Understanding Drone Regulations and Safety Test

The world of personal aerial drones is upon us and each state may have distinctive laws regulating their use not to mention federal laws as well. We are aiming to provide you with up-to-date and accurate information regarding the use of personal drones in your area.

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Federal Law:

best droneStarting with a recent ban in Yosemite National Park in California, all 58 National Parks have banned the use of personal drones. CNN article.

The current situation with federal law in relation to drone use a bit of a quagmire as the FAA has decried that it prohibits the use of drones for “commercial” purposes despite any apparent legislative backing or the ability to enforce any claims. This, however, has not prevented the agency from citing drone photographers with a $10,000 fine, making threatening phone calls, and sending cease and desist letters.

To prove that Class 1 and Class 2 drones are extremely safe we put Scotty’s ass to the test. We crashed an Estes Proto X Nano, a Hubsan X4 H107D, and a Syma X5C directly into his bare cheeks. You’ll have to see the video to see how his rump fares when faced with the spinning blades of a consumer drone.

Certainly there is always a risk when playing with electric motors, LiPo batteries, and spinning propellers. We only condone safe and legal flying and don’t want anyone to do anything stupid. Clearly your face should always be protected and it is always better to power down before a crash.

You’ll notice in the video I have a habit of powering down before a crash. This is something I’ve trained myself to do. I find my propellers and motors last a lot longer, and I’m much less likely to damage something else.

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