For every would be flyer, the start is always the hardest. Getting used to the controls, finding the right sweet spot, are just a few of the things that you have to think about when you first start out. Flying a drone maybe quite daunting at first but with these 10 tips and tricks, you’ll go from beginner to pro in no time.
Focus while flying
We sometimes get too caught up in the excitement of the whole flying experience. After reading the manual and getting acquainted with the controls, we just want to get to the fun part immediately. Our adrenaline starts pumping, and a lot of things seem to be happening all at once. Sometimes when we’re learning how to fly, a crowd sort of builds. Be it, family or friends, those who scream bloody murder when the drone edges slightly closer to them, to those who pontificate what they deem is the proper way of flying, all of these can be very distracting and a bit too much to handle sometimes. It is important to take take a deep breath and block out all the noise. Focus on the task at hand and don’t let anything distract you.
Orientation is key
One of the most difficult things for some is getting their directions right. This especially rings
through when it comes to the rounder symmetrical ones. It’s so easy to accidentally go the
opposite of your intended direction and totally loose control. One must be cognizant of the direction your flying too and which direction the drone might be facing.
Don’t be reckless
There is much fun to be had when flying a drone. More so when you’ve gotten a better handle on things. Confidence plays a big part in being able to properly handle the drone. Too much of it though is never a good thing. Not to say you shouldn’t push the limits a bit when you’ve reached a certain skill level, but we must always practice safety first. This is paramount when we’re flying near people, especially children, or in unfavorable weather conditions. Doing cool things with your drone is probably one of the biggest joys of owning one but when you or other people can get hurt from your actions it’s always better to err on the side of caution.
Put your mind into it
Like the old saying goes “Your weapon must be an extension of your body.” this is true too for you and your drone. When your remote syncs in with the drone, you must be in sync with the drone too. The controls on these things are more sensitive than you’d initially think and it takes getting used too. One must not only have good hand- eye coordination, but good hand-mind coordination. A lot of the maneuvers takes foresight, planning and being two steps ahead.
Keep calm and carry on
Probably the most important thing one must know in order to get the hang of things is not to panic. When we panic, that’s when things usually get a bit chaotic. Anyone would lose their wits when a drone starts flying straight towards their face, but the best way to handle these types of situations is by calmly reigning in your drone and getting back in control. Nothing good happens when we panic, it’s best to find that zone where nothing can get to you. This, of course, comes with experience and confidence. If you put in the time and work you will surely get to that level.
Are you ready to take the next step in drone flying? Read our Intermediates guide to know what it takes to level up your drone game.