A hobby drone flyer in Tampa was apparently told by the FAA that if he continues to post videos on youtube he could be fined or sanctioned. What is sanctioned anyway? Does it involve poking about with gloves? Apparently since youtube is a website that has ads on it posting videos to youtube constitutes commercial use of drones. Or so the weird logic goes here. Check out the article and see if you can make sense of it.Add to Flipboard Magazine.
Not to be outdone by Amazon, Alibaba has started their own drone delivery pilot program. In a very limited trial a lucky few will get their ginger tea delivery in less than an hour in parts of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.Add to Flipboard Magazine.
The Royal Dutch Air Force is sponsoring a drone ballet of sorts, with drones flying through laser light shows bringing Tron style effects to life in a soccer stadium. The animated GIF alone is worth going to the link below to check it out:Add to Flipboard Magazine.
What happens when the leading drone manufacturer teams up with the leading camera lens manufacturers? Hopefully better aerial photography! As prices on professional quality drones and professional quality cameras both drop, it gives even amateurs the chance to get some pretty awesome shots. Get the story here:Add to Flipboard Magazine.
The US Air Force may be getting a new tiny drone that can fly for 2 hours transmitting HD video. They solved the battery problem by giving it a really long extension chord!!!!! Seriously, read the article if you don’t believe me.Add to Flipboard Magazine.
So why does our government pay to deploy million dollar military style drones to patrol our borders resulting in a cost of apparently about $28,000 per arrest when they could just legalize private drones and let the bounty hunters chase down the bad guys using off the shelf products from ToysRUs?Add to Flipboard Magazine.
The HorseFly delivery drone rides around in the back of a delivery truck and just takes care of the tricky deliveries with crazy long driveways behind gates and other obstacles. The driver can narrow down the delivery point beyond just the initial GPS coordinates to select to leave the package by the door or even around back by the back door. This model might be more practical than Amazon’s plan and with limited shorter flights could possibly get an exemption from FAA rules prohibiting other drone deliveries. [PopSci]
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In Verona, Italy lovers may be surprised with a vist from Cupid Drone. Love is in the air as the Cupid Drone delivers a single red rose to it’s unsuspecting target, actually not so unsuspecting it seems they were asked ahead of time if they would like to participate which probably took some of the surprise out of the experience but may have avoided some lawsuits if things got thorny. Checkout the article here: [FastCreate]Add to Flipboard Magazine.