How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology

Drone technology used in various popular Quadcopters

What is a drone and how do drones work is answered here in this easy to understand article. UAV drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment are bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months.

Below, we discuss UAV technology on the most popular drones on the market, which have all the latest drone technology.  Most UAV drones will have very similar systems incorporated.

Also included is the latest list of top drones with cameras on the market right now.

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology covers everything from the aerodynamics of the drone, materials in the manufacture of the physical UAV, to the circuit boards, chipset and software, which are the brains of the drone.

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How To Secure Your Drone From Hackers Permanently

Tip and Information To Secure Drone From Hackers

Imagine your drone being hacked into and stolen while in mid flight. Your drone just starts to fly away from you. After you run to see where it has gone, your cannot find it. It has just disappeared.

Or just as bad, you lose control of your drone and it crashes.  You blame your piloting skills or electric interference from a telephone mast. But the problem is, your drone has been hacked into.

Drones are very much like flying computers.  They have operating systems, network connections and hardware which all have programmed code.  So in many ways a drone is just as easy to hack into as a computer.

Someone that can hack into a computer can hack into a drone.  They just have to make the connection to either your remote controller (cellphone, tablet, laptop) or to the drone by intercepting the signal.  But there are ways you can secure your drone from hackers.

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12 Best Follow Me Drones And Follow You Technology Reviewed

Follow Me GPS Drone Technology and Best Follow ME UAVsw

With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you plenty of opportunities to film unique aerial shots.

At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me technology.  Here, we look at the technology used in drones that follow you.

Then, we review the 12 best follow me drones on the market right now, with some terrific videos along the way.

We review drones which follow you from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec, AirDog, Hover and more, including Skydio and Autel, which are pretty new manufacturers of tracking follow drones.

Drones that follow you came on the scene in 2016 and the follow me innovation has continued ever since. Generally, drones with follow me GPS mode, also have other intelligent flight systems (Orbit, ActiveTrack, Points of Interest, Waypoints, Circle, Terrain Follow etc) giving you even more flying and filming options.

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Quick Drone Parts Overview Along With Handy DIY Tips

Drone Parts And Components Guide

All drone parts and components are vital to a smooth and safe flight. Knowing the parts of a drone will give you extra confidence while flying. You will also know which components to inspect on a regular basis and the drone parts which are easy to replace or upgrade.

If you have any flight problems, then knowing what each drone component does will assist you greatly in getting to the bottom of any flying issues.

This article will provide you with a great overview of all the drone parts and components which you will find on a modern day consumer and professional drone.

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Top DJI Phantom 4 Pro Intelligent Flight Modes Reviewed

DJI Phantom 4 Intelligent Flight Modes

The Phantom 4 Pro intelligent flight modes make flying and producing meaningful aerial imagery so much easier.  Here, we review the Phantom 4 Pro including the new Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 intelligent flight modes, specifications and features.

The Phantom 4 Pro autonomous flight modes, along with new stabilization system and professional 4k camera make this drone an exceptional investment.

For aerial cinematography, the Phantom 4 flight modes allow you the capture film from various different flying angles.

The Phantom 4 Pro is an excellent quadcopter for professional site surveying, 3D imaging of terrain and photogrammetry of structures.

You can read further on these uses in this the article “Introduction To UAV Photogrammetry and Lidar Mapping“.

The Phantom 4 Pro also has many autonomous safety systems such as obstacle detection and smart return to home technology.

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10 Best FPV Drone Goggles For A Terrific Flying Experience

Best FPV Drone Goggles

Flying using FPV drone goggles is a terrific experience. To have the best flying experience, it is important to choose the best FPV glasses, which are correct for you.

Knowing about field of view, IPD, glass optics, resolution and digital head tracking will help you pick the right drone goggles.

A number of drone manufacturers now have their own drone goggles.  DJI, Parrot, Walkera And Yuneec now manufacture their own FPV drone goggles.  This makes choosing an FPV headset very easy.

Now if you own a DJI or Yuneec drone etc, you don’t have to buy their goggles as many drone goggles from the various manufacturers will work on the latest top drones on the market.

It is important to fly using the correct drone goggles for your eyes. If you choose an incorrect fitting FPV headset, then you won’t enjoy the experience as much as you should.  Most drone goggles on the market now have many adjustable settings and are very comfortable.

In this article with videos, we show how to choose the best FPV glasses along with looking at some of the most popular FPV headsets on the market.  FPV goggles from Fat Shark, Skyzone, Epson, Oculus, Zeiss, Yuneec and Walkera along with both of the latest DJI FPV goggles.

Nearly all the FPV goggles featured in this article can be used for flying drones, watching movies and playing games.

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What Is FPV Camera Technology In Drones And Best Uses

What Is FPV Camera Technology In Drones Answered

FPV cameras are small, light and reasonably priced.  The FPV camera is mounted onto a drone to send real time video down to the ground using a video transmitter.  The FPV camera allows you to see where the drone is flying and what it is seeing as if it had its own eyes.

Depending on the drone, the FPV transmitter will send the live video signal to your Remote Control screen, monitor, smartphone device, tablet or FPV goggles.

FPV cameras allow you to fly higher and further with some of latest drones being able to fly up to 5 miles away using FPV technology.  Military drones or large high-end drones can fly thousands of miles using FPV technology.

This post answers the question of what is FPV camera systems and technologies.  Here we explain the latest FPV camera technology on small consumer, commercial and FPV racing drones including CMOS or CCD imaging sensors, Fields Of View (FOV), TVL, Dynamic Range and much more.

When you understand FPV camera technology in drones, then you have the knowledge to make changes and expand the distance of the FPV live video.  Another terrific article for you to read is entitled “Extending Drone Live Video, Gain And Range” which discusses further on how antennas, transmitters and receivers work.

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Walkera Goggle 4 FPV Review Along With Prices

Top review of the Walkera Goggle 4 FPV glasses

Designed beautifully, the Walkera Goggle 4 are a big hit with drone pilots. Along with high quality optics, the Walkera FPV goggles have wide FOV, dual antennae for stability and precision visual engineering, the Walkera 4 FPV goggles are very comfortable to wear.  The Walkera Goggle 4 price is also very affordable.

The Goggle 4 FPV glasses are not just for flying Walkera quadcopters. You can also attach these into your DVD player and watch movies in great color, detail and fully immersed. It’s an incredible experience.

Below, we highlight the outstanding features of the Goggle 4 glasses, a nice diagram of the ports and connections and a couple of terrific videos at the end.

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How To Update 3DR Solo Firmware To Fix Issues And Add Features

How To Update 3DR Solo Firmware

Knowing how to update your 3DR Solo firmware to the latest version is very important.  The Solo firmware upgrades will fix bugs in the software along with adding new flight features giving you a far better flying and filming experience.

Upgrading the firmware software on the Solo remote controller and quadcopter is pretty easy.

The whole process takes approximately 15 mins overall.  We will take you through the steps here with an excellent video at the end.

3DR really pack their firmware upgrades with plenty of new features for the Solo quadcopter, the GoPro camera and the remote controller.  They have added new flight control systems,  introduced extra features to the Solo App and expanded their SDK software.

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DJI Ground Station App And Setting Up Phantom 2 Waypoints

DJI Phanton 2 Ground Station App For Setting Up Waypoint Navigation

The Phantom 2 Ground Station app allows for the setting up of autonomous waypoints. What this means is that your Phantom 2 quadcopter  will fly autonomously from takeoff, then through its programmed points to its destination and also land safely.

It is exciting technology and shows us the potential of drones in everyday life.

The Ground Station app makes complex waypoint flying as simple as a few taps on a screen.  Before trying out waypoint navigation, watch the below DJI Ground Station tutorials a couple of times. Become familiar with the app and go through the below checks before flying using waypoints.

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