Flying drone has firmly secured its place in the world of model airplane engineering.
Today, its popularity doesn’t stop growing, and manufacturers keep surprising us with new models quadcopters.
adio-controlled drone is not just some toy anymore, as now it allows you to perform many useful functions. Quadcopter can be used as an effective mechanism for obtaining beautiful photos and video footage from the air.
Additionally, thanks to the fact that flying drone is a remotely controlled aircraft, it is very suitable for monitoring of objects under the conditions unfit for a human being or where access is constrained (heavy air pollution or high levels of radiation).
Many models have FPV installed on them, which is used to transmit a video from the machine to the ground, allowing you to operate the device in the first person.
Operating an unmanned drone
The operator passes the instructions to the microprocessor located on board of the drone, and it converts them into the commands for the engine. The gyroscope provides a stable hovering for the machine by holding its bank. In turn, the flight controller is managed by a special program that performs extremely complex calculations to ensure a stable flight.
The barometric sensor that allows holding the quadcopter at the desired altitude, and the accelerometer that is responsible for the horizontal position of the machine are used as auxiliary tools. Typically, accumulators serve as power source, because they are light-weight and have large capacity.
Operating a drone is very exciting and really fun. Today it is hard to surprise anyone with a conventional radio-controlled device, but flying drone is sure to impress everyone.
Especially popular are such quadcopter models as Syma X5C Explorers RC and Walkera QR X350, which in a very short time became the top brands. They will not leave children and adults alike indifferent.
Flying devices like these help to develop child’s imagination, dexterity, intelligence and quick reflexes. When operating a flying drone the child trains his acuity of vision, because he has to constantly follow the movement of the machine. Also, operating a flying drone is good for developing and improving the coordination of movements and hand movements.
Radio controlled quadcopter is a great way to get your child excited about science and technology. This fun device is perfectly suitable for playing outdoors. Operating a drone you will notice what a fun pastime it is.
Flying drone advantages
- The device is easy to operate – it is stable in the air and much more maneuverable compared to a radio controlled helicopter.
- All wind sticks of quadcopter work effectively, which allows you operating it without having to recharge the batteries off-line.
- Compared to a radio controlled helicopter, the mechanism of the unmanned drone is more reliable because it doesn’t have any moving parts. It doesn’t require the use of servo-controlled actuator: the machine is equipped only with an electromotor and electronics.
- In case of a strong impact only wind stick may get damaged, but they can be easily replaced with new ones because they are inexpensive.
If you decided to buy a flying drone, you should know their basic features. Quadcopters operate on either an internal combustion engine or an electric motor. Devices with an internal combustion engine are ideal for outdoor use because they are larger in size, while unmanned drones with electromotor are small, so they can be easily used indoors.
The latter ones, by the way, took the world by the storm when they demonstrated to the fans of aeromechanics exceptional flying characteristics even in bad weather.
Originally posted 2014-08-20 09:01:43.