A drone is merely a plane without any human pilot. It begins to work for military operations. At present, drones are not only used by the military, but its smaller versions are also being used for various reasons by individuals and companies. For instance, Google and Amazon are planning to develop drones for the purpose of delivering parcels. News reports and film documentaries are also using drones in inaccessible or dangerous areas.
The very popular social networking site Facebook bought a solar-motorized drone corporation Ascenta, in March 2014 which is located in the United Kingdom. Mark Zuckerberg has done this so that he can be able to expand the signals of Internet connectivity athwart the whole planet. Facebook aims to employ the high-elevation flyers as an element of a system of simultaneous lasers, drones and satellites that can ray Internet signals to the isolated area from the skies.
Titan Aerospace, another solar-motorized drone corporation that was bought by Google in April 2014. This company is known for its designs of solar-powered, ultra-lightweight planes that fly far above the ground over business air traffic as well as can stay in the air for equal to five years. The drones of Titan Aerospace’s are also being used to transmit the internet signals to remote areas.
What are the rules?
There are some rules to use the drones that are set up by Civil Aviation Authority. Drones are categorized as a sort of aircraft. Though, only a small number of boundaries are there of evaluates below 20kg. Flying for business use needs the authorization from the Civil Aviation Authority. For that, it is important for you to show that you are “suitably capable”. According to some experts, “In case you have drone less than 20kg and that same is not being used for business motives, then still there are some rules that you need to follow. Any person who is using the drone for filmmaking will have to circumvent flying the same in the range of 150 metres of a crowded regions as well as 50 metres of a structure, vehicle, vessel or person not in the direction of the pilot.
Where can you buy drones?
Dixons, Selfridges, 3d robotics UAV and other high street shops sell varieties of miniature drones for enthusiasts. If you are buying drone that can fly in the region of your bedroom is available in £100 or less. However, the prices vary with the quality and requirements.
What are the risks?
As said by Eric Schmidt, who is the head of Google, drones can be too dangerous if they go in the hands of wrong people. For instance, terrorists can make use of the latest technology to accumulate remote assaults. A more forthcoming threat is the danger of an accident.