FPV (First Person View) has recently gained a new meaning thanks to the introduction of drones. Check the video shot during the 4th of July celebrations in West Palm Beach, FL, (watch it in HD), and you will agree with me that a drone adds a completely new perspective to your video experience.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9KZ3jgbbmI]
Not cheap, drones are often related to privacy issues and safety, two ares that need to be regulated as these devices become more and more popular. So far flying a drone is still legal, but having multiple 5 pound objectives randomly flying over our heads not the best possible scenario. This recent decision ensures that flying private and commercial drones is still legal in the US, but both the FAA (Federal Aviation Association) and the the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) are working hard to determine the best course of action.
In the meantime, these are the top 10 drones available on the market according to Business Insider. Among them, I guess the Parrot with a flight recorder is worth checking despite recording only at 720p. Like the addition of a flight recorder and its Home feature, the ability to pilot the drone back to its initial take off position with a single click on the control app.
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