Here you can get all you need to know about Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drones) or the so called UAV.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses radio remote control equipment and a self-contained program control device, including unmanned helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, multi-rotor aircraft, unmanned airships , No man umbrella wing machine. Broadly see also includes near-space vehicles (20-100 km airspace), such as stratospheric airships, high-altitude balloons, solar unmanned aerial vehicles and so on. From a certain point of view, unmanned aerial vehicles can be carried out in unmanned conditions, complex air missions and a variety of load tasks, can be seen as “air robots.”
According to the different platform configuration to classification, UAV can be mainly fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned helicopter and multi-rotor UAV three platforms, other small types of UAV platform also includes umbrella wing unmanned aerial vehicles, flapping wing no Man-machine and unmanned spacecraft. Fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles are the mainstream platform for military and most civilian unmanned aerial vehicles, the most important feature is the faster flight; unmanned helicopter is the most flexible unmanned aerial vehicle platform, can take off and hang in situ; (Multi-axis) UAV is the preferred platform for consumption and part of the civilian use, with flexibility between the fixed wing and the helicopter (takeoff and landing thrust), but the operation is simple and the cost is low.
According to the use of different areas to divide, UAV can be divided into three categories,namely: military, civil and consumer , for the performance requirements of UAVs have their own emphasis:
1) military unmanned aerial vehicles for the sensitivity, flight speed, intelligent and so have a higher demand, is the highest level of technology UAV, including reconnaissance, bait, electronic warfare, communications relay, the target and unmanned combat aircraft, etc. model;
2) civil unmanned aircraft generally for speed, ceiling and range and other requirements are low, but for personnel training, comprehensive cost has a higher demand, so the need to form a mature industry chain to provide the lowest possible parts and support Service, the current market is the largest market for civil unmanned aerial vehicles is the provision of government public services, such as police, fire, weather, etc., accounting for about 70% of total demand, and we believe that the future potential of the largest unmanned market In the civil, new market demand may occur in the agricultural plant protection, cargo speed, air wireless network, data acquisition and other fields;
3) Unmanned aerial vehicles for consumers generally use low-cost multi-rotor platform for aerial photography, games and other recreational purposes.