Do I need to register my Toy Grade Quadcopter with the FAA?

I’ve had a number of questions on this already so I thought I would make a video about the new FAA Registration laws and what they mean for toy grade quadcopters…aka drones.

One thing I forgot to mention is the age guidelines. If you’re 13 or older, you have to register your drone. If you’re under 13 someone over 13 has to register the drone for you.

Here’s a Link to register your drone:
https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/

Here’s a link to their FAQ page:
https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/faqs/

FOLLOW ME IN THESE PLACES FOR UPDATES
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chrisjohnwalsh/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ChrisJohnWalsh

50 Comments

  1. Kanari Mentos on October 23, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    i been in whole world i never saw fucking stupid law like usa ita a fucking toy ….i hope they dont charge me at the future how many time will have sex with x girl friend dam,,,,thanks for the video

  2. bc6900 on October 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    added a large helium balloon and my DJI with balloon attached and filled is less than 250grams 🙂

  3. wildbillo68 on October 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Land of the free………

  4. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    I would have the register but I can’t

  5. Dr Underpants on October 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    fuck it I’m going to buy myself a machine gun with a grenade launcher instead

  6. Over & Back on October 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Look, take it from an old cargo pilot who has dealt with the FAA for fifty years….DO NOT REGISTER YOUR DRONE! The absolute last thing you want to do is get involved with the FAA and their unlimited line of money grubbing, make your life miserable, line of B.S. They’ve got so many regulations & rules to enforce, they don’t know them themselves. All they want is your money so they can request an increase in next years budget appropriations. You just make their job easier (to find you and fine you) by registering. Just don’t fly stupid, meaning don’t fly over crowds, people’s homes, limit your altitudes to 500 feet, just use common sense etc. Fly smart & stay away from FAA. Not trying to sell a book but if you want to read what I think about the FAA, read Over & Back by Wild Bill Callahan…on Amazon.

  7. Bill Mattison on October 23, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    are rc planes also concerted a drone, uav?

  8. Hoverbot1TV on October 23, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Noobs calling multirotors "drones" scared all the politicians and secured all this paranoid revenue generating hype. How cool are all those noobs with "drones" now? Pathetic,

  9. Clarence miller on October 23, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    thanks for the info…

  10. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    OK when

  11. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    OK when

  12. bc6900 on October 23, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    FAA official interpretation of Special Rule 336:
    https://www.faa.gov/uas/media/model_aircraft_spec_rule.pdf
    The FAA interpretation makes a clear distinction as to what constitutes “Visual Line of Sight” and what constitutes “Hobby or Recreational Purposes”.
    So, what are you waiting for? Go look ‘em up and read ‘em; I’ll wait! Now, with this in mind:
    If I’m standing at the flight-line of my local AMA sanctioned flying field performing amazing aerobatic feats with my Goblin 500 – being careful to maintain visual line-of-sight, and being careful not to exceed the (FAA mandated) 400-ft ceiling – my helicopter and my flying is NOT subject to the FAA registration rule.

  13. Drone Valley on October 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Great Clip! Check out my channel when you get a chance, just subbed you.

  14. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    do you have any drones that u didn’t review

  15. invisibleAzN on October 23, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    How to register your drone.
    https://youtu.be/f9FS4uri6Ew

  16. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I’m getting something like in the video so I’m good

  17. Tom Jones on October 23, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Has anyone here been prosecuted legally for not doing this?

  18. Free Music Downloader - All Music on October 23, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Buen Video Crack

  19. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    OK but is the tarantula a toy drone

  20. Blade Cioppi on October 23, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    thanks I have a x950str One and I dint have a weigh like urs so THANKS

  21. Taylor Works on October 23, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Why is there so many different registration sites? I heard alot of these are SCAM sites to get money.

  22. Robert Dippie on October 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you, answered all those drone registration questions. I have several quads from micros to racing 250, and a large camera drone. I have not been able to find a definitive, yes and no break down. This makes it very simple, Thank you, only thing missing is were to register. I have been looking and have not found a place to actually register, the FAA site link I keep finding is broken.

  23. Jack Oliver on October 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    great information keep up the good work.

  24. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    OK so I can fly when I get it and a get a 60 day

  25. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I just bought a tarantula x6 do u know how much it weighs

  26. Dean F on October 23, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    The FAA is an UNELECTED group of "authority figures" that violate their own legislation arrived at in conjunction with the AMA that states under Section 336 "the FAA is prohibited from creating any law or regulation for model aircraft".

  27. THE MIKEY MIKE CHANNEL on October 23, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    was that with the battery or without? (w905 drone)

  28. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    OK then review them plz thats how u get more views and subscribers

  29. Kanari Mentos on October 23, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    mr chris yesterday i was fly on park is 260 gram dron i do not have registration but police come to me but he never told me about registration even i have also big drone he was enjoy fly and i teach him little bit of time he told me i saw to many people fly but i never chase any one

    here question in list registration they do not ask you about drone weight or type maybe i have multi drone do i need to register all of 40 drone ????

  30. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    OK so I’m buying a new drone today in a box I can open right

  31. Alas Anonimo on October 23, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Is because in these app they are including every hospital or police station like it’s an airport, just because there’s a heliport here a helicopter may land, if download the app in your IOS, or Android device you will see what I’m talking about, is sucks… Because it looks like this app is being designed to keep all the drones out of the air, because the app don’t show any phone to call o contact any airport, so I’m hoping that somebody will do a video tutorial about the AFF app,….

  32. __ on October 23, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    But I don’t want to be "registered quad offender" lol

  33. patriotpaul on October 23, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    This is a giant overreach and tax by the federal govt with a 7 min online registration that has nothing to do with safety. There is 1 lone patriot fighting the FAA and winning. I am donating all my AMA money to him for doing their job! You can listen to the trial opening here and there is an excellent video by xjet about the subject. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2576814-Support-John-A-Taylor-s-Lawsuit-against-the-FAA-s-Registration-Rule/page2 I am all for safety but not badly written rushed laws that arent constitutional.

  34. Gordon Snell on October 23, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Also the Sharper Image drones say on the box, no FAA registration required, I have both the DX-2 & the DX-5 drones & the DX-5 is a camera drone & it says no FAA registration required

  35. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    hey is it safe to fly outside or I have to register first

  36. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    can u post some more vids

  37. uppermostking02 on October 23, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    you do not need to register your drone. I haven’t registered my drones and nobody from the FAA has come knocking on my door. but always remember to fly a drone responsibly.

  38. katjandu on October 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for making it easy. My Dromida Ominus is only 101 g. no registering for me.

  39. Alas Anonimo on October 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Hi there I’m trying to get some help with a question that I have, first I have to mention that I already did the registration, I don’t fly my drone more than 200ft up in the air, I don’t let it go more than 200 yards away from me, but my problems start whit the 5 miles from an airport, first, the international airport is located 22 miles from my house, the hobby airport is located 33 miles away, but with the new FAA app no matter where I go around the entire city I’m always with 5 miles from an airport and/ or an airspace that requires permission, so my question is how do I going to get in contact with the airport? Do I going get into trouble if I decide to fly my drone below 200ft, no more than 200 yards away from me, if I don’t get in contact with the airport….

  40. Brett Duffy on October 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    do not register, registration leads to confiscation

  41. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    oh ok

  42. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    can you make a vid today

  43. wenkai zhang on October 23, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Thank you, saved me a lot of time

  44. Hoverbot1TV on October 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Noobs calling multirors "drones" scared all the politicians and secured all this paranoid revenue generating hype. How cool are all those noobs with "drones" now? Pathetic,

  45. FoxifiedNutjob on October 23, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Quit spreading false information. There is no Law. Flying UAS for "Hobby or recreation" doesn’t require FAA approval. There is no law saying you have to register your UAS if it is for "Hobby or recreational flying" They say so right here:

    https://www.faa.gov/uas/publications/model_aircraft_operators/

    "Having fun means flying safely! Hobby or recreational flying doesn’t require FAA approval but you must follow safety guidelines."

  46. Ron Masterman on October 23, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Awesome, I’m Good!
    Thanks for the specs.

  47. Bruce Baker on October 23, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    No way I could afford to pay that kind of fines, they would just have to shoot me or lock me up for life, for playing with my toy drone in my own backyard… I know,I Know it is almost 3 years later now and everything has probably changed now you probably have to register even if you just carry the drone in your car while driving down the street……everybody knows how evil and dangerous a plastic toy drone is…

  48. KING B 45 on October 23, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    OK thanks dont want to bother you anymore

  49. mewrongway on October 23, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Haha I never did register! John did what the AMA was to chicken to do!
    Shame on the AMA for sleeping with the enemy! We modelers should boycott the AMA and teach them that we will not tolerate them sleeping with the enemy!

  50. Fred 707 on October 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    What about mini or nano quad you have to be registered or no?

Leave a Comment