There are so many books about drones that have been published the last few years. We’ve compiled a list of this year’s noteworthy consumer drone books, as well as a few of the best sellers from last year. There is a mix of drone photography guidebooks to practical guides for the budding drone hobbyists. So look no further – here is our best drones books available on the market right now for 2018!
10) Drones For Dummies
Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you’ll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video.
9) The Complete Guide to Drones
This book will show you everything you could ever want to know about buying and flying your first drones. From getting to grips with the jargon you’ll need to speak to other flyers, to how you can design and build your own drone with advanced features like live video feedback and programmable autopilot. You’ll even learn how to read a sectional chart (that’s a pilot’s map-see, you’re learning already!)
8) The Handbook of Drone Photography
This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones’ extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life.
7) The Photographer’s Guide to Drones
No matter what model one may own―DJI, 3DR, Yuneec, GoPro―all of these photographers need to learn how to put this new gear to good use in their aerial photography. They need to learn how to safely operate and fly a drone, how to create compelling photos and video, and how to make their work stand out from the crowd in this exciting new field.
6) Drone University
This book makes it easy to design and build your own long or short range FPV autonomous drone. The book breaks down all the required and optional components into six easy to understand sub-systems; Airframe System, Radio Control / Autopilot System, Camera System, Power System, Ground Control Station, and the Drive Train System. Other chapters will provide flying tips, check lists and a many surprises in-between.
5) Drones: Their Many Civilian Uses and the U.S. Laws Surrounding Them
This book was written to be a useful resource for hobbyists, lawyers, professors, businessmen, or anyone wanting to know what is going on legally to integrate what are called unmanned aircraft, “drones,” or remotely piloted aircraft into the United States’ airspace. While many individuals have been talking about the Fourth Amendment concerns with unmanned government aircraft (public unmanned aircraft), this book does not focus on those privacy concerns.
4) Drones (The Ultimate Guide)
This book provides a good introduction to drones as a whole for beginners as well as advanced flyers. It features a detailed explanation on how drones work and their main parts, learning to fly a drone as a complete beginner and improving your flying. You will also learn about other unmanned radio-controlled vehicles as well as building your own drone from scratch, or, if you prefer buying one – choosing the best drone for you. If you are into aerial photography with drones, this book will also teach you how to become a better photographer.
3) DIY Drones for the Evil Genius
This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight.
2) Livin’ the Drone Life
Livin’ the Drone Life draws on this invaluable experience to teach hopeful drone pros all sides of the business. Whether you bought your drone on a whim or as part of the tech craze, now is the time to turn your passion into profit, and a hobby into an investment for your future. With the help of this book, Drone U will show you how to fly safe, fly right, and make your business soar.
1) Above the World: Earth Through A Drone’s Eye
Sometimes, all that is needed to change someone’s mind is a change of perspective. Flying cameras, freed from the constraints of gravity, redefine how we perceive the world we live in and reveal previously unseen moments of beauty. Very rarely does a new technology level a playing field in an art form, allowing unknown talents to share headlines with established artists. Drones are one of these great equalizers. With this book, they show some of the world’s best aerial photography and examine not just the works of well-known aerial photographers, but also the many phenomenal images captured by non-professionals.
And if you love books like this, we highly recommend: Overview: A New Perspective of Earth