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The Drones Book

The Drones Book

4th Edition

Drones are one of the hottest gadgets right now, and in this book we’ll take you through all the basics, and examine some of the best drones and accessories on the market. You’ll then find inspirational guides to show you what you can do with your drone, and even learn how to build your own. On top of that, discover the amazing ways drones are being used and how they are changing the world, from animal conservation to delivering packages. Featuring: Top 10 drones - Take a look at the coolest drones on the market. Getting started with your drone - Master the basics and learn how to fly. How drones are changing the world - Discover the amazing ways drones are being used across the globe. Program a drone's flight path - Program your UAV to fly itself.

País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.
welcome to the drones book

Drones are everywhere. And while the term ‘drone’ may have picked up negative connotations due to its use by the media when reporting on the role they play in the military, nowadays drones have become part of everyday life for many people. As prices have dropped and availability has increased, the range of affordable drones on offer to people has skyrocketed, meaning anyone can get involved and start flying today. In this book we’ll take you through all the basics, and examine some of the best drones and accessories on the market. You’ll then find inspirational guides to show you what you can do with your drone, and even build your own. On top of that, discover the amazing ways drones are being used today and how they are changing the…

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getting started with your drone

You might have heard of drones in the past, but now suddenly you’re able to buy them! It’s not uncommon to watch a video shot from a drone and immediately want to do the same yourself. As you’ll have discovered by now, there are so many uses for drones that more and more are being thought of every day, and in addition to their practical uses, they’re also fun devices to play with. With great fun comes a great range of choices to make. Quadcopters, multirotors and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are serious tools with specific uses and benefits. Every type has different advantages and disadvantages, but they all share the same issue of security. You won’t be allowed to fly a drone over Downing Street, for example, but you need…

3 min.
the types of drones

Drones are now common enough that there are stores that stock them and, of course, online shops that sell different types. The differences can be as obvious as cost and manufacturer, but more importantly affect how much work you have to do. You’re not likely to ever be able to fly a drone home straight from the shop. There are some that need assembling, and some that just need their batteries charged up first. Drones are highly complex devices that rely on so many different parts. The more your interest and hobby develops, and the more experience you gain, the more you’re going to be aware of these components. You’ll no doubt start off buying a complete drone, but later on you might prefer to assemble one yourself in order to…

2 min.
buying your first drone

You could go on Amazon right now and take your pick from more than 700 different drones. However, you might encounter a problem when it comes to choosing which one to buy, as you will be swamped with jargon and reviews. Quadcopters cross lines between electronics, hobbyist products and, in some cases, even toys. So, high-street stores that sell any of these could also sell drones. The electronics company Maplin, for example, offers a number of UAVs, but not every store will necessarily have every product. Once you have an idea of the type of drone you want, and the amount of money you can afford to spend on it, use online sites to narrow down your search. Read the reviews on these sites, but remember to read them with a pinch…

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5 essential safety tips

01 Always ensure you never fly your drone anywhere near people’s bodies and faces. 02 Be sure you’ve switched off the drone’s motor before you switch off the controller handset or remove batteries. 03 Remove the rotors when you’re not using the UAV. Take them off and there is little the UAV can do. 04 Don’t risk flying unless you see weather conditions are good, and you know that this is going to continue 05 Follow instructions for recharging Lithium Polymer batteries. They need greater care than regular ones.…