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Shouldn't each type of drone have its own page, and Drone itself be a disambiguation page? Matt gies 02:06, 28 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Why not? If you can, go ahead.Pollinator 04:32, 28 Feb 2004 (UTC)

move to own article- videogame[edit]

The rambling about the animae videogame drone are distracting. I think it needs to be shortened or put into its own article. And what is the significance? A person would almost never look up the word drone and want to hear about the videogame reference. I don't like it when wikipedia articles have a bunch of info from insignificant fantasy literature, animae, videogames, or manga stuff.- my username is williamsharkey

I looked up drone specifically to see what fictional characters may turn up in the results.--Mirjay 21:10, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.47.13.212 (talk) 20:44, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

"DRONE"@http://www.netflix.com/watch/80075663?trackId=13462260&tctx=0,0,fb8b56af-e3cc-4b66-8277-252f95b0236b-50002193 WATCH THIS TO FIND OUT WHY THE inclusion of VIDEO GAMES "animae videogame drone" ARE VERY IMPORTANT to the subject of this article, and other articles about tech today. IT is so very important, today, and in the future that those reading this article(s) know that these " GAMES " may { likely ARE } training video " game(s) " that have REAL PEOPLE on both sides of the " DRONE " SCREEN. THESE " DRONE(s) " are in reality REMOTE PIOLETED CRAFT not independent killing / observational platforms. For good or bad these young men, and those leading them need to KNOW. ALSO if you would like less " ... rambling about the animae videogame drone are distracting... " distracting everyone, please edit a preview and propose it as a solution, we would all like to save time, NOT WASTE IT READING USELESS INFO. IMHO, NO SPLIT. may be disambiguation option w/o or with " ... rambling ".JSo9-10 (talk) 00:49, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Spark (Transformers) entry[edit]

I just removed this link because its inclusion didn't make any sense to me, but on further review of the edit history I see why it was included, and that an intermediate editor had mischaracterized the link while cleaning up the entry. ("Spark" is apparently the life force that makes the giant robots alive, so without it, they would be drones of a sort.) However, the linked article still doesn't use the word "drone" or include, from what I saw, any information on such Transformers who lack the "spark", so I still don't think it should be included here. Propaniac (talk) 14:00, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

linnzie and drones[edit]

linnzie is the awesomest thing in history so bow down to her and drones in star wars are awesome —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.236.207.238 (talk) 23:30, 16 November 2009 (UTC)


drone is coming to mean quadcopter[edit]

Anyone else noticing that the word "drone" in popular culture is rapidly coming to mean Quadcopter?

Is it a misuse of the word? I tend to think a "drone" should be robot-like. Perhaps autonomous. The evil levitating robot in the opening scene of The Empire Strikes Back is a quintessential "drone" for me. A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper is a drone too. A Quadcopter might be a drone, if it's controlled autonomously, but when I see a toy quadcopter being flow by somebody looking at it. ...are these really drones? Also "drone racing". Obviously that rolls off the tongue a lot easier the "quadcopter racing" but not sure they're really drones. Quadcopters make a "droning" sound which maybe contributes to a popular less-techy mislabelling.

In any case the horse has bolted. These days everyone is referring to quadcopters as drones regardless of whether they're autonomous, and also using drone to mean quadcopter. Heard the word used this way in the news several times. Maybe this page should link Quadcopter more explicitly.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 11:24, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Well even UCAV's these days are called drones... I think due to popularity, it may remain there but add some description--Shadychiri (talk) 13:54, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

There are also "underwater drones" (autonomous or not) that don't fly at all. The meaning of the word is definitely in flux, it may take a few years before it stabilizes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tapanit (talkcontribs) 18:31, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Video Drone[edit]

The old version drone can only fly, but the new version you can remote your UAV Drone with video camera to create a beautiful video as you want — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bspneak (talkcontribs) 02:14, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Drone (sound)[edit]

A drone (sound) is a form of Noise Pollution - a constant noise of negligible information content, not usually varying much in frequency or loudness - the continuous background sound made by bagpipes, the drone of bees in a wildflower meadow, the drone of distant land or air traffic or of other machinery, the drone of political speeches (especially in legislatures). 94.30.84.71 (talk) 12:31, 23 December 2018 (UTC)