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Old 09-24-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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like always you have to wonder how good this really is and if it works like they show it does.

Long Range RC flying. They say it gives you a range of 20 miles

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Old 09-25-2010, 07:08 AM   #2
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Re: wonder how good it really is

Yeah, that;s been discussed here a while ago. Cool technology, and they have proved the could control the model that far away while it is flying just a few dozen feet off the ground. Pretty cool technology!
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:44 AM   #3
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Re: wonder how good it really is

Although this may be wonderful tech, from what I've been reading from MAAC we are already at risk of being consolidated into the definition of UAV craft and, if so, would have to fulfill ALL the requirements they do to fly.

The only separation is our limitations of being within "Line of Sight". This pushes that boundary far beyond that and would give the UAV pundits ammunition to finally destroy a large piece or all of our coveted freedoms.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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Have agree with you Cougar. Our safety code talks to FPV flying and requires that one peson ("Spotter") have visual sight of the model, ready to step in and take over control if required.

Transport Canada has allowed us to self-administer our activities only because of the lobbying of MAAC on our behalf. The controls in place on the UAVs make the requirements of our insurers look like a "look both ways when you cross the street" instruction from our parents when we were children. In addition, our insurer would also change our policy to reflect any changes in status WRT to Transport Canada, since this is a substantive change.

If you're going to use this technology and not fly in "line of sight", then you're a UAV and you'd better be operating under THEIR rules.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:06 AM   #5
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Let me hasten to assure all of you that, as aeromodellers flying model aircraft, we are limited by Transport Canada to direct, line of sight, visual range. Thus the 20 mile radio range is immaterial from our point of view.
FPV flying has been accepted by Transport Canada as an aeromodelling activity provided that the FPV pilot is on a buddy box, with the master transmitter being operated by a qualified model pilot who must maintain direct line of sight at all times. There is talk of the possibility of a "spotter", rather than use of two transmitters, where the pilot is very experienced with FPV, but that is only talk at this point.
The technology under discussion here involves flying beyond line of sight. Where that is the case, the flying machine is no longer classified as a "model aircraft" It is a UAV or UAS. These fall directly under the control of Transport Canada, and there are stringent regulations pertaining to their use. Permits must be applied for, and these permits are date and number of flights specific. Special insurance is required, and you are no longer under the protection or jurisdiction of MAAC.
If you want to try this technology, go ahead, but you are on your own.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:10 AM   #6
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Re: wonder how good it really is

Dragon Technologies has been around for a long time. Their UAV systems are built to military specs so I am pretty sure that this system will also be the same and is certain to do the things that it is claimed to do. And like everything else from Dragon Technologies, it won't be cheep to purchase.
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Re: wonder how good it really is

why would you want this (average modeler).. At 1000m most guys can't see there plane for that matter.. I just think this would be a waste of money, plus with that kind of output i would imagine your batts would be drained faster too...It's like having a golf club that can hit 600 yards, and then getting one that can hit 10 000yards.. What's the point, it might be nice to have, but the last time I checked there were no fairways that were 9 000 yard long...
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Even a caveman can do this

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