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FLIGHT CONTROLS FTW FLY

FLIGHT CONTROLS - FTW FLY

FLY HOPPER

In this lesson, students will learn to FLY their Hopper Drone using the FTW Fly App.


Important: Please have a bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet with the FTW Fly app installed, ready and accessible during this section.   





Connecting Hopper to the FTW Fly app
  • Place a fully charged battery in the drone battery compartment

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

  • click on the connection icon and choose your drone name from the list

  • When the drone lights turn solid green, the drone is paired and ready to fly

  • The connected circle on the app will also turn green




Prepare to Fly!
  • Click on the START FLYING button to access flight controls


Flight Controls

Takeoff and Landing
  • Press TAKEOFF and the drone will begin to hover and is now ready for further commands

  • Press LAND and the drone will land


Left Controls
  • The controls on the left hand side of the control screen are responsible for vertical movements, which will make the drone climb or descend as well as yaw, which will make the drone spin either left or right  



Right Controls
  • The controls on the right hand side of the control screen are responsible for 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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