Hak5 2008 – Drone Building 101: Flying Practice

Learning to fly a quadcopter is a very rewarding experience. In this episode of Hak5, we share our tips for getting comfortable with the craft. From hovering in place to walking the dog and doing your first flybys.
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A great resource for further reading is http://uavcoach.com/how-to-fly-a-quadcopter-guide/

Start out with a cheap toy like the Hubsan or Syma:

-Find a safe place to fly
-Bring lots of batteries!
-Visually check your craft
-Plug in the battery and turn the craft on
-Check your current mode
-Practice with throttle
-Hover near the ground
-Do a box pattern
-Hover in front of you
-Practice the invisible beach ball
-Fly the drone away from you and to you, then right and left
-Circle your craft
-Let your drone circle you
-Practice walking the dog

Darren and Shannon will be heading to Australia and Japan respectively, so stay tuned to the show for announcements on meetups!

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