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30 05, 2019

Headless Mode

2019-05-30T14:16:39+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Headless Mode

A mode in which the craft will follow the pilot's joystick movement regardless of the orientation of the craft.

30 05, 2019


2019-05-30T14:12:01+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on GoPro

A range of small and lightweight cameras that can be mounted onto a drone (or almost anything else for that matter).  Despite their small size, they are capable of recording high quality images and video and they are also waterproof and extremely rugged.

30 05, 2019

Fixed Wing

2019-05-30T14:09:32+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Fixed Wing

A fixed wing drone will have wings that are permanently extended in the style of an aeroplane.  A multi rotor drone has a series of propellers in the style of a helicopter.

30 05, 2019

Landing Gear

2019-05-30T14:07:23+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Landing Gear

Just like on a plane, most drones also have landing gear., In some models, the landing gear retracts so it doesn't get in the way of the camera during the flight and descends again when it is time for the craft to land.

30 05, 2019

3D Mapping

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Software that allows you to create 3d maps and models from inputting a number of drone pictures from varying altitudes and angles.

30 05, 2019


2019-05-30T14:03:00+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Payload

What the drone carries with it into the air in order to perform a function.  Most commonly it is a camera, but can also be items such as chemical sprayers, items for delivery or armaments in the case of the military.

30 05, 2019

2.4 Ghz

2019-05-30T13:58:31+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on 2.4 Ghz

Frequency used by digital radio communications, more commonly used in hobbyist drones.

30 05, 2019

Collision Avoidance

2019-05-30T13:56:51+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Collision Avoidance

Also known as Sense and Avoid, this is a system that allows a drone to sense the presence of an obstacle and either reroute to avoid it or hold its position in the sky and wait for the pilot to intervene.

30 05, 2019

Autonomous Flight

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A drone flight that is pre-programmed by the pilot to follow a path dictated by various waypoints. Once the flight commences, the pilot does not intervene, the drone simply follows the path and comes to land at a predefined point.