Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

by Barry Davies

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Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone by Barry Davies

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510707054
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 407,396
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Barry Davies, BEM spent eighteen years in the British Special Air Service serving around the globe. He participated in the storming of the hijacked Lufthansa plane at Mogadishu in 1977 and was awarded the British Empire Medal. He is also the author of Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Become a Mercenary , Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found , The SAS Self-Defense Handbook , and Modern Survival.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 What Is a Drone? 1

Chapter 2 Ready Made or Build? 21

Chapter 3 Skills and Understanding the Drone Build 41

Chapter 4 Drone Assembly 59

Chapter 5 Setup and Calibration 77

Chapter 6 Safety and Flying Your Drone 103

Chapter 7 DroidPlanner 127

Chapter 8 First Person View (FPV) 145

Chapter 9 Designing Your Own Drone 161

Chapter 10 The Future of Drones 175

Glossary 183

Acknowledgments 191

Index 193

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NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
Drones are pretty popular now! I always wanted to build something and this book, Build a Drone by Barry Davies just seemed interesting. I own a few drone type planes with cameras, small but still works similar and always wanted to learn how to create my own or how it works. This is something that I can really use and actually learn to build a few of my own, step by step and even understand the entire story about the usage of Drone Planes. There are so many different ones found inside with their interesting design and unique abilities or uses. Plus, with this book, you can learn to fly them, so not only build one but fly them as well. Sometimes, a flying object is a bit tricky to get to smoothly fly around, but this book makes it easy to understand and the material you need to put it all together. Finally, if you ever wanted to learn to fly a drone, build one and just feel the happiness of accomplishing something many have never done, well pick up this book and I am sure you'll be pleased with the helpful guidance found inside.