The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165425   Message #3967751
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Dec-18 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Drones
Subject: RE: BS: Drones
There are drones, and then there are DRONES. The first DRONE I ever saw was in Bern, Switzerland, in the summer of 2016. I admit that it was big, and a bit scary. It was about the size of a garbage can lid, and looked like it must weigh a hundred pounds. There were two guys carrying it, once they brought it down.

I saw several drones above Manger Square in Bethlehem (Palestine) for the Christmas tree lighting in December, 2017. These drones were much smaller and lighter, maybe the size of a Frisbee and no more than five pounds in weight. Even though they were in a place with a high potential for terrorism, they seemed pretty safe. But could I get good photos with a five-pound drone?

Maybe ten years ago, my stepson was interested in flying styrofoam electric airplanes - they were called "park flyers." I got one myself, and had a lot of fun with it. They were a bit difficult to control, but I got the hang of it after awhile. I would think that drones would be easier to control than a plane, since drones can hover.