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.
"It's the book I tell everyone who asks me about drones to to buy" Thomas Greer, organisers of FPVLeague.co.uk - the drone racing league "Awesome. The book captures every topic and is accessible for everyone from journos needing proper info, through newbies to experienced fliers and photo/videographers. Clear images and well humoured i am delighted!" - Dominic Robinson, organiser of the International Drone Day (UK), part of a global event. The only thing growing faster than the drone market is the amount of misinformation about them. Almost overnight popular drones like the instantly reconginsable DJI Phantom have created a billion-dollar industry, with a foothold in everything from movie-making to the toy market. This book shows you everything there is to know about drones/multicopters/UAVs (including what really is the correct term for them) in plain, jargon-free English. Find out how to: · Choose the right drone for you · Build them · Fly them · Capture amazing photos and videos from above The text is accompanied with clear illustrations and brand-new photography. Also included is a complete step-by-step project to build your own modestly-priced drone - great as a first step into the world of drones; fun for one, perfect as an educational project for parent and child. In addition there is a layman's guide to the crucial legal issues around drone flying, and there is an accompanying website with video clips and commmunity links. This book is all you need to take to the skies!
Drones are the next frontier in photography. This cutting-edge technology, still unexplored by the masses, can bring visual artistry to new and exciting heights. The Handbook of Drone Photography will be the go-to manual for consumers wishing to harness the power of drones to capture stunning aerial photographs. This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones’ extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life. For the first time, aerial photography is open to everyone, and award-winning travel photographer Chase Guttman will guide readers’ drone ventures from beginning to end. The Handbook of Drone Photography can help anyone break into this thrilling, high-potential space and launch their own lofty explorations today.
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 an FPV Racer: There are complete step-by-step instructions for building your own FPV racer, or a surprisingly cheap wooden drone – both great projects. This is an Extended Second Edition. Following from the worldwide success of the first edition, which has been translated into numerous languages, this edition is not just fully updated to keep pace with the laws and the technology (including gesture controls), it is also new enough to thoroughly cover the fast-growing new sport of FPV drone racing, while still including a comprehensive guide to learning to fly any drone.
Absolutely no experience needed! Build your drone, step-by-step, with this full-color, hands-on guide! You’ve heard about drones. You’ve seen drones. Now, build your own—it’s a lot easier than you think! Drones are the newest frontier for the DIY/maker community, and you don’t need to be a technical expert to build one. John Baichtal, the #1 author of hardware hacking books for beginners, will teach you all the skills you need. First, Baichtal shows you the amazing drones others have built. Then, he walks you through several complete projects: quadcopters, UAVs, ROVs, and more. Not ready to start from scratch? No problem: Baichtal helps you choose from today’s best new kits. Hundreds of full-color step-by-step photos teach you every step, every skill. When you’re ready for more advanced concepts, Baichtal explains them in plain English. Discover what drones are and why they’re so exciting Explore today’s most imaginative projects, from 3D-printed mini quadcopters to floating robot armies Compare kits, from $200 up: Parallax ELEV-8, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, OpenROV, Actobotics Nomad, Brooklyn Aerodrome Flack, and more Create your own practical Drone Builder’s Workbench Build complete rocket, blimp, waterborne, and automotive drones Construct both fully autonomous and radio-controlled drones Choose and assemble your chassis (airframe), motor, props, flight control, power system, accessories, and software Integrate Arduino to make radio-controlled drones operate autonomously Teach a drone to navigate via RFID tags Learn all the basic electronics and programming you’ll need
Photography drones, quadcopters or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are currently changing film and photography forever, and amateurs and professionals alike are scrambling to get to grips with this new and fast-evolving technology. This book gives you an in-depth look into what can (a lot) and can't (very little) be done with the new generation of photography drones, which drone fits your needs and budget, as well as what cameras you can fly with them. Chapters include: 1. Choosing your drone 2. Choosing your camera 3. Monitors, goggles and receivers 4. Learning to fly 5. Filming 6. Photography 7. Flight environments 8. The edit 9. Going live. This is the 'manual-that-should-have-come-in-the box' for all drone/photography enthusiasts. Also ideal for outdoor/extreme sportsmen and women who want to capture epic images of their adventues.
Drones For Dummies
Author: Mark LaFay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video. Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying. Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up and fly a drone Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera Tips for maintaining your drone If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.
These days, not everything that flies in the sky is a plane. Sometimes, it could be a drone. A drone does not carry passengers, but it carries information. This book will discuss how a drone works, why it was invented and how important it is today. If you want your child to appreciate technology, then you have to let him/her know the secret on how it works. Read now!
Drones (the Ultimate Guide)
Author: Ben Rupert
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Have you caught the drone bug? Looking to buy your first drone but feeling overwhelmed? Want to learn how to build your own drone or become a better aerial photographer?Then this book is for you!This book provides a good introduction to drones as a whole for beginners as well as advanced flyers. It features a detailed explanation on how drones work and their main parts, learning to fly a drone as a complete beginner and improving your flying. You will also learn about other unmanned radio-controlled vehicles as well as building your own drone from scratch, or, if you prefer buying one - choosing the best drone for you. If you are into aerial photography with drones, this book will also teach you how to become a bette photographer. This book includes: An introduction to drones How drones work and their main components Other radio-controlled vehicles and multicopters Learning how to fly drones and rules Building your first drone Buying your first drone How to shoot better photographs with a drone Tips and much more Are you ready to become more knowledgeable on drones, building your own, flying a drone and shooting better photos? Scroll up and hit that buy button!
Author: David McGriffy
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
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.
Inexpensive consumer drones that offer ease of flight and high-quality photography and videography have exploded on the market recently, creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. The decision to purchase one is just the first in a long stream of things a new owner must think about. Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones is designed to help you make the most of the opportunities these nimble, affordable, and accessible flying machines have created for aerial photography and videography. Within this definitive guide, you’ll learn about the following: • the current state of camera drone equipment • how to become a competent drone operator • tips for getting the best aerial still images and videos • stories from aerial photographers and videographers from around the world • the current regulatory state for drone usage in the U.S. • techniques demonstrated in several videos you can download from peachpit.com, along with pre-flight checklists and worksheets for flight training.
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.
Build a Drone
Author: Barry Davies
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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.
Author: Brian Halliday
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques is a complete guide to flying your drone. Created as a standalone book, it is also the natural follow on to the first book in the series Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual and was designed to support and guide you as you build on your piloting experience. Within Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques You will learn how to grow your confidence with proven and practised flight techniques that also add to and enhance your current skill-set. Within the book you will learn many flight and filming techniques, some industry specific but many that can be applied to multiple situations.There are step by step methods for the following: Numerous "reveal" shot techniques. General drone filming and photography methods. How to film moving targets with examples. Tried and tested methods for creating professional surveys, map making and 3D models- along with examples. Racing drone flight techniques. As well as a multitude of flight techniques there are also sections dedicated to good airman-ship, airworthiness, what to do in the event of a crash and weather conditions. The book also contains actual worked examples and finishes with some further tips and FAQs. As UAV/Drone Pilots it is important that we fly safely at all times, this book was written with the hopes of not only increasing your skill as a drone pilot, but also to ensure that you get the most out of your drone. Have fun and fly responsibly. Brian Halliday is a lifelong aircraft enthusiast and has been operating drones as a Commercial UAV Pilot for 5 years, maintaining, modifying and flying a wide range of UAVs. His main works include mapping natural areas and nature reserves in the name of conservation and maintenance and contributing to wildlife informational productions and projects.