THE BEST DRONE UNDER $100
So as the title says, I got a drone for Christmas!! And I couldn’t be any happier. Well, except for one reason, it’s the middle of winter in Northern Minnesota! But that’s OK! After a few test flights I can see why this is the best drone under 100 dollars.
I have been learning my skills in the house, and well it’s pretty scary! My fiance thinks its hilarious! The thing has a mind of its own sometimes and will suddenly turn on my, I got hit once, but managed to dodge a few other times.
I did manage to brave the cold and snow and take it out. It wasn’t the cold so much that I was worried about, but more my lack of skill and the chance this thing would fly off. Needless to say, I sucked at it, and it got full of a lot of snow.
So back to practicing in the house. I have gotten WAY better and can now manage to maneuver well enough around the house.
UNDERSTANDING THE PROPEL HD DRONE CONTROLS
This is the biggest problem I had. Understanding the controls and how to use them. The left lever is for up or down. And here is the thing, once it’s in the air, it will stay at the level you get it to. It has some sort of smart sensor on it that make it hover.
So, knowing that I can now just focus on the right lever. This will make it go forward, backward and go to the left or right. Pretty simple from there, just don’t make any sudden moves or I promise, this baby is gone!
LEARN HOW TO SET THE TRIM
I noticed right away the drone would go to the right and forward on it’s on. So I read the manual, I know, now you read the manual! Anyway, so you can set the trim by if it goes forward you set that particular trim button to go the opposite way on click at a time. Same goes for if it flies left or right.
Now we are flying!
MY SECOND FLIGHT WAS A SUCCESS
So now my confidence is up and I am eager to take this drone for a proper flight at the park. Below is my video and I consider it a success!
As you can see, it was still goes to the left a bit, but I didn’t lose it. I had a decent amount of control and was able to guide it back to me with the auto land button. It just slowly starts to drift down, I still had to fly it towards me.
Here is another video a few days later, I get ballsy and try to go higher, and I do.
These are tons of fun and I can’t wait to fly it in the summer. It is a learning curve so don’t just go try to fly it as high as you can, be patient with it and it will be worth it.
Did you get one too, I want to hear all about it! Leave a comment below.