View Single Post
Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:40 PM
v00d0o is offline
Find More Posts by v00d0o
Registered User
v00d0o's Avatar
United States, VA, Fairfax
Joined Dec 2012
1,265 Posts
Originally Posted by Old guy1 View Post
Looking at the pictures, I think you a right. Aluminum arms will work great and will be much stronger. Remember, when you get it going again, don't try to see how high it will go (see this all the time - major mistake). I have taught a lot of new pilots over the years and have a method that I can guarantee success if you will follow it. Go to a good size open space and draw a circle 12 - 15 feet in diameter. Place the quad in the middle and stand back 10 feet outside of the circle. Start the quad up in atti mode and bring it to a 3 - 4 foot high hover. Do not go higher than 6 feet. Keep the quad inside of the circle. If it starts to leave the circle, land it, pick it up and set back in the middle. DO NOT TRY TO FLY IT BACK INTO THE CIRCLE. When you can fly an entire battery pack and keep it into the circle, you can then make it bigger. NO GPS CHEATING FOR THIS. After enough practice, you should be able to hold a rock solid hover even in manual mode. There will always be time to fly high and long, but you will earn the most respect of other pilots with your ability to keep it under control.

Happy flying
Thanks for the advice...I didn't even get one foot off the ground hahaha!

But I was very delicate with the controls...didn't jerk the throttle. The motors just decided to pop off
v00d0o is offline Find More Posts by v00d0o
Reply With Quote