Category Archives for "UAV Flying"

Quadcopter Orientation Tips


Is that my left or your left?

These quadcopter orientation tips have been written with the DJI Phantom range in mind but they apply to most quadcopters and other multirotor sUAV.  Orientation is probably one of the first concepts of sUAV flying that the new owner has to master in order to fly the quadcopter smoothly and there are two types of orientation to consider; there is the orientation of the pilot and there is the orientation of the aircraft itself.  If you put your drone on the ground in front of you with its front facing away from you (so that you’re standing behind it) then the orientation of both pilot and aircraft are synchronised.  Left is left, right is right etc. and so any input of the control stick will produce results relative to the pilot.

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Drone Laws and Codes of Conduct

As the quadcopter and other multirotor market continues to expand and as the popularity of these aerial vehicles continues to grow, countries all over the world are having to hastily draft new legislation to control their use.  In the UK the CAA has this task in hand and so far it appears to be serving its purpose, and although there has been one recent prosecution it’s still early days yet.  In some countries there are no drone laws at all and perhaps the national civil aviation authority decides to impose a blanket ban while its legislators catch up with what is going on at low level altitudes in its national airspace.  This is obviously the worst possible scenario for any fledgling aerial photography companies or keen enthusiasts.

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