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A US federal appeals judge said drones are no different than radio-controlled planes

Mike Murphy
A US federal appeals judge said drones are no different than radio-controlled planes

It’s about to get $5 cheaper to become a hobby drone pilot. The US court of appeals in Washington, DC, ruled today that the Federal Aviation Administration’s rule forcing registration of drones under 55 lbs is unlawful. In the eyes of the court, it seems these are really just model aircraft. The FAA announced in…