Sims, Micros and the DJI-Phantom With GoPro Camera Mount
The Challenge. Learning to fly is, in all respects, the most important initial task for the aspiring aerial videographer. Some novices develop flying skills rather quickly, while others struggle. Basically, multi copters are controlled by a wireless transmitter equipped with two toggle/joysticks to move it forward and back (elevator), left and right (aileron), up and down (throttle), and give it speed. A “rudder” control rotates the device. Things remain fairly simple until the multi copter rotates left or right from its original starting orientation. That’s when it gets confusing.
In this second in a series of articles, we identify two software programs that offer a new flyer a way to simulate actual flight characteristics using a computer. In addition, we suggest two inexpensive, but durable, micro rotors that provide real world flight experience, but on less expensive scale than a full multi copter.