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01-23-2016 02:15 PM  35 months agoPost 1
Stephen Born

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01-23-2016 02:18 PM  35 months agoPost 2
JuanRodriguez

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For me it is.... just that simple....

Already registered but won't be able to fly for a bit....when I do, it will be transparent.

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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01-23-2016 02:23 PM  35 months agoPost 3
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01-23-2016 02:27 PM  35 months agoPost 4
xcellgasman101

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Disagree. All that has changed is 5.00 registion fee XGM/VGM

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01-23-2016 02:29 PM  35 months agoPost 5
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01-23-2016 02:30 PM  35 months agoPost 6
wrongler

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I broke down and registered. I am traveling this winter with rc "stuff" to different fields in FLA. I didn't want the hassel of anyone saying you can't fly without being registered!

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01-23-2016 02:31 PM  35 months agoPost 7
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01-23-2016 02:33 PM  35 months agoPost 8
Dr.Ben

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I'm not the least bit happy about it, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let the rat bastards ruin the hobby for me by allowing myself to develop a negative mindset. They could give two sh...ts about guys who quit the hobby over this, and for those that do so and to an extent, the FAA really does "win".

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01-23-2016 02:33 PM  35 months agoPost 9
wrongler

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Correct, I felt the need to register so there were no hassles at other clubs.

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01-23-2016 02:36 PM  35 months agoPost 10
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01-23-2016 02:44 PM  35 months agoPost 11
JuanRodriguez

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Thanks Juan for the feedback. Transparent as your registration number?
Yes.... before the FAA thing, the AMA required (and still does) you to place your AMA number inside each aircraft in operation.... Many (myself included) also place our names and phone numbers along with the AMA number....

My feeling is that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about....

Some 'conspiracy theorists' will argue their philosophical points of view about "big brother watching", etc.......

But I have no energy or desire to get into that type of argument (I mean discussion) that no one can win.....

At the end of the day, those that are going to do stupid things with their drones and other aircraft are not going to register with the FAA.....

Going off on a tangent here but same thing applies to guns....for the most part, those committing crimes while using firearms are not going to legally obtain their weapons, unlike the law abiding citizens.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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01-23-2016 02:45 PM  35 months agoPost 12
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I registered last week, the field we fly at is 4.9 miles from the airport the Speaker of the House uses on the weekends. Wouldn't like to be caught without it I guess.

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01-23-2016 03:14 PM  35 months agoPost 13
870heli

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Not happy would be an under statement. Just like everyone I don't want a hassle. I just built a new 700 and put my AMA number on one side of the canopy and put the FAA number on the other side with a swastika.
I think my first AMA membership was in 1958, I was 10yrs old. I have been in and out of the hobby for years. When they make laws (that are not legal) that make you a criminal it makes you wonder if your still in America.
The feelings run deep. The government wants to run everything.
Time will tell, I am watching what the AMA is doing.
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01-23-2016 03:18 PM  35 months agoPost 14
TurboRacer

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F&#$ the FAA.

I wish I could pay by sending in a $5.00 bill somewhere. I'd take a big dump and wipe it you know where, then send it in.

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01-23-2016 03:19 PM  35 months agoPost 15
jbjones

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Hey Stephen,

I'm kind of torn about the whole deal. As of right now, I'm not registered. I'm very PO'd about the entire way this has gone down, from the Federal Government to the AMA.

I understand where Dr.Ben is at. I can see that. I won't let them run me out of the hobby, but they sure have made me take a step back.

My plan right now is to take some time off...go 100% into r/c Boat racing this Summer (did 1 race last Summer and I love it). I'm going to give it some time to see how these lawsuits and such play out.

I doubt I'll do any "rogue" flying. I'm really unsure of everything, and since my presence is known to the local airport director (just a few miles down the road), I won't risk it.

I reckon I need a break anyway. Cheers...

-JB

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01-23-2016 03:20 PM  35 months agoPost 16
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01-23-2016 03:24 PM  35 months agoPost 17
Ace Dude

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The feel of the hobby isn't the same with the new regulations.

Agreed?

Disagree?
I completely disagree! This Spring I will celebrate my 20th year in the hobby and still enjoy it as much, if not more, than when I first started. I'm not going to let these new regulations affect my enjoyment of the hobby.

I've also been a licensed amateur radio operator since the early 90s. To get my license I had to study, take tests, deal with a lot of regulations and operating procedures all the time, and have had my name in a public database ever since. The end results is that it's no big deal.

  

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01-23-2016 04:12 PM  35 months agoPost 18
Todd74

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I bit the bullet and begrudgingly registered, mainly because one of the clubs I fly at is going to make it a mandatory thing, not because I was concerned about the Men In Black showing up at the field and handing me a fine and taking my toys away.

That, and I'm sick and tired of the drama. Now my plan is to forget all about it and go back out and fly as normal, same as before, like nothing happened. When I see guys stating that they are quitting the hobby over this, I just don't get that.

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01-23-2016 04:18 PM  35 months agoPost 19
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01-23-2016 04:36 PM  35 months agoPost 20
Dr.Ben

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Between my new amatuer radio license call sign and FAA id, I've got more jumbled letters and numbers associated with my name than a spilled can of alphabet soup.

Ben Minor

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