We have entered the age of the drone — formally called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Drones can be any aircraft operated without a human pilot aboard and have been around since World War II when they were first used for military tasks. But here we are focused on small, multirotor aircraft weighing less than 55 lb. and used for commercial purposes. The global drone market is expected to reach $15 billion within three years, up from just $1.3 ...


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