Drone

Author: Robokingdom LLC.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943605002

Category: Drone aircraft

Page: 95

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***This is the most current version***Terms, components and concepts about drones, overview of building a hobby grade multirotor, drone safety, photography and video. List of more than 500 drone and parts manufacturer and seller companies from all around the world, for both hobby and advanced grade drones.
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Drones

Author: Richard Spilsbury,Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482451506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Is it a bird, a plane, or maybe even a drone flying overhead? This amazing book tackles the history of drone technology and where future development will take these exciting aircraft. Known mostly for its use in the military as surveillance equipment or even in combat, these pilotless flying machines are now used all over the world by ordinary people who love remote controlled vehicles. Today, drones of all shapes and sizes can achieve amazing things, even if it’s just taking photos or some video in someone’s backyard. This book investigates the complicated role drone technology plays in our modern lives, and what future development will mean for our privacy and safety.
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Drone

Remote Control Warfare

Author: Hugh Gusterson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262034670

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Drone warfare described from the perspectives of drone operators, victims of drone attacks, anti-drone activists, international law, military thinkers, and others.
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The Complete Guide to Drones

Author: Adam Juniper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781576319

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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If you think you need a boarding pass to fly, you're really missing out... Today, drones are everywhere. From film studios to farms, they're in the hands of photographers, commercial surveyors and racers alike. This fully illustrated book explains how drones developed, where they're going and which one you should choose. It even includes complete instructions to build both a simple drone and a super-fast FPV racer yourself. Whether you're flying indoors or out, buying or building, this book covers everything: ¦ Understand the Jargon Flying has a lot of unfamiliar terminology, but this book will make it easy to master. ¦ Business or Pleasure Every type of multicopter you might want is introduced, including explanations of which is best suited for what role. ¦ Get the Best Pictures This edition includes an extended guide to the tech and composition tricks you can use to make your pictures stand out of the pack. ¦ Get the Best Video A new shot-guide shows you how to get the most engaging aerial video, whatever your drone. ¦ Be a Winning FPV Racer There are two complete step-by-step instructions for building your own drones inside: an FPV racer, or a surprisingly cheap wooden drone - both great projects. Following the worldwide success of the first edition, which has been translated into numerous languages, this second edition is not only fully updated to keep pace with the laws and technology, but also extended to thoroughly cover the fast-growing new sport of FPV drone racing, while still including a comprehensive guide to learning to fly any drone.
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Make: Drones

Teach an Arduino to Fly

Author: David McGriffy

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451677

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

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Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost any robotics project. Why Arduino? Makers know Arduinos and their accessories, they are widely available and inexpensive, and there is strong community support. Open source flight-control code is available for Arduino, and flying is the hook that makes it exciting, even magical, for so many people. Arduino is not only a powerful board in its own right, but it's used as the controller of most inexpensive 3d printers, many desktop CNCs, and the majority of open source drone platforms.
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The Future of Drone Use

Opportunities and Threats from Ethical and Legal Perspectives

Author: Bart Custers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462651329

Category: Law

Page: 386

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Given the popularity of drones and the fact that they are easy and cheap to buy, it is generally expected that the ubiquity of drones will significantly increase within the next few years. This raises questions as to what is technologically feasible (now and in the future), what is acceptable from an ethical point of view and what is allowed from a legal point of view. Drone technology is to some extent already available and to some extent still in development. The aim and scope of this book is to map the opportunities and threats associated with the use of drones and to discuss the ethical and legal issues of the use of drones. This book provides an overview of current drone technologies and applications and of what to expect in the next few years. The question of how to regulate the use of drones in the future is addressed, by considering conditions and contents of future drone legislation and by analyzing issues surrounding privacy and safeguards that can be taken. As such, this book is valuable to scholars in several disciplines, such as law, ethics, sociology, politics and public administration, as well as to practitioners and others who may be confronted with the use of drones in their work, such as professionals working in the military, law enforcement, disaster management and infrastructure management. Individuals and businesses with a specific interest in drone use may also find in the nineteen contributions contained in this volume unexpected perspectives on this new field of research and innovation. Bart Custers is Associate Professor and Head of Research at eLaw, the Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He has presented his work at international conferences in the United States, China, Japan, the Middle East and throughout Europe and has published over 80 scientific, professional and popularizing publications, including three books.
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The Good Drone

Author: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik,Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317017536

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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While the military use of drones has been the subject of much scrutiny, the use of drones for humanitarian purposes has so far received little attention. As the starting point for this study, it is argued that the prospect of using drones for humanitarian and other life-saving activities has produced an alternative discourse on drones, dedicated to developing and publicizing the endless possibilities that drones have for "doing good". Furthermore, it is suggested that the Good Drone narrative has been appropriated back into the drone warfare discourse, as a strategy to make war "more human". This book explores the role of the Good Drone as an organizing narrative for political projects, technology development and humanitarian action. Its contribution to the debate is to take stock of the multiple logics and rationales according to which drones are "good", with a primary objective to initiate a critical conversation about the political currency of "good". This study recognizes the many possibilities for the use of drones and takes these possibilities seriously by critically examining the difference the drones' functionalities can make, but also what difference the presence of drones themselves – as unmanned and flying objects – make. Discussed and analysed are the implications for the drone industry, user communities, and the areas of crisis where drones are deployed.
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Drones

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Sarah Kreps

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190235357

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Drones quite possibly represent the most transformative military innovation since jet engines and atomic weaponry. No longer do humans have to engage in close military action or be in the same geographical vicinity as the target. Now, through satellite imaging and remote technology, countries such as the United States can destroy small targets halfway around the world with pinpoint accuracy. In the last several years, many of the military advancements have been rivaled by those in the commercial realm. Civilian industries have clamored to acquire drones for everything from monitoring crops to filming Hollywood movies to delivering packages. Not surprisingly, the use of drones has generated a lively debate, but no book thus far has engaged the range of themes surrounding drones. How do drones work? To what extent has the technology proliferated to other nations outside the US? How can they be used on the ground and in maritime environments? How are they being integrated into both military and civilian life? In Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know, the international relations scholar (and former air force officer) Sarah E. Kreps provides a concise synthesis of the topic. The book explains how they and the systems associated with them work, how they are being used today, and what will become of the technology in the future. What readers need now is a more practical guide to how this technology is reshaping both military and civilian life; this book is that guide. The drone revolution has already changed warfare, and will soon become a commonplace tool in a civilian context too. It is clear that drone technology is here to stay. Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know explains how the revolution happened, what its current contours are, and where we might be headed next.
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The Drone Pilot's Handbook

Author: Adam Juniper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781573786

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 1276

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The perfect companion for anyone buying (or thinking of buying) a drone, whether it's just for fun, to race against friends, or to give their to give their photography a whole new angle. The Drone Pilot's Handbook gives you the skills and techniques you need to fly and maintain your multicopter drone, tips for tuning it for maximum performance, and - importantly - a clear graphical guide to where the law will and won't allow you to fly. Meanwhile, spectacular aerial photography from around the world will inspire you to get airborne immediately! Occasional boxouts provide safety tips, handy ideas, and URLs, and flying instructions are presented with attractive original illustrations. This clean approach that makes a welcome contrast to ugly online forums, or the PDFs that drone manufacturers provide, and will have you up and away in no time.
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