Took my drone to 2200 feet over Detroit.

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  1. tawood

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    I don't know why everyone makes such a big deal when you fly a drone up to 2200 feet. It was easy really...

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    Gotcha with the click bait, didn't I?
     
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  2. MauleSkinner

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    Does your airplane climb faster if you fly the drone in the cabin?

    Love the shotgun panel, btw! :cool:
     
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  3. tawood

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    Does it weigh the same if the drone is flying in the cabin?
     
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    Does the drone get pushed by the same tailwind as the plane?
     
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    Perfect altitude to practice a battery failure drop check! ;-)

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    No such thing as a tailwind, or a headwind for that matter, according to PoA. :rolleyes:
     
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    If you are the last person leaving Detroit, don't forget to turn out the lights....
     
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    It took me a few minutes to figure out what was wrong, but yeah. I flew a Cherokee 140 like that. Flew great. Panel messed me up.
     
  9. tawood

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    Funny but I'm so used to this one, a regular 6 pack messes me up now. I really have come to like that DG being top center.
     
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    find a 1800ft tower and you can do it without an airplane
     
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    Got a regulatory reference for that?
     
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    Now the question is - if your airplane was perfectly trimmed for level flight and then you flew the drone inside the cabin, would you climb, descend or continue at level flight? Why?

    Who needs trucks, scales and canaries....
     
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    Sure do.
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    FAA.gov. Part 107
     
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    I like your panel. Steam gauges make me feel all warm and cozy inside. :)
     
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    Maybe you should go to the 8 pack of little kings?
     
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    Funny, as I was thinking this as I took the picture.
     
  20. Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe

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    107.1 Applicability.
    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b)...
    (b) This part does not apply to the following: ...
    (2) Any aircraft subject to the provisions of part 101 of this chapter;
     
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    Could a drone replace the cat and duck method of IFR flight?
     
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    So? Go get your commercial. It’s extremely easy.
     
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    It was really nice of you to show your drone what real flying is like. ;)
     
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  24. MauleSkinner

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    Kinda boring, just droning along. ;)
     
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    Your drone could ride inside this drone.
     
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  26. Velocity173

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    That's for Part 107. Part 101 doesn't have that altitude restriction.
     
  27. MauleSkinner

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    I'd bet 107 would be the applicable part in this case...but the only community-based guidelines that I'm aware of under Part 101 include altitude restrictions.
     
  28. Velocity173

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    Only altitude restriction we as AMA members have is to maintain "visual contact" with the aircraft. I've flown my aircraft well above the 400 ft Part 107 rule.

    http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/am...swered-the-400-foot-limit-for-model-aircraft/

    And the FAA's position in it. 400 ft is only a recommendation for model aircraft (rule 336). Not a regulatory requirement.

    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showatt.php?attachmentid=9229755&d=1470325628
     
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  29. MauleSkinner

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    Ok...AMA says not above 400 ft within 3 miles of an airport without notifying the airport authorities.
     
  30. Velocity173

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    Correct. I fly mine at the airport and notify the airport manager so the 400 ft is lifted. Only restriction I have is visual contact along with the restriction of not interfering with manned aircraft. Pretty much a useless notification other than for allowing flight above 400 ft.