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Model Airplane Concerns

Radio-controlled airplanes are so popular in Macon County, some think they're drones flying overhead.

Members of the Macon Aero Modelers Club meet on a regular basis and fly miniature, remote-controlled planes. But they've grown in sophistication over the years, and in size. So much so, that people have mistaken them as drones. But members say there's no need to worry.

Member Bob Scott says, “We had one time somebody called the sheriff's office. They saw an airplane out of control and crashing and they sent all the rescue vehicles out to look and it was radio controlled and actually didn't crash.  It just flew down under the tree line."

Members say the planes can cost around $150, but the radios up to $800 or more.  

By Rex Hodge


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