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Title: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: AwesomeGuy on October 04, 2015, 03:07:14 PM
Hi, we just arrived in doha from hongkong this Saturday morning, we bought a DJI phantom professional quadcopter, we are escorted to the custom office in Hamad International Airport. They Give us a slip and told us to present these in al mamoura office. They said that the camera built in the drone is not allowed in the country, they said to get the permit there in al mamoura. My question is where in al mamoura? they said something about Information systems department but i'm not sure where that is?.  Do i need to get permit from ICT? or Ministry of information and technology?
The slip can be seen below.

The problem is the camera is attached directly in the quad, i don't know Qatar rules or procedures regarding this, Kindly Please help, i already asked Ministry of Info and Tech about this, they said it's not allowed when the camera is attached in the quad, but i insisted if we can remove the camera in the quad they will allow it.
My question though will they get the camera? and also i've seen some procedures here but not sure if i will follow it because my situation is kinda different.
Also i've been researching about Drone Rules in Qatar, one news that i've seen is they are still discussing the possible rules & regulations about that or it's being drafted.

Please kindly help thanks.  ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
thanks.


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: kamelo on December 03, 2015, 10:29:48 PM
same here I have 2 phantom detained mine have no came and they said it not allowed ... ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? if any one can help I will offer him one


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: pLAyb0y0908 on December 17, 2015, 11:41:51 PM
Hi! I have the same problem. My quadcopter belongs to toy category mjx 101 with built in camera. Amramex people told me that it has been confiscated. Until now, im trying to search for forums ang groups for any possible solution so i can claim my quadcopter.


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: pLAyb0y0908 on December 17, 2015, 11:48:36 PM
Anyone here who can help me? I would really apreciate it. Thank you and happy National Day  ;D


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: kamelo on December 19, 2015, 11:07:38 PM
a contact number will be nice to start with ...do the new club or future new club has a phone ??   :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: King Ahimz on December 25, 2015, 02:17:39 PM
Yup its not allowed here my P2 Vision Plus was in same situation last year (December 2014 after came back from vacation). Got detained by customs bcoz of camera. I tell them RC shop in Qatar also sale this thing so whats wrong with it. Don't want to continue the arguing (b'coz confirm will not win). Anyhow mates, here's what you can do (this what I got from this forum,can search)

-go to Qatar Scientific Club
-asked for Aviation Section
-Join the Club (how to join there's some post in here just search)
-After joining get the letter to import flying RC (don't tell U have camera on it)
-Bring back the letter to this customs and u'll get it back.But they will asked U to detached the camera.

The sad is my application with the clubs seems silence(I didn't hear anything from them,try to call no answer) and wasting my time. Finally my P2 has been with customs for more than 1 month (while waiting to get approval to be club member) and I think we can just say bye bye to this P2 >:(. So what to do I lost MYR 3500 Dji P2 V+. But hey, Alhamdulillah!! I buy new Dji P3P Pro but this time I decided to leave it at my home country Malaysia.

What I've heard  even you successfully bring it here (with paper work etc) there's restriction in flying with certain height and as we're the drone pilot know there's no point flying it without camera on it.

Here's the link for our past discussion regarding this same issue:
http://rcqatar.com/airplanes/dji-phantom/msg2785/#msg2785

And now for the love of RC, here in Qatar I just switch back to RC Truck (Short Course-Pre Runner) and own Traxxas (no headache looking for membership etc just come out and play with the truck). I only fly my Drone when I go back to Malaysia during vacation.


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: chrisloh on December 26, 2015, 10:09:14 PM
a contact number will be nice to start with ...do the new club or future new club has a phone ??   :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\


Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Qatarrcsports/?fref=ts



Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: kamelo on January 03, 2016, 05:58:51 PM
Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Qatarrcsports/?fref=ts



Chris you the man.... {:)}  {:)}  {:)}  {:)}
thanks for the info I actually went to the new club and luckily they started to allow to import equipment again  and phantoms  :)
I got  the membership today and will get the clearance later tomorrow.
I will keep you posted guys  with updates.

just remember as long as you don't HAVE A CAMER ON THE RC I could be allowed.


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: chrisloh on January 03, 2016, 06:28:50 PM
Chris you the man.... {:)}  {:)}  {:)}  {:)}
thanks for the info I actually went to the new club and luckily they started to allow to import equipment again  and phantoms  :)
I got  the membership today and will get the clearance later tomorrow.
I will keep you posted guys  with updates.

just remember as long as you don't HAVE A CAMER ON THE RC I could be allowed.

Glad to hear that there is some progress. Wish you luck and maybe see you at the field some Friday morning.


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: King Ahimz on January 05, 2016, 09:16:19 AM
Glad to hear the news  {:)}
Anyway mate can somebody post how to get the membership etc? So in future everybody will be clear.Cheers!


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: chrisloh on January 05, 2016, 06:19:25 PM
Glad to hear the news  {:)}
Anyway mate can somebody post how to get the membership etc? So in future everybody will be clear.Cheers!

Go to the Qatar RC Sports Center at the Coordinates below. Submit photo, fill form and pay QAR500 for membership.

Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Qatarrcsports/?fref=ts

31, Abu Sidra
Duhail, Ghrafa,
Doha
44273131
http://qatarrcsc.org/

25°20'57.32"N
51°27'26.22"E


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: kamelo on January 15, 2016, 02:49:33 PM
all good received my rc's managed to cut my fingers during the setup  :-\

and a big thanks to chris for the tip .



Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: chrisloh on January 15, 2016, 03:02:55 PM
all good received my rc's managed to cut my fingers during the setup  :-\

and a big thanks to chris for the tip .



Good to hear you got your RC. Looks like back to normal.

Cut finger is your RC taking revenge for leaving it at Customs for so long.

Chris


Title: Re: DJI Phantom 3 Detained by Customs.
Post by: King Ahimz on January 28, 2016, 06:05:24 PM
Good to hear you got your RC. Looks like back to normal.

Cut finger is your RC taking revenge for leaving it at Customs for so long.

Chris


Yeay!! Thanks for the info mate ;)  {:)} {:)} {:)}
Glad to hear our friend got his stuff back {:)} {:)}