Acronyms

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  • APM: Ardupilot mega
  • ARF: Almost ready to fly - UAV that requires minimal assembly and setup before it can be flown
  • BEC: Battery eliminator circuit
  • EDF: Electric ducted fan
  • BNF: Bind and fly - UAV that is sold ready to fly, but requires you to use your own transmitter
  • ESC: Electronic speed controller
  • FPV: First-person view
  • OSD: On-screen display
  • PNF: Plug and fly - UAV that is sold almost ready to fly, but requires you to plug your own receiver
  • RPM: Revolutions per minute
  • RTF: Ready to fly - UAV that is ready to fly out of the box
  • RTL: Return to launch
  • RC: Radio control
  • RX: Receiver
  • TX: Transmitter
  • UAS: Unmanned Aerial System
  • UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Vrx: Video receiver
  • Vtx: Video transmitter