This is the Build Your Own Drone Manual from Haynes, written by our very own Alex Elliott. Today, drones are increasingly used for commercial and private enthusiast use, as well as for well-documented military operations. There is now a wide variety of 'ready-to-fly' drones and self-build kits available to suit all pockets and purposes. This extensively illustrated, practical manual takes a brief look at the origins and history of unmanned aircraft and drones, before explaining the various types of drones available today and their applications, along with a comprehensive guide to selecting the best components and equipment to suit a wide range of requirements. Three step-by-step example drone builds are provided - both fixed-wing and rotary-wing - to enable readers to build a bespoke drone to suit their own requirements. There is also a comprehensive guide to learning to fly a drone, with information on legislation and how and where to operate a drone safely. An essential guide for anyone contemplating owning or building a drone.
This is a hardcover version and is mainly for beginners in the field but also offers useful information for long-term enthusiasts.
Before flying a drone I bought this box. Alex goes through all the components, in an easy to understand fashion, for building a UAV. After reading this book, I built a F450 type quadcopter and it flew no problems first time. All down to Alex and this book. So if you want to build your own quad, get this book first - it will save you a lot of pain in the long run.