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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. Some Definitions

    2. Who Is This Book For?

    3. The Drone User Community

    4. Brief History of Autonomous Flight

    5. Principles of Flight

    6. Flight Maneuvers: Aircraft Movement with Stick Mapping

  2. Chapter 2 Airframes

    1. What Is an Airframe?

    2. Building the Little Dipper Airframe

    3. Step-by-Step Build Instructions

  3. Chapter 3 Power Train

    1. Propellers

    2. Motors

    3. Total Lift

    4. Step-by-Step Build Instructions

    5. Wrapping Up

  4. Chapter 4 Flight Controller

    1. What Is a Flight Controller?

    2. Step-by-Step Build Instructions

    3. Wrapping Up

  5. Chapter 5 GPS, Compass, and Battery Monitor

    1. GPS

    2. Compass

    3. Battery Monitor

    4. Step-by-Step Build Instructions

    5. Wrapping Up

  6. Chapter 6 Transmitter

    1. What Is a Transmitter?

    2. Most Common Frequency Bands

    3. Different Modes Around the World

    4. PWM Versus PPM

    5. Step-by-Step Build Instructions

  7. Chapter 7 Telemetry Radios

    1. Software Monitoring and Control

    2. Step-by-Step Build Instructions

  8. Chapter 8 Camera and FPV Equipment

    1. Popular Drone Cameras

    2. FPV for a Live Stream

    3. Step-by-Step Build Instructions

  9. Chapter 9 ArduPilot Mega (APM) Setup

    1. Step-by-Step Build Instructions

    2. Let’s Explore the Rest of Mission Planner

    3. Preparing for Your Maiden Flight

  10. Chapter 10 Safe and Responsible Flight

    1. Above All Is Safety

    2. Training and Education

    3. Resources

    4. Important Links

    5. Key Flight Safety Rules

    6. First-Person View

    7. Where and When to Fly

    8. Preflight Checklist and Flight Log Information

    9. Aircraft Inspection

    10. Flight and Maintenance Logs

    11. Laws and Regulations

  11. Chapter 11 Real-World Applications

    1. Beneficial Drones

    2. Aerial Photography

    3. Mapping and Surveying

    4. Precision Agriculture

    5. Search and Rescue

    6. Infrastructure Inspection

    7. Conservation

  12. Chapter 12 Expanding Your Drone’s Abilities

    1. Add a Camera and First-Person View

    2. Collect More Data with Other Sensors

    3. Altering Speed: Ready, Set, Race!

    4. Increasing Flight Times

    5. Thank You!