Interesting Facts I Bet You Never Knew About drones
3 July 2017
Drones are the unmanned aerial vehicles controlled by remotes or smart phones. They are the next big thing and we are spreading the word! They are becoming the go to thing for sports and wildlife photography, war and military purpose and scientific research as well.
Their design is inspired from helicopters and is generally equipped with cameras. The size can range from a mini golf ball to as big as a baseball bat. And the price varies from $30 to a couple thousand dollars depending on its features.
You can choose from a wide variety of drones available in the market to serve your purpose. Let us indulge in a few of them.
These are nanodrones with 3 propellers. They are used for close range purposes and are equipped with cameras.
As the name suggests these drones have four propellers and are mini drones. They are equipped with FPV for short range purposes.
These are the regular size drones and the most common. They have six propellers and are equipped with GPS amongst many other features.
They consist of eight propellers and are quite large in size, they have a high endurance and are have preprogrammed stabilizers.
Fun Ways To Use Drones
Drones are real fun to fly, they take us all the way back to our good old gaming days. But businesses around the world have found creative ways to put drones to work, anything and everything that you think a drone can do. No! We are not exaggerating.
# Drones are a breakthrough in aerial photography, be it wildlife, nature, landscape or anything else. It can capture pictures that were not humanly possible before.
# They are a game changer for real estate, agents can showcase view from a breathtaking perspective to the customers.
# Farmers are using drones for 3D mapping and to monitor livestock on vast spread of lands.
# Dominos and Amazon are using drones for home delivery. How great is that!
# And there are great many other things that drones are being used for; disaster relief, recreational use, security purpose are a few amongst them.
With so many drones flying up in the sky it is crucial to remember to fly cautiously, read the user manual thoroughly before you start flying. The good news is, it is really a very easy task to learn to fly drones, its mostly remote controlled and as easy as playing video games.
You just have to remember few basic rules so that you don’t get into trouble
# Do not fly drones higher than 400 ft.
# Your drone should always be in eyesight at all times.
# Keep the drone at least 5-7 miles away from the airport.
# Never fly it above people's head. I repeat never.
# Keep it away from government facilities and sensitive infrastructure.
Number of deaths Occurred due to Drones
Know What You Don't Know
The first country to come up with the idea of drones was Israel. They made it to use as defence aircrafts, never imagining how popular it will get for a complete different purpose. Israel till date remains the largest distributor of drones.
As fun as drones look, they are also the cause of huge number of deaths. Nearly 4000 people have died due to drones as recorded. (Read the user manual!)
The first ever armed drone was built to get Osama Bin Laden.
Many countries have started using drones in police department and for pizza delivery.
Drones are bringing about a change in market and society, so get in on the fun because it seems like drones are here to stay.