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Does your drone need GPS?

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Where is your drone going? There is little question that the addition of GPS to the modern drone has been of great benefit to navigation and flight, but is it required? When we refer to GPS, we are talking about all of the variants, including GPS, GLONASS and more.

Join us as we discuss some of the pros and cons of a GPS enabled drone, and some of the alternatives if you’d rather fly a little different.

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Jonathan Feist, Drone Pilot
Jonathan Feist

Why trust Drone Rush?

I’ve been a fan of flight since a young age; while I’ve had few opportunities at the helm of manned aircraft, the hours on my fleet of drones continue to grow. I enjoy putting cameras into the sky, silky smooth aerial imagery makes me happy. My goal is to help all pilots enjoy flight legally and safely.

Early drones, and many current toy-class machines, did not come with a GPS module installed. Like most hobby aircraft, you just got a RC controller and receiver to fly your machine. Skill was required to…

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Source: dronerush.com