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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Phantom Quadcopter heralds era of consumer drones

The author, at lower left, flies a DJI Phantom drone above a family home in Simrishamn, Sweden. The $700 Phantom is at the forefront of bringing drone technology to the masses. The roughly foot-square, four-propeller craft is sold as a complete unit with minimal assembly required.