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Old 03-14-2015, 04:59 PM   #11
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The LoS principle as put forth by the Canadian Air Regulations is to ensure separation of model aircraft from fullsize aircraft. This is to meet the legal requirements set out in the Canadian Air Regulations requiring a model flyer have a visual watch so as 'not to be a hazard to other aircraft.' The great thing about miniquad flying is it is inherently about flying low and among objects, not anywhere fullsize aircraft will be flying - especially indoors or in a woods, where miniquad racing often takes place.

So I would not lose a moment's sleep over flying FPV momentarily behind a woodshed or through a stand of trees where you know the area is secure. Or flying within my own house via FPV and no spotter - as many people do.

BUt you certainly could not organize an event without spotters having full time eyes on the aircraft. That is not going to be accepted by Transport Canada nor by the insurance you should have as an organizer.

The miniquad has really been a saving grace for FPV, imho. It simultaneously stopped the majority of FPVers from doing controversial long range/high altitude flying, and it has brought about an amazingly exciting way to experience flying, while also doing it in a smaller and smaller less risky package, that handles wind better than a 1/3 scale airplane. The old kind of FPV flying with Skywalkers and ~450 class multicopters is downright boring in comparison. And miniquads opens up a ton of venues where you could never fly an airplane at - even large backyards, or parking garages, and dense woods. They are still conplex and expensive model aircraft too, requiring more and more skill to build and operate at a high performance level.

though I admit, I still fly FPV planes and love them more than miniquads still. Just on low power, and close by

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Old 03-14-2015, 05:18 PM   #12
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Re: Questions about licensing

Well said

Although I am building an fpv plane....I am very interested in having equipment I could move to a mini quad for around the field fpv fun down the road. For now Im trying out my skills on RF7 playing with the quad with nose camera. Its a lot tougher than it looks but I shall get the hang of it.

Dreaming of next summer.....
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:33 PM   #13
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Yea I'm sure I will, just playing around with the cheap quads i have now ( a few cx-10's and a wltoys v686 g ) I'm having a blast the v686g has a camera and fpv monitor on it, doesn't work too bad for what it is but the fly time is pretty bad with the camera on and recording. Anyways thanks for all the info been a big help!
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:39 AM   #14
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Nice to read that there are those out there wanting to go by the rules. It will go a long way to have fav accepted by the rule makers.
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