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Old 06-03-2016, 12:05 PM   #1
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Learning To Fly in Agility Modes


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Hi Everyone
This is my first post, I actually signed up because I have been looking for some instructional videos or tutorials on some exercises to help get better at flying in agility mode, but was having a hard time finding some.

I have the blade Nano QX, the Blade 200QX and a Spektrum DX6 Radio (Ive also got a couple older Blade counter rotating blade Helis but dont really fly those much anymore), although ive been playing with RC toys most of my life I'm fairly new when it comes to anything not bought at walmart. I'm fairly competent when flying both of them in their stability modes, I can zip around the house up and over obstacles without issue, but have a pretty hard time doing anything other than hovering when in Agility mode.

I am wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks or exercises that they could pass on that would help me get better at flying without the safe mode.

Also if anyone knows a good resource where I can learn about all the different settings that I can change in my radio that affects how the drones fly. I just downloaded the profiles from Spektrum website and loaded them in but I don't understand what half of them do.

Lastly I live in the Hamilton Ontario, so if there is anyone in the area that flies multi rotors that would want to spend a bit of time with a newb, Lemme know !!
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:45 AM   #2
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Re: Learning To Fly in Agility Modes

There isn't much advice to give other than to fly a lot.

It is actually far easier to fly in Rate/Agility mode when flying via FPV vs LOS.
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Old 06-04-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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Re: Learning To Fly in Agility Modes

Stick Time!

Just have to make shorter bridges between what your eyes are seing and what your fingers are doing.

Maybe try a sim?

https://fpv-freerider.itch.io/fpv-freerider

is the one I use. It has FPV or LOS and there's a free demo that will be enough to get your fingers going in the right direction.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:51 PM   #4
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Stick Time!

Just have to make shorter bridges between what your eyes are seing and what your fingers are doing.

Maybe try a sim?

https://fpv-freerider.itch.io/fpv-freerider

is the one I use. It has FPV or LOS and there's a free demo that will be enough to get your fingers going in the right direction.

I used freerider and have also just aquired liftoff. My skill level has changed drastically in days... I might have spent a little too much time playing the sim.

I have been flying for 3 weeks now, keep it in acro. All the youtube vids arent looking too hard now
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:07 PM   #5
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Re: Learning To Fly in Agility Modes

Im def going to get a sim, the guy sat my local hobby shop recommended phoenix rc simulator, going to pick up a copy as soon as I can
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:19 PM   #6
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Im def going to get a sim, the guy sat my local hobby shop recommended phoenix rc simulator, going to pick up a copy as soon as I can
Good idea.
That is going to help you a lot!
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Im def going to get a sim, the guy sat my local hobby shop recommended phoenix rc simulator, going to pick up a copy as soon as I can
You can download FPV freerider, liftoff or hotprops online, liftoff is 20$ FPVfreerider is 4.99$

You download a program called smartpropoplus, it will also insall a driver called VJOY, you can use it to plug into your mic on your comp and it recognizes your transmitter as a joystick, do a calibration in game and youre flying.

I have used both a spektrum DX9 and taranis on these sims.
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:53 AM   #8
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You can download FPV freerider, liftoff or hotprops online, liftoff is 20$ FPVfreerider is 4.99$

You download a program called smartpropoplus, it will also insall a driver called VJOY, you can use it to plug into your mic on your comp and it recognizes your transmitter as a joystick, do a calibration in game and youre flying.

I have used both a spektrum DX9 and taranis on these sims.
Thats awesome, Thanks for the info, I was going to buy the sim from the hobby shop for like $220 that comes with a radio and all that stuff. This will get me going much sooner

is there a special cable I need to get for the radio to work or is it just a 3mm like the mic input on my pc?
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:21 AM   #9
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Re: Learning To Fly in Agility Modes

Manual dexterity!

It's not the number of aircraft in the hanger, it's the number of charge/discharge cycles!
Acquire more batteries and a second charger. Proper battery management skills are essential too.

Cheers
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Thats awesome, Thanks for the info, I was going to buy the sim from the hobby shop for like $220 that comes with a radio and all that stuff. This will get me going much sooner

is there a special cable I need to get for the radio to work or is it just a 3mm like the mic input on my pc?
No special dongle required, just a 3.5mm audio cable, plug one end into your mic input on your comp and the other in the training port of your transmitter.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/410340...7935554022343/

check out that link, its a step by step on how to download what you need.
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