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Become RPAS Pilot Certified before June 1st 2019!!

So you fly drones or planes in a hobby and you heard the news that anything over 250g you need to complete a basic knowledge test to fly legally in Canada after June 1st?? That is correct and this article is meant to be a guide for you to easily pass the test and become certified. The new terms they are using for drones is called RPAS (Remotely Piloted Air Systems).

Where do I study for this test??

The Government of Canada has setup a pretty detailed page about what the requirements are for the test as a study guide.
This can be found here: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/publications/tp-15263.html

There are 8 sections in the test that includes everything from theory of flight to meterology. Now while this may not be specific to drones this knowledge is required to be able to pilot anything in Canada including a drone.

Additional resources for studying for this test can be found here: http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada/corporate/acts-regulations/regulations/sor-96-433.html
Review Part IX for RPAS.

Once you are confident that you have enough knowledge to pass the test you may pay the $10 fee and get started here:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety/get-drone-pilot-certificate/exam-basic.html
This link is for the Basic Exam. At the moment you can only obtain this certificate online by completing the test with a passing result. Advanced test can only be obtained once you have completed the online Advanced Exam as well as complete a flight review from an approved flight school. So for these purposes I am covering the Basic Exam in this article so you can be ready to fly in approved zones as a basic operator.

Once you have passed the Basic Exam and wish to register your drone you must pay the $5 fee and register your drone here:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety/register-drone.html

Good luck and happy flying!
Remember to always be responsible when operating a drone or any RPAS!




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Why I Recommend AirbladeUAVs’ Intrepid V2 5″ Frame

For starters I am Canadian and this frame was developed and designed right here in the heart of Vancouver Canada! If that isn’t awesome in itself I don’t know what is.

The beautiful thing about this frame is the lightweight design you can get on this 5″ build. Features like using a micro fpv cam instead of full-size can save you weight on this build. I can’t express enough that everything on this frame as a place and you won’t find yourself trying to cram everything into a small form factor wth no room.

Intrepid V2 5″ also supports double stacks at both 30×30 or 20×20. I love this idea so that you can have proper spacing between components without boards touching and shorting each other out. I typically would have the 4in1 ESC and FC stack on the front and then put my VTX with 20×20 mount on the back.

Dedicated 30° HD camera location for your HD recording needs!

This frame was designed for long range in mind. If you love long range than you’ll love surfing the tree tops with this frame. Not to mention the dedicated 3D printed TPU mounts that are available and designed specifically for this frame. Makes mounting antennas a breeze!

AirBlade Intrepid V2 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit – 5 inch and 7 inch