What is a Drone?

@millie02 (6905)
United Kingdom
June 11, 2017 4:26am CST
I have been hearing a lot about Drones recently and I know that they are things that fly about by themselves. However I cannot see what good they can do. What do you know about these things called Drones?
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@MALUSE (43594)
• Uzbekistan
11 Jun 17
They don't fly about 'by themselves'. How would that be possible? Someone pilots them from afar. They can be used for many purposes, too many to mention here in a comment box. I'm giving you a link: @Mummyof3 Real drones are not a toy. Please check the link I've given.
Drones for noumerous applications like Aerial Photography, Monitoring, Search & Rescue etc.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun 17
Thanks for the info, I am sure I will learn a lot from it.
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jun 17
They can deliver packages, go into hostile areas and see how people are there, check up on people. All kinds of things these things can do.. Only as good as their programmers though.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun 17
I have heard that they can deliver packages. I think a well known online company are trying to start using them.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 17
@millie02 .....Yes, they are developing fast.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 17
@celticeagle They seem to be making them do more and more.
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@Mummyof3 (71)
• Glasgow, Scotland
11 Jun 17
I don't see the point in them really. My son asked for one for Christmas. It was not cheap and he has used it once and found it very boring
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun 17
What did he do with it?
• Glasgow, Scotland
11 Jun 17
@millie02 he had a wee remote control thing and just flew it. It had a camera on it so he said he was looking for birds nests etc
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun 17
@Mummyof3 Did he find any birds nests?
@moirai (2261)
• Philippines
11 Jun 17
As someone mentioned, they do not fly by themselves, of course. They are remote-controlled. I'm sure they are expensive, but I would want to have one someday. I like the idea of aerial photography, or a way to explore from a different perspective. I have no interest in taking selfies. But I do want to be able to take pictures of landscapes, for instance, and bird's eye views.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 17
This sounds like a good use for them. They could get to places where we cannot.
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@moirai (2261)
• Philippines
20 Jun 17
@millie02 I think I first learned about drones a few years back when there were videos that came out taken with drones of what fireworks look like from within - I mean, you know, when there are fireworks in the sky, we normally look up at them from the ground. The drones took videos from up there.
BE SURE TO WATCH IN HD! Flying through a firework show with a DJI Phantom 2 and filming it with a GoPro Hero 3 silver. The quad was not damaged. https://www....
@JohnRoberts (63116)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jun 17
Their principal use seems to be spying on people and as bombs.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 17
It sounds like they could become very scary in the future.
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@sol_cee (17409)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Jun 17
Apparently we are entering the drone era.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 17
Would this be a good thing or not?