Models have been flying since the 1950's and before.
I put my first camera on a Hi-boy in 1983 and many before me I am sure.
The only thing that makes this different is the number of people doing it. to regulate would be a mistake.
Legislation is there already. Is it being enforced, no, will it be? we can only hope.
First model i brought came with an A5 photo copy of an insurance document and information from the specialist hobby store about local club's etc.
The internet has put an end to that for now i guess....
I was informed then about flying in public with out qualification was against the law. At the time i did not care as i was brought up on a 5,000 acre farm in hertfordshire....
So how does one implement informing people as individuals that can order online without getting out the chair. Forums trying to assist the hobby and the members, in some cases going out their way to assist others starting out.
There is FPV lobbying going on at the moment just waiting for that one accident to tip the scale, its only a matter of time.
But again the only thing making this stand out is FPV. where it LOS....
I am just glad that i found this forum.
On another note what would happen re the scott's vote coming up if its a yes? I see more and more changing flags, personally i like the Union Jack and a United Kingdom. I love scotland as a country and part of the UK. So the Forum title will change?
I still think the only way to regulate the $500 RTF if its for FPV is to lock them from the factory and have unlock's in countries that allow it.
Implimentation would not be hard but it will only be a matter of time before someone post's the 'How to' in a hackers forum.
So i say again that the only thing making this a problem is the FPV in my view and the continued posting of lovely flights, blackpool tower for example, are killing it. I wounder would that be posted if it started out with illegal flight over Blackpool tower explaining what is illegal might help. I guess that means the pilot has a degree of responsability.......
Which brings us back to the person bent on flying one without any knowledge to start with.