Monday, October 27, 2014
The eagle jumps off the Eiffle tower and flies over downtown Paris.
This is a great video if you haven't seen it yet!
In this video a trained eagle jumps off the Eiffle tower and flies over downtown Paris. The eagle has an action cam attached to his back. This unique video gives us a unique view of what it must be like to soar like a bird!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The weather is changing! Get your Hobbyzone Faze and keep flying year round!
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OverviewHover, flip and teach yourself to fly with the HobbyZone® Faze™. This ultra-small quadcopter makes it easy to find flight time whenever you want with its pint size design and integrated LED lights. With intuitive auto flip functionality and the included 2.4GHz transmitter, you can perform aerial flips with minimal effort. All you need to do is push in the throttle stick during flight and choose what direction you want to flip the Faze with the directional stick. It’s that easy! Plus, the Faze comes with everything you need to fly as well as replacement propellers. Get into the exciting world of RC flight today.
- Compact Faze quadcopter with a flying weight of only 12.2 grams
- Easy to use flip mode
- 100 mAh internal LiPo flight battery
- Compact 2.4GHz transmitter
- 3 rates to choose from:, low, medium and high rates that are selectable from the transmitter
- USB charge cable gets you back flying in minutes
- 2 AAA transmitter batteries included
- 4 replacement propeller blades
Monday, October 20, 2014
As suddenly as it cancelled the rule, the FAA has reinstated Advisory Circular 91-57, the Model Aircraft Operating Standards that have guided radio control aircraft operators since 1981. As we reported last week, the AC was cancelled on Oct. 10. It was back in force by Oct. 14. Cancellation of the AC, which sets out the voluntary safety and good-neighbor practices for RC aircraft operations, took the RC and sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems) communities by surprise. Rich Hanson, who looks after government and regulatory affairs for the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), got hold of Jim Williams, executive manager of the FAA UAS Integration Office, and was told it was all a mistake. "It was learned that the announcement was premature and the cancellation notice on the FAA webpage was posted in error," Hanson said in a statement.
Hanson also said the "outdated AC" will be cancelled in the future but not without notice and explanation from the FAA. The AC will be replaced with the Special Rule for Model Aircraft that is part of the current FAA authorization passed by Congress in 2012. The new rule has been updated to incorporate the rapidly expanding sUAS sector. In the meantime, the AMA, which sets RC model operating standards through its affiliated clubs, is urging members to maintain those standards while getting ready for the new regime. "AMA members are encouraged to become familiar with the provisions of the Special Rule and continue to operate their model aircraft safely and responsibly in accordance with the National Model Aircraft Safety Code and the AMA Safety Program," Hanson said in his statement.
Article Credit: AvWeb
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Monday, October 13, 2014
FAA wants to start enforcing new laws regulating the use of model and remote control aircraft.
The FAA has cancelled the 33-year-old advisory circular that sets out voluntary standards that most radio control model enthusiasts follow and aims to replace it with a set of enforceable regulations. On Oct. 10 Gary Norek, manager of the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, applied to the agency's Performance, Policy and Records Management to cancel Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57, the document that until then asked hobbyists to keep their aircraft below 400 feet and not fly them near airports.
The AC was issued in 1981 and was created to give the emerging RC hobby some framework for their activities. It became a self-enforced set of standards that the majority of those involved in the hobby voluntarily adhered to through the clubs and organizations many belong to. In the modern context, however, those voluntary guidelines also applied to the millions of people who now fly small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for personal use and therein lay the rub.
The FAA now says the old model airplane guidelines are superseded by a section of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act which also "provides guidance to the model aircraft industry." The difference is that the new regs also include enforcement and penalty provisions that allow the FAA to investigate and sanction those who run afoul of the reg. The memo also indicates the FAA is planning to issue a new advisory circular to cover hobbyists. Meanwhile, according to Motherboard, the new regs are being challenged by at least three lawsuits.
It will be interesting to see what these new rules and penalties are for violators.
Article first appeared in AvWeb