DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones

Author: Ian Cinnamon,Romi Kadri,Fitz Tepper

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259861473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Design, build, and pilot custom drones―no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices • Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers • Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone • Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone • Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! • Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals • Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing • See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry

DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones

Author: Romi Kadri,Ian Cinnamon,Fitz Tepper

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB

ISBN: 9781259861468

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 536

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Design, build, and pilot custom drones―no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices • Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers • Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone • Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone • Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! • Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals • Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing • See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry

Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius

Author: Ian Cinnamon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071643532

Category: Computers

Page: 319

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IF EVIL'S YOUR NAME, THEN THESE ARE YOUR GAMES! Always wanted to be a genius game creator? This Evil Genius guide goes far beyond a typical programming class or text to reveal insider tips for breaking the rules and constructing wickedly fun games that you can tweak and customize to suit your needs! In Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius, programming wunderkind Ian Cinnamon gives you everything you need to create and control 57 gaming projects. You'll find easy-to-follow plans featuring Java, the most universal programming language, that run on any PC, Mac, or Linux computer. Illustrated instructions and plans for an awesome mix of racing, board, shoot 'em up, strategy, retro, and puzzle games Gaming projects that vary in difficulty-starting with simple programs and progressing to sophisticated projects for programmers with advanced skills An interactive companion website featuring a free Java compiler, where you can share your projects with Evil Geniuses around the globe Removes the frustration-factor-all the parts you need are listed, along with sources Regardless of your skill level, Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius provides you with all the strategies, code, and insider programming advice you need to build and test your games with ease, such as: Radical Racing Screen Skier Whack an Evil Genius Tic-Tac-Toe Boxing Snake Pit Space Destroyers Bomb Diffuser Trapper Oiram Java Man Memory Ian Says

Building Your Own Drones

A Beginners' Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs

Author: John Baichtal

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134000153

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Absolutely no experience needed! Build your drone, step-by-step, with this full-color, hands-on guide! You’ve heard about drones. You’ve seen drones. Now, build your own—it’s a lot easier than you think! Drones are the newest frontier for the DIY/maker community, and you don’t need to be a technical expert to build one. John Baichtal, the #1 author of hardware hacking books for beginners, will teach you all the skills you need. First, Baichtal shows you the amazing drones others have built. Then, he walks you through several complete projects: quadcopters, UAVs, ROVs, and more. Not ready to start from scratch? No problem: Baichtal helps you choose from today’s best new kits. Hundreds of full-color step-by-step photos teach you every step, every skill. When you’re ready for more advanced concepts, Baichtal explains them in plain English. Discover what drones are and why they’re so exciting Explore today’s most imaginative projects, from 3D-printed mini quadcopters to floating robot armies Compare kits, from $200 up: Parallax ELEV-8, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, OpenROV, Actobotics Nomad, Brooklyn Aerodrome Flack, and more Create your own practical Drone Builder’s Workbench Build complete rocket, blimp, waterborne, and automotive drones Construct both fully autonomous and radio-controlled drones Choose and assemble your chassis (airframe), motor, props, flight control, power system, accessories, and software Integrate Arduino to make radio-controlled drones operate autonomously Teach a drone to navigate via RFID tags Learn all the basic electronics and programming you’ll need

Make: Drones

Teach an Arduino to Fly

Author: David McGriffy

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451677

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

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Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost any robotics project. Why Arduino? Makers know Arduinos and their accessories, they are widely available and inexpensive, and there is strong community support. Open source flight-control code is available for Arduino, and flying is the hook that makes it exciting, even magical, for so many people. Arduino is not only a powerful board in its own right, but it's used as the controller of most inexpensive 3d printers, many desktop CNCs, and the majority of open source drone platforms.

Build a Drone

A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510707069

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

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Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name. Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives. Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled. Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book. Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.

Getting Started with Drones

Build and Customize Your Own Quadcopter

Author: Terry Kilby,Belinda Kilby

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

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Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!

Drones For Dummies

Author: Mark LaFay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119049776

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video. Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying. Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up and fly a drone Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera Tips for maintaining your drone If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.

Make: Volume 44

Fun With Drones!

Author: Jason Babler

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680452215

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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These days drones are buzzing, not only in the skies, but throughout the maker community! Makers' love affair with drones is easy to understand: it has all the trademarks of the maker movement. From open source hardware, robotics (like sensors), cameras, to innovative applications to solve real-world problems, drones are fun and functional. In Volume 44 of Make:, the editors dive into the red-hot world of quadcopters, with drone builds and inspired aerial activities.In this issue: Build the maker hangar R/C tricopter 3D print a quadcopter How to waterproof your drone Setting up an FPV drone race Pilot's checklist Projects include: DIY carbon fiber acoustic guitar Singing plasma-arc speaker 3D printable electric motor Easy infinity mirror Clone a fig tree Raspberry Pi super security camera

Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius: Control Arduino with Your Smartphone or Tablet

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071775978

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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TEAM ARDUINO UP WITH ANDROID FOR SOME MISCHIEVOUS FUN! Filled with practical, do-it-yourself gadgets, Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius shows you how to create Arduino devices and control them with Android smartphones and tablets. Easy-to-find equipment and components are used for all the projects in the book. This wickedly inventive guide covers the Android Open Application Development Kit (ADK) and USB interface and explains how to use them with the basic Arduino platform. Methods of communication between Android and Arduino that don't require the ADK--including sound, Bluetooth, and WiFi/Ethernet are also discussed. An Arduino ADK programming tutorial helps you get started right away. Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius: Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed Provides all source code on the book's website Build these and other devious devices: Bluetooth robot Android Geiger counter Android-controlled light show TV remote Temperature logger Ultrasonic range finder Home automation controller Remote power and lighting control Smart thermostat RFID door lock Signaling flags Delay timer

Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071819568

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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A dozen fiendishly fun projects for the Raspberry Pi! This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to create all kinds of entertaining and practical projects with Raspberry Pi operating system and programming environment. In Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius, you’ll learn how to build a Bluetooth-controlled robot, a weather station, home automation and security controllers, a universal remote, and even a minimalist website. You’ll also find out how to establish communication between Android devices and the RasPi. Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout makes following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Build these and other devious devices: LED blinker MP3 player Camera controller Bluetooth robot Earthquake detector Home automation controller Weather station Home security controller RFID door latch Remote power controller Radon detector Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Recycling of Polymers

Methods, Characterization and Applications

Author: Raju Francis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527338489

Category: Science

Page: 288

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This timely reference on the topic is the only book you need for a complete overview of recyclable polymers. Following an introduction to various polymer structures and their resulting properties, the main part of the book deals with different methods of recycling. It discusses in detail the recycling of such common polymers as polyethylene, polypropylene and PET, as well as rubbers, fibers, engineering polymers, polymer blends and composites. The whole is rounded off with a look at future technologies and the toxicological impact of recycled polymers. An indispensable reference source for those working in the field, whether in academia or industry, and whether newcomers or advanced readers.

Build Your Own Drone Manual

The practical guide to safely building, operating and maintaining an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Author: Alex Elliott

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857338136

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

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Build Your Own Drone Manual provides practical advice and step-by-step procedures to enable the reader to build a basic, affordable, DIY drone. Suggested designs for two drones will included - both fixed wing and multiple-rotary wing.

Drones (the Ultimate Guide)

How They Work, Learning to Fly, How to Fly, Building Your Own Drone, Buying a Drone, How to Shoot Photos

Author: Ben Rupert

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547020836

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 104

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Have you caught the drone bug? Looking to buy your first drone but feeling overwhelmed? Want to learn how to build your own drone or become a better aerial photographer?Then this book is for you!This book provides a good introduction to drones as a whole for beginners as well as advanced flyers. It features a detailed explanation on how drones work and their main parts, learning to fly a drone as a complete beginner and improving your flying. You will also learn about other unmanned radio-controlled vehicles as well as building your own drone from scratch, or, if you prefer buying one - choosing the best drone for you. If you are into aerial photography with drones, this book will also teach you how to become a bette photographer. This book includes: An introduction to drones How drones work and their main components Other radio-controlled vehicles and multicopters Learning how to fly drones and rules Building your first drone Buying your first drone How to shoot better photographs with a drone Tips and much more Are you ready to become more knowledgeable on drones, building your own, flying a drone and shooting better photos? Scroll up and hit that buy button!

15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071755683

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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UNLEASH YOUR INNER MAD SCIENTIST! "Wonderful. I learned a lot reading the detailed but easy to understand instructions."--BoingBoing This wickedly inventive guide explains how to design and build 15 fiendishly fun electronics projects. Filled with photos and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius includes step-by-step directions, as well as a construction primer for those who are new to electronics projects. Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to create a variety of mischievous gadgets, such as a remote-controlled laser, motorized multicolored LEDs that write in the air, and a surveillance robot. You'll also learn to use the highly popular Arduino microcontroller board with three of the projects. 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Covers essential safety measures Reveals the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources Build these devious devices to amaze your friends and confound your enemies! Coil gun Trebuchet Ping pong ball minigun Mini laser turret Balloon-popping laser gun Touch-activated laser sight Laser-grid intruder alarm Persistence-of-vision display Covert radio bug Laser voice transmitter Flash bomb High-brightness LED strobe Levitation machine Snailbot Surveillance robot Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. VIDEOS, PHOTOS, AND SOURCE CODE ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.DANGEROUSLYMAD.COM Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius 2/E

Author: Brad Graham,Kathy McGowan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071772693

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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CREATE FIENDISHLY FUN SPY TOOLS AND COUNTERMEASURES Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide is packed with a wide variety of stealthy sleuthing contraptions you can build yourself. 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition also shows you how to reclaim your privacy by targeting the very mechanisms that invade your space. Find out how to disable several spy devices by hacking easily available appliances into cool tools of your own, and even turn the tables on the snoopers by using gadgetry to collect information on them. Featuring easy-to-find, inexpensive parts, this hands-on guide helps you build your skills in working with electronics components and tools while you create an impressive arsenal of spy gear and countermeasures. The only limit is your imagination! 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition: Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed Build these and other devious devices: Spy camera Infrared light converter Night vision viewer Phone number decoder Phone spammer jammer Telephone voice changer GPS tracking device Laser spy device Remote control hijacker Camera flash taser Portable alarm system Camera trigger hack Repeating camera timer Sound- and motion-activated cameras Camera zoom extender

Building Smart Drones with ESP8266 and Arduino

Build exciting drones by leveraging the capabilities of Arduino and ESP8266

Author: Syed Omar Faruk Towaha

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788476921

Category: Computers

Page: 212

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Leverage the WiFi chip to build exciting Quadcopters Key Features Learn to create a fully functional Drone with Arduino and ESP8266 and their modified versions of hardware. Enhance your drone's functionalities by implementing smart features. A project-based guide that will get you developing next-level drones to help you monitor a particular area with mobile-like devices. Book Description With the use of drones, DIY projects have taken off. Programmers are rapidly moving from traditional application programming to developing exciting multi-utility projects. This book will teach you to build industry-level drones with Arduino and ESP8266 and their modified versions of hardware. With this book, you will explore techniques for leveraging the tiny WiFi chip to enhance your drone and control it over a mobile phone. This book will start with teaching you how to solve problems while building your own WiFi controlled Arduino based drone. You will also learn how to build a Quadcopter and a mission critical drone. Moving on you will learn how to build a prototype drone that will be given a mission to complete which it will do it itself. You will also learn to build various exciting projects such as gliding and racing drones. By the end of this book you will learn how to maintain and troubleshoot your drone. By the end of this book, you will have learned to build drones using ESP8266 and Arduino and leverage their functionalities to the fullest. What you will learn Includes a number of projects that utilize different ESP8266 and Arduino capabilities, while interfacing with external hardware Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the World through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivity Control and fly your quadcopter, taking into account weather conditions Build a drone that can follow the user wherever he/she goes Build a mission-control drone and learn how to use it effectively Maintain your vehicle as much as possible and repair it whenever required Who this book is for If you are a programmer or a DIY enthusiast and keen to create a fully functional drone with Arduino and ESP8266, then this book is for you. Basic skills in electronics and programming would be beneficial. This book is not for the beginners as it includes lots of ideas not detailed how you can do that. If you are a beginner, then you might get lost here. The prerequisites of the book include a good knowledge of Arduino, electronics, programming in C or C++ and lots of interest in creating things out of nothing.

Designing Purpose-Built Drones for Ardupilot Pixhawk 2.1

Build drones with Ardupilot

Author: Ty Audronis

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786465442

Category: Computers

Page: 262

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Design and build land, air, and sea drones using Ardupilot with Pixhawk 2.1 About This Book Explore the best practices used by the top industry professionals that will not only help you build drones in time, but also build effective solutions to cater to. Navigate through the complexities of Ardupilot to put together a complete functional UAV and assemble your drone Learn through practical examples that help you build robust UAV flight and ground control components Who This Book Is For The primary audience for this book is anyone (enthusiasts and hobbyists) who dream of building their own drones. It will also help those who are trying to build UAVs for commercial purposes. Some prior experience with microcontrollers and electronics would be useful. What You Will Learn Kitbash "dumb" objects into smart ones Program Pixhawk for your drones Fabricate your own parts out of different materials Integrate Pixhawk into different types of drones Build and understand the significant difference between land, sea, and air drones Adapt old Pixhawk sensors to the new Pixhawk 2.1 plugs Become familiar with procedures for testing your new drones In Detail The Ardupilot platform is an application ecosystem that encompasses various OS projects for drone programming, flight control, and advanced functionalities.The Ardupilot platform supports many Comms and APIs, such as DroneKit, ROS, and MAVLink. It unites OS drone projects to provide a common codebase. With the help of this book, you will have the satisfaction of building a drone from scratch and exploring its many recreational uses (aerial photography, playing, aerial surveillance, and so on). This book helps individuals and communities build powerful UAVs for both personal and commercial purposes. You will learn to unleash the Ardupilot technology for building, monitoring, and controlling your drones.This is a step-by-step guide covering practical examples and instructions for assembling a drone, building ground control unit using microcontrollers, QgroundControl, and MissionPlanner. You can further build robotic applications on your drone utilizing critical software libraries and tools from the ROS framework. With the help of DroneKit and MAVLink (for reliable communication), you can customize applications via cloud and mobile to interact with your UAV. Style and approach Step-by-step instructions to help assemble your first drone with the Ardupilot platform.

The Complete Guide to Drones

Whatever Your Budget

Author: Adam Juniper

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 1577151321

Category: History

Page: 144

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Welcome to the world of drones! This book will show you everything you could ever want to know about buying and flying your first drones. From getting to grips with the jargon you'll need to speak to other flyers, to how you can design and build your own drone with advanced features like live video feedback and programmable autopilot. You'll even learn how to read a sectional chart (that's a pilot's map-see, you're learning already!) This book is your gateway to the fun (and the learning) that awaits, and it'll keep you safe in the skies too.

Drone University

Author: John M. Glover

Publisher: Droneuniversity

ISBN: 9780692316030

Category: Drone aircraft

Page: 134

View: 2091

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This book makes it easy to design and build your own long or short range FPV autonomous drone. The book breaks down all the required and optional components into six easy to understand sub-systems; Airframe System, Radio Control / Autopilot System, Camera System, Power System, Ground Control Station, and the Drive Train System. Other chapters will provide flying tips, check lists and a many surprises in-between.