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My Drone Adventure has always been fascinated with the use of drones in the world.  Being in the military and watching first hand how amazing and capable these machines are was truly remarkable.  Fixed Wing drones have been around over 100 years despite the public only seeing their commercial use take off in recent years. In 1849, after months of trial and error in Austria a pilot-less balloon bomb was created. The balloon led the way for the use of drones. Then in 1915, Tesla described a fleet of unmanned aerial combat vehicles. During the World War II era drones were brought to another level. A famous actor and model aircraft enthusiast bought a model plane design. The potential was seen for the model aircraft to be used by soldiers for target practice. This drone was launched by catapult if it was not shot down during target practice it would land from a parachute at the end of the drone. After the first drone took flight in 1939 it then became the first mass produced drone in the United States with 15,000 drones eventually built. An interesting fact is that Marilyn Monroe began her career working at Radioplane in the assembly line, for the company that manufactured the first drones in mass production. After being spotted by army photographer Marilyn Monroe was persuaded to switch career paths and become a model. Then in 1955 a company called Beechcraft, which was used by soldiers to practice air-to-air combat training, built a drone. After World War II drones began to become equipped with jet engines. In the 1950’s the U.S Army began stepping up drone development to avoid losing pilots over hostile territory. So this when Lockheed was brought into the design process of developing drones. The drones that Lockheed designed were made to carry a camera module over enemy territory and gather intelligence. Then in the 1970’s Israel developed the first drones with real time surveillance/FPW (First Person View). Drones were used in the gulf war, which made drones more capable over time of offering real time surveillance and carrying weapons. Today Army pilots fly drones halfway around the world while being piloted in the United States. Then in 1987 Drones started to be used for other purposes besides just for military use. The drone industry in the civilian sector did not move forward outside of japan for 30 years. Permission to fly drones for recreational and commercial purposes in the United States was not authorized until 2015.  One of the main advantages to fixed wing drones compared to the other types of drones is that they can fly above obstacles and rough terrains and they can quickly cover large areas.  Fixed wing drones are widely used for surveillance, mapping, exploring unknown terrains, agriculture, Law enforcement, Military and many more. Drones come in many shapes and sizes. Each of these drones has their own unique purpose. It is these characteristics, which ultimately leads to the operator's decision in which platform will best fit the application. It understands these key attributes and acting on them will ensure that your mission is a success. A fixed wing drone can be high wing, mid wing, low wing and flying wing, again each drone having their own unique attributes. Fixed wing drones have rigid wings that have a predetermined airfoil, which make flights possible by generating lift because of the drone’s forward airspeed. The airspeed is generated by something called the forward thrust usually by the means of a propeller being turned by a combustion engine or an electric motor. Control of the drone comes from control surfaces which are built into the wing itself, these traditionally consist of ailerons (used to control lateral balance) which is the elevator and a rudder. This is what allows the drone to freely rotate around three axes that are at an angle of 90° to each other and intersect at the drones center of gravity. The elevator that controls the pitch, ailerons controlling the roll and the rudder controlling the yaw. The fixed wing drone has a simpler structure, which provides less complicated maintenance and repair process thus allowing the user more time ready for use at a lower cost. Fixed-wing drones are able to carry greater payloads for longer distances with less power, which allows you to carry bigger sensors as well as twin sensor configurations. Fixed wing drones are not best solutions for stationary applications like inspection work. We hope that this information will help you to make the best decision when purchasing a fixed wing drone from My Drone Adventure.

 

 

 

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My Drone Adventure has always been fascinated with the use of drones in the world.  Being in the military and watching first hand how amazing and capable these machines are was truly remarkable.  Fixed Wing drones have been around over 100 years despite the public only seeing their commercial use take off in recent years. In 1849, after months of trial and error in Austria a pilot-less balloon bomb was created. The balloon led the way for the use of drones. Then in 1915, Tesla described a fleet of unmanned aerial combat vehicles. During the World War II era drones were brought to another level. A famous actor and model aircraft enthusiast bought a model plane design. The potential was seen for the model aircraft to be used by soldiers for target practice. This drone was launched by catapult if it was not shot down during target practice it would land from a parachute at the end of the drone. After the first drone took flight in 1939 it then became the first mass produced drone in the United States with 15,000 drones eventually built. An interesting fact is that Marilyn Monroe began her career working at Radioplane in the assembly line, for the company that manufactured the first drones in mass production. After being spotted by army photographer Marilyn Monroe was persuaded to switch career paths and become a model. Then in 1955 a company called Beechcraft, which was used by soldiers to practice air-to-air combat training, built a drone. After World War II drones began to become equipped with jet engines. In the 1950’s the U.S Army began stepping up drone development to avoid losing pilots over hostile territory. So this when Lockheed was brought into the design process of developing drones. The drones that Lockheed designed were made to carry a camera module over enemy territory and gather intelligence. Then in the 1970’s Israel developed the first drones with real time surveillance/FPW (First Person View). Drones were used in the gulf war, which made drones more capable over time of offering real time surveillance and carrying weapons. Today Army pilots fly drones halfway around the world while being piloted in the United States. Then in 1987 Drones started to be used for other purposes besides just for military use. The drone industry in the civilian sector did not move forward outside of japan for 30 years. Permission to fly drones for recreational and commercial purposes in the United States was not authorized until 2015.  One of the main advantages to fixed wing drones compared to the other types of drones is that they can fly above obstacles and rough terrains and they can quickly cover large areas.  Fixed wing drones are widely used for surveillance, mapping, exploring unknown terrains, agriculture, Law enforcement, Military and many more. Drones come in many shapes and sizes. Each of these drones has their own unique purpose. It is these characteristics, which ultimately leads to the operator's decision in which platform will best fit the application. It understands these key attributes and acting on them will ensure that your mission is a success. A fixed wing drone can be high wing, mid wing, low wing and flying wing, again each drone having their own unique attributes. Fixed wing drones have rigid wings that have a predetermined airfoil, which make flights possible by generating lift because of the drone’s forward airspeed. The airspeed is generated by something called the forward thrust usually by the means of a propeller being turned by a combustion engine or an electric motor. Control of the drone comes from control surfaces which are built into the wing itself, these traditionally consist of ailerons (used to control lateral balance) which is the elevator and a rudder. This is what allows the drone to freely rotate around three axes that are at an angle of 90° to each other and intersect at the drones center of gravity. The elevator that controls the pitch, ailerons controlling the roll and the rudder controlling the yaw. The fixed wing drone has a simpler structure, which provides less complicated maintenance and repair process thus allowing the user more time ready for use at a lower cost. Fixed-wing drones are able to carry greater payloads for longer distances with less power, which allows you to carry bigger sensors as well as twin sensor configurations. Fixed wing drones are not best solutions for stationary applications like inspection work. We hope that this information will help you to make the best decision when purchasing a fixed wing drone from My Drone Adventure.