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23 04, 2019

Commercial Flight

2019-04-23T14:02:57+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Commercial Flight

Commercial Flight in terms of drones (those flights for which you need CAA approval and insurance) is defined as any flight by a small unmanned aircraft in return for remuneration or other valuable consideration.  This means that pilots that fly in return for money or other gifts require the relevant permissions, qualifications and insurances (all Drone Safe Register professional members hold these permissions and so are available for commercial flight)

23 04, 2019

Brushless Motors

2019-04-23T13:59:40+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Brushless Motors

These motors use magnets rotating around a fixed armature making them efficient, hardy and less prone to wear and tear damage so perfect for controlling gimbal movement.

23 04, 2019

Autonomous Flight

2019-04-23T13:58:22+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Autonomous Flight

UAVs always fly autonomously to some degree as they are not controlled by a pilot on board but by a pilot on the ground sending signals to the craft.  However, some drones can fly autonomously without intervention of a ground based by following a predetermined flight from waypoint to waypoint using it's GPS system.

23 04, 2019

Roll

2019-04-23T13:55:32+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Roll

Roll is a movement around the horizontal axis of a rigid body , for example in the case of an airplane running from nose to tail.

23 04, 2019

Pitch

2019-04-23T13:52:42+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Pitch

Pitch rotation is a movement around the lateral axis of a rigid body that changes the direction it is pointing, up or down of its direction of motion.

23 04, 2019

Yaw

2019-04-23T13:51:17+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Yaw

Yaw rotation is a movement around the yaw axis of a rigid body that changes the direction it is pointing, to the left or right of its direction of motion.

23 04, 2019

Multicopter

2019-04-23T13:30:21+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Multicopter

A multicopter is a mechanically simple aerial vehicle whose motion is controlled by speeding or slowing multiple downward thrusting motor/propeller units.

23 04, 2019

Octocopter

2019-04-23T13:07:29+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Octocopter

A Octocopter is a craft that uses eight propellers working in pairs, with one spinning clockwise and one anticlockwise at varying speeds to generate directional movement.

23 04, 2019

Hexacopter

2019-04-23T14:03:17+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Hexacopter

A Hexacopter is a craft that uses six propellers working in pairs, with one spinning clockwise and one anticlockwise at varying speeds to generate directional movement.

23 04, 2019

Quadcopter

2019-04-23T13:03:14+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on Quadcopter

A Quadcopter is a craft that uses four propellers working in pairs, with one spinning clockwise and one anticlockwise at varying speeds to generate directional movement.