Drones at Home

February 26, 2012 - 11:15 AM
In this Jan. 8, 2009, photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, a small Draganflyer X6 drone is photographed during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. The drone, which was on loan to the sheriff's department from the manufacturer, measures about 36 inches from rotor tip to rotor tip, weights just over two pounds, and has been used for search and rescue mission, to help find suspects, and to identify hot spots after a major fire. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)