Drones can be used for numerous purposes like photography and surveillance. More and more manufacturers come with new models which include HD cameras and Wi-Fi connectivity. These devices are fun and complex, yet easy to use.
Fun and fascinating facts about drones:
They were developed by the military
These devices first came to the market in the 1990s and were developed by the military. Drones were invented because they are needed in small spaces where a normal helicopter can’t go or in war zones where it is too dangerous to send pilots.
Model aeroplanes are also considered drones
A drone is a machine that can fly without a pilot controlling it. In contrast, model aeroplanes fly with the help of pilots but because the model aeroplanes can’t move out of a pilot’s periphery of vision, they are also considered drones.
Footage delivered by drones can be legally used
When it comes to constitutional rights, using drone footage is not a violation. The police have the right to use footage from a crime scene if it was done by a drone. The only time they can’t use it is when it is a restricted area.
Police don’t need a warrant to fly a drone
Some people believe that the police need a warrant to fly a drone below a certain height. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is not a violation of the right to fly drones at a certain altitude. Remember that this only applies to police and military. Certain areas are restricted to an individual.
Drones only fly for a short period
Another misconception about drones is that they can only fly for a short period. This is not true for some models. While there are lightweight drones that can only stay in the air for a few minutes, most military or high-end drones can hover for an hour or two.
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