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Smallest Drones in the World

These Drones Are So very Tiny!

Click on the image below for the Micro Drone 3.0 at Amazon.

 

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Ultimate Beginners Guide to Drones and Quadcopters

In this video I walk through how to get up and flying safely with your new drone or quadcopter. Must have accessories for a new drone pilot: …

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How-to Fly FPV Quadcopters/Drones:

Hey guys! Welcome to this video in my How to fly FPV quads series. In this video I’ll be going over the basics of hovering, the science behind it, how you can …

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A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors

Watch the exciting experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University and check out our latest video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0v1BgzUdc

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Best Quadcopter Drones 2015

check out Top 10 Drones For Beginners Under $200 @ http://www.miniflyingdrones.com/top-10-drones-for-beginners-under-200/ Find the Best Drone …

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Drone Racing League 101: What are DRL Quadcopter Drones? | DRL

Meet the DRL Racer 2, designed by DRL’s team of engineers. These drones are the key players for the sport of the future. #DroneRacingLeague Subscribe to …

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Aerial Mapping with Quadcopters and Drones

In the quadcopter space, Parrot may be best known for its AR.Drone and mini quads, but they’re also behind two initiatives to use unmanned vehicles for aerial …

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Best selling Quadcopters and Drones

Amazon’s Best selling Quadcopter Drones

The list below is a short review of the most popular and best selling RC Quadcopter Drones at Amazon. A complete HTML file can be viewed by clicking below.  The HTML file gives a quick look at one place of the most popular and best selling Quadcopters Drones being sold at Amazon. The Ranking number is Amazon’s Best Selling Ranking number taken directly from the add of the product online.  This list was compiled early in February 2016 and changes somewhat daily due to the ranking.

 

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Happy Droning

 

Click on the picture above or anywhere below the to see the complete HTML file. Then click on an item in the HTML file and it will take you directly to that product in Amazon! The HTML file shows pictures, price, savings and much more information.

Ranking   Title (Click anywhere here to view the HTMA file for a complete description)
no-rank    EcoPower 450mm Quadcopter Drone w/Power Distribution Board…
no-rank    Bangcool Cheerson CX-10C with Camera LED Light 6 Axis……..
24…………DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone wit HD Video Camera..
72…………Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter With Camera…
77…………Holy Stone X400C FPV  Camera Return Function Headless Mode…
93…………Holy Stone F181 with HD Camera 6-Gyro Headless System, Black.
152……….Syma X5SC Explorers 2 with 6-Axis Gyro Headless Camera White.
374……….Latest UDI 818A HD+ with Camera Return Home Headless Mode….
426……….Holy Stone HS170 Predator with 6-Axis Gyro Best Choice Drone.
1486……..Hubsan X4 (H107C) RC Quad Copter with Camera – Green/Black…
2087……..Haktoys HAK905 7 Diagonal with 6 Axis Gyro Loop Function Led.
3082……..DBPOWER Hawkeye-I RC Drone/Car with 2MP HD Camera…………
3403……..Latest UDI 818A HD+ with Camera Return Home Headless Mode 6 A
3575……..UDI 818A HD Drone Quadcopter with Camera Headless Return to H
3666……..Syma X11 R/C Quadcopter – Black
4092……..Syma X11 R/C Quadcopter – Red
4413……..JJRC H26D Headless with One Key Return 3MP Wide Angle Cam….
6016……..Inguity® Max Speed Stunt Micro Quadcopter Mini Nano Drone
7476……..Quadpro Nc5 Nano Quadcopter 360 Degree Flip Mini Drone ……
12253……Hubsan H107C+ with Headless IOC Camera Altitude Hold And BONU
16489……Quadcopter Drone with 6 Axis Gyro Camera 360 Degree Rolling .
17300……Cheerwing CHEER X2 Pocket with 6-Axis Gyro Headless Mode 3D..
18844……Syma X8C Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro..
22321……Holy Stone X300C FPV with Camera 6-Axis Gyro Headless Mode…
26039……SKEYE Nano Drone with Camera Get a Bird’s Eye View of Drone..
26113……Qs QCopter with HD Camera Mini Drone has LED Lights Quad…..
30469……Usmile&reg coin size Axis Gyro Smallest Drone Tiny Nano Drone

I hope this is helpful to identify a Drone for you. Flying a radio control Quadcopter Drone is a very new and popularity hobby. I hope you enjoy it!

Drone Operation Definitions:

Headless mode: (from Knowledge Base) is basically a method implemented on a drone that allows you to give up worrying about orientation altogether.

The functioning of headless mode is pretty simple. The only pre-requisite is that before taking off, you’re required to position the drone in such a way that its front is your front. Since yaw (the left stick on a Mode 2 controller) anyway doesn’t have anything to do with orientation (left is left and right is right all the time, regardless of where your drone is pointing at), it is how the drone reacts to rudder (the right stick on a Mode 2 controller) that changes.

When you take off with the drone pointing in the front, algorithms inside of the drone’s micro-controller ensure that any directional change is compensated. In other words, even when you turn your drone 90 degrees to the left, it’ll still go forward when you push the rudder forward (on a non-headless mode drone, this would make the drone go left).

Multi Axis Gyro and Accelerometer: (from Quora) They are a key part of how a quadcopter can stay stable and fly. Think of the drone as being a different plate balancing on top of a very, very tall stick. The accelerometer tells the drone how fast it is falling off the stick, and the gyro tells the drone which way it is tipping over. The drone then applies just the right amount of power to the motors spinning the rotors to balance the drone. All of this happens several hundred times a second.

To dive into detail- the gyro and accelerometer are 2 of 3 core pieces of information (the other being the motor speeds) that are fed back in a negative feedback loop which prevents the quadrotor from rapidly going into undampened oscillations.

One Key Return Function: Gives the ability with a single key input for your Drone to return to the location where it took off from.

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Drones – Quadcopters – New Electronic Fun Toys

I started this web site with Electronic Games in mind and called it Electronic Fun Toys which are played directly on a computer. Now something new has appeared on the market in the electronic fun toy products and it’s taking off rapidly. It’s called Drones or Quadcopters. These toys will get you away from the computer screen and in the outdoors. Learning to fly and flying you own Drone can be exciting and invigorating. Advance Drones come with multi axis gyroscope, magnetometer, and pressure sensor for altitude, orientation and speed, GPS and video cameras. Drones can be purchased at both Amazon and eBay. Click on either one will take you to their website for a very wide selection of drones. They come in a wide rage of pricing depending if it’s a starter drone of a professional one. Most of the Drones on the market are small and for private use, but that is not the only use of them..

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Best Reviews has reviewed the following two Drones and classified them as Best of the Best and Best Band for the Buck.

Best of the Best:

The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone has been rated best in its class. It has a price of $1148 at Amazon. It has unmatched performance and overall reliability. It offers numerous high-tech features that separate it from the rest of the pack. However the instruction are somewhat completed. Click on the picture below to go directly to Amazon’s website for more information and other Drones.

Phantom 3

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone

Product Description from Amazon

The Phantom 3 Advanced continues the proud tradition of DJI’s Phantom series and brings several important innovations to the Phantom’s rich feature set. The Phantom 3 Advanced carries a fully stabilized 3-axis 1080p full HD video camera for smooth, crisp videos and still photos. To allow you to see what the drone sees, DJI has engineered a new generation of their Lightbridge technology that allows 720p HD digital streaming of live video directly from the drone. You can control the camera and see video in real time as you fly and you can even share the video using the DJI Pilot app’s advanced features. To aid indoor flying, the Phantom 3 Advanced includes an integrated array of optical and ultrasonic sensors call Vision Positioning that allows you to fly precisely indoors without a GPS signal. The Phantom 3 Advanced includes all the tried-and-true features you’d expect from a DJI drone, including GPS navigation with auto takeoffs and auto landings, intelligent high power flight battery, a built-in safety database of no fly zones, and a powerful mobile app for your iOS or Android device.

 

Product Information

Product Dimensions 21 x 10 x 14 inches
Item Weight 11 pounds
Shipping Weight 11.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping
ASIN B00VYALU9A
tem model number P3-Advanced-Bundle-Extra-Battery
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #399 in Camera & Photo #96 in Toys & Games > Hobbies > RC Vehicles & Parts > RC Vehicles > Quadcopters
 

 

 

Best Bang for you Bucks:

The UDI 818A HD+ RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera has been rates the best bang for your bucks. Its cost at Amazon is around $149.00. Its high capacity battery and multi-channel function separates this copter from the rest. You get a lot of features for the price. However it doesn’t fly well in windy conditions. Click on the picture below to go directly to Amazon’s website for more information and other Drones

UDI 818A

UDI 818A HD+ RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera

 

 Product Description pulled from Amazon:

  • Strong powerful motors enable the helicopter to fly much longer and more efficiently. • Performance is further enhanced by integrated highly elastic plastic protective frame that protects the propellers in flight and acting as anti-collision safety mechanism • Forward-facing HD camera • Removable 4GB Micro-SD card stores enough footage from several flights • SD Card Reader – upload your new AVI and JPEG files to Facebook, Instagram, Email • 4-Channel, 2.4GHz transmitter has LCD screen and displays full flight status • 4 CHANNEL function provide stable flying and easy operation. Up/Down, Left/Right, Forward/Backward, 360°flips • 2 Joysticks move copter in any direction • LED running lights and remote control signal light • Roll Button for instant 360˚roll • Left trigger + right joystick flips 360˚in any direction • Right trigger turns signal light on and off • Controls for trim, flight mode, power • In-flight trim controls for pitch, roll and yaw • Low battery alarm from transmitter • 2 long-life batteries can be swapped or charged in-place with included USB Power Bank • Recharge the batteries with included USB charger • Charging Time: 90-120 mins; Flight Duration: 7-9 mins. • Product Size: 13.4 x 13.0 x 2.2 in/ 340 x 330 x 55mm

 

Product Information

Product Dimensions 13 x 13 x 3 inches
Item Weight 4.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 2 pounds
ASIN B00X9JDPYC
Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #74 in Toys & Games ( See top 100 in Toys & Games) #2 in Toys & Games) > Hobbies > RC Vehicles  Parts > RC Vehicles > Quadcopters
Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars

 

New FAA regulations

New FAA regulations require that all drones purchased before December 21, 2015 must be registered before February 19, 2016 and any purchased after December 21, 2015 should be registered before thy are flown.  Drones can be registered at https://drone-registration.net/. A quick glance of the rules are as follows:

  • You must be over 13 years of age
  • Weight of more then 0.55 and less then 55 pounds
  • Registration is good for three years
  • The certification ID number must ne attached to the Drone.
  • Drones purchased before Dec 21, 2015 must be registered by Feb 19, 2016
  • Drones purchased after Dec 21,2015 must be registered before they are flown
  • Cost to register is $5.00
  • Failure to register an aircraft may result in regulatory and criminal sanctions. The FAA may assess civil penalties up to $27,500. Criminal penalties include fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years.

 

Remember do dot fly over 400 feet and do not fly in no fly zones like the airport. Also do not invade the privacy of others.

Have fun with your new Electronic Fun Toy!

Regards

Larry

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The Electronics Inside

 

The Electronics Inside a Game:

Electronic Game devices are basically built from electronic products. Inside an Electronic Game – Electronic Fun Toy device there is a battery, several electronic components, a display, and maybe a keypad or just switches.  Another item inside, than you can not see, is a control program call firmware which is an item that controls all the electronic components. The firmware takes information from the keypad or switched, sends it to some type of micro-processor and then writes data out to the display. The battery of course supply electrical current to power all the electronic components. Everybody now days, even the very young, knows what ‘LOW BATTERY’ means, even before they can read.

Lets look at the components inside:

Battery pack

Rechargeable Battery Pack

 

Battery-Compartment

AAA Battery Pack

 

Display and switches

Display and Switches

 

Micro-processor device:

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Final Product of a Micro-Processor Device

 

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The Silicon Chip with Header and bond wires of a Micro-Processor

 

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The Artwork of a Micro-processor

 

I hope you have enjoyed this overview of the electronic inside an electronic game. If you have any comments or want to leave a personal message to me please leave it in comments below or Email me at larry@electronicfuntoys.com and I will get back to you.

Thanks and Regards, Larry