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Slideshow: Tiny Parrot Drone Takes Full HD Videos

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/9/2014 12:33:06 PM
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shehan, flight time is given in the article.

Itsabouttime
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Itsabouttime   6/8/2014 11:42:31 AM
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That is why a company called Domestic Drone Countermeasures (
www.ddcountermeasures.com ) is just about to launch a credible, large area personal drone detection system on Kickstarter, you can check it out here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/532391021/1346886164?token=efc4cc70

They have patents pending on the year old technology and are using APlus Mobile hardware ( www.aplusmobile.com ) to create a variable mesh drone detection grid a consumer can buy.

Itsabouttime
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New credible personal drone detection system on Kickstarter
Itsabouttime   6/8/2014 11:37:08 AM
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A company called Domestic Drone Countermeasures (
www.ddcountermeasures.com ) is just about to launch a credible, small and large area personal drone detection system on Kickstarter, you can check it out here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/532391021/1346886164?token=efc4cc70

They have patents pending on the year old technology and are using APlus Mobile hardware ( www.aplusmobile.com ) to create a variable mesh drone detection grid a consumer can buy.

William K.
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A wonderful tool
William K.   6/7/2014 8:40:36 PM
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The drone with the camera sounds like a great way to visit all of those off-limits areas of many of our parks. It would let me see all of the neat stuff without breaking any rules or experiencing any danger. Such a drone could allow for exploring rapids before entering them in a boat, making white-water rafting a bit safer. It could also provide the same great views without even getting wet.

So when will these wonderful toys be available for the general public to purchase? and how much?

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/2/2014 1:15:58 PM
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fm, as I just wrote to Thinking_J, the fact that I can hear that buzz is a major objection to someone living in the country, where sound travels a lot farther and is much more annoying against a very quiet background. The visual part is much less of a big deal than the noise, and to some extent, than the cameras. Here, they'd be taking pictures mostly of trees.



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Ann R. Thryft   6/2/2014 1:11:05 PM
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Thinking_J, thanks for your thoughtful and informative comments. I'm glad to know that there are a lot of responsible RC modelers out there. It's all the irresponsible people, RC modelers or not, that worry me. Also, as more people live in cities and fewer in the country, my concern is with those who are not only irresponsible  but also don't get that people in the country value quiet and privacy even more than those in the city, because we're not in the habit of tolerating all that background noise. Quiet, in particular, is an easily destroyed "commodity", especially since sound travels a lot farther out here without all those buildings to deflect it. So whether RC-controleld drones are visible or not is only a part of the problem.



Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/2/2014 1:01:02 PM
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bdcst, thanks for your comments. They definitely apply to where I live, i.e., the annoying noise in a very quiet environment, the difficulty of drones flying safely in a forest, etc.
Quiet is a big deal out here, which is why people move here. So is privacy.
BTW, Google is no longer allowed to take address-associated pictures of your house. If I Google my street address and click street view, I get a view of the street to the north of my house, and no picture of my house. It take a lot of work to rotate the image to get a picture of the front of my house, but you can't see the address easily. The photo is also more than 3 years old.

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Elizabeth M   6/2/2014 9:00:11 AM
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I agree with the comments of CLMcDade. Drones have gotten a bad reputation because of their military use but I think they are super-cool as well, as long as there are not big missiles attached to them! Drones are actually becoming useful for a number of other things beyond what the military has made them famous for and I think as the technology becomes more sophisticated, this use will increase. Thanks for keeping up on the latest developments, Ann.

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NadineJ   6/1/2014 12:46:33 AM
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Pubudu - that's a great point.  I wonder if there is any push to regulate drones the way firearms are regulated in the U.S. 

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NadineJ   6/1/2014 12:43:52 AM
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@shehan - A neighbourhood watch is when a community keeps watch on one another's houses to prevent crime. 

I didn't say anything about spying but I guess it could be used that way.

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