American photographer Daniel Garate found a drone blueprint online and decided to build it himself.
Now the Californian is trying to recoup the investment of thousands of dollars by taking snaps of luxury properties.
In other news, an American survey suggested that many parents lie about their children's age to get them on Facebook.
The minimum age for the site is 13. But more than half of the parents of 12 year-olds who were asked knew their children have an account, and nearly 80% of them had helped to sign them up.
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