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08-22-2019 10:32 PM  3 months ago
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Mark Ryder

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Drones and Weapons, A Dangerous Mix
https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=94424
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning the general public that it is illegal to operate a drone with a dangerous weapon attached.

Perhaps you’ve seen online photos and videos of drones with attached guns, bombs, fireworks, flamethrowers, and other dangerous items. Do not consider attaching any items such as these to a drone because operating a drone with such an item may result in significant harm to a person and to your bank account.

Operating a drone that has a dangerous weapon attached to it is a violation of Section 363 of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act enacted Oct. 5, 2018. Operators are subject to civil penalties up to $25,000 for each violation, unless the operator has received specific authorization from the Administrator of the FAA to conduct the operation. “Dangerous Weapon” means any item that is used for, or is readily capable of, causing death or serious bodily injury.

Operators should keep in mind that federal regulations and statutes that generally govern drone operations still apply. Some state and federal criminal laws regarding weapons and hazardous materials may also apply to drone operators or manufacturers involved in certain operations.
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08-22-2019 11:27 PM  3 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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Got that email from the FAA today. Undoubtedly, there will be LOTS of idiots out there that will disregard same....Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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08-23-2019 03:07 AM  3 months ago
wjvail

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How depressing is it that we have to tell people it's a bad idea to put a deadly weapon on a drone? Shouldn't some things be self evident?

Recently the state of Mississippi had to enact a law prohibiting drivers from traveling in the left lane of the interstate. They had to put it in writing that the left lane is for overtaking and not motoring along. How pathetic is that? We had so many morons just cruising down the highway in the left lane they had to make a law.

Now we have to tell people don't put a flame thrower on their POS DJI Mavic.

https://www.wdam.com/story/38560633...t-lane-drivers/
"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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