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FAA Rules On Drones

Fellow drone hobbyists call him "Trappy." They marvel at his Statue of Liberty videos taken with a five-pound foam aircraft.
 
But U.S. authorities call Raphael Pirker reckless. They even fined him thousands of dollars for using his Styrofoam drone to film a University of Virginia advertisement.
 
A fine recently dismissed by a federal court judge.
 
Fortunately, Pirker doesn’t hold grudges. He even has some advice for how governments should regulate drones.

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Raphael Pirker, founder of TBS Avionics

Wednesday, March 26, 2014