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"As of right now it’s perfectly legal to operate a drone for commercial reasons. That’s according to a federal judge, in a ruling that notes the Federal Aviation Administration has not made any legally binding rules against the practice."



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My idea: Make a worldwide standard for a landing pad, set it's exact GPS coordinates, order your stuff, it's set down on your pad when it's ready and the pad sends you a text. thumb.gif
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Edited by MacG32 - 3/7/14 at 7:13am
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iirc it's not that they are 'now legal' due to a ruling or whatever, they've just stated that they don't have any laws in places regarding drones so they can't say there's anything wrong, hence click-bait news articles ensue. They'll likely implement laws and regulations within the next two years.

Also, would've thought a forum mod would at least use [ QUOTE] code instead of text-based quotation marks tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Yukla View Post

iirc it's not that they are 'now legal' due to a ruling or whatever, they've just stated that they don't have any laws in places regarding drones so they can't say there's anything wrong, hence click-bait news articles ensue. They'll likely implement laws and regulations within the next two years.

Also, would've thought a forum mod would at least use [ QUOTE] code instead of text-based quotation marks tongue.gif

As the article states, it is fully legal due to the Federal ruling. If businesses jump on this and go, the FAA will have to implement "emergency" regulations for public safety.

As for [ quote ]: If you mouse over the article from the front page, you can't read the headline, unless it's in standard quotes. Easier to decide if you'd like to click to read it or not. thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MacG32 View Post



As for [ quote ]: If you mouse over the article from the front page, you can't read the headline, unless it's in standard quotes. Easier to decide if you'd like to click to read it or not. thumb.gif

Thanks for educating me, that's interesting. +rep (Mod problems) Thanks
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Amazon drones.... DEPLOY !!!

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Amazon drones.... DEPLOY !!!


A legend in the making right there. biggrin.gif

Had another idea: Delivery plane flies around, drones deploy from it, lands your stuff, and returns to base...lol
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I feel the need to point out, once more, that drones typically are not autonomous. They have pilots.
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Keep these toys out of my airspace, RC pilots aren't the ones with their lives on the line. A collision for them constitutes an expensive respawn, for us pilots it constitutes a potentially deadly emergency.
Edited by Emmanuel - 3/7/14 at 8:11am
    
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I feel the need to point out, once more, that drones typically are not autonomous. They have pilots.

Yes, but soon the pilots will be OTHER ROBOTS!!!!
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Is it bad that I have the sudden urge to get into RC flying just so I could fly cheap rc planes into these drones and take them out? The urge to mess with these drones is irresistible.
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