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Muncie, IN

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You can use glow sticks on the skids, but glow sticks only on the skids are not enough for visibility according to AMA regs.

01-08-2017 02:40 AM
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gwright

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Champaign Il

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"RC night flying requires a lighting system providing the pilot with a clear view of the model’s attitude and orientation at all times. Hand-held illumination
systems are inadequate for night flying operations. "

This does not indicate glow sticks are inadequate according to AMA

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01-08-2017 03:09 AM
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IRCHA

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Gary,

We are expecting more specific rules from the AMA Safety Committee sometime this month. As soon as we get clarification on specific concerns we will post them here.

01-11-2017 04:59 AM
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Kloss08

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Bradford PA USA

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Why make any ruling that's language will complicate, deter, exclude or dissatisfiy?

I understand rules are important for safety but Pilots are flying expensive equipment and for most of us we don't want to crash said equipment.

Why not just cover the whole field by saying, all night flight helis need to be elluminated by a non external light sorce visible from any orientation and securely attached to the model?

Don't be specific on what must be used.

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