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FCC says no Youtube Drone Videos

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.

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Drone maker DJI joins with Olympus, Panasonic for better aerial photos – CNET

drone camera upgrades

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:

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The Dream of Delivery Drones Is Alive (And On A Truck)

HorseFly Delivery Drone

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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Love Is In The Air, CupidDrone


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]

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