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Make: Getting Started with Drones by Belinda Kilby, Terry Kilby

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Chapter 5. GPS, Compass, and Battery Monitor

In this chapter, we are going to cover three accessories that we will add to our drone. Each of these components on its own would make a pretty small chapter, so we thought we would cover all three in a single chapter.

GPS

One feature clearly draws the line between a drone and a model aircraft: the ability to operate using GPS (see Figure 5-1). The addition of this satellite navigation technology allows for a level of control that was simply not possible before. This extra control allowed drone designers to develop flight modes for specific types of flights.

Figure 5-1. 3DR uBlox GPS unit with built-in ...

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