Build Your Own Drone Manual


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Today, drones are increasingly used for commercial and private enthusiast use, as well as for well-documented military operations. There is now a wide variety of ready-to-fly drones and self-build kits available to suit all pockets and purposes. This extensively illustrated, practical manual takes a brief look at the origins and history of unmanned aircraft and drones, before explaining the various types of drones available today and their applications, along with a comprehensive guide to selecting the best components and equipment to suit a wide range of requirements. Three step-by-step example drone builds are provided – both fixed-wing and rotary-wing – to enable readers to build a bespoke drone to suit their own requirements. There is also a comprehensive guide to learning to fly a drone, with information on legislation and how and where to operate a drone safely. An essential guide for anyone contemplating owning or building a drone.

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Weight 748 g
Dimensions 210 × 270 mm

Alex Elliott

Author Bio

Alex Elliott has a passion for aircraft and engineering, and enjoys building his own aircraft and experimenting with computer code for UAV's. He is currently completing a PhD at Cranfield University on computer vision for miniature UAV's, based on the same principles that honey bees use to navigate. He lives in Buckinghamshire.