My body weight; 70kg,
Drone weight; 50kg,
Props length 0.7m,
6 motors (2hp each),
Total weight 120kg,
Total horsepower 12,
Each motor runs 3000rpm,
Please can I fly it. Thanks!!!

drawing of the drone

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    $\begingroup$ Are you asking our permission or whether it'll fly? $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Sep 23, 2020 at 17:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Jamiec he is asking whether. If he was asking permission it would have been "May I fly this six motor drone" ;-) $\endgroup$ Sep 23, 2020 at 18:03
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    $\begingroup$ Also, if you are asking whether you can fly any drone as the onboard pilot in command, the answer is no in the US. By classification, a manned drone is no longer a drone. Although, it may be considered an ultralight aerial vehicle if you keep its empty weight under 254 pounds, its top speed under 55 knots, and its fuel capacity under 5 gallons. In hat case, yes. Just as long as you stick to the rules of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 103. $\endgroup$
    – Dean F.
    Sep 23, 2020 at 18:26
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    $\begingroup$ If your question is specifically about a small unmanned aerial vehicle with no humans onboard being flown by a remote pilot, please visit the Drone and Model Airplane Stack Exchange. $\endgroup$
    – Dean F.
    Sep 23, 2020 at 18:37
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    $\begingroup$ This is a classic case of "if you have to ask, the answer is a firm NO!" People actually in a position to design larger than featherweight aircraft, regardless if they will carry humans or not, are people who know what they are doing, which is to say they do not post newbie questions critically short of detail. There's far more to flying than opposing the force of gravity with a lift mechanism. $\endgroup$ Sep 23, 2020 at 18:43

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No, you may not fly this drone. It weighs much more than 55 lbs. At least in the United States, you have to have an FAA clearance and hold an FAA Part 107 Certificate to operate anything that heavy.

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    $\begingroup$ Excellent answer to a question in dire need of a reality check! Welcome to Av.SE, and please come back often! $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Sep 24, 2020 at 0:50

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