US Drone Law
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Many insurance companies now offer special coverage for drone operators. A drone that is flying several hundred feet in the air can be very dangerous. If you plan to fly your drone around people it would probably be a good idea to make sure you are insured.
The 3G/6G designation on a drone indicates that the drone utilizes a 3-axis gyroscope, a 6-axis gyroscope, or can be switch between the two. Technically, there is no such thing as a 6-axis gyroscope, just a three-axis gyroscope with three additional sensors. A gyroscope is an electronic device that senses the speed and direct of the drone. A 3-axis gyroscope has three standard orientation sensors that detect the pitch, yaw, and roll of the drone. A 6-axis gyroscope has three additional accelerometers which provide a drone with even more stability in flight. If you have the ability to switch your drone to 3G mode then your drone will suddenly become more sensitive and responsive because the three additional accelerometers are no longer providing the added stability.
A gimbal is a mechanism that keeps an instrument like a compass at a set orientation in an aircraft or ship. On drones, gimbals are generally used to mount a camera. The gimbal, usually under the drone, is designed to maintain the camera’s orientation despite the movement of the drone. If the drone comes with a camera mounted on a gimbal then the gimbal and camera can most likely be replaced with gimbals and cameras from other manufacturers.
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