We love hearing from readers. Your emails, tweets, and comments let us know what you’d like to see
more (or less!) of in print and online. Here’s what some of you are saying about RotorDrone magazine.
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James R: Cool. I would never take my drone
apart to peek inside. Now I know!
Erica D: Wow. I never knew how much was
crammed into my quadcopter. Technology
Michael C: Did you put it back together
Mathew B: This article is great. Unfortunately,
after a hard “landing,” I did take my quad
apart but could not put “Humpty Dumpty” back
We recently posted a news
story from Connecticut,
detailing a proposed bill that
would allow Connecticut police
to put weapons on drones.
More specifically, it would ban
the use of weaponized drones
but exempt police. The state
Police Officer Standards and
Training Council would have
to approve any new rules and
train police officers before they
could use a weaponized drone.
The state legislature’s Judiciary
Committee approved the bill
and sent it to the House of
Representatives. The proposal
was immediately met with
concern by advocates of civil
rights and civil liberties. Here
are some of your comments.
NO: Already can in North
Dakota. Haven’t been used
TJ: Credit should go to the
South Park creators.
ST: Hell, no. They have too
much power anyway. The
war on drugs is a war on us.
JH: I’m thinking ground-to-air tech...or fighter hunters.
Tit for tat.
PR: They do make a gun to
jam radios and knock
drones out of the sky.
CG: What could possibly
WM Jr.: Skynet!
RotorDroneMag.com NAB Show
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center
is home to the world’s largest collection of vendors driving the future of media and entertainment.
From content creation to consumption, the NAB Show highlights a lot of what’s going on in the
commercial camera and video drone world. The RotorDrone editors were there on the floor to get
some first looks at new products and to experience some of the next-generation technologies we’ll
be seeing in our consumer-grade rotor drones. Here’s what some of you had to say.
Becca J: Every day, I see more and more
drone video footage in commercials and in
cable TV shows. I’m glad I’m not a media
John T: Compared to what hobbyists have
now, the commercial-grade drones used in
Hollywood must be amazing.
Adam M: The quality of video shot with my
new drone is amazing. I would love to go to
the NAB Show one of these days to see
Aaron B: I love camera drones! I travel to
Vegas all the time, and will have to check
this trade show out.
Anatomy of a Drone
It happens a lot: We’re on a photo shoot with
a new rotor drone and a passerby will hang
back a while and finally ask, “Hey! That’s cool.
How does your quadcopter work?” Well, we
give them the basics, but it’s hard to give the
full-blown bells-and-whistles explanation on
the spot. So we’ve posted “Anatomy of a Drone”
precisely to explain all the parts of a drone, and
it shows and explains all the inner workings of a
basic quadcopter. Here’s what you had to say.