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Old 09-14-2021, 10:29 AM   #1
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is there a synopsis for the laws and rules regarding RC by Transport Canada?


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I'm wondering if anyone has created a synopsis about the laws and rules regarding RC aircraft in Canada?

I understand the stuff of fly and no fly zones, public places where there are people, buildings, etc, but the bits about weight, GPS and such elude me.

I only intend to fly foam craft, so I don't think weight will be an issue, but I read something about someone who wanted to fly a very fast foam aircraft and someone commented on the need to register it.

I suck at reading legalese, like a lot of people, but once someone helps spell it out / explain it to me, I reach critical mass and have enough speed to carry on and since I'm brand new to this, I haven't gained enough momentum

thank you for your assistance!
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: is there a synopsis for the laws and rules regarding RC by Transport Canada?

Trouble with reading someone else's interpretations when they rewrite TC wording can lead to doing the wrong thing. I had one of their websites up and didn’t find too difficult reading.
See if I can find it and post it . Read a bit and make your own notes . Keep the sessions short to suit.
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Trouble with reading someone else's interpretations when they rewrite TC wording can lead to doing the wrong thing. I had one of their websites up and didnít find too difficult reading.
See if I can find it and post it . Read a bit and make your own notes . Keep the sessions short to suit.
oh yes, you have a point...but being open minded and malleable, everything I read will be taken with salt until looked into and understood better. I've always found a tldr; / Cliffs Notes helps me get started than starting with no idea of context.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:35 AM   #4
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Re: is there a synopsis for the laws and rules regarding RC by Transport Canada?

Sorry, not going to be sued by you later when you "may" be fined!
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Old 09-15-2021, 07:41 AM   #5
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Re: is there a synopsis for the laws and rules regarding RC by Transport Canada?

As other's have commented, best to just directly look up the Transport Canada Documents.... very straight forward and WAY less confusing than the MAAC documents ...those make my head hurt
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:50 PM   #6
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Re: is there a synopsis for the laws and rules regarding RC by Transport Canada?

Yes , the MAAC documents are more to the " letter of the law" and rightly so as in many cases may be dictated by MAAC's insuring company plus TC. Try and read their insuring policy and that will make your head spin ! !
A lot of the published stuff that TC puts for many to read are not the "official" wording of the regulations but are published to make understanding easier.
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Re: is there a synopsis for the laws and rules regarding RC by Transport Canada?

well, I did as recommended and do see that the TC rules, etc, are quite easy to understand. I didn't look at them previously so as to avoid the possibility of confuzzlement if they were full of legalese.

I asked for the short form as the laws regarding firearms are confusing as hell and don't make sense half the time and I was expecting it to be the same for drones.

PHEW! thanks all
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