Now that you have successfully constructed your Hopper drone, it is time to learn to fly it. In this lesson, students develop a fundamental understanding of how aircraft, specifically drones, are able to achieve flight. This lesson also covers drone pilot safety, an introduction to drone piloting using the Controller and FTW Fly app, and pilot skills challenges that are designed to help students master basic flight maneuvering techniques needed to pilot the Hopper drone.
The science of how objects move through air
The height of an object in relation to sea level or ground level
Flying within the Earth’s atmosphere
The force that acts against an object in motion
Flight is the process of moving through the earth’s atmosphere (or beyond) without touching earth’s surface.
To remain in one place in the air - all forces of flight must be equal
The force that causes an aircraft to rise while in flight; created when air passes over and under an airplane's wings
The movement a drone makes along the lateral axis
The movement a drone makes along the longitudinal axis
Flying through the vacuum of space is called Space Flight.
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
VIsual Line of Sight - drone is visible to the pilot without any devices like binoculars
SCIENCE OF FLIGHT
FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT - A CLOSER LOOK
FLIGHT CONTROLS - CONTROLLER
FLIGHT CONTROLS - FTW FLY