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FIRST ACRO FLIGHT IRL
Saturday, May 9, 2020
During a time when my drone was grounded I started to learn Acro mode. Till now
I only fly in Angle and Horizon modes. Learning Acro in real life using a real
drone was too hard and too strange to me. And I didn't get it.
I spend 13 hours in Drone Racing League Sim flying only Acro. At first, it was
super hard but after a few hours I was able to fly with some comfort and after
a few days I finally get the idea. Soon I was able to race against time. I even
beat my scores on easy tracks. All nice but how this translate to the real
After three weeks I got a working drone again. I get the spare motor, soldered
all wires to the board, 3D printed new frame, and was ready to go outside.
I paired for the first time my new controller (Jumper T12 Pro) and switched
to the Acro mode.
It flew like a bird! I was surprised by how good I am in this mode. The new
controller makes a huge difference in steering. It's a must-have if you want
to make progress. As of the Acro mode it gives me that connection to the drone
everyone was talking about. Now I get it.
That saying I still think it's better to start flying in Horizon/Angle and get
used to all the other things like looking at the battery, localizing yourself
in the environment, don't get lost, etc. But forcing yourself in a simulator
to learn Acro is very good practice.
Acro mode is the ultimate goal.