How to Fly a Quadcopter

How to Fly a Quadcopter

Before you fly, check everything off this list:

  • Remote battery is charged
  • Quadcopter battery is charged
  • Micro SD card is in place if there is a camera option
  • Make sure all pieces of your quadcopter are secure
  • Pick a flight location with a soft landing and no crowd
  • Make sure there is no wind or rain to cause flight problems
  • Be sure you can maintain a direct line of sight at all times with your quadcopter

Learn the lingo of your control:

Quadcopter Controller

If you ever need to refer back to your manual for additional instructions, there will be certain terminology to understand in order to use your controller.

Roll: Action of pushing the right stick to the left or right. This will "roll" your quadcopter diagonally to the left or right.

Pitch: Action of pushing the right stick forwards or backwards. This will tilt the quadcopter to move forward or backwards.

Yaw: Action of pushing the left stick to the left or right. This will help you change directions while in flight.

Throttle: Action of pushing the left stick forward. This will adjust the height or altitude of your quadcopter. This is the action you will need to use to get your quadcopter off the ground.

Trim: Buttons that will help you increase or decrease the sensitivity of the roll, pitch, yaw, and throttle.

Getting off the ground

All you need is throttle. use your left stick to put your drone in the air. Make sure you move your left stick smoothly and slowly to achieve more height. Slowly release your left stick to gently place your quadcopter back on the ground.

Once you feel comfortable with flying up and down, try out the rest of your remote functions. One by one, add throttle and yaw, throttle and roll, and throttle and pitch. Moving between all of these functions will get you more comfortable with flying your quadcopter.

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