A Lot Cheaper Than Hiring A Full-Sized Helicopter. Or Is It?

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4 thoughts on “A Lot Cheaper Than Hiring A Full-Sized Helicopter. Or Is It?

  1. adhocvideo

    Stunning footage. I actually got brief “butterflies in my stomach” when the base-jumping shots started.

    I’m not sure why it’s called a “Quad-copter” when it has 5 rotors.

    These are really cool devices; I’d love to have one and a camera to go with it. However, according to forums at other sites, such devices are technically illegal once a camera has been attached and “commercial purposes” are involved. (I seem to recall reading that at least one person/business entity has been “fined out of business” for using one). It seems they are considered “drones” by the FAA, and right now, only government agencies, the military, and, I think, certain research orgs can be authorized to use them. I, for one, hope that changes.

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  2. Rich Rubasch

    Footage looks great but so far these drone cameras are illegal to operate commercially for ANY use in the United States. You can only operate them as a hobbyist. Fines start at $10,000. No matter the six and no matter if they are flown on private property, they cannot be billed out for a commercial job.

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