How To Fly A Drone - How To Guide
An uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is the technical term of the drone. In this modern era, drones have become an indispensable device we use in different life fields. Only armed forces had used drones at the start, but now, we start using drones at the commercial level, e.g., in photography, ward off climate change, plant trees, and emergency rescue jobs.
There are multiple types of drones, but I would like you to give some insights about the multirotor drone. If you read this article deeply, you will be able to fly any quadrotor drone or multirotor drone. It would be best to understand the general terms, parts, and controls before flying the drone.
Parts of Drones
a) Remote Control
It helps you to control the movements of the drone during flight.
It consists of two or more blades to push up the drone. You can control the propellers with your remote control. Propellers give upward thrust to fly and provide torque to move it.
With the camera’s help, you can see the place where you are flying. You can also take photos during the flight.
d) The Frame
It connects all components of the remote.
e) The Battery
Batteries provide energy to your drone to fly.
f) The Charger
It charges your energy source.
Motors rotate your drone’s propellers.
Controls of Drones
It helps to move your drone left or right in the air. The right stick does it on your remote control.
It helps your drone to tilt forward or backwards to move forward or back. The right stick does it on your remote control.
It rotates your drone clockwise or anticlockwise in the air. The left stick does it if you push it to the right or the left.
If you push the left stick forward, your drone gets the high speed, and if you press the left post backwards, your drone’s speed decreases.
If you feel your drone is getting out of control, you can use the trim button on your remote control to balance it.
Pre-Flight Check List
After learning about terms and controls, it is necessary to go through the pre-flight checklist. It will able you to avoid any accident and damage to your drone.
1) First of all, you should check the weather conditions if it is stormy or rainy; you should avoid flying. For weather forecasting, you can use your mobile app, for example, Accu Weather. It would help you estimate the weather conditions in the next coming period in which you will fly a drone. Check if chances of precipitation are less than 10% and wind speed is less than 20mph, then you can pass the drone.
2)Clouds should look at more than 500 feet high. It will help you to keep your drone visible.
3) Visibility should be at least three statute miles.
4)Choose the right places where to take off and land.
5)Under heavy voltage transmission wires, an electromagnetic field creates, it may disturb radio waves, which controls your drone, so you should avoid such places.
6)It would be best if you looked for buildings, wires, and trees to avoid any obstacles.
Drone And Remote Control Check
Check the connectivity of the remote control with your drone.
Check whether gimbal and camera covers are removed or not.
Clean the lens of the camera with microfiber.
After fully charge the batteries attach them with the drone.
Please mount the SD card and lens filter carefully.
Power Up Transmitter
Now, power up your transmitter and craft by following the given instructions:
1)It would help if you switched on the power buttons of both the drone and remote control.
2)Check the connectivity between the transmitter and the craft.
3)Your antennas should be towards the sky.
4)You should confirm whether the FPV screen is functional or not.
5)You should calibrate the Inertial Measurement Unit before flying if needed.
6)It would help if you also calibrated the compass before every flight.
7)Check whether your drone receives GPS signals from at least six satellites or not.
8)You must check the level of batteries of both the remote control and drone.
Drone Take Off
Now, It is time to take off the drone, but yet now, you should follow some more instructions as given below:
1)You should strictly notice odd sounds and irregularities immediately after taking off. If you found it, land your drone at once and trace them.
2)You should check all the controls one by one, e.g., pitch, roll, and yaw.
3)If there you found any electromagnetic interference move away from that place.
4)If you found all the checklists functional, then you should continue with your flight mission.
1)Propellers are like sharp blades; they can cut or damage anything reached in contact with them; therefore, keep your fingers away from the propellers.
2)If you found that your drone is about to strike something or somebody, you should switch off the throttle, it would prevent you from hitting with full force, so in this way, you will keep your drone safe and anything else.
3)In the case of a beginner, you should practice indoors.
After understanding the controls and check flight, you will have to keep your drone in the air to proceed further. It would be better for you if you push the throttle slowly because it will give you better control of the drone, and you will get familiar gradually with your drone’s controls. Now, press the throttle a bit more for a while. Now again, push the throttle back to land the drone.
Please repeat this 4-5 times, and observe whether your drone makes any movement without your command or not; if you feel, press the equivalent trim button to cope with that issue. It would help if you kept trimming until your copter stable.
Fantastic! you can control and keep airborne your drone; you can also move it forward and back or right and left.
Flying Patterns For Drone
Now, you can fly the drone in different patterns like a square and circle.
First of all, consider a square pattern, push the right stick forward; after that, pull it back to the middle, and keep airborne just for a few seconds.
Press the right stick in the right direction, fly for seconds, and now pull it back to fly backwards and stay in the air. To return its first position, push the right stick to the left. You have completed the square pattern.
To fly in a circle pattern, you will have to use pitch, roll, and throttle at the same time.
Push the throttle to hover in the air and decide either you want to rotate in a clockwise direction or anticlockwise.
Let suppose, in a clockwise direction; push the right stick from the left corner to the right corner diagonally; both pitch and roll will engage simultaneously. Your drone will start flying in a circular path in the right direction; rotate it more in a circular course more press the stick in the right direction. Now start pressing the bar to the right bottom and turn it in a circle until your copter completes the process.
Helicopters have a fan on their tail to prevent torsional motion, but drones not. Please tell me in what way drones cope with this situation.
Drones or quadcopters have four motors; two of them rotate clockwise and remaining counter-clockwise simultaneously.
How many loads can a drone carry?
A drone with approximately 2400g load can carry.
How long will a drone fly, and what factors affect its flight time?
Normally,5-40 minutes is its flight time. It depends on the following factors:
What is the range of drone?
Every drone has different range of flight and different height range.