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Learning to fly

Discussion in 'Drone Lounge' started by Trevcharl, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Trevcharl

    Trevcharl Member

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    Posted by Trevcharl, Sep 16, 2017 #1
    I was very nervous when first taking to the air, resulting in some real bad crashes. I cracked two arms, but I found a plastic glue which restored the strength. These repairs survived subsequent crashes. Then some one mentioned it would be pertinent to practice with a flight simulator first. I battled to find an appropriate one, eventually I found one on an Android playstore.
    Needless to say I crashed the flight simulator's drone many times, it gives you a report of all the damages too! But it starts you off every time with a new drone.....phew!
    It has a mode2 controller, touch screen joysticks, you fly around a factory where there are narrow passages, and overhead beams, a bit further along you have some scattered trees. The give you missions to complete, and time you. At first it took me quite a long time, then it was a matter of seconds. It has telemetering, showing you height above ground and the direction you are pointing, something I found to be essential when the machine is out of sight. You chose the view, either fpv (With or without 2axis gimbals) or ground view or a view from behind the copter.
    Now when I fly, I am not so nervous, you see it takes nearly two months to get anything from the suppliers here, so one has to be careful. In a way this flight simulator makes you aware of the essentials one needs to fly with confidence After trying all the various apps presented, the best one for reality, is called "QuadcopterFX Simulator" it is free and without those annoying adverts. Now that I have received my controller, there is a simulator I can download on my desktop that uses the actual controller. I wll give you some feedback on that one, once I have tried it.
     
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  2. DroneTalk

    DroneTalk R/C Expert Staff Member

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    Posted by DroneTalk, Sep 17, 2017 #2
    Yep takes time to get the hang of it.
     
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  3. Gabriel Yee

    Gabriel Yee Member

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    Posted by Gabriel Yee, Oct 2, 2017 #3
    Just stick to it and you will get good at it in no time!
     
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