FPV TinyHawk Pilot - Krzysztof Krystian Jankowski

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Krzzysztof Krystian Jankowski with TinyHawk drone

└──[ 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[1] 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"[2] 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.

[1] https://fpv-freerider.itch.io/fpv-freerider
[2] https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwoDb7WF6c8kjYXam4m3msvRbkORU41GY

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