A quadcopter, also known as a quattro, is an artificially intelligent machine which is used to perform some precise tasks, like that of a remote control plane. The most common uses of quadcopters are for recreational or racing hobbies, for filming and for military applications. The first model of these machines was introduced in the 1960s and have become very popular and efficient tools, due to their maneuverability and ease of handling. Many new models of quadcopters are constantly being introduced, which boasts advanced features. One of the most popular types of quadcopter today is the DJI Phantom.
The DJI Phantom is actually a four-rotor quadcopter, manufactured by DJI (a Chinese firm) and hence can be considered as the first “real” quadcopter. These quads come with many advanced features that make them superior to any other model available in the market. They include advanced obstacle avoidance systems, which are programmed into the machine through radio frequency. They can also steer themselves on terrain obstacles while automatically correcting the flight path.
Today, these types of quadcopters have evolved further and are available in a much better and more user-friendly form. With the ever increasing popularity of RC vehicles and the ever-growing interest in quadcopter flight, the designers and manufacturers have worked earnestly to introduce improved versions of the original machines. There are several different models available, which are meant for different types of purposes. Some quadcopters are suitable for indoor use, while others are designed to be used outdoors. The more popular ones are often used outdoors for sports and racing.
Remote controlled aircraft, like the remote control helicopters are becoming popular all over the world. Although most of us know about the remote controlled helicopter, very few of us know about the quadcopter, which is in fact a mini version of this larger and more expensive helicopter. Remote controlled helicopters can be used for a variety of different activities like racing and sports, or they can be used for surveillance purposes. The quadcopter, due to its smaller size, is also quite easy to handle and fly. Another advantage of using these types of quads is that they can easily be used indoors – as long as there is a free space where it can be flown.
The other type of quadcopter commonly used is the four rotor drone. These quadcopter machines have one rotor each, and the machine runs on four rotation degrees. This makes the quadcopter much easier and more manageable than its giant brother the remote control helicopter. It also has a lot of other advantages. As compared to a helicopter, the quadcopter is much faster and more maneuverable – it can easily get up to an altitude of 40 feet (the maximum), and it can stay in the air for a much longer period of time.
While flying a quadcopter is fun, it also has some definite uses. One of these uses is for surveillance. Although most recreational drones do not have cameras on them (because no one wants to look stupid by looking at their own image on a screen in the air), these machines can often be equipped with video recorders or cameras that allow someone to see what is going on when they are out of sight. This is especially helpful in rural areas where there may be no land surveillance going on, but there are plenty of trees around that can provide a good enough ground view. Most recreational drones will be equipped with an internal camera, as well – this ensures that everyone in the area can view the footage if it is needed.
In the military, the quadcopter is used extensively for combat operations, especially during counter-terrorism missions. UAVs, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, are essentially mini-aircraft that are controlled from a remote location. The term “unmanned” is derived from the fact that there are no people or pilots who are actually operating the aircraft. A remote controlled vehicle can be flown by an individual sitting in a controlled environment or can be flown by someone who is in control of it from another location. Most RC toys operate using radio signals to communicate with each other, while some use satellite technology to communicate with remote controlled aircraft.
There are four major components that make up a quadrocopter. These include the body (the main body that rotates around), the main rotor blades (which provide the lift), the rotor hub (which carries the drive mechanism) and the battery. Each of these parts can be operated via one of three methods. The first method, known as “copiloting,” means that the person who is flying the quadrocopter controls it with both the rudder and the throttle. The second method, called “throttle-controlled flight,” means that the person flying the craft is able to modify the force and speed with which the blades rotate by manipulating the throttle.