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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
In recent years the availability of lithium batteries with a high power to weight ratio and of cheap control electronics and sensors has made possible both flying toys or various sorts and drones for professional and serious amateur use. Particularly with toys, damaging crashes are common, but other faults may also arise.
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In recent years the availability of lithium batteries with a high power to weight ratio and of cheap control electronics and sensors has made possible both flying toys of various sorts and drones for professional and serious amateur use. Particularly with toys, damaging crashes are common, but other faults may also arise.
  
 
===Safety===
 
===Safety===
 
[[File:Warning03.png|30px|left]]
 
[[File:Warning03.png|30px|left]]
::Be sure you know how to fly your device safely. Rotating propeller blades can be dangerous.
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::Be sure you know how to fly your device safely. Rotating propeller blades can be very dangerous.
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::There are strict laws in many territories governing the use of drones and quadcopters, as well as radio controlled model aircraft of all types. See [[#Legal|Legal]] below.
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==Basic Principles==
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==Fault-finding==
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==Legal==
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Legal restrictions on the use of airborne devices such as drones will vary from one country to another.
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*In the UK you need a licence if your device is over 250g. See [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/drones-are-you-flying-yours-safely-and-legally Drones: how to fly them safely and legally].
  
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Be aware that there are new laws regarding Drone and Quadcopter flying (and yes Radio Controlled model aircraft/helicopters too).
 
If it's over 250grams you need a license - here are the facts:
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/drones-are-you-flying-yours-safely-and-legally
 
  
 
[[Category:Fixing]]
 
[[Category:Fixing]]

Revision as of 11:06, 29 March 2020

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This page will cover flying toys as well as larger and more serious drones.

Summary

In recent years the availability of lithium batteries with a high power to weight ratio and of cheap control electronics and sensors has made possible both flying toys of various sorts and drones for professional and serious amateur use. Particularly with toys, damaging crashes are common, but other faults may also arise.

Safety

Warning03.png
Be sure you know how to fly your device safely. Rotating propeller blades can be very dangerous.
There are strict laws in many territories governing the use of drones and quadcopters, as well as radio controlled model aircraft of all types. See Legal below.

Basic Principles

Fault-finding

Legal

Legal restrictions on the use of airborne devices such as drones will vary from one country to another.