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Best known for their overseas military applications, these unmanned aerial vehicles also have a host of commercial, peacetime applications.

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While drones are best known for their overseas military applications, they have a number of commercial, peacetime uses.

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A Droidworx microkopter, made by Quadrokopter.

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A TREX 500 Helicopter made by Align is an electric helicopter with a camera mounted to its wide base.

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A Draganflyer X6.

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Sgt. Dave Domoney takes one of the RCMP's remote control helicopters for a spin above a farmer's field outside of Regina.

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