Time for Take Off – Finally
Now, I know, it’s boring to sit there and hover in the air, but this is something you
have to do, unless you feel like crashing your copter or injuring yourself. It’s
finally time to attempt take off!
Let’s start out by getting the drone to hover 9 inches or so off of the ground. You need to make the drone hold altitude and use the right stick to hold the position. To keep it from turning, you may need to use the yaw. During this process, if the quadcopter starts to turn, roll or move forwards or backwards, all you have to do is adjust the trims so that it stays in one spot.
Once you get it down pat, work on landing. While you’re trying to learn how to land, don’t go too high off the ground – stay about a foot from the ground. While you’re one or two inches above the ground, you can shot the throttle off in order to land.
Time to Get Moving
Next, we are going to work on moving that drone, without wrecking the copter.
Like you did before, go into hover mode and move the drone a couple of inches
away from you, then bring it back using the right stick – go back and forth until
you have the hang of it.
After doing this for about 2 minutes, move it side to side using the right stick.
Once you have everything down pat, start flying around while you keep the copter
pointing away from you – fly in squares. Once you have the square flight path
down pat, start flying in a circular pattern.
Quadcopter Photography – Take Aerial Pictures and Videos
Yes, professional aerial photography has been around for a couple of years now,
but the consumer market has just started to expand. Now, we have access to RC
aircraft (quadcopters) that have cameras already built into them. This is exciting
for photographers and videographers who would like to take advantage of aerial
images and add them to their portfolios.
The Phantom 2
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Are you familiar with the Phantom 2 copter we told you about in the “quadcopters
for hobbyists” section? This is one of the best quadcopters for phorography
currently on the market – with its 3-axis gimbal, it has the ability to record smooth
video. It has a redesigned HD camera and a built in FPV link. You can easily
stream like video (or capture images) from your quadcopter straight to your tablet.
When you first start to fly, there are some safety precautions you need to take. If
you think safety first, you can avoid injuries. There are so many injuries that could
have been prevented if the individual took caution while using the quadcopter.
Here’s some precautions to take:
· Don’t fly when you are distracted
· Go to a big field
· Fly when there is no wind
· Stay away from people
· Stay away from animals
· Don’t go past your limits
You should always have the quadcopter in your direct line of sight. If you lose sight of the quadcopter, you won’t be able to control it properly. Also, remember, if you fly behind a tree or building, you can easily lose your perception. Having an obstacle between you and the RC vehicle can cut off the RC connection.
In conclusion, if you are a beginner or if the quadcopter is for your child, you need
to start out with a drone that has a small price tag on it. However, if you are an
expert in the field of quadcopters, putting some extra money towards a nice, professional quadcopter isn’t that bad of an idea. Quadcopters come in many
different styles and many of them have a camera, which means you will be able to
take (or record) some good footage while the drone is flying in the sky.
Just remember, before you go out there and purchase the first quadcopter you come
across, you need to take time to do research in order to make sure you get the one
that not only fits your budget, but your needs as well (not all of them come with
cameras built in).
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