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FAA Struggling to Deal with Drones

The FAA issued guidelines last week, saying the use of model aircraft (drones) by farmers is unlawful.  If a farmer flies a model aircraft over his cornfield doing rolls and loops, that's legal.  But if he uses the same model airplane to determine how to conserve water or use less fertilizer that's illegal.
The FAA says their decision is all about safety.
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