Isabelle Bousquet Quadcopter June 12th, 2018 - 14:05:47
Once your quadcopter is in the air you can fly it forwards backwards to the left and to the right. You need to hold the left stick (throttle) at all times to keep the machine airborne. The right stick will then be used to move it to any direction you want. The basic four directions are easy to learn; however once you have mastered these controls you should move on to experiment with yaw to rotate it in mid-air. These are the steps to make your first flight successful. With time and practice you will learn more advanced functions to fly your quadcopter in various patterns and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Some examples of various patterns include flying it in a square pattern or in a circle. You will need to hold down on one of the controls to make this happen repeatedly. Changing directions and rotating at the same time allows you to fly your copter continuously in the air. Its a good practice to fly up to an altitude of just a few feet in the beginning so that you dont damage it if you lose control.
A good rule of thumb is to use speed controls that can handle one and a half times the current needed to maintain a hover. My two pound (1 kg) quad needs 150 watts to hover which is approximately 40 watts per motor. With three cells in series in the battery this is less than four amps per speed control (there is one per motor). I originally chose a 25 amp ESC because I was afraid of overloading it. In the future I would use a 10 to 15 amp ESC for a quad like that. I used a 10x4.7 propeller for a simple reason. It is very common and lots of other quadcopters use it. It is also easy to find in reverse rotation versions. A larger-diameter low-pitch propeller is a good choice for a quad.
These include high-power flight battery a powerful mobile app for Android devices or iOS GPS navigation including auto takeoffs and auto landings and a built-in safety database which contains a list of no-fly zones. DJI has put some restriction measures in place to prevent your device from being able to operate within a 15 miles radius of the White House. Also included in this no-fly zone are Arlington Silver Spring Prince Georges County Montgomery County and Falls Church. Your engine is automatically shut off once in this zone even though DJI does not warn you of this issue before making your purchase. However once you are out of the 15 miles radius your drone should work perfectly fine.
You also need to remember that a quadcopter has a front side and a back side. If the quadcopter is facing you the above-mentioned controls are switched. If previously pushing the right stick to the left made the machine roll to the right now it will make the machine roll to the left. All other controls are also adjusted accordingly. A transmitter also known as the remote controller comes with a number of parts buttons antenna and handle. There are two sticks: right and left. The right one controls roll and pitch and the left one controls yaw and throttle. Recall that throttle adjusts the altitude and yaw allows you to rotate it in either direction. Then there are trim buttons with each stick that are used to balance out the controls. You will need to fly your copter by pushing the throttle stick upwards and then see if it tilts automatically or flies itself to some direction without you even pushing the other controls. When this happens you will need to use the trim buttons on your transmitter to adjust the controls.