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DJI making drones more affordable

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Those high tech drones are getting more affordable.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.      Ready or not, drone technology is making its way into the mainstream, and we don’t just mean toys.    The biggest maker, DJI is out with the Phantom 3 Standard, priced at about eight hundred dollars.   That includes an HD camera and technology that enables just about anyone to fly it.   It also has tech to prevent it from being used near airports or above permitted altitudes.   DJI’s Michael Perry says in many cases it is about education…


“Because a lot of people are using this technology for the first time.  And they may not necessarily know that the FAA has restrictions about how close model airplanes or drones, quad copters or whatever can fly close to the airports.”

DJI says it is working with regulators on a variety of issues.    In the eyes of many, there are privacy concerns too about the use of drones.  But in responsible hands, the technology is a lot of fun, enabling  a whole new way to photograph and shoot video.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.

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