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Is owning, but not flying, a drone in Germany illegal?

According to the rules you linked to, the only thing you are required to do is stick a label on your drone with your contact details, so stick a label on! All the remaining rules relate to when, where ...
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How can I know the laws of a specific country regarding drones?

There are a large number of websites which collate drone rules in different countries; to list a few: Dronegenuity UAV Coach Drone Rush UAV Systems International However, due to the rapidly evolving ...
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Could a drone collect a river sample?

Autonomous operation isn't a technical problem. For example, DJI's drones are capable of flying themselves back to the launch point if the signal from the remote control fails. The problem is ...
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How to know if a place is a no-drone zone in the UK?

There are two considerations on whether you can fly somewhere - airspace restrictions and land restrictions. Details on the airspace can be acquired from a number of common sources - the CAA has a ...
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Is owning, but not flying, a drone in Germany illegal?

Most consumer (and many professional) photography drones weigh less than 5kg - which is the limit Germany has set for the majority of their rules - so you should consider a drone that fits this weight ...
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Isn’t flying FPV drones illegal accoding to FAA rules?

FPV is not actually illegal because that document also states: Part 107 does not apply to model aircraft that satisfy all of the criteria specified in section 336 of Public Law 112-95. and the ...
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Could a drone collect a river sample?

Absolutely this is possible - in the UK, Imperial College London have built an aircraft to do exactly this, which they say "dives like a gannet and launches like a flying fish." The launch ...
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Take drone on a plane in Europe?

I am not a legal expert by any means, so I just want to say that disclaimer. As far as I am aware, you can check in the drone itself, but due to their volatile nature, most airlines will require you ...
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At what point does drone insurance become worth it?

This is a personal approach, so like all financial advice it's only worth what you paid for it. If you have worked with the insurance industry in the past, you will likely have learned that good ...
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When flying FPV with a 5.8ghz video transmitter, is an Amateur Radio License (Ham license) required?

No, you do not require an Amateur licence to use this equipment. Most RC equipment that operates at 5.8GHz (or 2.4GHz) makes use of what is known as an ISM band, a series of frequencies made ...
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Could a drone collect a river sample?

I'm not sure about legality, but I think Arducopter could be used for the task required. It has full GPS waypoint mission capability and many mission tasks. I believe one that would be applicable is ...
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Isn’t flying FPV drones illegal accoding to FAA rules?

The rules for operating a UAV in the United States have been in a nearly constant state of flux for the past few years with perhaps the biggest changes coming from the FAA Reauthorization Act in late ...
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Do laws on 'drones' in Australia apply to fixed wing model aircraft?

In case you would prefer an answer with citations (as different regulators have different views on this), at the following link is CASA web page regarding "Recreational unmanned aircraft (...
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How can I take aerial photography without leaving my house?

When flying in the UK you need to keep your aircraft within 500m horizontally of yourself, below 400ft above ground level and within visual line of sight. If you are able to satisfy these conditions, ...
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Are there specific laws or regulations in the USA barring weapons on drones?

I’m not a legal expert, but according to the following link to an FAA page, it is illegal to attach any dangerous weapon to a drone: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=94424
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Do laws on 'drones' in Australia apply to fixed wing model aircraft?

Strictly speaking, "Drone" refers to any unmanned aircraft that can fly autonomously. Usually, however, a drone is classified as any unmanned aircraft even if it requires a remote pilot's ...
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How close can a drone be to a wind turbine in Germany?

very intersting question I am in your situation as well flying LOS of course: in the EU assuming you are operating an A3 Open Category UAS, according to EASA, we should keep the drone (fixed wing or ...
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When flying FPV with a 5.8ghz video transmitter, is an Amateur Radio License (Ham license) required?

Are the rules different around the world? Is a technicians class amateur radio license sufficient? What about the requirement to transmit your call sign every 10 minutes? Is that necessary in this use ...
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At what point does drone insurance become worth it?

Insurance isn't much good for events that probably will happen sooner or later, like crashing a drone. The insurer will estimate how often it happens and how much it will cost, and adjust the cost of ...
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At what point does drone insurance become worth it?

There may be regulatory variations by jurisdiction - as you haven't indicated a specific location, I've referred to UK regulations which I am most familiar with. There are two insurance ...
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Would the FAA's proposed Remote ID really ground older drones?

The FPV Freedom Coalition has an excellent summary page at this link. To sum up the answer to your question as simply as I understand it: older drones that are not able to broadcast their information ...
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What is the meaning of 'control of a building' in the UK Air Navigation Order on Unmanned Aircraft?

I found what looks to be a reasonable answer in CAP 722 - the UK's drone rules guidance document. In short, it appears a vessel, vehicle or structure can be under your control if you have the ...
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Flying a drone in France

You mention that this will be in the future. While the other answer covers the current situation well, you should note that the rules are due to be harmonised across Europe and this might introduce ...
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Is flying a drone in Puerto Rico the same as flying one in the continental USA?

Yes. The FAA proposed to limit the applicability of part 107 to small UAS operations that are conducted entirely within the United States. [source] Puerto Rico is considered as within the United ...
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How do certified drone operators ensure they're not harassed by the police while filming from their drone?

Look the part - wear a high-visibilty jacket with a company logo, "UAV Pilot" or other markings that makes you look like a professional. Put up a sign which explains who you are and what you ...
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How to get a licence to fly a drone in the city of Prague for a week?

(Caveat - I don't understand Czech either!) There does indeed appear to be a restriction on flying around Prague - this is mentioned in English on the Czech CAA website. There also appears to be a ...
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How to get a licence to fly a drone in the city of Prague for a week?

Firstly, in addition to the common European rules, the whole territory of the Czech Republic is located in the LKR10-UAS restricted airspace. That basically means that the older stricter national ...
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What are the requirements to fly a Mavic Mini 2 drone in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary?

Since all three countries are part of the EU, they generally follow the EU rules. I'm guessing that a valid drone pilot license from any other EU country + insurance is needed to fly legally. From ...
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