Environment For Flight
Please try in the spacious indoor, and ensure that no obstacles, animals in the surrounding crowd
If you remember last year I bought a Micro Drone 2 for my Christmas gift. Turns out I didn’t get it until late January. And then my inept flying talents led to numerous crashes and shortening its life span to about one week.
This year the weekend before Thanksgiving the folks at Stack Social were offering the same Micro Drone 2 again. I took one look at it and said, “I’m not falling for that again.” A couple days later I noticed they offered a Nano Drone without a camera for 50% off, bringing it down to a mere $35. I thought about that a bit and decided not to try that one either.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving I changed my mind and thought I should go for the cheaper, smaller one, because even though I didn’t get the Micro Drone flying with any regularity, it sure was a heck of a lot of fun. When I went to the Stack Social site the offer was sold out. Rats.
I highlighted the name of the thing, googled it and came back with a bunch of hits. Found one nearly exactly like it (different logo) on Amazon for $22 shipped! It arrived Monday and I’ve been monkeying with it ever since.
Began To Take Off
Boot process right boot sequence is as follows:
1. Will hit the lowest throttle joy stick throttle
2. Open the aircraft power supply, the aircraft on a level surface, motionless. Vehicle lights flashing.
3. Open the remote control power supply, remote control issue “DAILY DOUBLE” sound, then the throttle lever (Figure 2) hit the highest, issued a “GOD” the sound of the throttle lever to hit the lowest (Figure 3) indicates the success of the code. Meanwhile aircraft lights stop flashing.
I even took it to work yesterday and let several people fly (or try to fly) it around our office area. One fellow was really good with it because of past RC flying experience and he made me extremely jealous. Needless to say I sent out the link to everyone in the place, with so far one confirmed order being placed. I took it up front and showed a few people there too and with the price of these things I bet there will be a few more in stockings this year.
The thing has some trimming capabilities and it did fly pretty straight right out of the box, but my constant banging into walls and ceilings have now made it essential to get it trimmed before each flight.
When the flight is not smooth or fast drift in one direction, the need to calibrate the accelerometer.
1. Aircraft and remote control of the code, the vehicle on a level surface.
2. The sensitivity settings in the advanced mode and push the throttle to the lowest position.
3. After the throttle / rudder control lever to the lower left comer, elevator /aileron control lever to the left corner, then the aircraft lights flash for 1–2 seconds, the calibration was successful.
This evening in the fading daylight I took it out in the front yard with a fully charged battery and flew it around until there wasn’t enough juice left to get it off the ground. Actual flight time maybe 10 minutes, but I was out there twice that long picking it up out of the leaves after augering back to earth.
Operation And Control
Caution: Avoid out of control, in control of four-axis aircraft needs to always be careful when moving slowly operate the remote control, remote control aircraft lost a bit of momentum in the process, so you can add a little extra gas to make micro four-axis flight exercises to maintain a certain height.
Heck I’ve half the cost of the thing in fun, just trying to decipher what the instructions actually mean…