How-to Fly FPV Quadcopters / Drone – "FLYING FORWARD AND SLOWING DOWN"



hey guys this is Jack and welcome to this video in my heart to fly fpv quad series on this video i'll be going over the basics of flying forward and then the beginners way of coming to a stand so along with some common areas and how you can fix them we'll then go into the liftoff fpv simulator and see how we can practice flying forward on there before we go out and try it in real life now in my previous video I went over all the basics apart to hover if you watch that video you remember that I say that hovering is one of the most difficult things to do when flying if you need and that is 100% true once you start moving forward but quickly realize that it's a lot easier than hovering so let's dive right into it firstly when moving forward there are two really important points to understand point number one when pitching your quad forward it will have a tendency to lose height so the more you put your quad forward the more throttle you need to apply to keep it at the same height this is fairly straight forward and the next point falls on to this point number two your forward speed is directly proportional to your camera angle if you have a higher camera angle you would need to pitch your quad more to have the horizon in the center basically if your camera assaulted five degrees up you need to tilt your quad five degrees down you have to rise and center and if you talk to camera 45 degrees up you have to told you quad 45 degrees down to have the horizon in the center so then with the mortals with camera you need to picture quad more forward to see where you're going but at the same time you need to apply more thoughtful which lets you fly forward faster in this example I recorded my DVR which is what I see through my fat rock goggles when I'm flying on the Left I have my camera tilted at five degrees and on the right I have it tilted at 45 degrees both of these videos are playing back in real time I try to keep terrorizing more or less center in both of these show you the difference in speed you'll notice that on the 5 degree tilt of camera my quad is moving forward at a lot slower pace and I don't need to apply that much shuttle to keep the horizon in the center on the right I need to pitch my quite a lot more forward to get to rise and Center and that in turn requires a lot more sortable to keep the at the same height let's prove the point that your camera angle is directly proportionate to your forward speed okay so now that we know how the quad reacts in different camera angles and changes in your pitch let's talk about bringing your quad to a halt now there are two ways that you can do this and as you progress you'll most likely combine the two moves into one the first and easiest way to bring a quad to a stop is mostly used when you aren't flying very fast at all this is very difficult to do when you are flying fast so you have to remember that so what you want to do is just start your quad back in opposite direction and apply a little bit more throttle this is exactly the same as when you're hovering and you want to stop the quad from going into a direction as I also just mentioned this is much much more difficult to do when you are moving faster and when you have a camera that is salted a lot because as soon as you tilt your quad back your camera looks into the sky and you'll most likely have no reference point to gauge how much you have slowed down or if you're losing or gaining any height so to help slow down when you're flying very fast or quickly touch on the second technique which I'll be covering more in depth in the next video so when you're flying forward very fast you can roll your quad in the opposite direction that you're traveling and apply a quick burst of throttle in that direction you came from this water slow your quad down a lot faster this is considered a little bit more advanced so you'll need to balance the inputs from throttle roll and pitch so don't try this just yet the users in the next lesson once you know how to turn properly alright so now that you know exactly how you need to do these moves let's take a look at an easy exercise which you can do to practice moving forward and coming to a halt what you want to do is build a course exactly as I did over here if the wind blows as it it on the lay that I recorded this make sure that you fly into the wind it shouldn't hit you from the side now when building the course the noodles can be spaced out about thirty feet from each other make sure that you have at least six noodles laid up so you require at least a hundred and fifty feet of open space for this exercise then what you want to do is sort off slow fly between the first few noodles and bring your quad to a halt and into a hover on top to the next one you then want to try and increase the pace just a little bit when you fly between two noodles the further you go keep going faster until you can just see the ground when pulling your quad up just remember that if you want to go faster you need to push the quad a little bit more forward and then you you need to pitch a quad back more aggressively if you want to bring it into a hole in time but don't go so fast that you can't see the ground anymore we talk to you but now when you have reached the end your quad will be quite far away from you and you haven't learned anything about turning your quad around yet to bring it back now remember quad can easily take big beating so if it crashes from six feet into the ground at a hovering speed there's a very good chance that nothing will break so don't worry about it just make sure the quad is in a hover and start applying some you're to turn it around as easy as that if you do crash it don't worry you will be fine and your quad will survive what you can also do is play around with different camera angles and see how that affects the speed as I mentioned find find an angle that you feel most comfortable with and keep it like that when going through the upcoming lessons you may want to practice some more hovering with your new camera angle since it will change the difficulty of hovering as well and that's about it this exercise should help you to get moving as a beginner now you won't be using this method of slowing down your quad when moving fast instead you'll use the second technique which I showed you guys earlier and then maybe a little bit more of this one once you slow your quad down a lot so it is still important to be able to do this just keep going at it until you're able to fly an entire battery during this exercise without any hiccups and then you should be set to carry on to the next lesson now finally let's look at how you can practice this in the liftoff fpv simulator before you go up and try this in real life I've made this exact same track in the game search you can practice this same exercise this track will be available in game by clicking on the tutorial section so that you can practice it before you try it out though you might want to change your camera angle to 10 degrees now exactly as before just fly between the noodles bring your core to a stop and fly the next section a little bit faster why don't you feel confident in doing this give it a shot in real life make sure you can turn around if you're on the simulator as well before you try it out in real life because it may save you a crash or two and that's it keep practicing these exercises until you're fairly confident in moving forward and bringing your quad to a stop thanks a ton for watching the entire video and I truly hope that you guys learn something if you want to check out my future hard two videos and don't forget to subscribe I'll be doing tons of videos helping you become a better fpv pilot on my next video you saw with basic cornering maneuvers and also advanced braking thanks for watching and I'll catch you guys in my next video this is Jack signing off I

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Hey guys! Welcome to this video in my How to fly FPV quads series. In this video I’ll be going over the basics of flying forward and then a beginners way of coming to a slowing down, along with some common errors and how you can fix them. We’ll then go into the Liftoff FPV Simulator and see how we can practice flying forward in there before we go out and try it in real life.

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How-to Fly FPV Quadcopters / Drone – “FLYING FORWARD AND SLOWING DOWN”
How-to Fly FPV Quadcopters / Drone – “FLYING FORWARD AND SLOWING DOWN”
How-to Fly FPV Quadcopters / Drone – “FLYING FORWARD AND SLOWING DOWN”

42 comments on “How-to Fly FPV Quadcopters / Drone – "FLYING FORWARD AND SLOWING DOWN"

  1. Dubzanators LIFESTYLE

    I have a Diatone crusader gt2 I got for pretty much nothing 95 bucks just had to reflash it and now I got it up in the air and thing is very touchy nothing like the drone I lost this one scares me lol I wanna try this fpv but not ready yet I continue to fly my Tello with vr mode. Any ideas need something like the body of the tello but motors like the Hot shot I call it (Diatone crusader gt2)

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  2. Glam Hsiao

    Dear Jack Fpv, I’m a fpv beginer. My English is not very well. Can I translate these vedios to Chinese on my channel? I wont own the rights and will mark you the resource!

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  3. stephen kosloff

    hoesit Jack – great stuff – can i use my taranis X9D – ? it has no offsets and i cant get my throttle setup like yours – I still only have the plane and heli on the X9D – can I get quadcopter somewhere ?
    thanks – lekker

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  4. Matty Conn

    Hello, I've got my camera angle set to around 40 degrees but i feel like I still need to pitch forward more than that to get the quad to gather speed, which in turn means I'm starring at the ground half of the time whilst flying. Any suggestions or tips to help?

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  5. JackFPV

    Hello Jack. I just got my racing drone and when I was flying it it was automatically stabilising, I wanted to know how to turn off the stabiliser so I can do flips. Thanks!

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  6. Will fpv

    fpv academy hiya iv joined this qaudcopter hobby been playing with the toys mini H8 & jxd509g and syma x8g for 6-8 months
    and now if finished building my nighthawk 280 pro Arf but I would like to try and find a free simulator download to give me a bite more experience before moving to a fpv racing quads
    plus I live in Scotland and the weather's been terrible rain & windy now it a bite frosty and icey haha plus I'm not working at the moment and don't have money to buy one till after Xmas my daughter has to come first my friend and hopefully your self jack fpv or anyone else give me a link or a free simulator download to lookup please
    I do have a flysky i6 with usb lead for simulator gaming experience

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  7. Will fpv

    fpv academy hiya iv joined this qaudcopter hobby been playing with the toys mini H8 & jxd509g and syma x8g for 6-8 months
    and now if finished building my nighthawk 280 pro Arf but I would like to try and find a free simulator download to give me a bite more experience before moving to a fpv racing quads
    plus I live in Scotland and the weather's been terrible rain & windy now it a bite frosty and icey haha plus I'm not working at the moment and don't have money to buy one till after Xmas my daughter has to come first my friend and hopefully your self jack fpv or anyone else give me a link or a free simulator download to lookup please
    I do have a flysky i6 with usb lead for simulator gaming experience

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  8. Roger DeVries

    Thank you for putting together this series. Did you know your link on how to  install the download is a dead end link? It would be great to practice on Liftoff. Is there a tutorial on how to load this stuff onto liftoff?

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  9. tyrone robinson

    MAN JACK YOU ARE MISSING ONE IMPORTANT VIDEO OR MAYBE I JUST HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET AND THAT"S HOW TOO FLY VERY HIGH IN THE AIR NOT TOO HIGH BUT HIGH ENOUGH THAT YOU CAN GET REAL GOOD CAM AND VIDEO FOOT-GETS

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  10. Tarik Hayward

    correction: camera angle is directly proportional to quad speed WHEN KEEPING HORIZON CENTERED. I could point my camera straight down, but if I'm looking at the ground, I'm staying put.

    (subtle correction, I know, but it grated against my ears whenever you said they are directly proportional, period)

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  11. Rigo Torres

    Thanks for doing these, I appreciate your effort and dedication. Thanks for the tracks too! I'm not new to drones or RC, but I'm new to rate mode and this really makes it more interesting.

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  12. Cias13

    Hey man, great videos. i'm certainly a newbie, so would you mind telling me what program you used to record your stick movements like that? Thanks.

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