Forget quadcopters, I'm getting a hawk.
It looks as though the dominance over U.S. airspace by drones may have hit a snag in the form of large, angry birds. At least when it comes to the skies over Cambridge, Massachusetts. That's what YouTube user Christopher Schmidt learned recently after his quadcopter was attacked by a hawk who didn't appreciate having its territory invaded by the flying noisemaker.
Schmidt says he throttled down the drone when he spotted the bird so that the hawk wouldn't be harmed. The drone wasn't damaged either. But unless he wants more footage of his quadcopter being knocked out of the sky, Schmidt may have to find a new place to fly it.
(by Jonathan Corbett)