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Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 01:07 AM
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wasn't violating any laws, but some people made an issue out of it anyway

Seattle Times




Amazon employee drone
edit on 26-7-2014 by bigx001 because: video wouldn't load




posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 01:21 AM
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I have a feeling you are referring to something like an R/C quadcopter, which is NOT a "drone". A drone carries missiles and is capable of taking out muslim weddings at 15,000 feet.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 01:43 AM
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UK political activists use these for checking on police positions. Arrest that drone!



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 02:10 AM
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originally posted by: ScientiaFortisDefendit
a reply to: bigx001

I have a feeling you are referring to something like an R/C quadcopter, which is NOT a "drone". A drone carries missiles and is capable of taking out muslim weddings at 15,000 feet.

Ummmm no. This is a drone.


drone
1 [drohn] Show IPA
noun

2.
a.
an unmanned aircraft or ship that can navigate autonomously, without human control or beyond line of sight:



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: ScientiaFortisDefendit

i'm not the one who writes for the newspaper, but a drone is a common term for any unmanned aerial vehicle. they could have easily called it a UAV



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 02:17 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04



he was thinking of a UCAV but that would also be called an armed drone



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 02:36 AM
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Perhaps it should be called an RCUAV?

Remote controlled unmanned aerial vehicle.

That'll save the arguments.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 03:52 AM
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originally posted by: MysterX
Perhaps it should be called an RCUAV?

Remote controlled unmanned aerial vehicle.

That'll save the arguments.


Neighbors would probably call it a ABOTGLIMBY (Annoying Buzzing Object That Gets Lost In My Back Yard)



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 03:57 AM
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originally posted by: MysterX
Perhaps it should be called an RCUAV?

Remote controlled unmanned aerial vehicle.

Until we've developed proper AI, they're all Remotely Controlled than such an abbreviation is redundant.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:08 AM
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originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: MysterX
Perhaps it should be called an RCUAV?

Remote controlled unmanned aerial vehicle.

Until we've developed proper AI, they're all Remotely Controlled than such an abbreviation is redundant.

We have the tech to make them fly without human control. Google has self driving cars.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:10 AM
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I really don't care how you describe the vehicle, that was a nice flight, and well controlled landing.

Good video.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: Watchfull


that model is only $900 and i believe it come with the camera also



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: MysterX
Perhaps it should be called an RCUAV?

Remote controlled unmanned aerial vehicle.

Until we've developed proper AI, they're all Remotely Controlled than such an abbreviation is redundant.

We have the tech to make them fly without human control. Google has self driving cars.

Google is developing self-driving cars.

I'm not aware that there are drones that do full missions on their own however, from take-off to landing?



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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It's all fun and games till one crashes on your head or through your windshield:



I guess this one ended up on the side walk below.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman
Was this dude hitting the buildings on purpose or just a sh*t pilot?



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: Thefarmer

It looked to be the later.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: Thefarmer

must be a pilot for allegiant air



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:23 PM
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I expect quacopters to become illegal once ppl start using them to film police brutality and offer live feeds of crimes as they happen independent from the mainstream media and counter "official" stories.

Despite filming from a fair distance and not "interfering with arrests".



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 11:01 PM
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That is so cool.. I have the DJI Phantom and love it.. It's a mid grade quad copter with camera.. I'll continue using this one until I learn to pilot better.. There great for wild life shots, sunsets and rises.. I haven't tried using it for police locations yet but, it's an idea..


They boy (9) has already wanted to pilot it down to his lil girly friends house.. Had a heck of a time explaining to him how that wasn't cool..

So far it isn't illegal and I don't need any permits or license .. I'm sure as popularity grows so will the bureaucracy..





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