Unmanned aerial vehicle – UVA’s Uncovered!
So lets get down to the nitty gritty. What is a Unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV? Essentially it’s a acronym for unmanned aircraft system (UAS). This type of aircraft is remotely controlled by electronic and computer means, under the supervision of human, or even without intervention, by means of programmable logic controllers (PLC).
What Were UAV’s (Drones) Originally Designed To Do?
In 2012, Cavim, the state-run arms manufacturer of Venezuela, claimed to be producing its own UAV as part of a system to survey and monitor pipelines, dams and other rural infrastructure.
Along with military use, drones are being used more and more by civilians, such as by photographers and cameramen at birthday parties, weddings and events in general. No doubt, a drone can capture better angles and still shots while keeping the camera stable for longer, this also makes it ideal for video production. You can get more info on DJI Phantom HERE.
FPV drone racing (where FPV stands for first-person view or first person video) is a sport whereby participants control “drones” (usually small radio-controlled aircraft or quadcopters), equipped with cameras while wearing head-mounted displays showing the live stream camera feed from the drones. The goal is to complete a course as fast as possible. Drone racing emerged in Australia in 2014 and is growing fast.
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI; English: The World Air Sports Federation) is the world governing body for airsports, has introduced a sporting code, and sanctions FPV Racing events. If you want a more comprehensive guide to drone racing you can ind it here
UAV’s continue to involve and involve themselves in our lives, and from the amount of their uses and civilians getting in on UAV flying, they aren’t going anywhere soon. And I for one, am exceedingly glad.