- Aug 16, 2018
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Is the Tello subject to FAA registration? I am getting conflicting information. Thanks.
I was not aware that you have to contact an airport to fly a toy drone. Does this apply to part 107? I know that I don't have to on my phantom if I stay under the ceiling specified in that area, just use airmap to get an instant waiver. I only have to get a 90 days waiver with the FAA if I want to fly in a no fly zone area.You do realize that you still have to notify all airports if within 5 miles
Part 336 was repealed by the new bill. Authorization act of 2018. You can look it up if you understand laywer talk. I hope I'm being clear and straight forward, yes the tello even under a part 107 is still subject to the same rules as any other drone that you fly for a part 107 flight.I was not aware that you have to contact an airport to fly a toy drone. Does this apply to part 107? I know that I don't have to on my phantom if I stay under the ceiling specified in that area, just use airmap to get an instant waiver. I only have to get a 90 days waiver with the FAA if I want to fly in a no fly zone area.
I agree with you. If it doesn't require registration, then it should not be ruled by the FAA.I'm not part 107 yet. Still in military, don't need to get money for my photos or video especially for a Tello, my phone with it's dual cameras and 21mega pickles or editing can produce better photos and video with just a tripod, selfie stick and just by my own hands.
Back to talking about the Tello. I'm not one that can or would tell anyone what they should or should not do as far as faa regulations. It's possible I have flown where I should not have flown without proper notification, but I am sure I never went very high like flying in sport mode inside and outside around my tree and back in.... Might of happened.
The new legislation when they figure out the test and cert card anybody who wants to fly outside will have to take and keep on them to show authorities if asked (age 16 or older). When this is official and setup, 336 current users will have to all go take said test and carry the cert, the funny not funny thing is that means even for a nano/micro toy! will need to call and notify airports.
And I hope every person that flys goes to take this test and crashes the system and Congress has to revoke this bill and release and relax the regulations. This is micro managing at it's worst by FAA and it's disgusting. If it's under said .55lbs and considered not a threat then it should be free of FAA regulations.
What's your view on all of this???
I am aware that there is no way to enforce this, unless you go the extra mile to get caught, but I don’t put past ignorant law makers to make this law happen. Have seen it before and will continue to happen way past my lifetime.The BS part is that someone is trying to convince you that you need Tower permission or a LAANC waiver to fly a Tello! Get real
Just saw your post and later question, I reached out to the FAA last year and asked a similar question, you would be breaking the law if you sold your Tello photos without having a part 107. Any footage sold by use of a UAV it could be from a rc airplane since a drone and airplane fall under the UAV title, you would be breaking the law and could face fines from FAA.It seems all the rules changed in 2019. I can now get LAANC authorizations with a couple different apps. I love this part for my drone fleet.
But the original question above was ...'does a tello require registration?' If you go to FAADroneZone.faa.gov you cannot find the old 5.5oz minimum weight thing. At least I could not find it. The sight only says less than 55 pounds must be registered. After probing a few links I did find this: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/register_drone/media/UAS_Weights_Registration.pdf
It is dated, and does give examples of lower weight drones not needing to be registered.
But is the larger question... does the tello pilot need to follow the 5 mile rules and use LAANC for permission to fly?,: Even if it is not registered?
I'm not sure that the FAA could answer that! But I do regularly fly and photograph boats in an airport area that the max ceiling is 100 feet. Across a parking lot the ceiling is ZERO. So, is the tello ok to fly there? No, I will not do that. But the question is still a good one.
Wait, how about this question! If you don't need to register the tello, as its under 5.5 oz, then can you sell the pics for money without your drone licence??? Same as you could sell your cell phone pics? lol I got a headache thinking about it! Can you imagine big brother knocking on your door with FAA fines for making money from toy drone photos posted to your web? There goes my head again!
Nobody has added anything here for almost a year, and Ill be surprised if this generates any comments, but I had fun posting this!