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.
When a hobby drone crashed on the white house it may have been more than irritation. The phrase we’re looking for here might be ‘wake up call’. Chinese manufarcturer’s can geo-fence their firmware all day long but it’s pretty clear that a 10 year old with a toy can penetrate the world’s best security, from now on, so we better hope that he hasn’t got any bad intentions. Get the full story here: [Wired]Add to Flipboard Magazine.
The World’s Smallest Precision-Controlled Quadcopter
It comes with a little plastic joystick so no smart phone app for this one. At t his price though it’s still a good impulse buy.Add to Flipboard Magazine.