All remotely piloted aircraft under 150 kilograms flown for sport and recreation are classified as model aircraft. Multi rotor aircraft with three or more propeller blades are also model aircraft if flown for sport and recreation but have inherited, from the media, the name ‘Drones’.
Today, drones are used for both recreational and commercial uses.
Today, there are many types of drones on the market.
When looking for a drone consider the following factors:
Modelflight RC has an extensive history of serving modellers with the finest RC Hobby products in Australia. Father and son duo Leo and Mike O’Reilly established Modelflight in 1975 and over the last 40 years the business has grown significantly. They pride themselves on selling top quality RC Products, supporting those models with parts and offering a high level of after-sales service. They have over 12,000 products available online. Visit modelflight.com.au or call 08 8186 4250 for their advice.
Flying your drone recreationally can result in endless hours of fun with friends and family. But break the rules and you could end up with a hefty penalty from CASA. A requirement of the MAAA’s deed of agreement is that we need to be satisfied that our members abide by our rules. Learn more.
The key to knowing where you can fly is to know the CASA rules. Learn more here. If you are not sure about where you can fly your drone, check out CASA verified safety app.
Join the Recreational Aerial Photographers Society (RAPS) and be part of a growing community of drone enthusiasts. Ask questions about drone photography, share your images and videos, organise meetups and access affordable public liability and personal accident insurance. Learn more.