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How to start a new hobby in drones

By Mark Judson | 682-6524 | @cnbMark | mjudson@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW—From halftime shows to online deliveries to the backyard, drones are increasingly visible. However, getting in the air isn’t quite the buy-and-fly process it once was. RULES OF THE AIR Even recreational users still have to meet certain requirements and register their drone if it weighs more than .55 pounds. Operators must keep their unmanned craft within sight and not fly within 5 miles of an airport or within an established no-fly zone, such as the area around a military base….

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Want to become a builder? Check out the Build a Drone Workshop

  Live in Arizona or nearby?  The Build a Drone Workshop is based in Tempe, Arizona and is teaching students how to build and program a quadcopter. Education is a critical need in our industry.  If you want to build a drone, become a licensed operator, learn to fly a quadcopter, or simply better understand the latest rules and regulations, education is the key.  The Build a Drone Workshop is focused on helping people learn to build and program UAVs, inspiring people to learn more and get into this growing market….

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4 good drone camera options for you to consider

  There are many great drone camera options in the market today – Our newest contributor shares his thoughts on four that are worth your consideration UAV photography has come on leaps and bounds within the last few years, but considering which drone camera to use often isn’t the focal point of many articles. Let’s consider a few camera setups.  Certainly for photogrammetry the high grade cameras are better, but with weight restrictions everything becomes a little more ambiguous. In this article I will consider three drone camera options that…

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A few options for your quadcopter frame

The quadcopter frame is a critical component which ties the entire thing together – Here are your options My first quadcopter frame was two 40cm bars of wood in an X shape. It was heavy, nearly 300g, but it was working. You have a few options here. Option 1 You can go to eBay, or some other store, and buy a pre-made quadcopter frame. This is a great option that will likely work perfectly for you. One of the few problems here is if you want to add some more stuff…

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What parts do you need to build a drone?

  Interested in learning to build a drone?  Here are the parts you will need to get started heimkinothx / Pixabay If you want to build a drone you have to understand the parts that are needed.  Here is a quick walkthrough of the important pieces to get the job done. Frame If you want to build a drone you have to have a frame to keep it all together. Frames can be bought from various sources, 3D printed and can be made from plastic, wood or aluminum (DIY).  As you start out stick with an inexpensive frame…

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Build a drone – video how-to guide from Andrés Pineda

  Andrés Pineda posted a great video in 2014 on how to build a drone, it is still relevant today We came across this great video on YouTube from Andrés Pineda on how to build a drone.  While the parts list is dated the basic concepts are dead on and this is still a great video to watch. Interested in other videos detailing how to build drones? See this video on how to build your own FPV. We will continue to pull together the finest videos we find on YouTube as…

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