Saturday, October 22, 2016

Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope, it’s a drone over Glassell Park

Apparently someone got a drone for Christmas and was flying it over a Glassell Park hillside, according to a YouTube video  posted on Dec. 26. The video shows what’s described as a  Phantom Quad buzzing over the hillside where the Glassselland sign stood earlier this year.  There are also aerial shots from a drone as it hovers overhead. “The moment it crashes, you know the battery is out,” someone is heard saying in the video. This drone, however,  made it back Okay. A similar drone, also called a quadcopter, was spotted flying over the Silver Lake Reservoir on Saturday.

How much for your own drone? Prices on Amazon start at $483 (camera not included).  The product description says that flying your drone indoors is not recommended.

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  1. The word drone is only applied when the vehicle or in this case the quad-copter is autonomous.

  2. there was one of these at the SL meadow a few weeks back: https://vine.co/v/h92pYxFre9O

    it was too high to get a good look.

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