DRONE 101 - ValueLink Shop

Drone is definitely a trend right now. Not only for entertainment but it is also used by professionals. It is commonly used by videographers, military and in the film industries. And guess what!! even Amazon is using it for their delivery. Isn't it amazing? 

Now before anything else, let's have a glimpse of its history. Many trace the history of drones to 1849 Italy, when Venice was fighting for its independence from Austria. Austrian soldiers attacked Venice with hot-air, hydrogen- or helium-filled balloons equipped with bombs. The first generally used drone appeared in 1935 as a full-size retooling of the de Havilland DH82B "Queen Bee" biplane, which was fitted with a radio and servo-operated controls in the back seat. The plane could be conventionally piloted from the front seat, but generally it flew unmanned and was shot at by artillery gunners in training. The term drone dates to this initial use, a play on the "Queen Bee" nomenclature.

Drones are equipped with different state of the art technology such as infrared cameras, GPS and laser (consumer, commercial and military UAV). Drones are controlled by remote ground control systems (GSC) and also referred to as a ground cockpit.
An unmanned aerial vehicle system has two parts, the drone itself and the control system. Most of the drones today can be flown by a remote controller or from a smartphone app, which can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple Store. The app allows for full control of the drone.

To achieve flight, drones consist of a power source, such as battery or fuel, rotors, propellers and a frame. The frame of a drone is typically made of lightweight, composite materials, to reduce weight and increase maneuverability during flight.

Technology, features and components
Drones contain a large number of technological components, including:

Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC), an electronic circuit that controls a motor’s speed and direction.
Flight controller
GPS module
Battery
Antenna
Receiver
Cameras
Sensors, including ultrasonic sensors and collision avoidance sensors
Accelerometer, which measures speed
Altimeter, which measures altitude

Examples of features include:

Camera type, video resolution, megapixels and media storage format
Maximum flight time, such as how long the drone can remain in the air
Maximum speeds, including ascent and descent
Hover accuracy
Obstacle sensory range
Altitude hold, which keeps the drone at a fixed altitude
Live video feed
Flight logs

Now that we have an idea what it is and how it works, and you are planning to buy one. Just click here  here to check out the drones that we offer.

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