Isabelle Bousquet Quadcopter June 12th, 2018 - 13:56:45
So that may all sound pretty complicated but dont be scared because all that complicated stuff is handled in the flight control board. All you have to worry about it moving two sticks one way or another. So which quadcopter will help you get off the ground quickest? One of my all time favorite quadcopters for beginners is the Syma X1. It is very inexpensive and flies very well. It comes with a 2.4 GHz transmitter so you are able to fly outdoors and get pretty good range. Another good beginner quadcopter is the Blade mQX. This is a great little quadcopter as well and one nice thing is that it is compatible with other radios so you dont have to rely on the one it came with. Both are durable and will provide you with hours of fun flying time.
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.
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!
Finally and this is a brilliant feature the Blade Nano QF BNF Quadcopter includes a "return to sender" button. At any time you can hit this button and your Nano will return straight back to you no matter where they are at that time. This alone is extremely useful for any time you have lost sight of your drone and need it back! Some buyers have complained about a weak RF signal sent from the remote control module saying that the signal isnt strong enough to support long-distance flights or those that climb higher and higher into the sky. However considered that this particular quadcopter has an advertised effective range of 200+ meters that really shouldnt be all that much of an issue. If you need to go higher and further than that you probably need a bigger more powerful drone. Secondly this specific remote-controlled quadracopter can be a bit of a challenge to fly particularly if you dont have any real experience backing you up with UAVs or drones.