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Building Multicopter Video Drones by Ty Audronis

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Chapter 5. Flying Your Multicopter

So you've built your multicopter and you're ready to get in the air and shoot some video, right? No. We have a long road ahead—calibrating your multicopter and honing your piloting skills.

Get a simulator!

It can't really be said any simpler. There are several good RC simulators on the market. However, only one stands out as a viable multicopter training device. It is RealFlight. RealFlight Version 6 and above have built-in multicopters you can play with and even fly FPV. RealFlight is available at http://www.realflight.com. The following screenshot shows RealFlight in action:

Get a simulator!

The screenshot shows a Gaui 330X quadrocopter ...

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