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5 Drone Photography Tricks That Make Me $200 per Hour!!

Last time we talked about the approach for handing out awesome shots to Marketing and PR Agencies (which are more consistent and always preferred) as freebies to encourage a response and a conversation, instead of emailing to nag for free contact connections. We also mentioned that this is dramatically easier to gain attention and a …

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NASA Chooses Two Organizations to Test Urban Drone Traffic Management

To ensure safety as more drones take to the skies, NASA has selected Texas and Nevada to host the final phase of a project to develop a drone traffic management system. The space agency has been working on this project with a goal of establishing policies for operating drones safely over populated areas. Lone Star …

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Best Remote Control Cars for Kids [2019] RC Cars for Toddlers Reviews

There’s a lot of great remote control car reviews and buyer’s guides on the market, but many of them cater to experienced racers. Kids remain one of the biggest audiences for RC cars, and as a parent you want to make sure you’re buying them the best toy you possibly can. That’s the purpose of …

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DJI set to update its drones geofencing systems in Europe

DJI has just announced Geofencing 2.0 to airports and other sensitive facilities in 32 European countries. This is a result of recent drone scares at Gatwick, and Heathrow airports. This is no surprise as the upgraded system was deployed in the United States in October 2018 and DJI having geofencing technology since 2013. In July …

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FAA Drone ID Marking Change Means New Rules for U.S Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to make strides in drone regulation laws in the United States. It has recently become a law that drones in the United States must have visible ID numbers on the outside. This new rule goes into effect on February 25, 2019, and will have drones sporting license plates of …

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Best Autopilot Drones [2019] Top 7 Drones With Autopilot Reviews

Autopilot drones can make for some of the best flight experiences. They provide stability with GPS and can fly without being manually controlled. Because of the autopilot features, more professional drones are going to be expensive. However, there are a couple of great options for those looking for autopilot drones that are more budget-friendly. BEST …

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Drone Ban: Do Not Take Your Drone to These Countries!

Drone sales for drones under $500 have risen 134% in the last year.
Despite drone prices growing steadily more affordable, though, they still cost a pretty penny. It’s not always easy to find great deals on drones, either.
If you’re headed abroad for a vacation, there’s no doubt you’ll want to bring your drone along. You want to catch those retro cars in Cuba from above. You want to catch the place where the sea meets the land in Tangier.
Not so fast, though.
Some countries, Cuba and Morocco included, have drone bans in place.
And there’s nothing worse than lugging your expensive gear on vacation when you can’t even use it, right?
Before you go, make sure to read up on drone laws by country so you know whether or not you can bring your favorite toy along. If there’s a drone ban where you’re going, you might even want to rethink your trip so you can get footage of your time abroad!
Read on for everything you need to know!

Why Do Drone Bans Exist?
It was Nikola Tesla who first patented drone technology on a radio-controlled boat in 1898.
Since then, it’s now used by consumers and militaries alike. It’s used to capture video footage, for surveillance and airstrikes.
Although the technology isn’t new, legislation regarding drones is still in the works.
Many countries are still unsure of the legal implications of consumer drone use, so they choose to ban them outright until they can work out the kinks.
Yet other countries don’t have all-out bans in place, but their laws make consumer drone use very difficult. Some require permits, and some even require you to have each individual flight approved before flying.
Many countries which ban drones have authoritarian governments. Some don’t even have access to public internet, and the government wants to control their access to data.
To find out which reason applies to your country of choice, read up on the country’s government and history a little.
You’ll likely come to all the conclusions you need to figure out the root of the drones ban there.
Countries With Drones Banned
Here’s the thing about drone bans. Some countries ban them outright. Others have such strict rules and regulations that it may as well be a ban.
Make sure to consult the country you plan to visit’s drone laws before traveling, even if it’s not on this list.
They may have rules which you’ll need to heed, even if drones aren’t banned there!
Here’s a list of the countries with outright drone bans:
NicaraguaMoroccoFranceAustriaFijiZambiaCubaEgyptSaudi ArabiaKenyaIranIndiaEthiopiaBarbadosKuwaitMadagascarSenegalSyriaNorth Korea
Is your next vacation on the list? If so, better leave the drone at home!
Two countries worth being mentioned are France and Austria – both have incredibly restrictive rules for flying drones. Be careful to fly your drone when you head to these (usually democratic and free) countries – when it comes to flying drones they’re not as liberal as they sound.
Keep Your Drone In the Air
Drones are super fun to bring on vacation. After all, nothing captures a gorgeous new country better than a bird’s eye view.
Don’t get caught flying your drone in a country with drone bans, though.
You could have your drone taken away with no reimbursement, you might get fined or even arrested.
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Amazon Patent to have drones drop packages from as high as 25 feet

The leaders in the e-commerce world, Amazon, continue to improve on their systems. Amazon has been public about being in the works to deliver packages via drones for a few years now. There has been a recently published patent that shows Amazon might have a system to guide delivery drones to their destinations and verify …

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Artist Uses Drones to Light Up the Sky with Giant Shapes

Many artists have used drones to create colorful light shapes in the sky. Drone light shows have become popular recently sparking much interest among people. Russell Klimas was curious in seeing just what kind of fun shapes he could create. He took drawing shapes in the sky to the next level by creating fun and …

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