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Batteries

The vast majority of drones are powered by Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries. These can be dangerous if mishandled and this topic gives you an overview of the safe management of …

Who is the regulator?

Each country has it’s own regulator for the use of drones. Regulation of drones that are Remotely Piloted Aircraft almost always comes under the aviation rules of a country. As …

Drone jargon unpacked

The world of drones and aviation comes along with a wide range of terminology commonly referred to simply with acronyms. Below we have unpacked some of the most common that …

What is a drone?

Let’s start with a simple definition. What is a drone? A drone is considered a Remotely Piloted Aircraft. A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) is a type of aircraft which has …

6 common mistakes in drone integration

While the adoption of new technologies can create excitement about the great potential they hold, this excitement can itself lead to overly hasty adoption without a framework of systems in …

An introduction to this course

Welcome to The Institute for Drone Technology. This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. One of our key roles in the industry is to help organisations integrate drone technology. …

How to get the most out of the course

Whether you’re learning online for the first time, or you’re new to FutureLearn, the following tips will help you get the most out of your course. Travelling through the course …