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How To Fly A Quadcopter – 5 Best Drones Provide The Answer


This article shows you how to fly a quadcopter by looking at the most popular drones on the market. For your first quadcopter you need one that is easy to fly and has plenty of failsafe features and technology. Flying can be a bit daunting for the first few times and you certainly don’t want to crash your drone.

The good news is that drones are getting easier to fly.  Companies design their drones towards the mass market and their goals aim to make drones easy to fly, fun, look great and very safe.  This year has seen a huge leap in drone innovations and drones are easier to fly than anytime before.
We review with videos 5 of the easiest drones to fly on the market today.  These videos show you that each drone is slightly different with some being easier to fly than others. We feature the Ehang Ghost Drone, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, the new Phantom 3, Inspire 1, Parrot Bebop and the Iris+ from 3DR.

Lets take a quick look at these best drones on the market today. All of the drones have “First Person View” technology so you can see what the quadcopter sees when in the air.

How To Fly A Quadcopter

Ehang Ghost Drone

The Ehang Ghost drone is one of the easiest drones to fly. It is perfect for first-timers. All you need to fly this quadcopter is their smartphone app called “Ghost Drone” which is available on Google Play and on the Apple’s ITunes Store. Ehang have a couple of different models. The Ghost Aerial Plus model has a gimbal and integrated camera.
  • There is no Remote Controller with the Ehang. You control the flying with one click commands on your phone. Auto Mode does the flying. Point your finger on a map, and the Ehang quadcopter flies to that spot.

  • This high tech drone also has an auto-follow mode which keeps the camera on you.  It follows you around.

Video: Flying The Ehang Ghost Drone

DJI Phantom 3 – Very Easy To Fly

One of the main goals of the DJI CEO Frank Wang was to make drones for the mass market and which anyone could fly. To accomplish this, drones have to be safe, fun, affordable, useful and very easy to fly.  DJI’s latest consumer drone, the Phantom 3 has all these features.  

The affordable Phantom 3 has terrific aerial filming and photography capabilities.  It is being used commercially in many sectors for marketing and sit surveying.  The Phantom 3 has many fail safe features is fun to fly and also is one of the easiest drones to fly to date. 

Below is a terrific video which shows you how to setup and fly the Phantom 3.

How To Fly A Quadcopter – Phantom 2 Vision+ 

The Phantom 2 Vision+ (V3) from DJI  is definitely their easiest drone to fly.  The Phantom 2 Vision+ is also a terrific quadcopter for beginners. When this quadcopter is in the air, you can take your fingers off the controller and it will just hover.  The quadcopter comes with an integrated gimbal and camera.

How to fly the Phantom 2 Vision+. This quadcopter comes with a remote control.  You download the Vision App software onto your smartphone and then slide your smartphone into the remote control.
There are 2 ways to fly the Phantom 2 Vision+.

  • The easiest way to fly this quadcopter is by using the Ground Station which allows you to program in a flight. You can then let go of your controller sticks and the Vision+ takes off and flies by itself.  This allows you to take some great aerial video.

  • The 2nd way is to fly the Vision+ manually using the remote control which is also easy to learn.

Video: Flying The Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter Using the Ground Station

Video: How To Fly The Vision+ Using The Remote Control.
Forward to 3 minutes 15 seconds into the below tutorial to see how easy it is to fly this quadcopter.

How To Fly A Quadcopter – Parrot Bebop

The Bebop quadcopter is the latest drone from Parrot.  It’s a fun drone which is also easy to fly.  It’s light and weighs less than 400 grams. It has a 14 megapixel high definition camera, with a 3 axis stabilization system built in. It can fly for around 12 minutes.
There are 2 ways to fly to the Parrot Bebop drone.
  • The 1st and easiest way is by using a smartphone or tablet (Free Flight 3.0 app on Android or iOS). To fly using this software is so easy.

  • The 2nd way is to purchase the Parrot Bebop Skycontroller. This is also easy to use as you can see in the 2nd tutorial.

Video: Fly The Parrot Bebop Using A Smartphone or Tablet.

Video: How To Fly The Parrot Bebop Drone Using Skycontroller.

How To Fly A Quadcopter

Flying The DJI Inspire 1

The DJI Inspire 1 is the most innovative quadcopter on the market to date for consumers and business. It is receiving excellent reviews. It has an integrated gimbal and 4k camera so this quadcopter is capturing amazing aerial video.

It’s more than just a fun drone.  This drone is being used professionally for site surveying and marketing real estate. Last week, an article shows the Plymouth Fire Department using the Inspire 1 to survey storm damage. Earlier today, I watched a music video by the band Sisla which used the Inspire 1 to film the video.
How To Fly A Quadcopter - Magnificent DJI Inspire 1The Inspire 1 is also very easy to fly.  You can fly this by yourself or use a 2 person setup.  One flying and the other person working the camera.  You can control both the camera and flight using the DJI Pilot app for both smartphones and tablets which fit into the remote controller.
You have options for both manual camera controls and flight telemetry.  You can use auto takeoff and landing which requires a simple tap in the app software. T
The Inspire 1 is packed with the latest drone technology including new patented motor design. This drone is by far the the best presently on the market. It is light, fast, new motors, 2km FPV range, 4k camera and much more. Read the  DJI Inspire 1 review.
Video: How To Fly The DJI Inspire 1

Flying The 3DR Iris+

While the Iris+ is no longer the latest drone from 3dR, this drone is packed with technology.  This Iris+ has drone technology and innovation in abundance.  It has waypoint navigation and follow me technology built into this quadcopter. This technology make the Iris+ very easy to fly.  It’s can basically fly by itself.
You fly the 3D Robotics Iris+ either manually with the included remote control or autonomously with a Mac, PC, Linux or Android device using  the Droid Planner app.
The Iris+ can fly for 15-minutes when carrying a Go-Pro camera and gimbal.  The stabilization of the gimbal and GoPro Hero 4 camera allows you to film great aerial video.
In fact there are 3 ways you can fly with the Iris+.
  • You can fly manually using the controller.
  • You can draw a flight path over a map of an area and the drone will follow the path.
  • Use the advanced 3PV Follow Me mode which turns Iris+ into your own hands-free camera. This drone will follow you.
Video: How To Fly The 3DR Iris+ Quadcopter

As you can see, these quadcopters are all pretty easy to fly.  It may take you a little while to become a total master cinematographer.  But you can count on having a great time along the way.

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