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Drones The Complete Manual

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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 5 drones - Take a look at the coolest drones on the market. Getting started with your drone - Master the basics and learn how to fly. Master photography and film - Learn how to capture amazing shots from a drone. How drones are changing the world - Discover the amazing ways drones are being used across the globe.

國家/地區:
United Kingdom
語言:
English
出版商:
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome to drones the complete manual

It’s not too long ago that we thought of drones as inaccessible technology, reserved only for the military and professionals, but that’s no longer the case. Commercial drones are taking the electronics market by storm, which has got many people excited. Drones are increasingly being used in news broadcasting, filmmaking, emergency aid, animal conservation, art exhibitions and entertainment. If you’re hoping to get creative with a drone too, getting started might seem daunting. However, in this Complete Manual, we make it easier than ever before. You no longer need to be a certified pilot to fly, all you need is a drone and this book, and you’re ready for take-off!…

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getting started with your drone

You might have heard of drones, but now suddenly you’re able to buy them! There are so many practical uses for drones, and in addition, 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 also need to learn how to fly your drone, and understand what it is capable of. Once it is airborne, you could fly your drone up to check out storm damage on your chimney, for example, or check out those hard-to-reach ledges and gutters without spending money on scaffolding. You can set up the drone so its…

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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 need their batteries charged first. RTF RTF means Ready To Fly. It means that you’ll be able to fly it more or less straight out of the box. You will need to charge up the drone’s batteries and perhaps put on the rotor blades and bind the drone with the handset. Binding is like the pairing you do with Bluetooth devices. Nonetheless, RTF drones are…

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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. Many people buy the first drone they can afford, and don’t appreciate there…

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anatomy of a drone

Battery This is perhaps the most limiting element you’ll face. Fully charged ones will typically only power the drone for 20 minutes Shell This is the casing; the fuselage of the UAV. Bright colours really help you spot this from a distance Body The core of your drone is this hub; all the physical elements connect to this, which is always at the centre of gravity of your UAV Rotors These are shaped exactly like aircraft wings, and for the same reason. Their shape affects air flowing over them and that is what produces lift Landing gear They let the drone set down on the ground without anything hitting the rotors or body GPS Aerial With GPS your drone knows knows exactly where it is, and will make decisions based on that Booms The arms of…

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before you get started

Ensure it’s legal The laws surrounding drones are constantly changing. One of the most important things to do before you take your drone out is to research and understand the basic laws regarding flying a drone in your country. There are limits to where you can fly, especially near people, airports and military bases, so check before you head out. Know your boundaries There’s a reason so many stunning drone videos are of landscapes: you cannot fly one within 150 metres of a congested area. Similarly, you cannot fly one within 50 metres of an individual. Also, if you are doing any flying for commercial reasons, you’ll need a licence from the Civil Aviation Authority. 5 Essential safety tips Pick your spot The UAV must remain within your sight at all times. If you can’t see…