What is a Drone?
Drone Facts for Kids
While not everyone has the same definition of a drone, they are considered to be unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) by most. Some people consider only flying systems to be drones. Other people think that any remote-controlled robot should be considered a drone since it moves without a pilot or human driver behind the wheel.
The FAA considers any aerial system, which doesn’t have a real pilot, to be a drone. The FAA is also working on rules and regulations regarding the use of drones by the public. In the past few years, the popularity of drones has increased. The increase in the purchase of drones is due to the fact that the technology has advanced to a point where they are less expensive than years past. They are now accessible to the public, which includes parents buying them for the kids around the holidays.
Drones use GPS technology as well as robotics, engineering, electronics and aeronautics, which can be great learning tools for children with an interest in those fields. A drone isn’t considered a toy in the traditional sense. It’s a robotics system that helps a child think like a pilot. It uses terms like gyroscope and accelerometer as well as telemetry.
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