The practical guide to safely building, operating and maintaining an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Author: Alex Elliott
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Build Your Own Drone Manual provides practical advice and step-by-step procedures to enable the reader to build a basic, affordable, DIY drone. Suggested designs for two drones will included - both fixed wing and multiple-rotary wing.
While military and official government and scientific uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are well known and heavily covered, the implications of drone technology for commerce of all kinds is also being recognized and planned for. This book explores both the near-term and longer-term imagined uses for drones in e-commerce shipping, logistics, and delivery mechanisms, mining, agriculture, and a slew of other industries. Readers will surely find the big picture of the development of drones into integral parts of the economy, along with specific examples, to be endlessly fascinating.
In the public imagination, drones are tools of the military and law enforcement. However, there are many sectors in which government at all levels—local, state, and federal—has the potential to leverage drone technology. In this book, readers will be exposed to the history of drone use, as well as currently developing and theoretical future uses of drones. From scientific surveys, to enforcing statutes and environmental regulations on public lands, to helping with traffic management, weather analysis, disaster response, and search and rescue, the possibilities remain endless.
Computer science is all around us, at school, at home, and in the community. This book gives readers the essential tools they need to understand the computer science concept of algorithms and procedures. Brilliant color photographs and accessible text will engage readers and allow them to connect deeply with the concept. The computer science topic is paired with an age-appropriate curricular topic to deepen readers' learning experience and show how algorithms and procedures work in the real world. In this book, readers learn how to use instructions to build their own drone. This nonfiction book is paired with the fiction book Rae Builds a Robot (ISBN: 9781508137610). The instructional guide on the inside front and back covers provides: Vocabulary, Background knowledge, Text-dependent questions, Whole class activities, and Independent activities.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone
Author: Barry Davies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name. Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives. Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled. Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book. Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.
Welcome to the world of drones! This book will show you everything you could ever want to know about buying and flying your first drones. From getting to grips with the jargon you'll need to speak to other flyers, to how you can design and build your own drone with advanced features like live video feedback and programmable autopilot. You'll even learn how to read a sectional chart (that's a pilot's map-see, you're learning already!) This book is your gateway to the fun (and the learning) that awaits, and it'll keep you safe in the skies too.
Design, build, and pilot custom drones―no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices • Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers • Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone • Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone • Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! • Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals • Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing • See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry
A Guide to the Responsible Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft
Author: Kevin Jenkins
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
"The incredible progress made in the field of unmanned aircraft within the last decade have made it possible for almost anyone to build their own UAV in their garage. For many, this is an exciting business proposition in fields from video production to agriculture. However, for beginners and even more experienced hobbyists, it can be a daunting proposition. In this infant industry, reliable and relevant information for construction and programming of unmanned aircraft is scattered across many various sources. Similarly, the industry lacks an established set of standards for the safe and efficient operation of these small unmanned aircraft. The purpose of this book is to compile the most important and relevant of this collective knowledge into a guide for both beginners and the experienced. Inside you will find step-by-step guidance to build, program, test, and fly unmanned aircraft of various types and for various purposes including tips from experienced operators. Also included are detailed schematics and diagrams for the construction of complex systems such as First Person View (FPV) and mapping payloads. Ultimately, you will be able to fly with confidence by following the guidance provided for mission planning, checklists, and safe flight operations contained within. Whether you use it to build your first unmanned aircraft or as a handy reference in the field, this guide is an essential for drone builders, pilots, and operators"--Provided by publisher.