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FAA may let movie makers fly drones

Discussion in 'News' started by viking67, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. ianwood

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    Like they aren't already. FAA is clueless.
     
  2. Flying Cephlopod

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    Here's a related article:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27674131

    It does some concerns about the growing popularity--both for hobbiest and commercial interest--in flying drones.

    (I can't make any apologies for using the term drone. It is simply the nature of how our language evolves.)
     
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    Not "drone" Mr. FAA...
    evolve your language
     
  4. Flying Cephlopod

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    Merriam Webster defines drone as:

    1 : the male of a bee (as the honeybee) that has no sting and gathers no honey
    2 : one that lives on the labors of others : PARASITE
    3 : an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control

    In the preceding list, definition #3 fits the bill for a wide range of UAV's, including RC quadcopters.

    Furthermore, American Heritage Dictionary define drone as--in particular, see #4:
    1. A male bee, especially a honeybee, that is characteristically stingless, performs no work, and produces no honey. Its only function is to mate with the queen bee.
    2. An idle person who lives off others; a loafer.
    3. A person who does tedious or menial work; a drudge: "undervalued drones who labored in obscurity" (Caroline Bates).
    4. A pilotless aircraft operated by remote control.
     
  5. JKDSensei

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    I'm so glad the government will "let" us do those things it deems fit.

    Feels more like Chiner every day here.

    We The People seriously need to neuter this rouge government. (Not just Mr.Obama)
     
  6. dirkclod

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    ( Very good start )
     
  7. Meta4

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    In other news, Pharaoh Cheops of Egypt announced he intends to build a great pyramid.

    Sometimes it's a good idea to check the date on ancient posts before commenting.
    The original post was from June 2014 !!
     
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    Whoops :) Still would be a good start ;)
     
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    I dunno grasshopper, my comment sounds as pert-nent now as it woulda in 2014. Maybe more so now.
    Agreed!
     
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    Money Talks and BS Walks..............
     
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  11. JKDSensei

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    lol

    You DO realize this thread is from 2014....don't you? :D
    (I think that would be uhhhh........YES)