Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by snoopy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:26 pm

The_Kev wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:32 pm
The part about not selling the photo's or footage is the strange part...

A full time wedding, product or fashion photographer isn't taking any work away from the aviation industry...and neither is an part time extreme sport videographer, does anyone know the logic behind this part of the regs?
Here's a much simpler solution if you are a photographer - doesnt require any CAA intervention or regulation.

The D.I.Y one

https://youtu.be/SjfhsmrQ3VQ

Or just buy an IntelliJib for aerial shots (different angle shot)...without having to "fly" anything. :wink:

Far less hassle...

You can also get much larger extendable camera mast you can attach to a SUV or bakkie bumper. 10m plus....
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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by Sideslip » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:14 pm

The_Kev wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:32 pm
The part about not selling the photo's or footage is the strange part...

A full time wedding, product or fashion photographer isn't taking any work away from the aviation industry...and neither is an part time extreme sport videographer, does anyone know the logic behind this part of the regs?
I have been reading up on UK drone regs which started off far more relaxed than our CAA version but is set to get considerably stricter very soon.

But more to the point, I haven't got the time to search for it now but I noted that even if you use your drone to make YouTube clips that bring in ANY revenue no matter how small, that will be considered as commercial ops. So even if you do not sell the photos/video directly there is no getting away from it.
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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by The_Kev » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:40 pm

Which is why I find the regs very strange: A guy can put 3 GoPro's on his helmet and another 2 on a 3m selfie stick and no one bats an eye but let him put his Mavic in "follow me" mode and then everyone loses their minds....
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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:55 pm

The_Kev wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Which is why I find the regs very strange: A guy can put 3 GoPro's on his helmet and another 2 on a 3m selfie stick and no one bats an eye but let him put his Mavic in "follow me" mode and then everyone loses their minds....
You are missing the point here and comparing onions to olives...

GoPro on helmet attached hopefully to your own head... You are in control. Selfie stick...you are in control.

Mavic in "follow me" mode... Drone in control... There are literally hundreds of oops video clips out there showing "drones gone wild"

Even with the latest collision avoidance software, it can not accommodate randomly moving objects like children, animals, vehicles and other sportsmen... Why, in the advertising footage is the "star" of the show always running/cycling/surfing in vast open areas with no-one around?

Googly "drone hits girlfriend in face" to see how quickly things go wrong...


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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by Jack Welles » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:56 pm

The_Kev wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Which is why I find the regs very strange: A guy can put 3 GoPro's on his helmet and another 2 on a 3m selfie stick and no one bats an eye but let him put his Mavic in "follow me" mode and then everyone loses their minds....
Isn't that maybe apples and oranges?

The first "five" are under direct control and physically linked directly to the photog, the latter one isn't under direct physical control and may go haywire at any time with no physical fail safe mode if it does.
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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:59 pm

Jack Welles wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:56 pm
The_Kev wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Which is why I find the regs very strange: A guy can put 3 GoPro's on his helmet and another 2 on a 3m selfie stick and no one bats an eye but let him put his Mavic in "follow me" mode and then everyone loses their minds....
Isn't that maybe apples and oranges?

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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by Jack Welles » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:39 pm

Wonko, I thought we were agreeing with simultaneous posts :?
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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:26 pm

Jack Welles wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Wonko, I thought we were agreeing with simultaneous posts :?
We are... :lol: :lol: :lol: I just like comparing onions to olives....

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Re: Myths about "Drone Regulations"

Unread post by SlowApproach » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:18 pm

I kinda like the saying "comparing onions to olives"...

It's got a certain ring to it :wink:
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