I’m a university student that wants to do an experiment that involves operating UAVs. The nature of the experiment is not relevant (wireless networks), but I planned to fly UAVs over some fields owned by my uni. The UAVs in question are self-built and weight around 1.2kgs. My understanding from the UK drone regulations is that my UAVs are considered A2 transitional aircrafts, and can’t therefore be flown within 50m horizontally from uninvolved persons and that I need an A2CoC to operate them.
Here’s my question: Does the 50m horizontal limit still apply if flying in private property with permission of the owner? My uni has given me preliminary permission for my experiment, however, I don’t think I can cordon-off the entire flight area so no uninvolved person gets within the 50m limit. Am I still able to perform this flight legally? For reference, my uni appears as a yellow area in https://dronescene.co.uk and in the AirMap and Drone Assist apps.