From military weapons expos in Jordan to idyllic SoCal beaches, we caught up with some of those who are building and selling unmanned aerial vehicles all over the world, and even convinced a few companies to let us take their flying spy robots for a spin.

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49 COMMENTS

  1. Flying a drone over new York is in no way illegal. The faa have safety guidelines for rc aircraft but they not laws. You can't be fined if you don't follow them.

  2. Im a big fan of drones for a hobby and positive job opportunities. I am concerned about drones being equipped with tasers to control and herd civllians.

  3. bizimki konuşunca alt yazı geçti. şöyle adam gibi akıcı konuşan bir çalışanınız yoksa, sadece fuarlar için ana dili ingilizce olan birilerini işe almak aklınıza gelmiyor mu? beynine kütelediklerim!

  4. Why are drones legal? This will be another way for pedo and pervs to spy on victims… I am by no means saying all drone operators are that sick, but if you think a pedo owning a drone will not be used to break laws, you are very naive… Ban them all and keep us safe and our right to privacy…

  5. A person designing weapons (potential) for the military should never say he is a "pretty buddhist guy" it burns his credibility from both ends 8:18

  6. This show was aired in dec 2012 so they probably used the most cutting-edge camera equipment in their drones…yet my freaking iphone 5 takes a way better video than these….with a "pinhole" camera….the whole point of these drones are to look for stuff and they have the crappiest cameras from 2001. wtf seriously

  7. IF I WANT A DRONE… ILL BUILD MY OWN…. FUCK ANYONE WHO WOULD TRY AN REGULATE ME…. I AM FREE… YOU, OR SOME FOLKS MIGHT SAY OTHERWISE….. I JUST SAY…….. ENJOY THE FUN! BE CREATIVE! 🙂 HAPPY DRONING GUYS! 🙂 THIS IS THE $RICH$DAWG$ 🙂 REDNECK ENGINEER AND PRO-FESSIONAL NIGGER RIGGER (AFRO-ENGINEER) 😉 WOOP! $R$D$

  8. im so done whit all this "click bait" drone news… in the meantime people build quadcopters like model air planes… just having fun

  9. Not only does this video contain some of the worst aerial footage available on the web (because there is amazing footage almost everywhere you look) but its also riddled with misinformation. For example- flying drones in NYC is not "illegal as all hell". With exception to being 5 miles from Laguardia, JFK and Newark airports it is absolutely legal to fly in New York City. Poorly produced. Poorly researched. Find a new hobby!

  10. fucxk putting a camera on my quadcopter anymore…I will just use the wrist watch cams and glasses cams if I wanted to get a shot of dat ass…they are like 20 bux on ebay.

  11. you calling them drones is part of the problem…they were not called drones for YEARS until TV said they were drones…WE have been flying toy helicopters since I was a kid in the 90's and yes I had an fpv setup on my helis long before a qudcopter was around yet it was never called a drone. ignorance and fear go hand in hand.

  12. law enforcement drones all over east texas spying on americans. they look like stars. but after a couple hrs they leave for a hr and come back. there goes our privacy. enjoy your toys…..

  13. Motherboard is right on point.  I'm Thomas Banks.  If you are interested in the threat micro-drones represent, I suggest you look at my new book INDEFENSIBLE available on Amazon.  I believe you will appreciate my perspective of the risk drones and terrorism represent.  @droneon1

  14. This is the best weapon for attacking the Apartheid state of Israel by using it against all military and civil air traffic in that Nazi state.

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