Plane v Drone 2

In all the hype about how drones are revolutionizing our world, we forget that aerial data collection predates drones. We forget that most of the aerial data collection applications suitable for drones can also be accomplished with a piloted aircraft. Take collecting agricultural data as an example, piloted aircraft have been carrying cameras for over …

The Global Positioning Systems

The Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver onboard any drone is a critical part of the systems that allow a drone to fly. Only the very simplest of drones don't include a GPS receiver. All drones rely heavily on their on-board GPS receiver to determine their location. Without a GPS receiver, features such as position hold, …