I just spoke with the guy I am working with to get my hexacopter approved with the FAA for police use. I am almost through the process but I asked him some good questions. The fact that there isn't anything that can be done to violators of the FAA rules is false. They check youtube video often and take complaints from actual pilots who report violators. You have to stay in line of site, no higher than 400 feet, not over crowds, no closer than 5 miles from an airport, no commercial use, and you should have a spotter. You might get away with it but if they want to and you are reported the fines are heavy. Even if you are an actual pilot you still can't fly one for hire unless you quadcopter or hexacopter has a flight approval stamp from the FAA. Mine will have all the required paperwork for air worthiness of my unit and I will have my proper private pilot ground certification before I put mine up. I want to be covered before I make my mistake. I don't like to role the dice on the chance I wont get caught. One thing that will be cool is that as long as I build my next hexacopter to the same specification it will be covered under my flight worthiness cert and I could provide them to people not wanting to go through the whole FAA regulation process as I am. Note from quadcopter forum moderation: --Disclaimer-- This information is provided "as is" and may or may not be accurate at the time of it being read. As such it is not intended to be legal advice and is provided with no guarantee . Currently some of this info has become irrelevant due to revisions to section 333 and part 107.