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  1. Looking through a job forum for drones and found this
  2. I'm being a little bit facetious here, but I see a need for a company that finds and rescues lost drones. I've read a lot of stories about hobbyists, particularly, who write about their drone adventures, and often end with, "...and then it flew away." Never to be found again. Some of these are very expensive drones with pilots who like to push the limits beyond the radio range of their controllers. My neighbor just recently got a drone as a gift from his wife. His wife told me that on his first flight he was pushing the limits and went beyond them. "...and then it flew away." It occurred to me that there may soon be a business case for a company that specializes in finding and recovering lost drones. Yes, I'm aware that there are drones with homing capabilities, but they may not work perfectly, either. I have no idea how to get around all the rules that would probably govern such a business. E.g. flying over property, getting permission to do a rescue operation, etc. Or the mechanics of doing this kind of business. How would you get a drone that is stuck in a tree 150 feet off the ground? Climb up the tree? Use a "wrecker drone" with a hook on the end of a rope or chain? Use a tethered balloon with a radio-controlled hook-and-chain mechanism? Engage the fire department hook and ladder truck--if they can rescue cats, surely they could rescue a lost drone. The Drone Search and Rescue company could probably sell Tiles® or some kind of Bluetooth tag system to attach to a drone that would broadcast its position. Well, it was a thought. Stan Nickel