What is Drones: Definition and 19 Discussions

The Drones Club is a recurring fictional location in the stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse. It is a gentlemen's club in London. Many of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Blandings Castle stories feature the club or its members.
Various members of the club appear in stories included in the "Drones Club series", which contains stories not already included in other series. Most of the Drones Club stories star either Freddie Widgeon or Bingo Little.
The name "Drones" has been used by several real-life clubs and restaurants.

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  1. berkeman

    The role of Robot Dogs and Drones in Search and Rescue operations

    This was a great use of technology last week when a large parking garage collapsed in New York City, and it was too dangerous to send in FireFighters to search for injured and trapped people. FDNY has used Drones for a while now, and has a new Robot Dog that is able to navigate pretty difficult...
  2. peetm

    I Russia Claims Laser Weapon Can Destroy Drones: Is it Possible?

    The Telegraph is running this story with little detail. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/05/18/russia-claims-laser-weapon-can-destroy-drones-1500km-earth But, is such a laser possible? Wouldn't it scatter, and how much energy would be absorbed by the atmosphere?
  3. gleem

    Mysterious Drones in Colorado and Nebraska

    In the last month up to sixteen drones have been spotted at night fly together. Commercial enterprises who use drones in the area deny any involvement with them. They fly in the restricted space designated for drone and do not require notification of the FAA. It has been reported that they are...
  4. L

    How Can Drones Create Holograms in the Sky?

    Has anyone seen Spiderman: Far from Homes already? In it the drones can create holograms in the sky. Is there any proposal in real life of how these could be done? I guess by emitting some smokes and laser from many drones, perhaps some kind of holograms can be attempted? The following may be...
  5. prashantakerkar

    Calculators Smartphones apps for accessing Quadcopter Drones

    Is it feasible to design and development Smartphones apps which will access,control & monitor quadcopter Drones operating at 2.4 GHz & 9.8 GHz wireless frequencies? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar
  6. doglover9754

    What happens if you put a drone on hover in a moving car

    I was flying my drone last week and then it hit me. What happens to the drone if you put it in hover mode in a moving car? It must be a closed roof car and can move at any speed. But what my question is, what will happen to the drone? In hover mode, a drone will just float where it is. But if...
  7. G

    Mechanical Engineering Thesis Topic Suggestion

    Hi, I study Applied Mechanics and I'm in the last year of my study. I try to find some interesting topic for my master's thesis that will be at least a little innovative. Topics offered by my university are unfortunately quite usual and "old-fashioned". And I want to do something a little bit...
  8. J

    What disciplines do I need for building a Quadcopter?

    Hi everybody, new to the forums :) I have a personal dream to build a drone/quadcopter from scratch. I'm aware it's not an easy task, and I've also searched this forum (and Google) for similar threads before posting: Drone Building Building a Quadcopter (links to what seems like a useful PDF)...
  9. Aero_Arnendu

    Help with Drone Ideas for Google Science Fair 2017

    Hello , i am Arnendu from India , I am really very exited to participate in Google Science Fair 2017 .. but i am very much confused in choosing the best science project for me which can make me winner. I loves aerospace and Robotics a lot so at first i was thinking about to make a drone that can...
  10. gleem

    News Intel flies 500 drones simultaneously

    Intel recently demonstrated the simultaneous coordinated flight of 500 drone controlled by one laptop. Equipped with LEDs the drones (weighing only 280 gms) are able to create complex close formations. Intel foresees applictions to entertainment/ advertising ,search and rescue and...
  11. G

    Technology behind camera drones with "follow" function

    Hi. Most modern camera quadcopters (drones) have a "follow" function, allowing them to follow and film a person. The DJI Phantom 4 does this by optical tracking, most other brands require that the person carry a smartphone or other wearable. How does this work? I assume the smartphone or...
  12. Redbelly98

    New drone is quadcopter-plane hybrid

    I saw this on Yahoo news earlier today. http://news.yahoo.com/belgian-drone-mixes-plane-quadcopter-technology-120407999.html?bcmt=1453122222785-ab7269f0-75d2-46ff-a4ad-24a433f07605&bcmt_s=u#mediacommentsugc_container From the article: The article is sadly lacking any photos of the drone, but a...
  13. J

    Why aren't drones and aircraft using hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells?

    I've heard they were much more efficient then li-ion batteries and anything else really.. and drones today are all about flight time, wouldn't hydrogen fuel cells result in a great flight time advantage? why are they not in use?
  14. jtbell

    How to deal with drones snooping on you

    Deploy a biotic anti-drone missile:
  15. C

    News What is the big deal with drones?

    It's harding finding news about/from the US that don't have the word drone in them. Here are few remarks on drones from recent news stories I found: My question is: Why is the emphasis being put on drones?
  16. DiracPool

    News China's Military Drone Program: What Now?

    Is this what the world really needs right now. China with thousands of military drones? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/china-drone-program_n_3207392.html
  17. C

    News Should Police Use of Drones Be Permitted?

    So police departments nationwide are seeking to acquire drones as they are cheaper and so effective. I was just watching Special Report, and Charles Krauthammer said they should be banned outright, which I found interesting, as usually neoconservatives (like him) are the ones who differ from the...
  18. S

    If I want to design UAVs (predator drones) what should I study in school?

    Mostly their targeting, navigation, etc. Not their actual flying structure but the systems of the drones. Computer Science? Computer Engineering? EE? Any of the above?
  19. K

    News Big Business and its penchant for mindless drones

    Read these. http://www.newsreview.com/chico/content?oid=47170 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123129220146959621.html http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/1/30/02341/8092/769/690785 http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/55/chalktalk.html...