If you are a drone enthusiast, you already know, 2015 marks the authorization in France of the use of recreational drones. Back on a rich news during the year 2014, and projection towards 2015.
What you will learn
- The drone on sports grounds
- The first legal cases in France for overflight of unauthorized drone
- “Good Kill”, the film that tarnishes drones
- The first fight between a drone and a kangaroo: let's get ready to the rumbllllllllllllllle! (Michael Buffer's voice)
- The first pornographic film shot with a drone
- Number 2: DJI Phantom 2 Vision, image quality above all
- Number 3: Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider, children's friend
- Caféï friendsnomanes, Coffee Copter is there for you!
- Go Pro arrives, and intends to win
- ZANO, the selfie partner of shortened arms
- Bionic bird, the true-to-life drone
- Hexo +, the drone that does all the work
1- 2014, the year of the first times for the drone
2- The drones that marked the year 2014
3- The Top of the Top
4- The 5 drones that will make noise in 2015
The drone on sports grounds
In February 2014, the presence of a drone caused overflows in a stadium, during the match Serbia-Albania, qualifier for Euro 2016. It’s actually rather the flag that he was carrying which is the source of the scuffles. Deemed provoking, the flag rrepresented greater Albania, a nationalist project seizure of territory in southern Serbia.
Another controversy related to the drone in the world of sport is that caused by Louis Van Gall, the Dutch strategist from Manchester United. This last, convinced that his training is spied on by drone, decided to hire a security team dedicated to routing any overly curious flying objects.
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The first case had taken place in Nancy. A student had posted a ehealth in which he flew over Nancy with his drone. The 19-year-old was first seen addressing a summons to court for endangering the lives of others. A last resort, for an undoubtedly successful ehealth.
Finally, the prosecution opted for an appearance on prior admission of guilt, thus avoiding the lawsuit against the film maker, partner in a rental business of GoPro.
Another case, another place, in February 2015, a man will appear before the Meaux Criminal Court for taking aerial photos of three remand centers, a nuclear power plant and Disneyland Paris park where he was finally spotted by security guards. Taking flight, he crashed one of the park’s security guards, causing him six days of total disability.
Drone lover, we remind you that, even if from 2015 you can legally fly with your leisure drones, he stays forbidden to fly in built-up areas, in certain sensitive areas (like power plants) and over a gathering of people or animals (probably an idea from Brigitte).
In addition, it is not not authorized no more to fly over 150 meters above sea level, and the device must not leave your field of vision.
“Good Kill”, the film that tarnishes drones
“Good Kill” this is the story of a former fighter pilot, converted into the drone piloting, who leads operations in Afghanistan from its base in Las Vegas. And the least we can say is that the critics are not rave. The American film with Ethan Hawke will be released in French theaters in 2015, but with one interest: it is a question of the strategic and moral issue war drones, widely used in recent American campaigns.
The first fight between a drone and a kangaroo: let's get ready to the rumbllllllllllllllle! (Michael Buffer's voice)
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The ehealth is worth a look, and demonstrates that animals brush with social conventions. The kangaroo in this ehealth, obviously annoyed by the noise of the drone (and we understand it) decides to put it the potato of his life. Tremble little drone, the kangaroo is there!
The first pornographic film shot with a drone
Not too much risk for viewing in the office, here, we no longer touch a artistic performance than a real pornographic film, with a ehealth that only lasts 3 minutes. The idea came from a duo of directors named Ghost + Cow Film. “Boning Drone ” (Boner means erection in English), it’s this amazing little film shot in San Francisco who made a big buzz on the Web. Normal, it's beautiful. And it's pornographic.
The brand Parrot is very present in this section. Indeed, the French manufacturer is one of the leaders in the drone market, the proof with his AR Drone, currently sold 700,000 copies.
The range is available on several models, and prices range between 200 and 400 euros for the latest models.
At this price, it contains a camera which can make movies in HD 720 , and is controllable from your smartphone, but also by many other means (controller, smart glasses, bracelet …)
Number 2: DJI Phantom 2 Vision, image quality above all
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DJI is one of companies that sell the most drones. His DJI Phantom 2 Vision, a model inspired by its big brother, the DJI Phantom, seduces first by the quality of the image. Indeed, in the drone world, either we decide to be reasonable and in this case the image leaves something to be desired, or we are demanding and in this case the portfolio begins to empty.
DJI's protégé is a good compromise. With a price of around 1000 euros, the latter can film in Full HD and take photographs that display a quality of 14 megapixel. he can be controlled with a joystick and your smartphone acts as a control screen.
With his GPS autopilot system and of flight altitude lock, he greatly facilitates handling, and democratize the high-end drone.
Number 3: Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider, children's friend
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This is far from the most advanced drone, but it's a safe bet that many children and grown-ups have already reserved it for their future Santa list.
Very cheap (95 euros), the little drone to one pretty cool look, reminiscent of Bionicles.
The latter is made for evolve indoors, and thanks to its two huge wheels, can mount on walls.
It is controlled like many Parrot drones with your smartphone, and has a autonomy of about 6 min, and a 3 megapixel camera for taking photos.
Be careful, at this price, not sure if the product is very solid, and you will have to prefer the garden lounge for your flights
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If perfection were to exist in civil drone, it would surely have the name from Inspire 1. Forget everything you've ever seen, this one does it faster and better.
It can reach a speed of 80 km / h, film in 4K thanks to a 360 ° camera (which 360Cam also does very well) and has a 18 minutes autonomywhich is impressive considering the quality of the object.
Forget the ground, it can fly up to 4,500 meters above sea level and move away from its remote control a distance of 2 kilometers.
Forget the fear of landing, it's equipped with a GPS which allows him to return alone, and to also land alone. Unfortunately quality comes at a price, and that price is 3299 euros. For enthusiasts therefore.
Caféï friendsnomanes, Coffee Copter is there for you!
We are not going to talk about the 1980s series, or the impossible game released on the Amstrad CPC 464 (if you are nervous, I do not recommend playing it on an emulator). No Coffee Copter it's a drone delivering coffee directly to your desk. Thanks to an application you order your coffee, we you prepare it and you receive it directly. No need to get up from your chair, the ultimate in laziness.
No more waiting at the machine or at the cafe that forces you to hang out with your fellow men, no more disbelief at the looks of your colleagues when you opt for a tomato cream soup at 7:30 am.
At the editorial, we are rather skeptical, but the idea is funny.
Go Pro arrives, and intends to win
The little camera that populates YouTube's stylish videos skateboarding, surfing and other extreme sports, enters the drone market. Enough to shake already established companies, because the American firm benefits from a brand image, and has become the favorite object of all thrill seekers.
It's a safe bet that these sponsored athletes will deliver mass filmed content thanks to this future drone.
To note that some drones were already designed to work with a Go Pro, like the Parrot Phantom Quadcopter.
ZANO, the selfie partner of shortened arms
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You watched with envy your friends filling the social networks of different selfies, but your small size does not allow you such a feat, without seeming to be crushed by the "weight" of the prospect (I know this trauma).
Well, in 2015, you have the solution! Your solution is ZANO, and it's a mini drone whose sole mission is to help you take selfies without grabbing arms cramps, and also taking pictures with real depth of field.
With a 5 megapixel camera, he should be delivered for June 2015, and will sold for £ 170 (Around 220 euros).
Hoping that another nano drone too easy to use, and able to offer us a little more than 5 megapixels coming soon to the market.
Bionic bird, the true-to-life drone
"Be like a bird, it lives on fresh air and fresh water a bird, (…) but nothing prevents the bird from going higher."
It's not Bionic bird who will contradict Michel Fugain. Indeed, with a flight potential up to 100 meters above sea level, the creation of Edwin Van Ruymbeke promises to make you discover new horizons. The drone, which has the peculiarity of flapping its wings to move, like its living model, has a twelve minute autonomy, and maybe recharged up to 8 times with his portable charger in the shape of an egg. The designers are announcing for winter 2016, a model with integrated camera.
The product is already available for pre-order, for 99 euros instead of 119. You just have to wait february 2015, and more specifically Valentine's Day (wink), to take advantage of it.
Hexo +, the drone that does all the work
We do not all have a cameraman to accompany us on our sports excursions, and we would like to be able to immortalize this very stylish trick that we managed to return, while nobody was there to witness it. This is the mission that has agreed to fulfill Hexo +, and we already love the creator’s “Frenchy” accent on the presentation ehealth.
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This drone is capable of reaching a speed of 70 km / h, for a 15 minutes autonomy. Using the GPS signal from your smartphone, the French drone sticks to your skin and gives you an aerial view of your performance.
Note that the latter is made to work with a Go Pro, and will be sold at the price of $ 1,149 (around 975 euros) from may 2015 (GoPro not supplied).
If you are tech savvy, opt for the Do-It Yourself version, an interesting initiative. For $ 299 (245 euros), the files are provided to recreate the drone using a 3D printer: the list of components, the automatic flight controller and the assembly guide. It's your turn !
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