BIG NEWS for FPV Drone Pilots!!! | Mr MPW


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Continuing our dive into the CAA CAP 1789 which was re-released with a whole bunch of updates a few weeks ago; we’ve got some potentially great news for FPV Pilots… It looks like FPV drone flying in the UK might not be ‘dead’ after all!!!

🖤 Link to the CAA CAP 1789 Here:

🖤Link to the current CAA FPV Exemption:

🖤Link to current CAA Exemption which details the requirements and duties of the ‘Competent Observer’:

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  1. Carl Harrison on December 25, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Thats great news, spotters encouraged !

  2. BigG UAV on December 25, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for the update Matt. I’ve been flying FPV now for a few years and generally the crew and I are always majority of the time in 2-4 people. Made up that the CAA aren’t going to restrict this exciting side of the hobby, I agree safety is always paramount when flying. As usual, great channel and content. 👍✈️😊

  3. crankITup01 on December 25, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    At the end of the day. The police are the enforcement and to me I ain’t seen any of them on the hunt for drones. Have members of my family in police and they wouldn’t go out their way to stop fpv pilot’s or DJI ones. Just don’t be a idiot when and where you’re flying. "Common sense approach"✌

  4. joe edginton on December 25, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    It’s only just getting started #portsmouth

  5. Adam Prescott on December 25, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    How does this impact those of us flying as a hobby, i.e. custom 5in FPV Drone over 250g? Will we need to buy some form of remote ID module too or is this just for commercial UAV pilots?

  6. Phillip Dridge on December 25, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Ffs. As I said yesterday just another reasons to restrict and knock the (lone) hobby pilots, like myself out of the game.😡

  7. FPV wannabee on December 25, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    So this regulation whilst viewed as a positive actually is a source of concern and frustration…
    Do we need spotters when we drive our car?
    No because we’re in the driver’s seat with full field of view.
    What about fpv pilots…. Who can see best whether or not it’s safe?
    The person sat next to us looking at a small Kwad in the distance or the operator looking through a camera at what’s immediately in front of them!

    I’d clearly say it’s the fpv pilot….
    We are perfectly capable of seeing dangers as we’re sat and in the driver’s seat!

    Spotters are not needed!

  8. Mark Mmm on December 25, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    I was looking forward to getting an fpv freestyle quad and a mavic mini 😀. Now I am changing my mind. If I can’t fly alone legally then what is the point?
    I think I will stick to my 1:5 scale RC truck, which of course is absolutely no danger to anyone at 50 mph and many KG.

  9. Chris Caddy on December 25, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Great videos thank you. I’m still confused a little if I buy bits and build my own FPV drone is that legal to fly under current rules as it hasn’t been manufactured by a professional or have any of the relevant certification or testing?

    If it is, I need to have some one to watch the drone in line of sight but what if I fly that drone behind a building just for a second or 2 is that then classed as illegal ? Many thanks your videos are amazingly well made.

  10. Mark Mmm on December 25, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I still want a quad but the rules seem to be getting more complex the more I look, so here is my question.
    I want to get into FPV freestyle I want to get an emax tinyhawk 2 RTF set. Am I allowed to fly on my local park which is mostly abandoned?
    I understand that if I use a camera drone it needs to be registered but what else do I need?

  11. Steve Fuller on December 25, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks Matt, it helps just to have someone else read the words and offer simple comments 👍

  12. Independent Observer on December 25, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Nice one. Thanks.

  13. M B-Moore on December 25, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks Matt. Good content as ever!

  14. Zack on December 25, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Another great video, thanks Matt!

  15. Detank2002 on December 25, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    thank you! been mildly panicking as i had no idea what the rules for fpv pilots were probably not going to follow the observer rule (as someone else said the wording was "may be" so not sure if you necesarily need one) as i dont have anyone that could/would be an observer for me and i have enough trust in my flight skill not to cause anyone harm but thanks for the video clarifying this will be waiting for future updates!

  16. Robin FPV on December 25, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    "Ok, so the brief of the planned flight;
    For approximately 3 minutes, I will be screaming about doing the flippy flops around and through those trees over there".

  17. andrew maudsley on December 25, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Looking forward to more FPV videos, many people who fly FPV who fly alone but will follow every othere rules so no spotter, plus its worded as maybe assisted, maybe is a optional word?? So when the new rules come in if it’s still worked as maybe assisted then you can legally not have one ??

    I love fpv it helps do much with stress and so on, exercise is good for you and it gives you a brake from every day life, also tend to being the kids do everyone is having fun, but just want to feel I am trying my best with the legally side too, thank you for making this video, I know I have joked about but you do make some good videos so this was why I hung around and kept saying that fpv was thinking

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