Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Drone Technology
Drones may be considered a profitable gadget, or it may also be seen as a grown man’s toy, but however you see these futuristic looking gadgets, you can already see that drones are a real game changer in the world of technology.
What Is a Drone and How Is It Different From Quadcopters or Helicopters?
Drones, in general, are being defined as an aerial vehicle or device that has no human pilot aboard it, rather, it is being controlled by an individual remotely. In the world of robotics, drones take on many forms, which include the following:
- Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
- Unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV)
- Unmanned spacecraft – used for remote-controlled or unmanned space missions
- Quadcopter – the most common form of a multi-rotor drone
There are various forms of multi-rotor drones which range from three up to eight functioning rotors. A drone with three rotors is called a tricopter, while a drone with up to eight rotors is called an octocopter, but the most common multi-rotor is the quadcopter, which consists of four rotors. Therefore, while not all drones are quadcopters, all quadcopters are drones.
As for helicopters, these may also be considered a drone, especially the remote-controlled ones, but its main difference is the fact that between RC helicopters and recreational drones, the latter will most commonly have more than just two rotors. Another difference between drones and helicopters is that drones are much more favorable when it comes to capturing videos since they are more stable and much easier to control as compared to RC helicopters.
What Makes Owning a Drone Fun?
Flying a drone itself is enjoyable, especially when you get the grasp in controlling it. You may have dreamed of flying an airplane, and flying a drone is the closest thing you can actually get to piloting an actual plane. Aside from this, you will also be taking awesome videos from perspectives that seem unimaginable, and you’ll also be able to see things that you can’t appreciate while on the ground and can only be seen when captured through a drone.
There is a huge market of aerial videos and photographs all over the internet, and shooting videos with the use of drones may have a bigger purpose to it. You can use these captured videos and pictures to make money by posting it on the internet and waiting for people to buy it, just make sure to only post those that are worth selling.
What Makes Owning a Drone Dangerous?
For the information of everyone, there are laws implemented on the use of recreational drones, and this is because of the risks or dangers that it might cause. One of which are mid-air accidents, wherein a manned aircraft may not have enough time to react when about to collide with an unmanned drone.
Another is that a drone may enter an area with a frequency that interferes with the communication between the remote control and the drone itself, resulting in its loss of control. This may pose a hazard to those people or objects that are directly below the drone when it loses control since the device may crash on them.
To avoid these dangers when owning a drone, it is best to always abide to the laws that are being implemented.