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

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Chapter 10. Safe and Responsible Flight

Above All Is Safety

There’s a reason we hear the term safety first so often in our daily lives: doing what you can to protect the well-being of yourself and others is more important than any piece of equipment or task to be completed. Building and flying your hand-built small UAV safely and responsibly will ensure your continued ability to take part in this endeavor for a long time.

Those who persevere in building and flying small UAVs understand the importance of taking safety seriously. By doing so, they are respecting and representing the model aircraft and UAV community as a whole. With the concepts in this chapter in mind, taking part in aerial robotics is an outstanding way to learn or gain discipline. ...

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