Dispelling Drone Misconceptions Part 1 Buying a Drone / News

Here at Drone Freaks, we strive to bring you the latest news, photos and videos that are drone related for your enjoyment. More than that though, we also want to make sure that people are informed about drones and what they are all about. That said, there are so many misconceptions about drones that we simply can’t allow to stand. So this time, we are going to look at some of these misconceptions and dispel them.

This is just part 1 though, and we’ll be posting part 2 very soon so keep an eye out for that.

Not Drones

Okay, so we’ll start with something that even we are guilty of. Technically speaking, a drone is a machine that can operate all on its own, whether it’s an aerial, ground, or aquatic asset. So when you call something that is being flown by someone a drone, this would be incorrect. Unmanned aerial/terrestrial/aquatic vehicle would be more precise.

Privacy Concerns Are Not That Big

One of the major concerns about the proliferation of drones is the potential for the widespread invasion of privacy. Well, this should not be as big of a concern to you for a number of reasons.

One is the difficulty of actually getting a drone to take photos or videos of any discernable quality. Offenders would have a better chance of invading your privacy using smartphone cameras which are far more widespread than drones.

Two is the matter of actually controlling the drones. Even military personnel require a lot of training to get their surveillance drones to do what they need them to do. Your average Joe isn’t likely to be better than they are, though that possibility certainly exists.

Not Killing Machines (For Now)

The “drones” that are being used in warfare are advanced, tactical, unmanned aerial vehicles that were designed specifically to be used for taking out targets. The drones that are available to the greater public, on the other hand, are currently unable to actually kill anyone.

Even when you outfit them with guns, bombs or other deadly implements, it would be no different than when you use what is already available. This is a moot point though since, as already mentioned, current drones (at least the ones available in general market) simply are not capable of doing that for now.


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