Earlier this summer, the federal government reversed the original ruling, leaving enthusiasts vulnerable to federal regulation. The FAA and some industry officials claim something must be done about ’drones/multi-rotor copters’. The claims ignore the hundreds of thousands of safe, rule-abiding fixed-wing R/C pilots, the petition said. Congress passed legislation that keeps Rule 336 intact. However, the Senate has not finished formulating its version. The clock is ticking toward the September 30 expiration of the short term authorization for the FAA’s initial changes.