Snap Pixy drone sports EASA ‘open’ category CE C0 class identification label

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Snap’s new pocket-sized Pixy selfie drone, which is available for purchase only in the US and France, comes with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) “Open” category CE C0 class identification label stamped on its battery compartment.

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Drone DJ Weekly: Snap’s new ‘drone,’ tornado drone footage, more

Last week we saw more leaks detailing what DJI’s newest drone will be capable of. We also have a new drone on the market, well a “flying camera,” but basically a drone by Snapchat and more. Catch up on the top drone stories below.

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Snap announces ‘pocket-sized’ drone called Pixy – available for purchase today

Snap released its Pixy drone on April 28 at its Snap Partner Summit. The pocket-sized drone can take off and land in the palm of your hand. The drone is available for purchase today at the drone’s website.

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Casey Neistat reviews the 4K Snap drone that the FAA allows CNN to fly over crowds

In one of his most recent videos, Casey Neistat reviews the 4K Snap drone. This is the same drone that the FAA allows CNN to fly over crowds with. Neistat had pre-ordered the drone two years ago when he was still flying a DJI Phantom 3 drone. The new Snap drone seemed much smaller and lighter at the time. Now, two years later, drone technology has moved on and we have drones like the DJI Spark, a drone that is much, much smaller than a Phantom and even smaller than a Snap drone.

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FAA awards first-ever waiver to CNN to fly over crowds

CNN has another exclusive as it received the first waiver of its kind from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly drones over crowds. The news network announced on Wednesday that it received approval to fly a Vantage Robotics Snap drone up to 150 feet in the air over crowds and groups of people. Up till Wednesday, this was strictly off-limits, but it seems that the FAA has changed its mind. The safety features of the Snap drone may have played an important role in acquiring the approval as this drone comes with cages over its rotors to prevent injuries.  The drone only weighs 1.37 pounds and recent research has indicated that weight is an important factor in reducing the risk of injury.

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