As I start on building a quadcopter I have been looking into the law surrounding flying model aircraft and UAVs (in the UK). Too be honest it has left me confused! I found a couple of pages on the Civil Aviation Authority’s website about both. UAVs seem to be very much a grey area with no hard rules, aside that they shouldn’t be used in ‘congested’ areas or for aerial work without CAA approval.
What I am more in is the height ceiling that a model craft can go up too, I plan to fly my craft outside of built up areas to be safe. Again there seems to be only a mild reference on the CAA site about 400ft before you need approval.
Obviously I don’t want to get into trouble with law through ignorance, area there any basic rules that apply to flying such crafts?