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Old 10-29-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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The AMA has just released their US Guidelines for FPV. It is a trial and they intend to evaluate the outcome at a future date.

Essentially, it looks like they are allowing FPV at AMA-sanctioned flying sites when:
- a buddy box is in use with the master in visual contact with the model
- proper operation of the model wrt proper range, proper flight path and avoiding no-fly zones
- the model is limited to 10 pounds and 60 mph

You'll have to refer to their AMA documents for detailed conditions and limitations

With lots of practice, you can make it look easy.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:28 PM   #3
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Please excust my lack of knowledge but what is FPV?
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Gary, here's a definition from one of the links.


First Person View (FPV) piloting is defined as remotely controlling a model aircraft by the pilot in command (PIC) by the use of an onboard video camera and wireless video transmitter which sends a live video image of the aircraft’s attitude in flight to a “ground station” which consists of a wireless video receiver and display devices such as a video monitor and/or video “goggles”.
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