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Motion RC Knowledge BLOG — Regulations and Safety

Know Before You Fly

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  • In recent years, quadcopters, multi-rotors or "drones" as they are commonly known have burst on to the RC scene with a fervor never seen before.  Drones are ubiquitously ever-present in our society.  This has been both good and bad for the RC aircraft hobby.  Good in the sense that drones have introduced newcomers to the joy of RC flight, but also bad in the sense that many a knucklehead without any training, care or concern for the safety of others have given the hobby and the majority of us who do fly safely and abide by best safety practices a...

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    Can I Fly Higher Than 400 Feet AGL (Above Ground Level)?

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  • There has been confusion among AMA members as to whether operations above 400 feet are permitted by the FAA. AMA has remained steadfast that the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act) permits operations above 400 feet if conducted within our safety program requiring the pilot to be an AMA member, to avoid and not interfere with manned aircraft, and to keep the model in visual line of sight of the pilot/observer. It should be noted that the AMA Safety Code requires model aircraft to remain below 400 feet above the ground...

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    Not Flying at an AMA Sanctioned Flying Field? Things To Know...

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  • Just one of the numerous advantages of joining the AMA is the ability to fly your RC aircraft in places that are not designated AMA locations such as public parks, schools, and certain public lands that are free of people and obstructions (such as a non-developed area with paved roads as an example) and still be covered by AMA's liability insurance.  This was a fairly recent shift in their policy (where in the past you were only covered if flying at an AMA sanctioned flying field) which is a welcomed one for many a safe pilot that may not have access...

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    Quick Safety Facts

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    Motion RC's Position On The Safe Flying Practice Of All RC Aircraft

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  • The Aeromodeling Hobby is a shared passion among Motion RC and our customer family. This is a rewarding hobby which promotes the history and future of aviation, craftsmanship, technology, and innovation. More than ever before, Remote Controlled craft of all shapes and sizes are available in increasing variety to a worldwide audience. Boats, cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters, jets, multi-rotors, and other platforms offer a growing number of people a chance to experience the thrill of Remote Control. While these products' accessibility has improved, their complexity has also deepened, and accordingly so has the imperative for users' safe operation of this...

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    LiPo Battery Charger Safety

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  • Modern LiPo battery chargers provide a convenient way to charge your flight batteries with a reasonably high level safety. In general, chargers can be grouped into two categories, "brick" chargers and "smart" chargers. Simple "brick" chargers, which often resemble a plain black cube, usually plug directly into a wall outlet or USB port and do not have an LCD screen with programmable options. Brick chargers often have just one charge setting, so it is important to ensure you are plugging the correct battery into a brick charger. Plugging in a battery with a different voltage or amp input than the...

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