I am a film producer and was just recently introduced to the idea of using a helicopter drone for film. The more I have researched the more fascinated I have become with the idea. That being said I…Continue
"Hello Jake Sorensen
you save me a lo of questions with this thread, I'm about to buy the Phoenix R/C Pro Simulator V4.0 w/DX5e to start my training... how did you project went since may...? did you build your…"
"I haven't used RealFlight, but I'm guessing that you might need to set the stick functions on a model-by-model basis. And yes, the left stick, left-right movement (in Mode 2) normally controls the Rudder on a plane, the Tail Rotor on a…"
"Well I took the plunge. I followed your advice (charles) and ordered the X525 Kit. I received my RealFlight G6 simulator and have begun practicing my flying. The kit will begin to arrive hopefully this week. A question for those of you…"
"Oh, I see. The RealFlight G5 is an excellent simulator. It may not have a quad sim right out of the box, but you can get one for it very easily. My advice changes now. ;-)Now I'd say hold on to the RealFlight G5, especially if it's…"
Your advice is very helpful! I did purchase the real flight G5 off amazon for $150 however now I am still debating returning it and getting the phoenix RC just for the transmitter. I will have to look more into that. I think…"
"You chose RealFlight Basic? I'd suggest you return it unopened if it's not too late. Amazon makes that very easy to do. It may look like a bargain at $99, but it is not upgradeable. From the RealFlight Support website:"Due to the…"
"I would also recommend the X525 kit. Its easy to build, fairly durable, and the large size makes it relatively stable in the air. Also, once you gain experience its got enough power to carry a small camera (GoPro, Point and Shoot).
This thread has…"
Thanks for the long response. I find it very helpful. I have some experience building models and absolutely none in computer programming. I am the type of person that can pick things up fairly quickly but there are some…"
"Jake, I'm not a film pro, but I am interested in aerial video via multicopter and am beginning to learn what is necessary to get it done safely and reliably. There is much to learn.While there are turn-key systems for pro video available, they…"
"one of my mate who work for an advertising company used TREX 450 and a go pro camera for pre filming ( check the angle and direction of camera before the actual filming ) Then later he used a hexa for his real production."
"I have Real Flight simulator and it has worked wonders on just flying a heli. I can't really speak for all but if you can fly the Heli the quad is easier in my opinion. I just fly helis on my simulator and it has helped wonders when…"
"I can't say since I've never flown a quad or heli before. However, after I crashed my plane a few times my simulator controller finally arrived. I found the simulator to be exactly the same as real flight after I loaded a…"
"Thanks, I was wondering that. How similar is flying one of the normal helicopters in the simulator to flying a quadcopter? Are they very different from one another or will they be fairly similar?