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Dangerous Drone Do's and Don'ts

by El Destino

2019-07-04 02:53:25

You hear about reckless drone pilots all the time. But this one takes recklessness to a whole new level.

He attached two Roman Candles to a drone and then filmed it wildly launching fireballs all over his neighborhood.

I haven't checked FAA regulations, but I'm pretty sure that's considered a big drone no-no.

But having thoroughly researched the issue, this hillbilly scientist has concluded that not every drone news story has to involve destructive mayhem and violent flames falling from the sky.

Here's another story about how you might one day be glad that you brought your hovering flying robot technology along with you for a day at the beach.

So apparently one Florida dad brought his drone to New Smyrna Beach, Florida to snap some coolio overhead pictures of his children swimming. And then his drone spotted a shark swimming menacingly in the waters, and it looked like it was headed their way. His freaked-out wife immediately called all the kids back to the shore, he told local news crews later, adding that for their next visit to the beach they're just going to stick to building sand castles.

So what's the lesson? Um, bombarding your neighborhood with indiscriminate fireballs from above is bad. But also -- sharks eating children are bad. So before you go swimming this summer, be sure to deploy expensive, high-end technology to scan the water for any carnivorous lifeforms that might want to eat you.

This has been a public service announcement.

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