Drone Flight Modes
Every drone Flight Controller has a number of flight modes that can assist you when your in the air. Different manufacturers use different names for these flight modes. The basic flight modes that are used most regular are:
Stabilize mode is the normal flight mode for most hobby and entry level drones. Stabilize mode is the mode you should be in to perform these basic steps of training.
When you release the controls on your radio, your drone will automatically level itself. Your drone will not attempt to keep itself in the same location and you will have to use the controls to keep your drone in one place.
Loiter mode, also referred to as GPS Hold Mode attempts to keep your drone in its current position when the pilot releases the controls. Your current location, Heading and Altitude are maintained. In Loiter mode the pilot still has control of the drone similar to Stabilize mode but will attempt to hold position as soon as the controls are released. The exception to the throttle control. Loiter mode requires the throttle to be in the center position to hold it’s altitude. As the throttle is generally not a spring return to center, if you press the throttle stick forwards and then release it, the throttle stick will stay at its current setting and your drone will increase altitude.
* A GPS is required on your drone to use Loiter Mode.
Acro or Manual Mode:
The Acro mode is used for perform acrobatic flying and is the hardest mode to learn to fly. Your control sticks will control the angles of your drone but your drone will not attempt to level itself when the sticks are released. Acro mode allows you to perform complete rolls and flips. Expect crash mutiple times if you attempt to learn Acro mode.
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