Flying the Kitty Hawk Aero

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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Flying the Kitty Hawk Aero

Unread post by GaryMortimer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:25 pm

An interesting chat last night I thought. I would absolutely like to have a go.

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Re: Flying the Kitty Hawk Aero

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:28 pm

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Re: Flying the Kitty Hawk Aero

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:27 pm

Technically it is neither a drone nor a UAV...


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Re: Flying the Kitty Hawk Aero

Unread post by GaryMortimer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:21 am

Technically if you removed the autopilot it could not fly.
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Re: Flying the Kitty Hawk Aero

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:11 am

GaryMortimer wrote:Technically if you removed the autopilot it could not fly.
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There is a vast difference between electronics used to stabilize a multi-rotor and an Autopilot. An Autopilot, as the name would suggest, replaces the pilot, not the electronics needed to fly the craft stably.
If you have flow a drone in manual mode you will understand where I am going.

So... it is not a drone or UAV based on the fact that it has a pilot INSIDE of it that controls the electronics needed to fly it.

Some definitions of a drone
drone
/drəʊn/

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3.
a male bee in a colony of social bees, which does no work but can fertilize a queen. :lol:
4.
a remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile.


UAV

UNMANNED Aerial Vehicle

It is therefore, just an aircraft


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