Isabelle Bousquet Quadcopter June 12th, 2018 - 13:59:26
If you have ever wondered what you need to get started in the RC hobby of multirotors this is the place for you. In this article I am going to outline all the basic components that are necessary to get started building your own quadcopter. First you are going to need a transmitter. The transmitter is the radio control that you use to communicate with your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). There are various types of transmitter that are categorized by brand frequency and number of channels. For a quadcopter you need at least a 4 channel transmitter but I would suggest getting a 6 channel transmitter that works on the 2.4GHz frequency.
There are some safety precautions to protect yourself as well as the machine from damaging itself and crash landing and also other people to get hurt. Remember to pull down the throttle to zero if you see your quadcopter going out of control and about to crash or collide with something. Always stay away from spinning propellers or do not handle a quadcopter when the propellers are rotating. This happens when youre trying to teach someone else to fly and then try to pick it up. When the transmitter is in someone elses hands and it is on the propellers can start spinning anytime so be very careful! Not everybody can fly a quadcopter with confidence because of a number of different controls its sophisticated design and intricate machinery. Even taking it off the ground and keeping it in the air without damaging objects that come in between is an art to master. Beginners especially find it really hard to fly a quadcopter without experiencing crash landing. Follow the above-mentioned guide if you are trying to polish your piloting skills or wish to master this art to enjoy the activity to its fullest.
When looking to buy a GoPro quadcopter there are several factors and questions that one must have in their mind. There is always the debate as to whether one should purchase a quadcopter thats ready for flying with GoPro or build their own. Many people who have taken up aerial viewing as a hobby will give advice on building one since its a much cheaper option and one has the surety that the performance will be exactly how they want it. Buying a GoPro quadcopter is beneficial since they work much faster and the parts are easily replaceable. This article though will focus on the buying option. Before making a purchase one must be sure what the purpose is whether its for flying or filming. Ready To Fly quadcopters abbreviated as RTF come having everything that is needed to fly from transmitters to batteries. They are more recommendable due to the less strain they give the user.
Bind-and-Fly on the other hand requires you to first bind the machine with its transmitter before taking it off ground. Such a machine is not meant for hobbyists as it requires a little assembly which only experts can handle. Similarly ARF or Almost-Ready-to-Fly aircraft require some sort of assembly before they could be used. These machines come with an instructions manual so that anyone could assemble it easily and quickly. They are perfect for expert pilots who already have the radio equipment (the transmitter and the receiver) and are only looking for other parts to complete the structure of their vehicles. All these UAVs are available off-the-shelf in the price range of $50 to $3000 and even more depending on their specifications model and overall design. Most quadcopters are very robust and durable and therefore they last for a long time if handled properly. Although these UAVs are considered friendly they do pose threat to public safety as they can mistakenly fly over private property and no-fly zones or collide with another aircraft damage something or crash land somewhere unknown. It is therefore advisable to follow the precautionary measures while flying these seemingly harmless quadcopters for the sake of fun in order to ensure safety.