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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Even though we no longer sell radio controlled airplanes, we still get questions about them. Recently, the question we’ve been fielding the most concerns what’s commonly called “Drone Registration”.


Instead of getting second-hand information, here’s the scoop straight from the FAA:

“Effective December 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of a certain weight must register with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry before they fly outdoors. People who previously operated their UAS must register by February 19, 2016. People who do not register could face civil and criminal penalties.

Weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 g) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg). Unmanned Aircraft weighing more than 55 lbs. cannot use this registration process and must register using the Aircraft Registry process.”

Here’s the link to the FAA website:

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