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After you have bought the best quadcopter drone, it’s time to take it up in the sky. The flying quadcopter is fun, and an emerging hobby globally and most people are excited to learn how to fly a quadcopter drone without going for training and at the comfort of your home, part or any outdoor space.
It is vital to known that quadcopter is a super powerful machine with the latest and fast rotating propellers and it's easy to damage or break it once it crashes!
To minimize the risk of damaging it, you need to avoid flying it near people, over properties, and within restricted areas without any permission. Additionally, you need to follow the laid down flying rules.
Quadcopters Guide For Beginners - Flying Tips
It is good to buy a cheap and robust mini quad ready to fly for your first flying lessons and training. The main reason behind this advice is that you can manage with the loss in case it crashes trying to take off. They are also lighter and smaller hence causing fewer damages to objects and people. Here is how to fly a quadcopter drone for beginners:
The Remote Control
Remote controls are known to transmit and control the quad, and the right stick is used to control the pitch and roll. It helps to move your quad from right to left and backward to forwards.
The left stick controls the throttle and yaw. It helps to rotate the quadcopter in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction, and it also adjusts flying heights. The Trim buttons are found in each control.
The controls knowledge
The controls play a significant role in stabilizing the quadcopter and here is how each of the control works:
• The roll (Aileron): It is known to tilt the quadcopter from left to right by helping the rotors to speed up on one side and the other side slowing them down. It rolls your quadcopter and helps it to maneuver it from left to right.
• The Pitch (elevator): it helps to tilt the quadcopter backward and forward in the same manner as the roll
• Yaw (rudder): It helps to carefully rotate the quadcopter by assisting it to speed up the spinning rotors in one direction and slow it down in the opposite direction. It points the front of your quad in a different direction and helps it when changing in various directions.
• Throttle: It controls the quad down and ups by altering the general speed of its rotors. This helps to adjust the height and altitude of your quadcopter.
• Trim: These are buttons found in your remote control, and they help to adjust the pitch, yaw, roll, and throttle in case they are off balance.
Rolls are known to move the quadcopter from the right or left and pitched backward and forwards.
Maneuvering the styles Knowledge’s
• Bank turn- This is a consistent circular turn that moves either in counterclockwise or clockwise direction.
• Hovering- Staying in one position while you are airborne and it’s done by controlling the drone throttle.
• Figure 8- This is when flying the quad in a figure 8 pattern or position
Quadcopter usually has three main stabilization modes, and they include:
• The rate which is also called hard, manual or Acro, using the rate level is like flying a helicopter. Once you tilt the copter, it does not bring itself back to the central position, and the rate manual helps to bring it back to its original place.
• The attitude which is known as the Auto-level or self-levels this is the level that makes the copter level it’s either manually or automatically once the sticks are centered.
• GPS-hold called the Loiter. It returns the quadcopter into its position when the sticks get centered. It uses the same attitude mode with auto-level.
Rules of Flying Quadcopter
The primary safety rules of flying your quadcopter including
• Fly it when the day is beautiful and not windy
• Fly the copter in a large open filed that has no obstacles like power lines and buildings
• Switch off your other gadgets like phone and keep off any distractions
• Avoid flying near properties or people
• Start your practice by taking off your copter and climbing some meters high flying and hovering from one to another and then landing. You need to take it slowly.
• Wind Speed: You need to find out the wind speed before you start flying your quadcopter. If the wind speed is more than 15mph it’s not advisable to operate the copter since it will be shaky and a bit wobbly. A higher wind speed makes it uncontrollable hence high chances of the copter getting crashed or get pushed away by the wind.
Hovering is the hardest part of flying a quadcopter and when flying them through the FPV goggles or monitor. Mastering hovering gives you the power to have better control of the copter, and it also allow you to have a better shoot of aerial pictures and videos.
Learning how to turn off your throttle in case you are flying forward fast and about to crash is the best idea instead of turning right or left. By stopping the copter throttle, you are preventing the electric rotating propellers which reduce the chances or damaging and breaking the motors, props or even the whole quadcopter. Some of the quads have prop guards which are a unique feature in stopping the rotating propellers.
Hovering the Quadcopter
Hovering is the power of taking off your copter from the ground and on your first time without crashing. It involves checking your controls and making sure that every one of them is working the correct way and start off slowly with about ten %throttle. Once you have known the strengths of your copter gradually increase the speed of throttle and let it hover around 2 inches from the ground and test the controls.
The flying quadcopter is fun and fantastic! Learn the different flying patterns and enjoy your quadcopter with confident.