simulator-learning-offline | Micro blog
│ SIMULATOR - LEARNING OFFLINE
└──[ Thursday, April 23, 2020
I never used a simulator before because I did not have a radio transmitter that
could be connected to the PC. But now as I upgraded to the Jumper T12 I can.
I broke my TinyHawk and don't have any working drones at the moment. And As I
always saying: each day with a grounded drone is a lost opportunity to be a
better pilot. To not lose those days till I get TH2 Racer I decided to use a
simulator. The FPV FreeRider is my choice. It's cheap, works fine, and
simulates physics very realistic.
I also never fly in acro mode before. Only angle and recently horizont. So why
not use this time to learn acro the easy way, not hurting the drone? That's how
I began to love the simulator.
I follow the "How To Fly A FPV Quadcopter / Racing Drone" by Joshua Bardwell
and start learning acro.
After 30 min I get the idea and can fly around some trees. After 4 hours I was
able to fly in the parking lot and thru towers! I'm still making a lot of
mistakes and don't feel comfortable in small spaces. But looking at the rate of
crashes I will be a nightmare to learn in real life.
I don't know yet how this will translate to flying a real drone but based on
comments it should be fine. That's why I now highly recommend buying a good
radio and using a simulator a lot for any new pilots.