Mastering Drone Flying

Mastering Your Drone Flying Skills

If you are learning to fly Drones then there are certain skills you will need to master so you become comfortable flying Drones regardless of their orientation. A beginner Drone Flyer should always start with learning the basic skills and once they are mastered move on to more advance flight patterns.
1)    Take off and land
Make sure you have read the manual over and over again and that both your Drone and the Transmitter is set up to fly in beginner mode. Even the low-priced Nano Drones have beginner and more advance modes so be sure that you have selected the correct mode and that your Drone is properly calibrated before even attempting take off. When you are 100% sure you have an understanding of this then bind your Drone to the transmitter. This is usually done by placing the Drone on a flat surface, switching on your Drones transmitter and then connecting the battery (some Drones especially the Nano class have batteries connected to them and have a small switch for turning the power on). Make sure the throttle stick ( left stick mode 2) is at its lowest position and gently move the stick to its highest position and back again and the Drone will indicate that it has bound with the transmitter usually by the Led lights that stop flashing and/or a sound signal coming from the Drone. This will all be in your manual. Some of the manuals are badly translated from Chinese to English so if you are unsure of anything whatsoever do a Google search as there are videos on YouTube showing this process for most of the popular Drone models. Point the Drone away from you making sure you understand which is the front and rear. When the Drone and Transmitter are bound then just practice lifting the Drone off the floor and bringing it down again. Always fly low and fly slow when you are starting out. Sometimes your Drone will drift from side to side as it takes off. Propeller Wash, the downward force of  air against the floor causes turbulence and this can be corrected by lifting the Drone higher off the ground. Do not attempt anything else until you have mastered this first step.
2)    Mastering Hovering
In order to maintain a steady hover most of the low-priced beginner Drones have gyroscopes embedded int the flight boards and many of them especially the Nano sized Drones, the Cheerson CX-10 being a prime example Hover extremely well. Any sharp movement of the sticks is likely to shoot the Drone up or down, forward or backwards or sideways. To maintain a steady hover will require a degree of input on the sticks to correct any drifting that may occur. A first this can seems a daunting task but be calm and patient and you will soon get the hang of it. It may take you ten or twenty flights to get this correct but once you have you will be ready to move to the next challenge.
3)    Moving forward and backwards
As your Drone is hovering with the nose pointing away from you push the right stick gently forward to move the Drone forward then ease it back and the Drone will come back to you
To be Continued

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