If you are a Bangladesh resident or you are on a visit to Bangladesh, you need to know some rc helicopter bd rules to be able to fly your radio-controlled device in this country. The country does not require a uin registration, but you will need to comply with some requirements to be granted permission to conduct maneuvers. Read on to know more about Bangladesh regulations on using RC vehicles.

Which RC vehicles are allowed to soar in the sky of Bangladesh

Generally, Bangladesh aviation authority allows all types of RC aircrafts exploring the sky of the country. Owners of vehicles that weigh more than 250g have to fulfill some requirements to get green light for launching the device in the air. Thus, if you have the needed documents, you can start your maneuvers on any remote-controlled aircraft available, including: quadcopter, helicopter and sailplane.

There are no special regulations for RC helicopters. So if you are a helicopter owner, you just need to operate under the general rules of using an UAV.

Helicopter vs Airplane

Helicopter differs from a radio controlled airplane in some ways. It has different shape, aerodynamics and way of piloting. You can control a helicopter using a radio control that has more sticks and buttons than a typical drone radio control. Hence, you will need more skill to pilot. You will have to boss three controls at the same time to stabilize the aircraft and make it behave in the needed way. It is the pitch control that allows you move the device forwards or backwards. Then comes the yaw control that operates the tail blade of the helicopter and helps turn the device left or right. The roll control will help you perform aerobic stunts, but also will allow for an easier and a faster turn.

Helicopters are typically made of glass-reinforced plastic or carbon fiber to ensure that it is lightweight and it is easy to maneuver. Being light and maneuverable, RC helicopters are mainly used for training and aerobic moves. It is used by thrill seekers who love performing astounding stunts, such as: loops, rolls and inverted flight.

Rules of flying a RC helicopter in Bangladesh

If you are in Bangladesh and want to launch your small helicopter, you have to inform the Civil Aviation Authority 45 days in advance of your flight. In your application you will need to specify your personal data, the brand of the vehicle, the time and location of the flight, as well as the purpose of your maneuvers (photography, research, inspection, training, leisure).

Aside from permission request, you will need to provide a certificate from a piloting school that confirms your skills in driving a radio-controlled helicopter. Moreover, Aviation Authority requires a liability insurance that covers the damage to people and properties in case of crash. If you are aged less than 18 years, you are not allowed to fly a RC device in Bangladesh.

As you receive permission, you will have to comply with the following rules when flying your vehicle:

1. Don't fly higher than 200 feet

To avoid a fine and deprivation of device, you have to fly it no higher than 200 feet. Also, you have to keep the device in your sight to ensure that you are always in control of it.  

2. Fly only during day

In Bangladesh, drones fly only during daylight hours. Night maneuvers are punishable by law.

3. Avoid crowded places

Helicopter operators must fly their devices 300 meters away from buildings and places with many people. You can record, for example, a house from the sky only if you get official permission from the owners.

4. Stay away from airports

Flying near airports is dangerous, as you can crash into an airplane or mislead the traffic controllers with the radio signals emitted by your device. This is why, you have to stay at least 18.5 km (10miles) away from airports.

All in all, if you go to Bangladesh with your helicopter, you have to abide by a set of rules and inform the aviation authority about your future maneuvers. As soon as you get permission, you have to keep in mind some important rules, such as: not flying near crowded places and airports, not flying above 200 feet, and launching the device only during day.