Piloting a drone is a unique experience that blends skill and excitement. While this hobby may look intimidating at first, all you really need is some practice and the willingness to learn. Before you even realize it, flying a drone is very simple - so as long as you aren’t focusing on configurations and calibrations.
I will explain to you how to fly a drone for beginners with a few easy tips.
Much like any hobby, drones have certain words that you need to get familiar with. If you have played airplane games, these words should be familiar to you. Otherwise, don’t worry, I’ll list the most common ones:
You don’t need to memorize them but it’s always best when you are totally familiar with the terms. At the same time, you’ll put these words by heart if you spend enough time toying around with your drone.
Naturally, you would want to fly in your backyard or the front yard - given that they are wide enough to fly a drone. For safety purposes, you should practice flying a drone on drone hotspots located around the country. You should be able to find one easily via Google. After all, the last thing you want to happen is your neighbors falsely accusing you of spying on them when you’re just learning how to fly a drone.
These include open areas, large courts and flat empty plains. This is in case your drone comes crashing down and nobody gets hurt. And thanks to the wide area, you can freely test your drone however you want.
Whether you are yawing, lifting off, rolling or landing, the safest way to do so is to push either stick slowly and stop from time to time. Much like a car, immediate maneuvering will cause your drone to sway or accelerate immediately, giving you no room to control its speed.
Before you go crazy with the controls, the best way to learn how to fly a drone is to repeat on hovering and landing. Doing this will give you a sense of how much control you need for your drone. It is just like driving a car; where you will need to practice how to start-up the engine, move, and then park.
Once you are familiar with controlling your drone’s altitude, it is time to start on acceleration, decelerating and turning. As always, keep everything slow and steady and your drone shouldn’t be wobbling lay haywire.
The best way to understand how you should rotate and pitch efficiently is to move like a square pattern. This should exercise yourself in knowing the four basic directions. Do this clockwise and counter-clockwise.
Now that you know how to do corners, you should start practicing on doing a circle pattern. To do so, you must pitch, roll and throttle simultaneously. Do this repeatedly until you are used to it.
Just like learning how to ride a bike, drive a car, sail a boat or fly a plane, flying a drone is similar when it comes to getting used to it. If you absolutely want to get better, simply spend a lot of your time repeating the basic patterns and know the controls by heart. But if you wish to just fly for fun, try headless mode. Most drones have that feature.
It may look intimidating at first, but flying a drone is much like controlling an RC boat except with extra aviation controls.
It is going to take up a lot of hours of your time so unless you feel easily tired everytime you fly one, you get the hang of it in around 2 hours.
You may either go to physical drone shops, at Walmart or simply buy it only at Amazon.
Most FPV/VR drones include a headset with the UAV so no, you do not need to buy a separate VR headset.