A silly question from a 5 days old newbie

Discussion in 'Newb Guides' started by davidhk129, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

    Please tell me how to fly the drone in circle.
    I know how to use the Left Stick to move the drone up/down, and to turn the drone left or right. But I can't figure out how to fly it in circle.
     
  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

    From what I have found out and I have yet to try it ( late at night and it is Winter)...………..
    1. The drone needs a bit of speed forward first.
    2. To turn LEFT : left and right sticks move to the left at the same time.
    3. To turn RIGHT : left and right sticks move to the right at the same time.

    Do I understand it correctly ?
     
    Salty_McNulty likes this.
  3. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    holtneil and davidhk129 like this.
  4. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi if you get enough forward speed you should be able to do a banked turn , it takes practice to balance stick inputs
     
  5. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't know what is and how to do "banked" turn.
     
  6. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

    BY THE WAY. I am super excited.
    Just received my Star Wars 74-Z Speeder Bike. Cost : $69.95 Cdn + taxes.
    Even opening the box is an unique entertainment. A WOW factor no doubt !
    The box has seal on 2 sides. The seal specifies the model (i.e. speeder bike) and its individual serial number which will match the serial number molded in that drone.
    After the box is opened, a lit display case with the drone inside and star wars music playing.
    Close and reopen the box , a different star wars music will be playing. Unreal.
    The display case is rechargeable.
    Even inserting transmitter batteries (4 AA) produces a surprise or 2.

    A you-tube link for the star wars fans ……….
    Propel Star Wars Drones - Unboxing & Overview

    Flying is nice but I really need practice as I am a complete newbie.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2019
    wafflejock likes this.
  7. wafflejock

    wafflejock Well-Known Member

    Joshua Bardwell is a bit of an acquired taste but if you can deal with some slow paced vids he does a great job methodically walking you through all the basics here:

    Practice is ultimately how you'll get good but practice in a simulator helps a lot for adjusting to first person view flying if you decide to pursue that in the future too. It's a series of videos so the one linked here is just the first of the series, I watched them after learning to fly from other videos and practice but still picked up on things that seem obvious in hindsight but I hadn't consciously thought about much. He also explains all the terminology for yaw/pitch/roll/throttle (your inputs) and has a lot of other vids on betaflight configuration and other technical details (also just a good pilot).
     
    davidhk129 likes this.
  8. Dugdog47

    Dugdog47 Well-Known Member

    There is a member here @Silver Surfer who is a starwars drone fan. Check out his videos in the "flight video" section.
     
    Silver Surfer and davidhk129 like this.
  9. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Lucky you they are amazing , a banked turn needs elevator and roll inputs at the same time
    This is a 450 size quad

    And with a heli it may be easier to see

     
    davidhk129 likes this.
  10. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    In the early part of this video i do banked turns with this tricopter
     
    davidhk129 likes this.
  11. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all, and your videos.
     
  12. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

    An update regarding the Propel Star Wars drones.....
    I received it yesterday and flew it in my small apartment with the propeller guards on.
    I crashed it at least a dozen times. Nothing broken.
    So don't underestimate the sturdiness of the drone and its extending parts.
    There is one thing :
    From the videos I saw from various web sites, i.e. Amazon, BestBuy, You-tube etc, I am supposed to have 2 storm troopers, one on the bike and one as spare amongst other spare parts.
    I only have one storm trooper.
    But, instead of 2 batteries for the drone, I have 3.
    Those batteries are proprietary. I'm not complaining.

    I enjoy it very much.
    Star Wars fans should really consider buying one of those.
    As I was told, those drones were selling for over $200 when they were first introduced.
    I think I have a good deal for $69.95.
     
    RENOV8R likes this.
  13. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    I don't know if we can get them in the uk
     
  14. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    I see you're from Canada? That would explain why you're only flying in your apartment!
     
  15. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

  16. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Only 3 in stock
     
  17. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

    So ?
    That's a problem ?
     
  18. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    I need to buy other things first before more quads :mad: so by the time I am ready they will be gone
     
  19. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Well-Known Member

    I see. From the Amazon.uk link I gave you, it said there are 16 sellers.
    I am sure they have more than 3 drones combined. Although some of them charge more than the others.

    upload_2019-3-8_15-54-16.png
     
  20. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    True i will see later ;)
     

Share This Page