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Mine can fly for 5km, hundreds of meters high and thousands of meters away
How does it stay within limits of the transmitter max power both for remote control and for the video sent back?
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How does it stay within limits of the transmitter max power both for remote control and for the video sent back?
Those are the limits.. In practice i've flown mine around 100m high, 3km away..
But it becomes quickly impossible to see, which is one of the legal requirements, to have it in line of sight..


If it loses signal it will return to home..
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Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well.

Thought this could be useful for y'all pilots out there:

https://www.internationallawoffice.c...ion+Newsletter
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Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well.

Thought this could be useful for y'all pilots out there:

https://www.internationallawoffice.c...ion+Newsletter
So far Switzerland has not decided when and how it will take over EU Regulation 2019/947
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The parliament currently discusses a motion which instructs the Federal Council "to exclude traditional model aircraft when adopting Regulation 2019/947 and to leave it under national law". Depending on the outcome of these deliberations, a further delay may occur as Regulation EU (2019/947) does not make a distinction between drones and model aircraft. Therefore, it is not clear at this stage how the adoption of the Regulation will be compatible with the exemption requested in the motion and when the regulation will enter into force in Switzerland. Until that date, the existing national rules will continue to apply.
https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/en/ho...bernommen.html
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So far Switzerland has not decided when and how it will take over EU Regulation 2019/947

https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/en/ho...bernommen.html

As it seems current regulations will hold till year end. Most likely a new/revised regulation will enter into force by 2021.

Specially relevant here for ocasional drone flyers within the "open category" is to observe the pilot registration and training requirements, though it isn't clear from the text whether which pilots within this category will have to undergo training + registration:


The new Regulation stipulates pilot registration, online training and online examinations for most pilots in the open category. Pilots have to register on an official registration platform (UAS.gate). After registration, pilots will also have to undergo online training and an online test to familiarise themselves with the new rules.
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Re: Drones - The Law

I thought I read that drones under 250g (Mavic mini like I have) are largely exempt from training etc..

As long as the normal rules like not flying over crowds, keeping control, line of sight etc are observed.

Although since current models will not have the new designation there's some ambiguity.
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Hi, as the weather got better I was thinking of creating some videos about the historic parts of Geneva, Lausanne, Monteraux, etc. I bought Mavic Mini 2 and started learning things, but now a friend laughed at me saying that it's impossible to fly drone anywhere around Geneva and Lausanne. I was just doing research today instead of flying the drone

According to https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/en/ho...u-drohnen.html my drone, 249g is allowed to fly everywhere without any license or training. Sure, I should avoid rush hours to avoid people on the streets (definitely not crowds), but apart from that I don't see any problems. I can see that my plan should definitely work out till the covid lockdown is in place and streets are mostly empty.

I believe that these tribal legends about the drone ban comes from the fact that some friends of friends operated heavier drones, those in range ~1kg - 2kg, and got stopped by the authorities.

Any thoughts? Are here Mavic Mini (2) owners?
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Re: Drones - The Law

I have an app "Drone Maps" on my phone which tell me exactly where I can and cannot fly in Switzerland. The rules in Switzerland are clearly posted at https://www.bazl.admin.ch/bazl/en/ho...u-drohnen.html. I have been flying my Mavic drones in Switzerland for some time with only one problem with the police when they mistakenly thought I was flying too close to a public gathering. I wasn't. Switzerland is a perfect country for drones, I've seen some stunning drone footage over the Alps and a spectacular sequence filmed in Basel. I've got some great footage over Lausanne and right along the Swiss Riviera. Just be sensible and considerate.
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I have been flying my Mavic drones in Switzerland for some time with only one problem with the police when they mistakenly thought I was flying too close to a public gathering. I wasn't.
But that restriction, like most of them, is for Drones weighting 500g and more. Nonetheless I plan to fly rather away of people, looking for a perfect timing when there's nobody around the spot I want to capture or/and fly high enough so people won't feel alarmed.
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