If I were a drone hobbyist, and I flew a drone over to someone to give them money in exchange for something, would that count as commercial use and therefore be illegal? Here’s an example scenario:
I’m not licensed to fly drones commercially. I fly a drone with money and an order over to the local McDonald’s drive-through with some money. The cashier takes the money and puts a burger into the basket in return. Assuming the McDonald’s is just across the street (still in visual range) and there’s no one in the drive-through that I’d be flying over, would that be legal? I’m not operating the drone for hire, and since I’ve payed for the burger, it’s my property (so I’m not illegally flying someone else’s property).
I certainly don’t intend to do this (and I am a commercial drone pilot), but I was just wondering if that counts as commercial use. I couldn’t find anything specific in the regulations that explained it.