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Posted by t00nz843z | Jan 23, 2021 @ 09:20 AM | 6,638 Views
This is the first video in a series to help new pilots enter into the radio control (RC) hobby. A beginner's RC helicopter was used in this tutorial, as the method of control is the same for both drones and helicopters. The helicopter's advantage over a drone for beginners is that it is a much more efficient flier, and allows longer practice flight time per battery charge. The tutorial helicopter that was used can achieve up to 15 minutes of flight time, and may be found here .

This series will focus on basic piloting skills for flying drones and helicopters. We'll start with a discussion of transmitter flight controls, and how they are applied to fly the aircraft in hover. In follow-on videos we'll examine yaw, horizontal translational flight, turning, and orientation tips.
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And here is the tutorial
RC Helicopter and Drone Basics, Part 1 Hover Tutorial (23 min 21 sec)

Posted by t00nz843z | Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:29 AM | 29,641 Views
Want to learn to do more than just hover your quadcopter? This flight tutorial video may help. Horizontal translational flying is not obvious to most people. We'll start the lesson with simple out and back flying, progress through rudder turns, and complete the lesson with an intro to banked turning.

Quadcopter Drone Flying Lessons (14 min 41 sec)

Posted by t00nz843z | Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:27 AM | 30,562 Views
These important flight training tips will help prevent you from losing your quadcopter. It's very important to learn how not to lose orientation of your quadcopter. This can be done by observings its movement alone. What would you do if one day you flew further away than you could be able to visually distinguish your quadcopters front or back? Also this might come in handy for advanced quadcopters, such as DJI. If one of those notorious fly aways is experienced, simply switch to manual control and follow these procedures to help bring it back.

A simple way to bring it back close to you is to first push forward on the pitch control to gain forward movement. Then notice which direction the quadcopter is moving in the distance. If its moving left, turn left to turn the quadcopter in your direction. If its moving right in the distance, turn right to point it toward you. If it alternates between right and left, just keep matching the direction that you turn with its movement. Remember, if its moving right, turn right. If its moving left, turn left.

Quadcopter Flying Tutorial: Orientation Tips for Distant Flying (5 min 33 sec)

Posted by t00nz843z | Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:25 AM | 30,107 Views
Vortex Ring State (aka Settling with Power or the Wobble of Death) is a flight condition common to all rotor aircraft (helicopters and multirotors/quadcopters/drones). For those new to the hobby, they may inaccurately attribute this condition to a fault of their aircraft. But really, it is just a flight phenomenon similar to airplane wing stall. This video discusses its cause, along with demonstrating how to recover from it. More importantly, methods of avoiding it entirely are also discussed and demonstrated.

Quadcopter Vortex Ring State: Recovery and Avoidance (9 min 58 sec)

Posted by t00nz843z | Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:22 AM | 27,584 Views
This is a tutorial video detailing flying tips on how to turn a quadcopter. Banked turns, sideslip rudder turns, and turn tightening with pitch control are discussed.

Quadcopter Flying Tutorial: Turning Tips and Techniques (9 min 5 sec)

Posted by t00nz843z | Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:11 AM | 25,617 Views
If you notice any power reduction or reduced flight time on your drone, it may be time to brush your teeth! This simple preventative maintenance can help prevent motor problems early.

Quadcopter Drones, Spin Your Props and Brush Your Teeth! (4 min 43 sec)