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FAA RC Regulations

by Sherman
(Buda, Texas, USA)

What is the latest update for FAA RC Regulations?

I fly standard .40 and .60 size planes for fun.


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FAA registration is vacated by Federal Court
by: rcdude07

This week (week of May 25, 2017) a federal court in DC ruled the FAA registration requirement of r/c hobbyists who fly models 250+ grams was illegal per Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

Of course later the same day when this ruling was made news, the FAA stated "We are reviewing our options." So the battle is not over, but for now registration as a hobbyist pilot (remember the FAA was only making hobbyists register once and use the same number on all aircraft while commercial pilots had to register individual r/c aircraft) is not mandatory.

Unless you own your a very large amount of property or have really close friends with large amounts of property to fly .40-.60 nitro planes on you'll more than likely need to join the AMA ( and join an AMA sanctioned club.

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