What Makes a Drone Fly?

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A quick UAV anatomy lesson. 

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a super drone!

With frequent advancements in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology in recent years, the drone industry has evolved at the speed of light. 

Today, drones are capable of everything from shooting beautiful aerial photography to delivering packages and even efficiently spraying blankets of disinfectant in stadiums, airports, schools and manufacturing facilities. 

With all of these capabilities–one might say that drones have super powers

But what makes a drone fly?

A Quick UAV Anatomy Lesson.

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Drones are ultra-customizable, allowing them to perform a variety of tasks based on the needs of the user. However, no matter the function, there are a set of common parts that make up all drones. 

Drones are equipped with flight controllers, or “brains.” Signals are sent to specialized sensors within the flight controller through the transmitter, or “joystick.” Working together, these parts control movement and flight behavior. 

What gives a drone its capability to fly? The propellers, or “wings,” of course! At Upward Drone Solutions, our technology operates with six propellers that rotate in various directions, allowing our pilot to control the drone and chart any course a project may require no matter the course. These propellers are powered by internal motors

The wonders of Drone Cleaning.

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Author: Andy Godfrey

A longtime aviation enthusiast, Andy Godfrey traded flying helicopters and planes for drone technology, becoming certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2018. Formerly a professional golf player, business owner, Andy now embraces the awesome potential of using drone technology to provide innovative solutions for businesses.

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