Today, There are massive amounts of quadcopters on the market. If you buy or Diy a quadcopter by yourself, on the one hand, I want to congratulation to you, but there are a lots of things to do before your quadcopter getting started to fly. In order to save money or have a happy fly and security, suggest you read ahead.
#1 Buy a micro rc quadcopter for practice
Yes, you should very happy to have a bigger quadcoper and your quadcopter getting started to fly, but if you have not background of rc hobby or some experiences for flying quadcopers, please stop.
My persoonal suggestion would be buy a cheaper and micro rc quadcoper such as Hubsan, Nano, CX-10, DHD, etc.
Frist,that you can learn how to fly it. Once you can to make consistently steady hover in the sky and and pick up experience with some of the quirks of rotorcraft,you would move onto bigger one. Otherwise, you will waste money on quadcoper crashing.
#2 Register with FAA
“Effective December 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of a certain weight must register with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry before they fly outdoors.” By FAA .
The registration process is in-part an education process for drone owners, helping new flyers learn about the necessary safety that goes along with aviation. Almost 300,000 drone owners registered with FAA in first month.
What quadcopers? The registration rule applies to drones with a takeoff weight between 8.8 oz (250 grams) and 55 pounds. Once you register, you’ll receive a certificate of registration. You need to have a paper or electronic version of the certificate with you when you’re flying the drone.
The owner must be:13 years of age or older and A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
#3 Use quadcopter manual as your guide
If you buy a quadcopter, open the box you will get a manual of quadcoper. Different quadcopter have different manual guide, What we’re trying to get at is, the instruction manual will make it easier to understand how and when your drone flies up and down, and left and right.
Reading the manual and knowing the controls instead of just winging it will also save you from constantly crashing and potentially breaking, your drone within the first few minutes of flying.
A few notes on security before quadcopter getting started to fly
- Put on the foam hull for indoor use.See those propeller blades on your drone? They’re dangerous and could slice your fingers off if you touch them when they’re spinning. It’s there to act as a protective bumper against destroying things and potentially taking an eye out.
- Don’t make your drone a courier. Many online shop playing up its plans to deliver packages with drones, and it’s possible that it could happen in the near future, but there are many hurdles for the company to overcome. Like making sure the packages don’t fall out and kill someone.
- Know the rules,Did you know drones can’t be flown above 400 feet and that operators must keep their drones within their sight. You definitely want to know the do’s and don’ts.
- Don’t be creepy with it. Respect your neighbors and don’t fly your drone over their yard or swimming pool or wherever it shouldn’t be flown, unless you’ve obtained their explicit permission.
#4 View some guide videos on Youtube
Youtube is great platforms for sharing. There are a lots of valuable guide videos about what should you do before quadcopter getting started from experiences pilots.
You can search what your need by keywords. It’s become very easy and clear to follow from these guide videos. Here are some videos as below will tell you somethings what you have to do and the notes before to fly a quadcoper.