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nywrecker
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To my surprise I learned today from another thread that the FAA requires all drones that weigh more than 250 grams (0.55 lbs) to be registered; even for recreational use.
According to their web site "
You will be subject to civil and criminal penalties if you meet the criteria to register an unmanned aircraft and do not register."

You can view the details and register the aircraft at https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/
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2018-4-22
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Jeff7577
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For recreational use you are registering yourself more than a specific aircraft.
2018-4-22
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Woe
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This isn’t anything New.
2018-4-22
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Brad Bilger
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I've been registered since December of 2016.  $5 and 5 minutes...  Done..
2018-4-22
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Brad Bilger Posted at 2018-4-22 06:22
I've been registered since December of 2016.  $5 and 5 minutes...  Done..

$5? I had to pay $24 for 3 years.. What gives?
2018-4-22
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gezzer300
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I'm reg.  $5 3 yrs.   The $25 thing isn't an offical faa site.  Your still reg but $25 insead of 5 for a few extra things they throw in I think.
2018-4-22
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This is one of those cases, where nobody should be prosecuted for failing to register their drone in U.S. - Until, the Re-requirement is well publicize Nationally.

The requirement to register hobbist's drones was dropped after a Federal Court ruled against FAA in early part of 2017.  Drone's - 1 / FAA - 0
In our U.S. Government's typical undertable, last-minute, end of year (2017) politicking, the requriment was re-instated as small part of a larger Defense bill.

The re-instatment to require hobbyists to register their drones wasn't even a blip on U.S. general poulace's radar.  Only people that knew about it was those already involved with flying drones.  Based on forum remarks, even then, there was confusion by some existing drone owners.  

All together, any newbie who got a drone for 2017 Christmas (or afterwards during post Christmas sales) was left unware.


Never satisifed, Big Brother is looking for far more that registration:  FAA head Michael Huerta said that one of the next set of problems  it plans to tackle for drone regulations will be to craft a way for  unmanned aircraft to be remotely identified, which will help law  enforcement know who is flying a drone, even if the pilot isn’t visible.
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gezzer300 Posted at 2018-4-22 09:17
I'm reg.  $5 3 yrs.   The $25 thing isn't an offical faa site.  Your still reg but $25 insead of 5 for a few extra things they throw in I think.

Exactly, there's a few scam sites out there too that are charging an exorbitant amount for something you can do yourself in a few minutes for only $5.
2018-4-22
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Brad Bilger
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MavicAirFLJay Posted at 2018-4-22 09:08
$5? I had to pay $24 for 3 years.. What gives?

The site that you went to isn't the FAA.  It was a 3rd party site that charges $24, then they contact the FAA and register you for $5 and then sends you some little tags to put on your drone.  Pocketing the remainder for each registrant.  

The Correct Site is :https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/

The site you went to, and is also #1 when using Google is https://federaldroneregistration.com/

Please note that site #1 ends with .GOV and #2 ends with .COM  
2018-4-22
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nywrecker
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Jeff7577 Posted at 2018-4-22 05:10
For recreational use you are registering yourself more than a specific aircraft.

Not really. When I registered earlier today I had to provide the make, model and serial number so it is more of a user/aircraft combo.
2018-4-22
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nywrecker
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 2018-4-22 09:43
This is one of those cases, where nobody should be prosecuted for failing to register their drone in U.S. - Until, the Re-requirement is well publicize Nationally.

The requirement to register hobbist's drones was dropped after a Federal Court ruled against FAA in early part of 2017.  Drone's - 1 / FAA - 0

I have been flying RC helis and toy-type drones since the early days and I had no idea about the registration until today.
The Air is my first non toy drone and I am loving it.
2018-4-22
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nywrecker Posted at 2018-4-22 15:02
Not really. When I registered earlier today I had to provide the make, model and serial number so it is more of a user/aircraft combo.

Sound like you may have registered under Part 107 instead of Part 333 (Recreational Use) under Part 107 you have to register each/every drone you intend to fly commercially/107, registering for recreational use/333 you can fly as many drones under that Reg # as you want. Part 333 restricts pilots as to where you can fly while 107 certification opens up many more restricted fly zones and allows you to sell services and/or video & images.
2018-4-22
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CalvinC
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Registered since Jan 16. It was free at that time for 3 years.
2018-4-22
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nywrecker
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QuadKid Posted at 2018-4-22 15:16
Sound like you may have registered under Part 107 instead of Part 333 (Recreational Use) under Part 107 you have to register each/every drone you intend to fly commercially/107, registering for recreational use/333 you can fly as many drones under that Reg # as you want. Part 333 restricts pilots as to where you can fly while 107 certification opens up many more restricted fly zones and allows you to sell services and/or video & images.

I did register under 107. Their description includes recreational, commercial and other purposes.
I did not see Part 333, but they have a 336 that is intended if you will fly your aircraft in an aero modeling club. Not my case.
2018-4-22
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MavicAirFLJay Posted at 2018-4-22 09:08
$5? I had to pay $24 for 3 years.. What gives?

i remember there being a deal back when this first came in to place for use to get registered at $5 - I havent checked since nor have I registered my air. if anything ill just show them the paper from my phantom 3... lol, im sure the person who is asking would be none the wiser if anyone ask at all. i came across park rangers and police money times and no one yet has asked for this paper.
2018-4-23
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The Bash's
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I'm thinking of playing the better to  ask for forgiveness then ask for permission, It would be different if I was a professional but even then think about it, photographers do not have to register there DSLR's.  
2018-4-23
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nywrecker Posted at 2018-4-22 15:02
Not really. When I registered earlier today I had to provide the make, model and serial number so it is more of a user/aircraft combo.

You will be getting your remote pilot certificate from the faa and using your drone for commercial use?
2018-4-23
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HedgeTrimmer Posted at 2018-4-22 09:43
This is one of those cases, where nobody should be prosecuted for failing to register their drone in U.S. - Until, the Re-requirement is well publicize Nationally.

The requirement to register hobbist's drones was dropped after a Federal Court ruled against FAA in early part of 2017.  Drone's - 1 / FAA - 0

Yeah, I agree. They have changed their minds a few times. I still haven't registered. Wanted to see if it will play out any further in court. I don't think they want to make money, they just want to collect your data.
2018-4-23
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Registering as recreational flier the fee is $5 and you get 1 FAA reg. number that you attach to all your drones.
2018-4-24
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nywrecker
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Jeff7577 Posted at 2018-4-23 20:14
You will be getting your remote pilot certificate from the faa and using your drone for commercial use?

No commercial use for me. Just recreational.
The FAA website has two options. Part 107 for recreational, commercial or government use and part 336 if you will be flying within an aero model club.
I registered for 107, paid my $5 for the three years and got a little FAA wallet size certification.
2018-4-24
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nywrecker Posted at 2018-4-24 16:45
No commercial use for me. Just recreational.
The FAA website has two options. Part 107 for recreational, commercial or government use and part 336 if you will be flying within an aero model club.
I registered for 107, paid my $5 for the three years and got a little FAA wallet size certification.

107 requires you to complete a test, and pay a 150.00 fee, and I believe you have to go in person, not online. Are you sure you have the 107?     
2018-4-24
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ChaosKnign
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I'm surprised.

RyanBorger is right. Part 107 requirement is to "Get a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA." I could have sworn this wasn't a requirement when I registered under Part 107, but alas, it's there in black and white... I guess I'm getting my license. =)
2018-4-24
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nywrecker
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RyanBorger Posted at 2018-4-24 18:49
107 requires you to complete a test, and pay a 150.00 fee, and I believe you have to go in person, not online. Are you sure you have the 107?

I took no test, paid only $5 and did it online.
2018-4-25
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nywrecker Posted at 2018-4-24 16:45
No commercial use for me. Just recreational.
The FAA website has two options. Part 107 for recreational, commercial or government use and part 336 if you will be flying within an aero model club.
I registered for 107, paid my $5 for the three years and got a little FAA wallet size certification.


If you do not have your "Remote Pilot Certificate" you should not have registered your drone under PART 107.

https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/part_107/

To fly under the FAA's Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107), you must:

    Get a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA
    Register your UAS as a "non-modeler"
    Follow all part 107 rules


https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/model_aircraft/


Fly under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft



To fly under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft you must:

    Fly for hobby or recreation ONLY
    Register your model aircraft
    Fly within visual line-of-sight
    Follow community-based safety guidelines and fly within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization
    Fly a drone under 55 lbs. unless certified by a community-based organization
    Never fly near other aircraft
    Notify the airport and air traffic control tower prior to flying within 5 miles of an airport*
    Never fly near emergency response efforts

For more information about what you can do with a model aircraft, please read FAA Advisory Circular 91-57A https://www.faa.gov/documentLibr ... /AC_91-57A_Ch_1.pdf or read the Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (PDF). https://www.faa.gov/uas/media/model_aircraft_spec_rule.pdf




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MavicAirFLJay Posted at 2018-4-22 09:08
$5? I had to pay $24 for 3 years.. What gives?

The faa offered a special deal if done before a certain date, you only need to register one drone then use the same numbers on additional drones if you own more than one....
2018-4-25
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Bill B
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Give to Cesar what is Cesar's. When in rome do as the romans. You know how it goes. Just register it and put the # under the battery. No big deal. Helps keep us all in line.
2018-4-25
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The Bash's Posted at 2018-4-23 19:49
I'm thinking of playing the better to  ask for forgiveness then ask for permission, It would be different if I was a professional but even then think about it, photographers do not have to register there DSLR's.

Let us know how that works out for you. Ask Casey Nutsack how it panned out for him
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nywrecker Posted at 2018-4-25 04:46
I took no test, paid only $5 and did it online. [view_image]

That isn't  a 107 license.  You paid for registration under 107. You are not 107 certified.
2018-4-25
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How is this for foreigners visting US?
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Brad Bilger Posted at 2018-4-22 11:05
The site that you went to isn't the FAA.  It was a 3rd party site that charges $24, then they contact the FAA and register you for $5 and then sends you some little tags to put on your drone.  Pocketing the remainder for each registrant.  

The Correct Site is :https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/

OMG... I got TAKEN!! I just registered my two Mavics for like, $47.00 EACH!!! And I'm STILL waiting for my 'Registration/Confirmation" e-mails to arrive so I can finish the NEXT step... which will be to "confirm" my REAL address for ANOTHER fee of 5$!! I feel so stupid!! I have three of those SYMA drones that I used to... work my way up... to handling a REAL drone, and they DID cost me $5 to register, and I still have the CARDS for them too! Now I am out damn near $100 for something that I have yet to even GET! I am not very happy right now!!!! :-(
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ED_210
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The site that I was "instructed" to visit... shortly after I purchased my drones AND went to the DJI website to create an account was https://drone-registration.net/. So... I am dumbfounded!
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nywrecker Posted at 2018-4-25 04:46
I took no test, paid only $5 and did it online. [view_image]

Yep! I got the same thing! I have it for the first three SYMA drones that I purchased!
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Bill B Posted at 2018-4-25 08:36
Give to Cesar what is Cesar's. When in rome do as the romans. You know how it goes. Just register it and put the # under the battery. No big deal. Helps keep us all in line.

Agreed! just get it done! 5 bucks is not a big deal, and neither is obeying the law.
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ED_210 Posted at 12-6 09:39
Agreed! just get it done! 5 bucks is not a big deal, and neither is obeying the law.

The FAA no longer allows you to put the registration number in the battery compartment.  It now must be visible from the outside of the drone.

I used a Brothers P-Touch label maker with clear tape and white letters to make it look as clean and aseptically pleasing as possible.  
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ED_210 Posted at 12-6 09:09
OMG... I got TAKEN!! I just registered my two Mavics for like, $47.00 EACH!!! And I'm STILL waiting for my 'Registration/Confirmation" e-mails to arrive so I can finish the NEXT step... which will be to "confirm" my REAL address for ANOTHER fee of 5$!! I feel so stupid!! I have three of those SYMA drones that I used to... work my way up... to handling a REAL drone, and they DID cost me $5 to register, and I still have the CARDS for them too! Now I am out damn near $100 for something that I have yet to even GET! I am not very happy right now!!!! :-(

Yup.. you did....  I registered mine when they first required it.  Got an email from them, (Correct return address) stating that mine was about to expire.  Sent them another $5 and immediately got another email with my updated license.  
2020-12-17
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Oh I forgot to register for renewal....Am waiting for paycheck then....BUT I haven't fly my Mavic Air yet when I got it few months ago.
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