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Facts About Drones You Didn’t Know

By January 16, 2023March 22nd, 2023No Comments

Now that the holidays are over, you can practice with your drone that you got for a gift! Did you know…

Drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) refers to an unpiloted aircraft. Although drones were initially created for military purposes, today’s demand for flying robots has heightened for commercial and recreational purposes.

Nowadays, drones are used for various purposes, including delivering goods, photography, and cinematography, assisting in agricultural work, even rescue and search operations.

Drone pilots are one of the major facts about drones that have saved the lives of thousands of victims and are effective in extreme conditions.

Drones can be remotely controlled from a smartphone or tablet, possible through the wirelessly enabled feature. This feature allows pilots to have a clear view of the surrounding through their connected devices too.

For flight, the drone uses rotors and a propeller that is attached to a motor. These devices are powered by fuel or battery, depending on the manufacturer. The frame of the drone, usually made up of light-weighted materials, holds the device together. Without it, vertical motion is impossible.

The first unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were developed during World War I by the USA and the U.K. While the trial of these pilotless vehicles was successful, they weren’t brought to use until the 1930s.

One of the earliest drones was the radio-controlled drone named the “DH.82 Queen Bee”, which was invented by the British. It’s said the term drone was used since then. In 1937, one of the first radio-controlled aircraft, the Curtiss N2C-2 drone, was developed by the U.S. Navy.

Before World War II, the technology world saw the first mass production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), the Radioplane OQ-2, a remote-controlled model airplane.

Almost 15,000 of these were produced for the U.S. military. During WWII, the first cruise missiles named V-1 “doodlebugs” were used by the German Army. The Vietnam War (1955-1975) introduced the use of reconnaissance UAVs. It expanded the drone’s range of fields. Drones were used to launch missiles against targets, entice enemies in combat, and send leaflets for psychological operations.

Over the last decade, drone technology has made astounding growth and continues to do so. As of January 2021, 1,782,479 drones were registered by the FAA. Out of which, 27% were registered for commercial operation.

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