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Drones to replace police helocopters
Bert22306   7/2/2015 5:59:44 PM
Don't know about truly civilian applications, but anyone who has ever been subjected to those police helos hovering about nearby, in the middle of the night, perhaps chasing after bad guys, would probably be glad to have a much, much quieter drone, and never mind much, much cheaper, doing that same job. The only job of the police helo is to spot bad guys from the air. Wouldn't drones do this at least as well as a helo?

The police can carry the drone in their car, to the scene, of fly it out ahead to time. Either way, it should be hugely cheaper and less of a nuisance for everyone else.

The range issue is only an issue if we insist that drones must be battery powered.

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