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I agree it does look a lot better for some reasom SMF shorten any recent posts display  :rolleyes:
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Nice! Looks loads better.  :beer2:
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Sorted mate  ~~
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Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
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Can you pm me a screen shot of what you mean
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Gaza - can you make the subject line section in the forum topic list wider? It's cutting off the subject field really short.
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Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
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FPV Rules for the UK..?

Started by dp106, Thursday,February 07, 2013, 10:34:23

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Firstly complete noob to all this so apologies for any stupid questions that follow..

Can anyone advise me on the rules / regulations for flying FPV in the UK? I';ve done some searching and not really found anything clear on what rules I would have to follow.

From what I';ve managed to glean so far it would seem I';m ok as long as the transmitter is no more than 25mw? Above that I need an ';amateur radio licence';?? The only details I';ve managed to find is a licence to use the old ham radio, is that the same thing? If so has anyone done it, what is involved with getting one?



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Hi dp106 and welcome to the forum what are you flying ? please feel free to share any pics or video of your projects  ~~


Quote from: Gaza07 on Thursday,February 07, 2013, 21:00:52
Hi dp106 and welcome to the forum what are you flying ? please feel free to share any pics or video of your projects  ~~

Currently the only thing I am flying is a Walkera Ladybird :-) Its got me hooked though and I';ve ordered a bunch of bits from Hobbyking with which I am hopefully going to assemble into a 450 size quad.  I';m really running before I can walk by even thinking about fpv but that will be the eventual goal of buying a larger quad..


Welcome aboard.

If you are flying it "line of sight" then the same rules apply as for any other model aircraft which you can find at http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP658.PDF

If you intend to use it FPV then this also applies:- http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/ORS4_945.pdf

That covers the where and how. The last bit relates to Ofcom who control transmitters.  Without a Ham licence the limit is 25mw for 5.8 GHz and 10mw for 2.4GHz analogue or 100mw for 2.4GHz digital.

You will soon learn that the receiver and aerial sensitivity are far more important than transmitter power for good reception (been there, done that, got the tee shirt!)