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Building Your Own Drones: A Beginner’s Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs by John Baichtal

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5. Rocket Drone Project

Let’s mix things up by exploring a different type of drone. I’m talking rocketry, which could be described as a type of fully autonomous drone, if you think about it. In this chapter, you learn a little about the history of hobby rocketry and go through the steps to actually build a data-gathering rocket drone that records its altitude so you can check it out later. You can see the rocket in Figure 5.1.

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FIGURE 5.1 You’ll build the data-gathering rocket this chapter.

Amateur Model Rocketry

People have been playing around with rockets since they were invented centuries ago. In the United States today, this mostly involves ...

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