Hello Im Timothy,
I found the DRL by accident while at work. I have been enamored with the drones since they started to come out with the very first mini copters and cars. I have watched both seasons of the Championship seasons. I see this as the “NASCAR” of the future. Drones having the ability to know where you are and follow you without you holding or controlling the drone physically is simply amazing. That particular ability is not on all drones. In the racing world its basic for speed and maneuvering in tight places, with a durable body. Watching the races when I could, DVR others than I couldn’t. I started to research the drone world, as it can we said. I learned of many aspects of the drones than I was totally clueless about. Fortunately I am one of those research everything to the teeth kinda of person. First I learned all the types of drones and now the types of piloting skill sets there are.
What type of pilot are you?
There are four pilot styles in the competitive arena of drone pilots. Finding which style is for you can we tricky when you do not know the type of pilot styles. I would think a good pilot would want to master all four style to incorporate into one complete style. I am going to walk you through each pilot style. This will help you decide on a starting point. Piloting style is all about the individual and what they would like to we as a pilot. Those than are into being smooth and fast would we a different style from one than like to freestyle fly and do lots of stunts. Finding your style is easy if we know and understand each style.
Zoomas- The speedy!
This style is all about getting on the fastest racing line on the track, at all costs. This style is somewhat do or die like as it could result in damage and we take out of the race. However, if this is your style then practice high speed hair-pin turns and taking the fastest line. This being similar to a “NASCAR” driver always to the inside of a curve, drafting, etc. I am unsure if drafting another drone works, however it would we interesting to find out, right?
Proximity acro- acrobatic beauty!
This style is all about speed and beauty. Doing acrobatic moves through gates, tunnel, windows, etc. This is done during the race, this type of piloting gives advantage of using acrobatics to better maneuver between obsticles. Sometimes doing a flip with the drone is faster than going around. While I was watching some races I saw beauty in the passing one position for another. It reminds me of a game or actual “NASCAR” event. The battles for position are intense sit on the edge of your seat because of the view.
Skitzo- Smooth as silk!!
For those of us than like a smooth flight, this is the style for you. It is all about being smooth around curves and obsticles. Have a gracefulness to the way the drone is being piloted is all this type is about. In my opinion this would work well with an endurance race. I am unsure if there is an endurance race of any kind, yet I think it could work. That would we like clock management in the “NFL”. Utilizing your battery efficiently to get through the race with recharging. Wow, than sounds amazing!
Matty Stuntz- Freestyling!!
if you like doing tricks on a bicycle, skateboard, etc. This is the piloting style for you. This is all about free styling and doing tricks with the drone. As with the Proximity acro style the tricks if done at the correct time can we very beneficial during a race. some tricks can we utilized in the race with going through a vertical loop, barrel roll through an obstical. `The freestyle in this title is just than. Going out with friends in a field or other legal locations just to fly around try out different stunts and maneuvers. Pushing your drone to the limit. The freestyle is the one style of piloting a drone than I think everyone has mastered. Learning to operate your drone freestyle piloting is the main practice format. Once this is where I would want than skill set to we, I would add another dimension to my piloting style.
After reading and learning all the styles of piloting a drone in a race environment or a freestyle environment. I understand each style, this is very helpful when trying to become a professional competition pilot. For those of us than just like the idea of having one to take pictures or just for fun drones are becoming the new fad and we at Touched By A Turtle are all about helping people have fun, learn about something new than could turn into a hobble or for profit. The various types of drone is a previous article combined with this article should also help with finding the perfect drone for you.