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Acidsnow
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In Canada drone rules do not apply to drones less then 250 grams - the Spark is 300 grams . . . . what a shame, 50 grams off from being able to include an entire country.  If you are going to fly illegally in Canada stick with Mavic, it is superior to Spark.

I am by no means promoting illegal flying, but unfortunately the rules are so crazy in Canada the law pretty much bans drones, so if you are currently flying there is very good change you are doing it illegally unfortunately.
2017-5-24
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fans6916e6f9
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Tell everyone it is 250 and no one will have a way to know it is not!
2017-5-24
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fallsilent
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fans6916e6f9 Posted at 2017-5-24 08:22
Tell everyone it is 250 and no one will have a way to know it is not!

Totally agree, it's not like any sort of enforcement is going to have a scale with them.

I have a Mavic and P4P. That idiot Marc Garneau has not slowed me down at all.
2017-5-24
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AKentphoto
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Slow down and re-read the rules...  250g-35kg is OK to fly recreationally.  At least I hope that is what it means.  I'm getting one for a trip to Canada in July.

"If you fly your drone for fun and it weighs more than 250 g and up to 35 kg, you do not need special permission from Transport Canada to fly."

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilav ... safely-legally.html
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Acidsnow
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AKentphoto Posted at 2017-5-24 09:52
Slow down and re-read the rules...  250g-35kg is OK to fly recreationally.  At least I hope that is what it means.  I'm getting one for a trip to Canada in July.

"If you fly your drone for fun and it weighs more than 250 g and up to 35 kg, you do not need special permission from Transport Canada to fly."

You don't need special permission, but the only legal place you might be able to fly in is probably somewhere in the North West Territories - away from people, buildings, and vehicles.  and  just make sure you scan the area for any squirrels, birds, ect. . . .  then and only then you might be ok to fly.
2017-5-24
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Capo
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Agree. I was hoping it would be under 250gms so I can use it anywhere my Phantom can't fly. But since it isn't, I would still go with the Mavic for a portable drone.
2017-5-24
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fkindome
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Totally agree...I'm also sticking with the Mavic. The rules in Canada are so so bad its not even a joke.
2017-5-24
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RichJ53
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You can leave the props off and make it 250 grams  

Rich
2017-5-24
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JCB522
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I know exactly what you guys mean. I live an hour away from the Rocky mountains. I understand why I can't fly it in National parks but it still sucks.
2017-5-24
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Capo
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fallsilent Posted at 2017-5-24 09:00
Totally agree, it's not like any sort of enforcement is going to have a scale with them.

I have a Mavic and P4P. That idiot Marc Garneau has not slowed me down at all.

Are you sure about that? The often have to measure quantities of illegal drugs and such. I would be very surprised if they didn't carry scales with them...  just pull the battery out, LOL
2017-5-25
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Capo
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Maybe the Spark II? 250gms and 4k video!
2017-5-25
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Alienum
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Maybe start cutting plastic parts off until it's 50g lighter! The top cover for example.
2017-7-20
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Thor1
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Capo Posted at 2017-5-25 08:30
Are you sure about that? The often have to measure quantities of illegal drugs and such. I would be very surprised if they didn't carry scales with them...  just pull the battery out, LOL

they do not have scales on them but i'm sure they have them back at the station so if they confiscate then they will weigh the drone.
2017-7-20
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fans99d24711
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Or they can just look at the official weight on DJI's website as a precursory and then take to station to weigh it and confirm.
2017-7-20
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Christian O.
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It is totally legal to fly hobby drones in Canada without requiring a permit.
Like many countries, there are some rules to respect.

Here is the official information:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/flying-drone-safely-legally.html
2017-7-20
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Lian82
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wow, in italy is similar...

300g-25kg for fun: out city in land...no people near..

<300g in city and over people,but not on many people (parades celebrations marriage)

But there are sites that sell you the spark weight reduction kit (including helix protection) 300g

But costs 300 euros :C
italy= mafia :C
All at a cost
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Christian O.
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Lian82 Posted at 2017-7-20 08:58
wow, in italy is similar...

300g-25kg for fun: out city in land...no people near..

I had the chance to bring my Phantom 2 (now replaced by a Spark) to Italy 2 years ago.

If I remember well, there is also the V70 rule (vertical 70 meters) in your country at this time. That is, you were not supposed to fly it above 70 meters.

Love Italy by the way. Went there several times.
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Lian82
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Christian O. Posted at 2017-7-20 11:15
I had the chance to bring my Phantom 2 (now replaced by a Spark) to Italy 2 years ago.

If I remember well, there is also the V70 rule (vertical 70 meters) in your country at this time. That is, you were not supposed to fly it above 70 meters.

ehm coff...cof...cof.....YES i no fly over 70mt  

for fun in italy H=70mt  and D=200mt
But in the jungle WIFI 4g networks it is also difficult to reach 150 mt  {:4_154:}
2017-7-20
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fanse6f67414
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Christian O. Posted at 2017-7-20 08:19
It is totally legal to fly hobby drones in Canada without requiring a permit.
Like many countries, there are some rules to respect.

the rules have nothing to do with permits its the specific rules no closer than 30 meters to buildings ppl no closer than 5.5km to airport i live on a island i can't  be more than 3 k from the airport or im in the ocean lol
2017-8-20
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ThirdEyeFlyin'
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If the Mavic had atti mode I would 100% agree.
2017-8-20
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Acidsnow Posted at 2017-5-24 10:36
You don't need special permission, but the only legal place you might be able to fly in is probably somewhere in the North West Territories - away from people, buildings, and vehicles.  and  just make sure you scan the area for any squirrels, birds, ect. . . .  then and only then you might be ok to fly.

with Spark its 30 m from crowd,buildings,cars and boats............not that bad.......
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lucyvargas
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Unbelievable, I didn't know the legislation regarding drones in Canada, I can't believe it. This is like using whatsapp plus , now it's illegal and they close your account, I don't understand. Greetings.

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dji TO88
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RichJ53 Posted at 2017-5-24 16:23
You can leave the props off and make it 250 grams  

Rich

I was thinking of the battery!
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