a rocket of a type used in a fireworks display into cloud or in a manner that is or is likely to be hazardous to aviation safety."

There is no actual LAW that prevents people from flying beyond line of sight. It's just not recommended.

At least, that's just the way I understand it.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:58 PM   #8
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Re: License Free Long Range FPV

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviatio...y-legally.html
Some good reading.... Even though you may be concerned with " The Law "
negative incidents can cause the government to enact laws that may be more restrictive than you and the rest of us might like.

Might be a better idea to do some extensive research on the project as to liabilities. Just quoting one small sentence while ignoring the whole picture
is not a wise decision.

Someone stated that a particular model of drone was legal to operate under FPV. True ,may be ok to buy and own but it can be another matter to be legal to operate. Just because it is sold does not make it legal to operate except under the proper regulated conditions.

"Just because you close your eyes for a moment as you pass a speed zone sign ; doesn't make it legal to speed because you didn't see it " . In other words , ignorance of the law is no defence nor is a friends incorrect advice.
Had a friend find that out and cost him money were , with the correct information he could have saved himself a bundle.

The above link at the top has some very good common sense information and other links. There is also lots of information on the MAAC website with the link to Transport Canada with both working hand -in-hand with the issues.

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Re: License Free Long Range FPV

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There is no actual LAW that prevents people from flying beyond line of sight. It's just not recommended.

At least, that's just the way I understand it.
USING "YOU" AS A COLLECTIVE TERM, NOT DIRECTED AT ANY INDIVIDUAL

I would be careful about assuming you are not breaking any law.

TC likes to give you "Guidelines" and describe them as "A way to comply with the law".

If caught between a rock and a hard place, you can bet TC would argue that; you were given a guideline on how to comply with the law and you ignored it and flew BLOS anyway. Ergo, you broke the law.

http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/show...8&postcount=25

And remember, you do not have to actually interfere with an aircraft, you just have to be doing something that TC considers "likely" to interfere with aircraft to get their attention.

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Old 01-01-2017, 11:24 AM   #10
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Re: License Free Long Range FPV

Might mention that there was an airport in southern Alberta built specifically for UAV "aircraft" with paved runway and all with posted notams and all the regulation for its use that was published in Canadian Aviation a while back. There were certain times during the year it was blocked from UAV use and that was for the use of full size Ag spraying aircraft or possibly fire fighting when needed.
This was designed for the testing of unmanned aircraft so not so sure ,for the use of the average hobbyist.

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