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[–] KyJoCaThe2nd 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

From the FAA FAQ:

Q. Do I have to register a paper airplane, or a toy balloon or Frisbee?

A. No. Even if these things could be considered "drones" or "unmanned aircraft" and met the minimum weight threshold of 250 gm/0.55 lb., the registration rules also require that they be a part of an "unmanned aircraft system." An "unmanned aircraft system" includes the communication links and components that control the small unmanned aircraft along with all of the other elements needed to safely operate the drone. Paper airplanes, toy balloons, Frisbees, and similar items are not connected to such control system.

Our tax dollars at work, ladies and gents.

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[–] billdred 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So what if someone believes they can control those objects with their mind, albeit poorly?

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[–] KyJoCaThe2nd 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Then obviously they have to be registered. Can't you read?

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[–] Brashtacks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Useful context, thanks!

Have an upgoat.

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Have some upmilk with some upcookies. Just dont throw em up......

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[–] Brashtacks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What about an autonomous drone? I'm imaging one that has an integral navigation system, and therefore isn't connected or reliant on any external inputs.

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So you can fly a manned aircraft without these rules then? :S

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[–] KyJoCaThe2nd 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Without these rules? Yes. These rules are for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

There are other rules for manned flight, of course.