DailyDirt: Playing Nice With Others, While Piloting Drones

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Drones are becoming more common and more useful all the time, and at the same time, these devices are also getting to be more of a nuisance/threat for air traffic and important (sometimes life-saving) activities. Firefighters in helicopters are grounded when drones could potentially interfere with their work because it’s a safety hazard to the helicopter and its passengers. The FAA hasn’t yet come up with a complete set of drone-specific regulations, so for now, there’s a bit of legal limbo and some strange rules to follow that don’t always make sense.

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Charles Farley says:

A remote control plane != drone

Wait a second. The PowerUp 3.0 is considered a drone? Why so? It’s effectively a remote control plane – sure, the remote control is your cellphone, but it doesn’t have a camera or, last time I flew mine, an autonomous flight mode.

Is the US sufficiently screwed up that you require a pilots license to fly a remote control toy? Oh, wait, I think the question provided the answer >.>

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