A Guide to the Responsible Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft. Author Kevin Jenkins has compiled the most important and relevant knowledge to guide both beginner and experienced operators.
The incredible advancements in the field of unmanned aircraft within the last decade have made it possible for almost anyone to build their own UAV, opening up exciting business opportunities in numerous fields ranging from video production to agriculture. Author Kevin Jenkins is an expert UAV operator in government, industry and hobby applications and in The Droner's Manual Jenkins offers step-by-step guidance to build, program, test and fly both multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for a variety of purposes. With more than 70 illustrations including detailed schematics and diagrams for the construction of complex systems, such as first-person view (FPV) and imaging payloads, this comprehensive manual covers unmanned system components, aircraft setup, flight controller fundamentals and fail-safe features, regulations for recreational and commercial use, the flight testing process and flight operations.
Many beginner and experienced hobbyists know reliable information for construction and programming of unmanned aircraft is often scattered across various sources and the industry lacks established standards for the safe and efficient operation of small unmanned aircraft. Whether you use it to build your first unmanned aircraft or as a handy reference in the field, The Droner's Manual is an essential for drone builders, pilots and operators.
Step-by-step Guidance to:
- Build multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
- Program multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
- Test multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
- Fly multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
- Mission planning
- Safe flight operations
Author: Kevin Jenkins
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (2/13/2018)