The best Quadcopter for Beginners


25 Nov
25Nov

The best Quadcopter for Beginners

You’re interested in getting into RC in general but specifically you want to start into quadcopters. There may be a few lingering questions you are seeking answered:

-Where should you start, which size quadcopter should you get?
-Which features are important to have in your first quadcopter?
-Which Model should you choose?


alright let’s answer these questions.

 

-Where should you start?

Decide what size quadcopter your interested in starting out with. A smaller quadcopter you can fly indoors if your careful :). A larger one on the other hand may require you to fly outside exclusively. It can be a pain to find a safe flying site outside if you have to drive to get there.

 

-Which features are important to have in your first quadcopter?

You want a quadcopter with 4 channels, this allows you to raise, lower, move left, right, forwards and backwards, and rotate your quad left and right. As this will be your first quadcopter you will not only want but need some sort of stabilization, whether it be through gyros, barometers, cameras or flight computers. The good thing is that almost all smaller sized beginner quadcopters already have this feature. Another interesting feature is a level or mode which lets you enable an advanced mode which allows the quadcopter to react in a more agile way. Sometimes this is called Dual-Rates, a rate of movement or control inputs also called Low-Rate for limited movement (good for learning) and a more advanced High-Rate which allows you to do more advanced maneuvers, therefore making it more difficult to fly. You can't wrong. I learned on a parrot bebop. I had a stabilization in it and it was real easy but it also was fun. Then i saw videos of people wearing goggles and it was called FPV! First Persons View. I did end up getting goggles from parrot bebop and it did cost me more money but it was worth it. I had to use my mobile phone as the screen for the goggles and it was amazing. The video was great and picture was crystal clear. How it worked is that it was setup to use Wifi and i could travel about 2k and the best thing about it was the home button. It was just a click of the button and it would traville the same path back. But it wasn't the same as a racing Multirotor quad. WHY. For 1 it was slow. 2 it doesn't fly that fast. It's a whole new world with quads. The only thing that is a let down is the picture through the goggles. It's not that clear, but its still awesome. If i was you i would look at video's on youtube and you will get a better understanding how it works. There is a lot of junk so avoid all that. I wouldn't be worried if i was you. I would take 1 step at a time. The next thing i did is practice on the simulators. Have a look at the videos i have in the video showroom. I would go for the free ones. You can download them for free. Now there not all that special but they are very good at practicing, that's how i practice. Next thing is learn how to build one because you are going to need how to fix them when you smash it into a wall at the speed of 100kmh. I will do another blog and video about that another time. Good luck with it all and if you have any more question feel  free to drop me an email and i will try to get back to you.

 

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