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FLIGHT CONTROLS CONTROLLER

FLIGHT CONTROLS - CONTROLLER

FLY HOPPER

In this lesson, students will learn to FLY their Hopper Drone using the FTW Contoller


Connecting Hopper to the Controller


  • Place one AAA battery into your controller

  • Place a fully charged battery in the drone battery compartment

  • Once the drone’s lights start blinking green, it is ready to pair

  • Place the second AAA battery into your controller

  • Hold your controller in close proximity of your drone and press any button

  • Your controller will look for it's "matching" drone

  • Once connected, Hopper's eyes will turn solid green

  • Your controller and drone are now "buddies"

  • Anytime a battery is inserted in Hopper and your controller is awake, they will always attempt to connect to each other


Warning - Be sure you know which drone you are connected to before operating it!



Prepare to Fly!


Flight Controls


Takeoff and Landing
  • Press the take off button on the controller - The drone will begin to hover and is now ready for further commands

  • Press it again and the drone will land


Left Joystick
  • The left joystick is used to climb or descend, as well as yaw left or right


Right Joystick
  • The right joystick controls pitch and roll movement, which will move your drone in the direction that you choose


Combination
  • Now that you know what each control does, play around with combining the two inputs

Aerodynamics

The science of how objects move through air

Altitude

The height of an object in relation to sea level or ground level

Aviation

Flying within the Earth’s atmosphere

Drag

The force that acts against an object in motion

Flight

Flight is the process of moving through the earth’s atmosphere (or beyond) without touching earth’s surface.

Hover

To remain in one place in the air - all forces of flight must be equal

Lift

The force that causes an aircraft to rise while in flight; created when air passes over and under an airplane's wings

Pitch

The movement a drone makes along the lateral axis

Roll

The movement a drone makes along the longitudinal axis

Space Flight

Flying through the vacuum of space is called Space Flight.

Thrust

The force that allows an aircraft to move forward; allows an aircraft to overcome weight and produce lift; created by a motor turning a propeller

VLOS

VIsual Line of Sight - drone is visible to the pilot without any devices like binoculars

INTRODUCTION

SCIENCE OF FLIGHT

FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT - A CLOSER LOOK

DRONE FLIGHT

SAFETY

FLIGHT CONTROLS - FTW FLY

FLIGHT CONTROLS - CONTROLLER

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