- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition (October 25, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1457183307
- ISBN-13: 978-1457183300
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher
Safe and responsible flight should always be your No. 1 concern when preparing to take your drone to the air, say authors Terry and Belinda Kilby.
Here are some of their key rules to keep in mind:
- Always fly below 400 feet. Full-scale aircraft fly above 500 feet. This creates a 100-foot buffer zone in the airspace between manned and unmanned aircraft.
- Fly your aircraft within your line of sight, constantly able to see your aircraft while operating it. Colored landing gear or LED lights help identify the front and back of the multirotor, which assists in maintaining your orientation.
- Never fly within five miles of any airport, within three miles of large stadiums an hour before and after events, and never in national parks or military bases.
- Take a flight lesson. This will help to reinforce the principles of flight and will let you experience navigating the airspace from a full-scale pilot’s point of view.
- Always inspect your equipment to make sure every component is in proper working order prior to every flight.
- Do it for fun! Don’t fly for commercial purposes without authorization from the FAA.
- Never fly recklessly. Not only is it dangerous and disrespectful to the people and property in the area, but you may be issued a citation and a hefty fine. Fly safely.
About the Author
Terry Kilby has been a maker and creative technology enthusiast his entire life. He has been an audio engineer, electronic music producer, web developer and now, a mobile software engineer. However, the technology that has become his true passion is unmanned aerial systems. He designs, builds and flies his small drones for aerial photography as well as photogrammetry for mapping and 3D modeling.
After earning degrees in art and education from Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Belinda Kilby taught art for ten years in the Baltimore City Public School System. After creating art through a variety of media throughout her career, it was a natural progression to contribute to her husband Terry's efforts in designing and building small, unmanned aerial vehicles for capturing unique photographic images. Her instructional writing informs and inspires, allowing Belinda to become a voice and advocate for responsible aerial UAV photography and its many beneficial applications for users.
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What this book is not is a tutorial on how to fly your drone, of which there are many. It is an excellent tutorial and reference book.