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Pros & Cons of Trump’s Drone Expansion Program

Jonathan Rupprecht, a leading aviation lawyer who specializes in drones, weighs in with pros and cons of President Trump's plan to expand drone use.
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DJI Inspire 1 Drone
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • The Inspire 1 is DJI’s most advanced drone yet. All of the latest aerial technology is packed into one ready-to-fly system, putting you in the sky within minutes.
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • The Phantom 2 Vision+ drone from DJI carries an extremely high quality camera and a removable 4GB micro SD card. It shoots full HD video at 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps, giving you crystal clear video and the option for slow motion shots. Photos are shot at 14 megapixels.
3D Robotics X8+ Drone
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • 3D Robotics' X8+ drone is an upgrade on the X8 model in nearly every way. The 8-prop drone is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350
3D Robotics Iris+ Personal Drone
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • 3D Robotics' Iris+ Personal Drone has a feature called "Follow Me" that allows the drone to automatically follow a moving ground-based GPS-enabled Android device. When equipped with a GoPro camera, the Iris+ can record footage of users biking, skiing, surfing, etc.
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopter
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • Parrots AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition drone can record whatever it sees through its forward- or down-facing camera in 720p quality. The mobile app handles all recording and storage, so any video or photos you take are automatically added to your smartphone or tablet; the drone doesn't have any onboard storage.
Parrot Bebop Drone
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • The Parrot Bebop drone features a 14.0-megapixel camera that offers a 180-degree field of view, both horizontally and vertically.. A Wi-Fi interface and piloting app let you control the drone using your compatible device.
NJ Man Arrested After Shooting Down Neighbor’s Drone
By Jeff John Roberts, GigaOM · 2 October, 2014 • After shooting down his neighbor's camera-equipped drone, the man was arrested on unlawful weapons charges. The incident highlights an emerging issue as more drones take to the skies: how to balance the rights of drone owners against people's rights to privacy and self-defense.
Drones Can Automatically Set up Photography Lighting
By Judith Pfeffer · 17 July, 2014 • Researchers from MIT and Cornell University have co-developed small, light-equipped robots that automatically position themselves to create the best lighting for pictures.
Drones Changing the Way We Watch Sports
By Colin Lecher, Popular Science · 12 March, 2014 • Already used for filming at the recent Olympics in Sochi, and Stateside in many 'extreme sports,' drones may appear next in college and prep sports.
Drones Legal in US, Judge Rules
By RT Staff · 7 March, 2014 • Commercial drones, for now, are legal in U.S. skies. Judge Patrick Geraghty of the National Transportation Safety Board. The ruling effectively invalidates FAA's ban on the use of commercial drones. The FAA can appeal the decision.

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