The incredible advancements in the field of unmanned aircraft within the last decade have made it possible for almost anyone to build and operate their own UAV. Exciting business opportunities for UAVs are opening up in numerous fields, ranging from video production to agriculture. In
The Droner's Manual
, author Kevin Jenkins compiles the most important and relevant knowledge into a guide for both beginner and experienced operators.
With his expertise as a UAV operator for government, industry, and hobby uses, Jenkins offers step-by-step guidance to build, program, test, and fly both multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for a variety of purposes. This comprehensive manual covers unmanned system components, aircraft set up, flight controller fundamentals and fail-safe features, regulations for recreational and commercial use, the flight testing process, and flight operations. The more than 70 illustrations include detailed schematics and diagrams for the construction of complex systems, such as first-person view (FPV) and imaging payloads.