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ROS Robotics By Example by Dr. Thomas L. Harman, Carol Fairchild

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Preparing to fly your quadrotor

Some quadrotors can be dangerous if flown carelessly. Depending on the size, weight, and power of the quadrotor, collisions with property, people, or pets can cause serious damage. At the very least, crashes of your quadrotor can damage the craft and end your flying career until you purchase a new one or repair the damaged one.

Although this book is not about flying quadrotors, we believe that some discussion of good flying practice is necessary. The discussion will be particularly helpful to new pilots.

Since this chapter is not about flying the quadrotor but how ROS is used to control the craft, we will refer you to various websites on the Internet. Searching for How to fly a quadrotor or How to fly a quadcopter ...

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