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All About Drones


By Ishaan GulatiPublished 4 months ago 5 min read

All About Drones


Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems(UASs).Drones are being built in large numbers everyday because they help us in many different ways with some being flown by people, while others are completely auto!

Chapter 1

What is a drone?

A drone, in technological (technology) terms, is an unmanned aircraft. Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASes).Basically, a drone is a flying robot that can be remotely controlled or fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems, working in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS.

Chapter 2

Types of drones

In our modern world there are many types of drones, here are some types.

Based on the type of aerial platform used, there are 4 major types of drones.

Multi Rotor Drones.

Fixed Wing Drones.

Single Rotor Helicopter.

Fixed Wing Hybrid VTOL.

Multi rotor drone:

Multi-rotor drones are made of a central body and multiple rotors that power propellers to take flight and maneuver the aircraft. These usually have four rotors (quadcopter), but can have as many six or eight (hexacopter and octocopter).

Fixed wing drones:

A fixed-wing drone has a rigid structure which generates lift under the wing due to forward airspeed. This is produced by either an internal engine or electric motor-controlled propeller. They will require either a handheld or runway take-off and can fly continuously over long distances as opposed to hovering.

Single rotor drone:

While a multi-rotor has many different rotors to hold it up, a single rotor has just one, plus a tail rotor to control its heading. Helicopters are very popular in manned aviation, but currently only fill a small niche in the drone world.

Fixed wing hybrid VTOL drone:

Hybrid VTOL Fixed-Wing UAVs combine the benefits of multi-rotor platforms with fixed-wing drones and transition between the two modes during flight. The ability to vertically take-off and land, without the need for a launcher or runway, means these drones can be flown in almost any location.

Chapter 3

Why do we use drones

and what can they do

We use drones because they can do many things such as. Surveillance drones or unmanned aerial systems (UASs) raise significant issues for privacy and civil liberties. Drones are capable of highly advanced surveillance, and drones already in use by law enforcement.

And for why we use drones there are hundreds of uses but since i can’t fit them all in this book here are just a few uses of drones.

Military uses:

Drones have had numerous uses in the defense, military, tactical, and modern warfare world.These unmanned aerial systems are used for air strikes purposes. They travel around suspected locations as controlled from the navy individual and they are operated in certain areas to fulfill army operations of government.Small size and powerful cameras make them suitable for bomb detection purposes. Thus, these drones are apt to make us informed about unexploded bombs thus saving lives.

The defense sector of any nation usually conducts frequent surveys to ensure the safety of the place and the people. Using quads, in this situation, could reduce physical labor and also you receive a wider FoV (field of view). Also, it does not affect the ordinary people’s life.

Construction uses:

Frequent aerial monitoring could bring about significant advancements in construction infrastructure resulting in improved performances. Furthermore, in case the aircraft are tiny enough, they may get near to capturing images that can provide you with a more thorough idea of construction.

Construction companies which are using aerial photography multirotor as their primary marketing option are already noticing growth in business because of this and even got consumers choosing them for this very reason.

A few companies are using unmanned aerial vehicles to record construction site’s aerial views and using this in the three-dimensional modeling done by the architect. It is not just an excellent construction tool, yet also a useful marketing tool while trying to approach or sell a project.

Chapter 4

How do drones work

You might have been wondering that wow drones can do so many things but how do they work? Well here is the answer to your question!Drones are a headline-making piece of technology, capable of capturing incredible video in the hands of skilled pilots and providing some serious internet entertainment when a dog mistakes one for a frisbee. We’ve watched drones perform record-breaking Super Bowl light shows, and looked on as they provided media coverage and relief assistance in the wake of devastating hurricanes.

With a joystick and a GPS system, the operations of most consumer drones seem no more complex than playing a video game. However, behind the easy user interface are an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and other complex technologies working to make the mechanics of drone flight as smooth as possible.How do these mechanical features work? How does a drone actually fly? A little wireless technology and a whole lot of physics.


Drones can be controlled remotely, often from a smartphone or tablet. Wireless connectivity lets pilots view the drone and its surroundings from a birds-eye perspective. Users can also leverage apps to pre-program specific GPS coordinates and create an automated flight path for the drone.

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