How To Fly A FPV Racing Drone – Lesson 5 – Putting It All Together

by Jose

this is 5 of my series how to fly multirotors using free-rider as the simulator that we're learning in as a reminder as always i'm using the default settings here and I've got throttle 0 at bottom configured which is how most transmitters have it set I'm going to click on the desert and let's get started on this up till now we've covered the sort of basics of manoeuvring your multi rotor in we've got altitude control y'all control to face the direction you want to go roll to keep the car horizon level and pitch to go faster and go slower and all you got to do now is start working on putting all that stuff together so I'm going to give you an exercise today that will hopefully get you practicing that and what we're going to do is we're just going to fly laps around the desert so I'm going to take off and I'm going to pitch forward and fly over and I'm going to start to yaw and roll together so as you practice I want you to start getting a feel for how much yaw and roll you need to create coordinated turns so that you're not going and then rolling but so that you're kind of doing them at the same time using pitch forward and back to adjust speed let's just keep a reasonable speed and let's just fly along this Ridgeline at any point if you're going too fast pitch back a little slow down and if you're going too slow pitch forward a little to go faster if you're losing altitude raised the throttle if you're higher than you want to be lower the throttle and all of that feedback together is what's happening in a pilot's mind even a very high-end pilot doing extremely advanced acro maneuvers is sort of doing this same thing just on a on a much higher level and a lot more intuitively and faster you're going too fast pitch back if you're going too slow pitch forward as I lose altitude I may pick up speed and need to pitch back a bit and I'm going a little slower than I'd like I'm going to pitch forward and I'm going to need to raise the throttle to avoid losing altitude I want a little too fast so I'm going to lower the throttle and pitch back and and slow down again pitch forward to speed up here comes a climb I'm going to need to make a little bounce there let's do that again if you need to climb and you're moving forward you may need to pitch back a little bit or you'll just accelerate yourself into the thing you're trying to climb over so let me get lined up on this pass again here we are we're going to need to climb over this hill if I just accelerate I will gain altitude but depending on how fast I'm going I may not gain altitude fast enough to clear it let's go back around again here we are so let's see I gained altitude and cleared it but I also picked up a lot of speed which is probably not what I wanted so a lot of times when you need to climb like that let's get lined up again a lot of times if you're heading forward and you see an obstacle you need to climb over you may want to pitch back a little and that alone will cause you to gain altitude even if you don't change your throttle setting at all because when you time you go from pitch forward to more level you'll gain altitude and vice-versa here we go coming up on it again and I'm going to pitch back a little and raise the throttle a little to climb over it and I can pitch forward at the other side to pick back up my altitude so I want you to practice flying this circuit around the desert and try to maintain altitude try to descend into the low parts and climb up over the high parts try and stay on the ridgeline without drifting too much see if I can give you a nice pass here there's a good example have a little trouble flying on this copter because it doesn't quite feel like the one I'm used to climbing up it goes slower as fast as you want but don't go so fast that you crash a lot go as slow as you need you to do it right and then pick up speed later fly right and then fly fast not the other way around you can't do it the other way around all right that's what I'd like you to practice this week or this episode or the session whatever all right okay hope that's helpful and yeah you're getting there it's time to say happy flying you're flying alright see you next time

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