About

About

The Raptor Drone Pilots site is a resource for drone pilots. Drones are sometimes also known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), UAs (Unmanned Aircraft), UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems).

 

You can buy a remotely operated drone to use for fun but you will still be covered by laws and regulations in most countries, so it is worth finding out what they are for wherever you live.

 

Recreational drones range from very simple, small devices suitable for flying indoors only, to larger, more powerful machines that can have a degree of “intelligence” in that they can do things like avoid obstacles, hover in place by themselves and return to a start point automatically. A lot of drones also carry cameras, and with some of these, the pilot can see what the drone is seeing in real time: this is called FPV or First Person View.

 

People use drones for things like photography, aerobatics, racing and business. They can be a lot of fun but the learning curve can be steep when you start out – expect to crash a lot at first unless you get some help.