Isabelle Bousquet Quadcopter June 12th, 2018 - 14:00:03
If you are thinking about getting into the RC hobby then you have most likely seen the quadcopter craze that has swept the world. These little unmanned aerial vehicles are very fun to fly you can hover you can go backwards you can go straight up or down. All things that you cant really do in an RC plane. But it is also a little bit more difficult to learn to fly (I think). The reason for this is because of orientation. With a plane it is much more clear which way is forward and to maintain lift you are always going forward. However with a quadcopter or any multirotor it is much more difficult to maintain orientation because you have a symmetric frame. If it is a quadcopter you have 4 motors in an X formation and you can choose which way is forward by how you mount the flight control board. But once you get up in the air you have to remember which way is forward and maintain that orientation through all the maneuvers. I have found that a good way to help maintain orientation is by making the propellers in the front a different color from the propellers in the back. For example on mine the front two are bright orange and the black two are blue. This way when flying I am able to tell which way is forward. But even then if I get a little ways away it can be hard to see the props so some people will add a light weight canopy or a bright ball to indicate forward direction.
When you take delivery of your first Quadcopter see to it you also look for a Flying Quadcopters Drones and UAVs Tip sheet. Suggestion sheets will enable you to fly your craft securely and confidently. You will also find directions on how you can set up your model. We also strongly advise that you read the manual a number of times so you become familar with the functionality of your model and the remote control transmitter. When learning to fly always fly slow and fly low to start with and never fly in close proximity to people. However small your craft is the propellers spin at a very high speed and can cause injury. If flying outdoors make sure you keep the sun behind you and fly at eye level. Many of the Micro and Nano Quadcopter can perform acrobatics but dont try these tricks until you are totally in control of your model and have perfected the basic flying skills.
It is good to make sure that the option they settle for is sturdy in design to serve longer and survive falls and crashes. It should support flying techniques that are advanced. It should offer simplicity in flying and have an instruction manual that is easy to understand. There should be enough proof of high picture video quality. It has to be light in weight multifunctional improved with visible upgrades from previous brand models. Before settling for a quad copter and finally choosing what the best is one must take time to go through previous reviews in known sites that are trusted such as Amazon. There are always many user reviews both positive and negative that can give one a clear scope of what they are looking for and where they can find it. Based on such honest judgment from unknown people its always easier to decide. There are many websites offering free information on quadcopters. There must be thorough researching beforehand. Quality isnt to be compromised. There are known companies that provide top notch quadcopters and have steadily upgraded their models. The DJI Phantom GoPro quadcopter is one such quality product that is currently ranking really high and has received a lot of satisfied approval.
The main function that makes these UAVs different from the ones available off-the-shelf is their ability to fly autonomously. This means that the vehicle is able to make decisions depending on its flight to change direction capture images or return to ground. These machines come equipped with various sensors and in order to make a decision the input from different sensors is merged. They are also able to communicate with other UAVs flying around as well as with ground stations and satellites. They are capable of determining the ideal course for achieving a mission. These powerful capabilities make them extremely sensitive and sophisticated devices and these operations are not available in quadcopters used for the purpose of fun and entertainment.