Isabelle Bousquet Quadcopter June 12th, 2018 - 14:03:40
Ready-to-Fly are the most commonly used UAVs among general public hobbyists and entrepreneurs. As it is clear from the name these types of flying machines do not need much assembly as they come equipped with the required functionality and you only need to put in the batteries and you are good to go. These RTF vehicle are designed to provide the user with many basic and advanced features which are quite useful for a number of applications. The latest quadcopters come with a 12 MP camera for taking excellent quality aerial photos as well as record 4K video. They also offer live HD video streaming on your smartphone or any other hand-held device. The newest ones are associated with a mobile app to give you more control over its functionality as well as use a flight simulator for learning to fly. The flight times vary from model to model but a fairly good quality quadcopter provides up to 30 minutes of continuous flight time.
If you have ever wondered what you need to get started in the RC hobby of multirotors this is the place for you. In this article I am going to outline all the basic components that are necessary to get started building your own quadcopter. First you are going to need a transmitter. The transmitter is the radio control that you use to communicate with your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). There are various types of transmitter that are categorized by brand frequency and number of channels. For a quadcopter you need at least a 4 channel transmitter but I would suggest getting a 6 channel transmitter that works on the 2.4GHz frequency.
Deciding which specific motors to use was a hard decision. Knowing roughly what I needed was easy. If you look around you quickly learn that there are really only two sizes of quadcopters out there. There are medium-sized quadcopters that dont carry a payload and are designed for 3D flying. These use electric motors of about 45 grams (1.6 oz) each. I already knew mine was not going to be one of these. Unlike an airplane if you have a motor failure in a quadcopter you are dead. There are no inexpensive top quality motors so I decided to spend what I needed to spend to get the quality I wanted. I need to explain why a low Kv (motor voltage constant) was so important for the motors. A speed control (ESC) is not infinitely variable. When you move the throttle stick the ESC might not be able to exactly match the amount of movement requested. Having low Kv motors effectively makes these incremental steps smaller. When the software of the flight controller needs to maintain the quadcopter level having this finer control makes its job easier. You then will have a smoother flying quad which is best for shooting video.
The Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone is another improvement that has been added to the DJIs Phantom series. With a fully stabilized 3-axis 4K UHD video camera this drone is surely a masterpiece when it comes to taking high-resolution videos and quality photos. The 4K UHD video camera drone can be purchased at a highly competitive price of $1127.00 (Quadcopter only). With an additional battery you can also get it at the cost of $1259.00. A few other accessories that make it worthwhile include 4k UHD video camera with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal. The inclusion of Lightbridge digital streaming makes viewing of 720p video possible. Flight battery and rechargeable remote controller make the machine fully set to fly. The drone has also been fitted with DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android for possible live viewing and total camera management. This product is restricted to flying within 15 miles radius of the White House.