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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No — it’s a quadcopter! WIN: Build Your Own Quadcopter

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So much has been written in the news lately about unmanned aircraft—from drones carrying out military missions overseas to Internet companies delivering goods by automated mini-copters—that one almost expects the skies to soon fill will all kinds of strange flying machines. We’re not quite at that point yet. But according to Donald Norris, author of the new book Build Your Own Quadcopter (McGraw Hill, 2014), building and operating small, automated choppers is a great hobby—and a practice that has many practical applications. Norris, who teaches Information Technology at Southern New Hampshire University, describes himself as a “multi-rotor geek hobbyist.”   “I’ve always been kind of interested in the helicopter, and the multi-roter copter,” he told BookTrib.com. “It tweaked my interest, and…

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