What The New FAA Rules Mean For Drone Fliers

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Yesterday the FAA published their Final Rules for the Remote Identification of UAV’s and in this clip I cover the high points of what these new rules mean for the average flier. I add a little background and insight on how the new RID rules affect what you’ll be flying and how you fly. Please let me know if you have questions and thanks again for watching!

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50 Comments

  1. Jim Barnwell on March 23, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I have no problem with the new rules. Airplanes have to identify themselves and it can be found on Flight Aware and other places. This is our responsibility to fly responsibly!

  2. ATOMIX FPV on March 23, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Au top merci n’hésite pas a allé voir ma chaine 1 abo en +

  3. Cooper G Farrant on March 23, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Drones will be no more RIP

  4. Fpv Pilot on March 23, 2021 at 12:23 am

    If a bad guy is flying one He will not have a tracker on just like gun rules. The criminal does not follow rules. Rules only cause problems for honest safe people.

  5. decur8 on March 23, 2021 at 12:26 am

    When exactly could I be fined for not broadcasting this new requirement? Non commercially, Mavic 2 pro

  6. Ann A on March 23, 2021 at 12:29 am

    First, it is absolutely ridiculous that there is this level of regulation regarding drones. The regulation does not match the level of danger. Second, the creator of this video made references to the worst possible outcome (say you are in a football stadium and a scary black drone starts to fly and you are thinking it is a terrorist attack…” really??? It would be far more terrorizing for 3-4 terrorists to show up at a football game with ar-15’s and 100 round drum magazines and start spraying down the audience. Drones have become “scary” because people imagine the worst possible thing that can be done. Next, the vast majority of accidents (crashed drones) result in the loss of the drone and very little property or personal damage. There are far more issues with renting an electric scooter. Yet they can put those by the hundreds everywhere. Finally, unless someone can prove me wrong, I would bet that lightning strikes have caused more emergencies for airplanes than drones have.

    What I would agree to is a transponder that simply transmits three dimensional location if that. No recording or identification.

    By the way, this is all in vain of amazon and FedEx wanting to own/control the airspace to deliver packages. This has.nothing to do with safety.

  7. Jack Hollow on March 23, 2021 at 12:29 am

    these new laws completely suck

  8. Ronald Panaligan on March 23, 2021 at 12:32 am

    One of the reason I have not flown my drone since 2016. I bought an FAA license it expired and my drone sat in the closet ever since. It’s an expensive DJI Phantom4 which I only got to use a few times. I don’t blame the FAA but drone users who has no consideration whatsoever flying their drone over airspace. I saw a video on YouTube where a damn drone almost got hit by an airline l!! Had that been sucked in the engine it would have potentially crash that airline and kill everyone on board. That is the reason why. It is the Result of some bird brained pilot behind the control of a drone.

  9. Blake Love on March 23, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Welcome to the new Communist America where your Constitutional rights dont mean jack shit!!!! Anytime you get Government or law officials involved in anything you just screwed yourself royalty….

  10. Successfull Youtuber on March 23, 2021 at 12:33 am

    EXACTLY what I was looking for!! Very informative and easy to follow. Earned my subscription.

  11. Mike Masterson on March 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

    You think it’s OK to charge Americans for it? Driving, working, spending money? You love to be taxed and forced to pay for freedom under threat of kidnapping and slavery?

  12. Cinema1920x1080 on March 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Wow, just bought my first drone and now I’m pissed off at the FAA

  13. Desert Golfer on March 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

    By Far the Best Explanation of the New Rules! 👏🏻👏🏻.

  14. Octelery10 on March 23, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Do these new rules apply to all airspaces (A,B,C,D,E, and G)

  15. Dan Blood on March 23, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Thanks for explaining things on here. I will say in some states this will be the end of the hobby. For example the state of Pennsylvania is extremely anti drone. Basically you put you drone up anywhere but over your own land or 7 parks across the state. They can now just fine and arrest you by the new system. If you live in a state not anti drone then this is fine. Basically this will make it easier for states that are anti drone to stop people from flying.

  16. Scroll Saw Passion on March 23, 2021 at 12:41 am

    8 minutes of yada yada yada

  17. deathbunny on March 23, 2021 at 12:43 am

    look i don’t like this a gun , a car ,,and many other things can do far more damage then anyother drone. if were talking about privacy then a modern Tesla car or a person with a camera in their car is just as invasive . my problem with this is that we are restricting the wrong things and are placing people in danger.
    you remember pokemon go , the game where people used it to track and attack people playing the game. if i have a 2000$ drone and my location is broadcasted why wouldn’t a creep come to my location and attack me and take my drone.
    another problem i have is they have just violated so many rights to privacy , it’s ridiculous.

  18. Glenn Milliken on March 23, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Don’t you understand they didn’t shove everything they wanted into this right now so there was no outrage or very little outrage.over the next few years it’s going to be more and more restrictive just like our gun rights

  19. Pεat Humus on March 23, 2021 at 12:46 am

    I belong to a fairly large drone community locally. We have around 150 participants. The last meeting we had everyone of them so they would not comply. I was the only one sitting there with a blank look on my face. I have refer them to your video because of your simplistic explanation. I agree with you I think it’s a good thing. But 149 of them don’t think it’s a good thing. Keep up the great work Rick

  20. Rodney Simpson on March 23, 2021 at 12:47 am

    really if your a bad guy you done care if they can see it

  21. Kentucky Ranger on March 23, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Very good explanation of these new regulations.
    I’ve been watching others discuss the new regs, and they’re making it sound like it’s the end of the drone hobbyist.
    The way I’ve been flying my drone, I don’t see any issues in the near future, because I don’t push the limits of what is allowed, but fly as a true hobbyist, recording interesting things around me.
    I fly a Mavic 2 Pro, and I’d say that once all of this is in place, all they’ll have to do to make it comply is a simple firmware update.
    If not, I doubt the device I’ll need will be all that expensive, nor difficult to install.
    I’d say that a few years from now, we might see the endo of hobbyist drone flying, because the lobbyists are pushing for the regulations, so they can clear the air for the likes of Amazon drone delivery.
    But to me, delivery drones are just too dangerous, so even if the day comes, I can see a huge backlash from people suing over property damage, as well as personal injury.
    No matter what, I’ll continue to fly and enjoy my drone as much as possible, until regulations say I can’t.

  22. Joshua Olsen on March 23, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Is 250 grams with or without a battery??

  23. Rodney Simpson on March 23, 2021 at 12:48 am

    registry is all you need like the lic.plate on your car

  24. Tony Preciado on March 23, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Can you just tell me what i need , where to take it, or how to pay for it and how much it cost..now I’m completely confused.

  25. Geonade on March 23, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Is the drone, maverick mini 2, gonna be able to be flown without registration since the ruling saying it needs to have the blade protected so it doesn’t hurt anyone?

  26. drie wiel on March 23, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Oh yes terrorists are going to register their drone so it’s easier to find them. Of course.
    OK what more mass killings by hobby drones did we have in all that time all over the planet? Let me see…………0. Seriously injured? ……..0. Well that’s certainly a reason to have a license isn’t it?
    Now what do we have left? Ah privacy. Yes. Cameras. Hmmm……..that’s strange! Don’t need a license for a photo camera with huge zoom lens?
    And how about rc boats and rc cars? You can potentially put explosives on and send them into a nuke plant!
    So my question is, why do they freak out when it comes to drones? Wait. I know! They ………FLY. And flying things are really really scary! Especially to the news media and politicians. We must have rules because eh….we must have rules! We want to punish people. That’s our job.

    Sorry guys. The moment kids can’t fly a 50 gram 15 dollar mini drone in the garden anymore because it has a camera we should wonder if we want to stick to the rules or use common sense. How did the world come so far? China can’t sell toys, but now the FAA is spying on you. They’ll peek through your windows to see if someone is flying a drone illegally. Yep.

  27. Adam Hoggatt on March 23, 2021 at 12:51 am

    "There should be some rules that we all agree on" – And if we don’t agree?

  28. Chris Church on March 23, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Amazon, etc., will kill it soon. Just to add, there were people who said registering for marriage isn’t a big deal, so then you have to register your dog, then your gun, then your drone and on and on.

  29. Bob T. on March 23, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Late comment here: I’m a responsible/law abiding recreational & Part-107 pilot too. Still….. I will never be comfortable with the (2016 ruling era change) that "there is no private airspace" anymore….. (private property & below the tree-line) EVEN "DRONE HATERS" ARE ASTOUNDED WHEN THEY FIND THIS OUT! "Corporate America’s" right to trespass whenever and where they’re not wanted (at the property owner’s expense) should NEVER have been granted here in the United States of America! Very INTRUSIVE and in many ways contradicts both "inherent property owners rights", our Constitutional/Bill of Rights as US Citizens & PRIVACY!

  30. Bryan Miller on March 23, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Its not going to cost alot to add features. However willing to bet the manufacturer will use the presence of those features to raise the price of the drone.
    Manufacture: Ooh we have (ads b) thats cool right, we were so nice to add it to your new drone. Gonna cost ya.
    DJI FPV drone already advertises it as a new safety feature. They already have sales pitch.

  31. William Beaulieu on March 23, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Thanks this is very helpful!

    While just a hobbiest I’ve logged more than 5000 hours on copter drones alone, from just a few ounces to several pounds. I’ve probably also flown in a much wider range of conditions than most fliers, including an indoor musical performance setting and building inspection (prior to licensing requirements).

    This is great & highly needed range of regulations because it’s about more than just how common hobbiests fly, it’s also about what public can do when something does go wrong.
    For instance I was test flying a 5lb photo drone before an outdoor event when someone set up a jammer capable of messing with the copter signal. We were doing this after hours so nothing got broken & nobody was injured but with existing regulations and good records we were able to log the incident & determine what went wrong to catch the culprits.
    Fact is, as this hobby becomes more commercial we are going to need more regulations & one can hope that leaves room to just have fun.

    Personally I’d be very interested in a YouTube episode on how these new regulations could effect hobby developers & students looking to learn about developing both as flyers & engineers.

    Thank you again for a great review.

  32. Rambo Rick James on March 23, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Great video. I just got a drone and I’m glad I came across this!

  33. Mike Arakelian on March 23, 2021 at 12:56 am

    It would appear that you are an an appolgist for the FAA.. in my 30 yrs, the faa has , in my view, become more overreaching in unnecessary regulations and more punitive with reguard to violations; these are the athoritive govt who wants you to wear many masks while flying you drone or RC planes outdoor s! Or indoors, and would like you to now wear s freedom bracelet just to be out side st all… WTF??? This is all about you having freedom to come n go as you please…. Tell my whats insafe sbout flying your RC plane in a field away from sny airport. Do i realy need a transponder;

  34. ICanDoItMyself on March 23, 2021 at 12:58 am

    The problem that I have is that the cheapest ADS-B receiver is $300! But that is only ADS-B IN. ADS-B OUT transponders are significantly more expensive.

  35. D Hansel on March 23, 2021 at 12:58 am

    What other flight apps are good to fly the DJI Mavic 2 pro and zoom? Any suggestions

  36. Mantis 09 on March 23, 2021 at 12:59 am

    What about self-build drones? Example: 4S 5" props drones.

  37. BradRB on March 23, 2021 at 12:59 am

    I was considering buying a drone to fly with my grandson but it seems it won’t be worth the hassle.

  38. Bryan Miller on March 23, 2021 at 12:59 am

    People that would use a drone to cause harm to others would build the drone flight controller esc motors GPS if they are concerned about flight aids. But GPS is not needed. Requiring manufactures to add all this is waisted legislation.

  39. Mike Masterson on March 23, 2021 at 1:03 am

    We are allowing our government to over reach and it will be our fault when America becomes totally communist instead of 50% that it already is.

  40. Seth Walker on March 23, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Thanks for this info! You broke this down fast and efficiently. I owe you a coffee! 👍👍

  41. karacer on March 23, 2021 at 1:06 am

    As a new hobbyist, thank you for the explanation.

  42. The Werewolf on March 23, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Seriously… 7m20 to get to "If your drone is under 250g, you don’t have to register and so don’t need Remote ID, licensing or testing." I get that mid and heavy done operators and commercial drone operators have just had their lives made much more complicated, but starting the video with "If you own a sub-205g drone jump to here" or "… none of this applies to you." would have been nice. It’s like this at the FAA site too… tons of minutia and links that go round and round and don’t really answer any questions.

  43. Mike Masterson on March 23, 2021 at 1:13 am

    I will forever fly free even if I have to use my 2A to defend my freedom.

  44. Bill14886 on March 23, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Thanks Rick for putting it In layman’s terms. I certainly didn’t want to read through all that crap. I just want to fly.

  45. Sam Blight on March 23, 2021 at 1:15 am

    "Speaking as an engineer I can tell you that any process that doesn’t have a feedback loop will shake itself apart over time." That’s deep.

  46. Ro Dento on March 23, 2021 at 1:16 am

    Thanks for the heads up.

  47. Tony Pickering on March 23, 2021 at 1:18 am

    As a brand new drone owner (but long-time private pilot) I appreciate your articulate and realistic perspective on this important topic. I will come back here for more information as I engage in this new hobby. Thank you.

  48. Marc Bonomini on March 23, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Those who sacrifice liberty for security, deserve neither.

    Banning drones because "you can do bad things with them" is akin to banning forks, because somebody, somewhere, might stab somebody with one.

    Secondarily, why follow the laws of a government that itself doesn’t follow the rules?

  49. Jesse Hanska on March 23, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Great video, thanks for summarizing for us simpletons 🙂

  50. Kent Moyer on March 23, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Great video. Agree. We all want all drone pilots to operate within the laws and promote safety

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