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Old 09-21-2016, 08:04 AM   #1
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Hey there!
I'm new to programming drones, and i will be purchasing 2 race quads but need to program the receivers and i think something else. The person I am purchasing them from said they will help me with the programming, but i also wanted to learn more about it, if anyone could give me some knowledge on this or had a pdf file or even a program i could check out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance


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Old 09-23-2016, 08:00 PM   #2
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Re: New to programming drones, what do I need?

What flight controller will you be using?
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:07 PM   #3
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Re: New to programming drones, what do I need?

I'm actually looking into FC's right now. I was thinking the NAZE32 board, but I'm not 100% sure as I'm a beginner, and I don't want to risk catastrophic failures my first time around ;P
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Re: New to programming drones, what do I need?

Though I dont have a naze32, several of my friends do. They are actually pretty good and not too hard to program using the proper software.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:31 AM   #5
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Re: New to programming drones, what do I need?

For the Naze32, you'll likely be using Cleanflight as the program. there are others out there, but i believe this is the basic, easiest one. Base flight, race flight, are others to look into. Its all personal taste i'd say. I have a CC3D board with cleanflight on it and I can't tell the difference of how it flies compared to when it had Open pilot.
There are some good Youtube videos out there on how to set up your PIDS, thats probably the most time consuming and frustrating process. It does make a big difference how the quad handles, so be prepared to do lots of test flying and small adjustments, one at a time to feel the difference!
Remember to set up a failsafe setting to 0 throttle. I also like to have an easy to flip switch set to a few different flight modes.
Make sure to have a few LED's for "line of sight' flight, so you can tell what way its going. Learn to fly it line of sight first, before you venture too far into FPV. You will understand better what the machine is doing. Flying a Quad FPV is the most unnatural thing (as a full scale fixed wing pilot) i've ever tried to fly!
Buy lots of props. a bad (bent or out of balance) prop will cause all sorts of funny flying. Ive had best luck with the DAL bullnose props. They are tough and worth the extra money compared to the cheap chinese props out there, in my opinion.
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Re: New to programming drones, what do I need?

I'm trying to learn this as well but OH MAN does it ever seem like what they say today is no good tomoro with how many new products are constantly being released for these racers.. It's soooo hard to keep up and that's coming from someone who spends endless hours reading up in forums and such lolol
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Re: New to programming drones, what do I need?

beta flight is good too. get google chrome the down app beta blight.

this guy on youtube shows how to program. start at around 35-36 minutes in.
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