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Recent content by Crigstar

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    Lost drone with wind

    If ever you are in this situation again get it as low as possible where the wind speed is lower, and bring it back with full throttle in sport mode so the airspeed/windspeed differential is highest. (Being mindful of obstacles). Sorry for your loss.
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    Ok, so who gives their drones names?

    Droney McDroneface
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    How much math on the 107 test?

    Nah, no math. I sat the original and also the renewal. It’s all about the principles. No W&B, no density altitude calculations. No need for a calculator. Don’t overthink them either. Good luck!
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    Question re: Less Than .55 Pounds Rules

    I think so. My authorizations aren’t tied to an aircraft, they are tied to the applicant. They don’t ask about a UAV. Once authorized you can fly anything under 55 lbs.
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    Question re: Less Than .55 Pounds Rules

    Except for registration, all the rules apply to UAV weighing less than .55 pounds.
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    Extending Range (Crazy idea)

    The lower loss cables are fat, about the size of your little finger, and the aim is to keep it as short as possible. You need to calculate the losses in the cable and compare it to the gains you get from the extra height. Amplifiers and directional antennas are out if you want to stay legal...
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    Extending Range (Crazy idea)

    The chimney will help if you get line-of-sight from there compared to obstructions if you are at ground level. However, since we are obliged to keep it in sight, this won’t make a difference. You do need to keep in mind the losses from the cables too. Probably better if you put a lawn chair on...
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    Can I fly my drone over my house in a NFZ?

    Nice map: who is that from?
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    FAA Drone ID Proposal:

    A FRIA is an AMA field, but they do allow a 12 month period for other CBO’s to form. Refer below: FAA-recognized identification areas Applicability Prescribes procedural requirements to establish an FAA-recognized 89.201 identification area. Eligibility Only a community based...
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    LAANC and Airmap

    It sounds like your flight plan covers the areas of two airports. Have you tried narrowing the area down to just one airport, and then submitting a second flight plan for the other area?
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    Did I make the right call..

    Right call, Class D Surface up to 2700’
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    Add Arkansas to the no fly list (All State Parks)

    It’s a jurisdiction thing. A state can’t make a law over airspace when the FAA controls it, but they can make laws about what you do on the ground.
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    Part 107 confusion ..........

    That's great news; do you mind posting the response? I'm curious if they put any time or distance limits in it.
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    Universal Travel Adapter

    I'd say it's safe but if you're not careful with the cords you'll find your batteries not charged if the cords come out. These days all of the devices I travel with are multi voltage, so I dont need a voltage converting device like this. It's probably the same for you, and a set of cheap plug...
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    Houston Areas to Fly that provide quality pictures??

    Yeah, Houston is a challenge. Herman Park in in Hobby Class B airspace so you can't fly there without permission, or if you are Part 107, a waiver or authorization.