US Federal Aviation Administration requires drone operators to register

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Drone owners in U.S. will now have to register their aircraft.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Agency is expected to open registrations this week.

CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports.

US Federal Aviation Administration requires drone operators to register

US Federal Aviation Administration requires drone operators to register

Drone owners in U.S. will now have to register their aircraft. The U.S. Federal Aviation Agency is expected to open registrations this week. CCTV's Jim Spellman reports.
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Smartphone controlled drones to hit the skies

French tech company Parrot is launching a new device that is looking to make drone flying easier than ever. The product comes at a time when regulators are still struggling to come up with the rules for the sky.

Parrot is viewed by many as one of the top three leaders in the increasingly crowded drone market.

At an event in San Francisco, Parrot unveiled the BeBop Drone 2. It’s a quad-copter with an HD camera that can be controlled by a smartphone.

When the drone hits something, a safety feature kicks in where the propellers immediately stop and it falls.

With strong power in the devices and a recent spate of drone mishaps, the United States’ aviation authority, the Federal Aviation Administration, recently convened a task force of tech companies to work on a proposal that would require drone owners to register their devices.

CCTV’s Mark Niu reports from San Francisco.
Follow Mark Niu on Twitter @MarkNiuWrite

Smartphone controlled drones to hit the skies

Smartphone controlled drones to hit the skies

French tech company Parrot is launching a new device that is looking to make drone flying easier than ever. The product comes at a time when regulators are still struggling to come up with the rules for the sky.
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More details:

  • The BeBop Drone 2, while weighing just over a pound, can climb 100 meters in 18 seconds.
  • It costs about 600 U.S. dollars.
  • With the Pix4D app, the drone can even fly over a home and instantly create a detailed sketch.
  • For an extra $200, you can get a device which allows you to control the drone from up to two kilometers away.