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Author Jenkins, Kevin (Aerospace engineer), author.

Title The droner's manual : a guide to the responsible operation of small unmanned aircraft / Kevin Jenkins.

Publication Info. Newcastle, Washington : Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc., [2017]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  623.7469 JEN    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Includes index.
"The incredible progress made in the field of unmanned aircraft within the last decade have made it possible for almost anyone to build their own UAV in their garage. For many, this is an exciting business proposition in fields from video production to agriculture. However, for beginners and even more experienced hobbyists, it can be a daunting proposition. In this infant industry, reliable and relevant information for construction and programming of unmanned aircraft is scattered across many various sources. Similarly, the industry lacks an established set of standards for the safe and efficient operation of these small unmanned aircraft. The purpose of this book is to compile the most important and relevant of this collective knowledge into a guide for both beginners and the experienced. Inside you will find step-by-step guidance to build, program, test, and fly unmanned aircraft of various types and for various purposes including tips from experienced operators. Also included are detailed schematics and diagrams for the construction of complex systems such as First Person View (FPV) and mapping payloads. Ultimately, you will be able to fly with confidence by following the guidance provided for mission planning, checklists, and safe flight operations contained within. Whether you use it to build your first unmanned aircraft or as a handy reference in the field, this guide is an essential for drone builders, pilots, and operators"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Drone aircraft -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Vehicles, Remotely piloted -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 9781619544338 (trade pbk. ; alk. paper)
1619544334 (trade pbk.)
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