FPV TinyHawk Pilot - Krzysztof Krystian Jankowski

first-acro-flight | Micro blog

Krzzysztof Krystian Jankowski with TinyHawk drone

FIRST ACRO FLIGHT IRL
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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 
drone?

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.

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