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I'm a private pilot, 4000 hours (500 helicopter) ... own my Helicopter ... and I do a lot of work for charities. Wondering ... do I need a commercial license to drop gold balls at charity tournaments if I do it free, with no compensation at all? I attend a lot of these and hate watching hundreds of charity dollars going to pay for a chopper.

 

And on another note ... you would think they'd come up with a gold ball drop system for UAV's (those little quadrocopters)?

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No you dont.

 

As far as little UAV helos, golf balls start getting really heavy really fast.

You only really need to drop 1 golf ball, the winning one. Or drop them one at a time. Heck, if we're going to take the traditional helicopter ball drop out of the equation, we could really get creative about how to get a load of golf balls onto a golf green.

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And on another note ... you would think they'd come up with a gold ball drop system for UAV's (those little quadrocopters)?

 

 

Weight. The newer quads can carry a GoPro, but thats about it. If you want to do aerobatics with them, they need to be stripped down.

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I started flying RC helicopters before I started in on the real thing. A little while ago I came up with a system to drop payloads from my RC heli. As Flying Pig and rubidug pointed out though weight does become an issue quickly. The heaviest thing I ever dropped was a Coke can.

 

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