phantom 2 visionDrones are expensive. Or at least the good ones are, so if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at flying a drone whether it be for fun or to film some pretty cool angles, you might require some capital. Well the good news is that if you’re a student at the University of South Florida, you might be pleased to learn that the University will soon be allowing their students to check out drones via the school’s library.

As it stands, the University of South Florida currently has two drones available for students to check out. The drones in question are the DJI Phantom 2 Vision models. Speaking to ABC Action News (see video above), USF’s nancy Cunningham believes that the drones will provide students with a unique perspective depending on their field of study.

For example she says that students studying architecture will be able use the drones to fly over a structure and understand the building’s dimensions in real life, as opposed to having to study photographs or drawings. However some have expressed their reservations about the drones. Some believe that the drones might be too unreliable and crash too often for it to be of any use.

Others are more concerned about the invasion of their privacy, where it could potentially be used by students to spy on other students. This is understandable as the privacy concerns over drones has been talked about in the past. It wasn’t too long ago that the French football team were outraged when they noticed a drone watching them during their practice session for the World Cup.

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