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Daily Drone News – Wednesday August 12, 2020

Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

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Flightless drone created by 80-year-old mechanic is a work-of-art – A flightless drone created by an 80-year-old mechanic is truly a work-of-art. The unmanned aircraft consists of 265 handcrafted pieces, 362 screws, and 1,560 hours of work and you can admire it in the video below.

Republican National Convention designated “No Drone Zone” in Charlotte, NC

No Drone Zone during Republican National Convention in Charlotte, NC – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just shared the following press release from the Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and the FAA on Facebook reminding drone operators of the “No Drone Zone” during the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, NC on August 24, 2020.

Diver recovers DJI Mavic Pro with daredevil footage from American River

Diver recovers DJI Mavic Pro with daredevil footage from American River – Diver, Mike Pelley recovers a DJI Mavic Pro drone from the American River. The drone still had footage of a daredevil jumping off the historic Folsom Truss Bridge on its micro-SD card. Pelley is using social media to find the owner of the unmanned aerial device so that he can return it.

Mavic Air 2 captures lightning in long exposure aerial photos

Mavic Air 2 captures lightning in long exposure aerial photos – Photographer uses his DJI Mavic Air 2 to capture lightning in long exposure aerial photos. With shutter speeds as slow as eight seconds, Chris Adolor was able to take really sharp and amazing stills of a nearby thunderstorm.

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