Isabelle Bousquet Quadcopter June 12th, 2018 - 13:59:21
I knew that choosing the flight controller needed to come next. After all quadcopters replace mechanical parts with gyros. If you think about it it is really just like a computer game! Im a terrible helicopter pilot. I can barely control a coaxial beginners helicopter. Being able to use a flight controller was a big part of the appeal of a multirotor platform. The simpler flight controllers only have angular rate of turn sensors. These sensors are what we call gyros. They can sense when you are turning but that is all. A feature that I really wanted the flight controller to have was accelerometers. An accelerometer can tell in which direction is down by measuring the acceleration due to gravity. With this auto leveling feature I can let go of the control sticks when I get into trouble and it will bring it back to perfectly level attitude. This was very important to me!
This design gave rise to the latest quadcopters that are available on the market for hobbyists of all ages who love to fly them. UAVs can be classified into many different types depending on the purpose for which they are used. However not all of these are available on the market for general public. The ones available on the market are usually called quadcopters that come with or without a camera and GPS meant for fun or entertainment purposes. Some commercial units are also made to achieve objectives specific to a company or business. However the more advanced machines used by the US air force are classified into three main types;
There are a lot of quadcopters out there for beginners. The Smya X1 is one of the most popular. I like it because it has a 2.4GHz transmitter is very durable and very easy to fly. You can also make it do flips at the touch of a button to impress your friends. But recently I just got the Blade mQX and I must say I am quite impressed. It is actually similar in size to the Syma X1 but it boasts better performance with 4 brushed 8.5 mm motors 5.5 inch blades and a 4-in-1 receiver/ESCs/mixer/sensor that acts as flight control board. The built in DSM2 receiver is one thing I really like about the Blade mQX a lot of quadcopters come with proprietary transmitters and receivers and it can be difficult without hacking the hardware to make it compatible with your existing transmitter. With the Blade mQX you are able to bind it with any DSM2 compatible radio such as Spektrum radios.
When buying a Remote Control Quadcopter you should take into consideration the accessibility of spare parts components. You will likely experience a crash to your Quadcopter specifically if you are merely a rookie to this hobby. Thus it is essential to know that the Quadcopter version you bought has lots of readily available spare components for sale. Some repair works require using a soldering kit so its a great idea to get one when you place your order. It is consistently recommended that you acquire extra batteries as the smaller Drone will only fly for around 8 minutes on one battery charge. Along with the countless Quadcopter Review sites there is also an abundance of wonderful videos on YouTube and youll find committed Facebook Pages that are an excellent source of information on the subject. Doing a comprehensive your study is recommended before acquiring a bigger and a lot pricier version.