Preface


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Preface
PrefaceIt was a bit of a surprise to me when my editor, Roger Stewart, asked me if I was interested in writing a book about building and flying quadcopters. It seems Roger had been interested in having a book written about this hot topic for some time. I remember mentioning to him that I had recently built a good-sized quadcopter, just because it was a fun thing to do, and I was quite interested in the technology that permitted these aircraft to not only fly but also be manually controlled precisely, or even be set to fly autonomously. I accepted his offer, and the book you now have in your hands or are viewing on an electronic device is the result of that chance discussion.I must admit I am somewhat of a multirotor geek hobbyist, having two Parallax Elev-8 units, one octocopter and one micro-sized …
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Donald Norris: Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8. Preface, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export