I started flying/building quadcopters REALLY early, so I got to enjoy them before all these laws started to show up. Now there’s so much abuse this amazing hobby is in crisis.
I’d hoped the AMA would save us, and to their credit they are trying, but their true user base is people flying planes / helicopters and they care most if the endless new inbound drone laws will impact those planes / helicopters.
It’s magical when you’re flying first person view (seeing the world from a different perspective) and some fog rolls in below you.
I’ve found them incredibly reliable and safe. I’ve flown about 5 over the last few years and none have ever had an accident or issue.
See infographic below. (Click to enlarge.)