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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

FLY HOPPER

Now that you have successfully constructed your Hopper drone, it is time to learn to fly it. In this lesson, students develop a fundamental understanding of how aircraft, specifically drones, are able to achieve flight. This lesson also covers drone pilot safety, an introduction to drone piloting using the Controller and FTW Fly app, and pilot skills challenges that are designed to help students master basic flight maneuvering techniques needed to pilot the Hopper drone.






Aerodynamics

The science of how objects move through air

Altitude

The height of an object in relation to sea level or ground level

Aviation

Flying within the Earth’s atmosphere

Drag

The force that acts against an object in motion

Flight

Flight is the process of moving through the earth’s atmosphere (or beyond) without touching earth’s surface.

Hover

To remain in one place in the air - all forces of flight must be equal

Lift

The force that causes an aircraft to rise while in flight; created when air passes over and under an airplane's wings

Pitch

The movement a drone makes along the lateral axis

Roll

The movement a drone makes along the longitudinal axis

Space Flight

Flying through the vacuum of space is called Space Flight.

Thrust

The force that allows an aircraft to move forward; allows an aircraft to overcome weight and produce lift; created by a motor turning a propeller

VLOS

VIsual Line of Sight - drone is visible to the pilot without any devices like binoculars

INTRODUCTION

SCIENCE OF FLIGHT

FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT - A CLOSER LOOK

DRONE FLIGHT

SAFETY

FLIGHT CONTROLS - FTW FLY

FLIGHT CONTROLS - CONTROLLER

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