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
FLIGHT CONTROLS - ACTIVITIES
FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT - A CLOSER LOOK
SCIENCE OF FLIGHT
In the following section, students learn basic flight controls which are needed to pilot the Parrot Mambo DroneImportant: Please have a Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet ready and accessible during this section.
Connecting to Parrot’s “Freeflight Mini” App
Place a fully charged battery in the drone battery compartment - once the drone’s lights start blinking green, it is ready to pair.
Next, click on the drone icon and choose the drone named Mambo_ (six-digit number)
When the drone lights (drone eyes) turn solid green the drone is paired and ready to fly.
Prepare to Fly!
Click on the “FLY” icon to access flight controls.