Drones For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 7, 2015 - Computers - 288 pages
The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone

Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video.

Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying.

  • Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs
  • Properly set up and fly a drone
  • Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera
  • Tips for maintaining your drone

If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Started with Drones 7
3
Getting Started with Drones 7
9
Picking the Drone Thats Right for You
27
Picking the Best Camera for Your Needs
47
Finding Support and Resources
63
Picking the Drone Thats Right for You 27 Chapter 3 Picking the Best Camera for Your Needs 47 Chapter 4 Finding Support and Resources 63 Part II...
79
Staying Safe with Your Drone
101
Choosing When and Where To Fly
155
Maintaining Your Drone
169
Maintaining Your Drone 169 Part IV Aerial Photos and Videos
183
Working with Shaky Footage
199
Capturing Beautiful Photos and Video 185 Chapter 13 Working with Shaky Footage 199 Chapter 14 Working with Aerial Images and Footage
213
The Part of Tens
227
The Part of Tens
230
Ten Commercial Uses for Drones
237

Staying Safe with Your Drone 101 Chapter 7 Knowing the Law
111
Miracle of Flight
123
Miracle of Flight
126
Flight Basics
137
Flying Your Drone
143
Ten Things You Shouldnt Do with Your Drone 229 Chapter 16 Ten Commercial Uses for Drones 237 Chapter 17 Ten FAA Regulatory Implications
247
Appendix A
255
Index
261
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About the author (2015)

Mark LaFay is a tenured entrepreneur. He started two successful businesses in the music industry, and he is the co-founder of Lectio and Roust. Mark is also the author of Chromebook for Dummies.

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