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The Drone Pilot's Handbook Paperback – 5 May 2016
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So, you've got your drone, but do you know how to fly it? Or where and when you can fly it? Perhaps you're itching to try some stunts? Get airborne the easy way with this simple handbook.
About the Author
ADAM JUNIPER has been flying drones and model helicopters for years, and enjoys nothing more than sharing those skills and the videos he captures. He is active in the community and his YouTube videos have been seen by tens of thousands of fellow pilots, and his first book on Drones was translated into 4 languages. He's also worked as a book publisher and professional video producer (with a book on the subject to his name), and has written for numerous digital creativity magazines.
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On balance a recommended read for novices to the world of drone flying.
The Complete Guide to Drones
Of the two this one is the simpler and although good for adults too would be the better choice for younger readers.
(Or someone a little like me that wants to get on with flying)
But even a simple read will improve your skill and enjoyment so much that you will keep coming back to the book time and time again to use those ideas and tips simply because they work, make your flying better and more fun.
Although it is simple and has really good illustrations do not be fooled that this book is not a good choice to learn techniques, tips and rules about flying drones.
Far from it.
Even a with a quick glance I picked up tens of ideas and tips that I simply did not know.
For example Juniper recommends that if you are photographing and videoing do it at dawn or a couple of hours before sunset.
The light is filtered more by the atmosphere and the golden effect makes the pics look fabulous rather than the starkness of full mid day sun.
A simple idea that I did not know.
Just like in his book the Complete Guide to Flying Drones Juniper has that happy knack of educating whilst entertaining the reader.
You find yourself wanting to read everything at once in one large chunk because the book is so excellent.
If you are not a novice then this book is very good at filling in all those subjects and areas that you have and some that you did not even realise you had.
Now there may be a few you do know but most fair minded person reading this excellent book will pick up a whole slew of ideas, tips and methods to improve your knowledge.
The illustrations are first rate and help get the ideas across really well.
Photography, techniques and the law are covered and this book could save you hours of trial and error to become proficient.
All in all?
An excellent book that I would recommend.
Thank you for reading.
I wish you success in your flights.
This is really a sort of small format drone coffee table book.,
If you are looking for a guide on how to fly your drone then keep on looking,
I liked the format, lots of simplistic large format block illustrations make the book a colourful, easier read for young people by breaking up the blocks of text.
For anyone who is completely new to flying drones there is a useful Glossary that explains all the terminology they are likely to come across, including that used by keen hobbyists.
There is a separate section with advice for those who fly drones fitted with cameras, a chapter dedicated to comprehensive safety advice, ideas for interesting games, projects and exercises to undertake (categorised as 'Missions') advice on piloting skills, how the drone actually works, and some background information on them.
A comprehensive index helps dip in readers find the information they want quickly. Some may find the illustrations somewhat child-like for their taste, but equally if you are buying this for a young person these may be just what they need to engage them and help them to get the most out of their new hobby.
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