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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quadcopter Drone Flying Tutorial 1: Initialization, binding, and trimming your quadcopter (and why)

When attempting to fly, if your quadcopter drone immediately takes off at weird angles, flips, or is uncontrollable, please read on.  You possibly don't understand the importance of initializing your gyros.  Before you take to the air, you must first initialize the gyros on your quadcopter so that it understands level flight.  You must also link (bind) your transmitter with your quadcopter so that it follows the commands from your transmitter.  Finally, once in the air, you may do some additional tweaking (trimming) so that the copter can achieve a steady hover.  The following process is common for most of the low-cost starter quadcopters. Hobby grade models may utilize a different process.


Initialization Steps (Extremely Important Steps Before Every Flight)

1. Insert the battery into your quadcopter, but do not connect it just yet.

2. Place the quadcopter on a flat level surface.  It is very important that the surface be level, as a tilted surface will create errors to the initialization of the gyros.

3. Connect the battery with the quadcopter flat on the level surface.  Another option is to connect the battery while the quadcopter is being held in your hands, but IMMEDIATELY place the quadcopter on a flat surface after connecting.  Most quadcopters provide a few seconds after connection before the gyros start to synchronize.  Remove your hand and let the quadcopter remain motionless for about ten seconds.  This gives the gyro stabilizers time to initialize and set themselves to the level surface. 

Binding the transmitter to the quadcopter's receiver

After the gyros have initialized, you will now link your transmitter controller with your quadcopter.  This process varies between models and manufacturers.  But again, for the cheaper models it may be as follows.

3-axis quadcopter binding
Simply turn the transmitter on, and wait about 7 seconds.  It may beep repeatedly, and then end with long beep.  This signals that the transmitter has binded with the quadcopter.

6-axis quadcopter binding
Turn on the transmitter.  Then increase throttle from 0 to full throttle, then back to 0 throttle.  You should hear a beep signifying that the transmitter has binded with the quadcopter.

Trimming

Bring the helicopter to hover a few feet above the ground.  With your hand off the cyclic controls, observe for any drifting right or left forward or back.  Ignore any drifting that you feel may be caused by the wind.



If the quadcopter drifts backwards, repeatedly press the pitch trim button forward until the drifting stops.  Repeatedly press the pitch trim backward if the quadcopter drifts forward until the drifting stops.

The same process goes for roll control.  Repeatedly press the roll trim right if the quadcopter drifts left, and the opposite if it drifts right until satisfied with the hover.

Yaw trim can also be applied, but usually the yaw gyro is pretty accurate as it is less dependent on the level surface and more on keeping the quadcopter steady during initialization.

129 comments:

  1. I just was not aware on when the quadcopter gyros were to sync, so I was happily holding it face up in my hand while connecting the batteries... Thanks so much for the hint

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  2. Have tried everything for the past two weeks since receiving my V262 Cyclone to get it to hover without straying, all to no avail. Any suggestions before I give up and give it to a neighborhood kid?

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    1. Randy, your gyros may be out of calibration. This can happen after a hard crash. But it's very simple to recalibrate them. Insert the battery, and place the quad on a flat and level surface. Wait a few seconds, then turn on your transmitter and bind it to the quadcopter. Set the transmitter rate to either 80 or 100%. Simultaneously, move both control sticks to their lower-left corners, and hold them there for 10 seconds. Release the sticks, wait a few seconds, and try to fly your quad. Hopefully the gyros should now be calibrated. Also in future flights remember to place your quad on a flat surface, and let it sit still for a few seconds to let the gyros initialize before binding the transmitter. Hope this helps.
      CR aka quadcopter101

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    2. Have not had a hard crash... yet! I figure before I crash it I should learn to make it hover... lol
      I will give that a try tomorrow and let you know. Thanks for your help.

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    3. The reason IMU inertial measurement units needs to be level is the kalman filters initialize and assume near zero readings. If it's slanted it's the same as non zeroed weigh scale. There would be a offset error forever in estimates.

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    4. Your smart. Tard

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    5. You're. Seriously?

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  3. Tried it. Still will not hover.
    Let me make sure I am doing it correctly. I placed the battery in the quad. I placed the quad on a flat surface, turned the transmitter on then plugged in the battery on the quad. I did not do the normal sync where you push the throttle stick up, hold for 3 seconds and then push the stick down, at which time the transmitter beeps and two of the quad lights stop flashing. Instead, I set the quad to 80 or 100% and pushed both sticks to the lower left corner. Held them for 10 seconds, released, then synced the quad pushing the left stick up, holding for 3 seconds and then pushed the stick down. Is that correct?

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    1. 1. Plug the battery in on the quad.
      2. Immediately place on flat, level surface
      3. Wait about 10 seconds for gyros to initialize.
      4. Turn on transmitter, move left stick up and down until you hear a beep.
      5. Set transmitter to 80 or 100%
      6. Move both sticks to lower-left corner, and hold their for 10 seconds
      7. Release sticks, wait three seconds and try flying.

      Repeat steps 1 through 4 for all future flights.

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    2. Also note that there is one other problem that may cause this, particularll for the V262. The V262 uses brushed motors. They can go bad. Try slowly lifting your quad off the ground. If it repeatedly slides toward one of the motors, that motor has gone bad. If this is a new quad, contact the vendor that you purchased from (if Banggood, cservice@Banggood.com). Replacement motors are cheap (under $4), and are relatively easy to replace. Here's how to change a V262 motor.

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    3. What does "5. Set transmitter to 80 or 100%" mean. How do you do that?

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    4. the two buttons on the right side of your controller, the inside button, hit it once 2 beeps, thats 80% hit again 3 beeps that 100%, hit a third time its back to 40%, 40% is usually the default speed.

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  4. Thanks for the detailed instructions. Will give it a try today or tomorrow. Will let you know what happens.

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  5. Just discovered this blog. Got a question. Does this method apply to all quad copters? I have been trying to get my Syma X5c to hover but to no avail. It drifts too much for my liking. It's new, so I expected it do hover straight out of the box.

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    1. Charles, the gyros on the X5C can be jostled out of alignment during shipment. But it's very easy to recalibrate them. 1) Turn on and place your quad on a flat/level surface. 2) Bind your quad to the transmitter. 3) Simultaneously place and hold both control sticks to the lower-right corner until the LEDS start to blink rapidly. 4) Let go of the sticks and try flying.

      Also, the X5C flies MUCH better without carrying the extra weight of its camera and landing skid. These can be easily removed by first unplugging the camera, then removing the door by opening and angling its clips out of the slide holder. But recommend keeping its propeller shields on until you feel comfortable flying your X5C.

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    2. Great tip.. pulled the camera and the skids off and it's flying better. Camera's not great anyway. Still getting the hang of the trims for hover though.

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  6. Excellent post! Thank you!

    I had been failing to BIND the Cyclone V262 until I read the importance of allowing the gyroscopes to calibrate on a FLAT surface before attempting to bind.

    I read many on-line posts which were hardly as detailed and correct as yours.

    You have helped me out of my mistakes and of thinking I had to return the copter for replacement.

    One could only wish the instructions that come with this product were as good as yours! (they are certainly NOT)


    Thanks again!

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  7. Please allow me to post the following keywords in a comment, in hope that search engines will favour your post over other lesser instructions out there:

    Cyclone V262 Binding Procedure Problem Not Responding Controls

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  8. any other ideas on what i might try to get a syma x5c straightened out? It worked fine out of the box...perfect hover. Now it pulls to the right drastically. It is just short of flipping if I go full throttle with it and doesn't seem to even really want to leave the ground but rather just skid rapidly away from me to the right. I have tried everything above but am a little unsure about TRIMMING. I acn't even get it in the air to make adjustments it seems

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    1. Mike, it sounds like your gyros might need recalibration. This can happen after a hard "landing" :) It's very simple to do. First insert your quad's battery and place the quad on a flat & level surface. Wait ten seconds then bind the transmitter to the quad. Next move both control sticks to their lower-right corner and hold them there for ten seconds. Let go of the sticks and try flying.

      If this works, it's unlikely you'll need to do this again except if you experience another hard landing. But it's always good before flying to insert the battery and immediately place the quad on a level surface, waiting for ten seconds before binding the transmitter to the quad. This allows the gyros to initialize without being jostled.

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  9. Hello, I just received my X5C-1 flyer via Singapore Post from Canton Province a day ago, and was basically "learning by crashing" until I stumbled up your site. Thanks.
    Everything is now starting make sense except one thing: on my X5C-1 (-1 means updated version I think) the "throttle trim" seems to control only Camera OFF/ON. Is that right? Are there any other differences on trimming, because none of the trim controls seem to have any effect when I try to hover.
    The rest of the controls seem to work OK (except Mode 1 and Mode 2 are switched so I'm selecting "Mode 1" in order to get the real "Mode 2"

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    1. Anonymous, please see my reply to Mike Elmore above. Try the recalibration first, then try trimming. As for differences, the main is that the X5C1 implements updated flight logic software to mitigate in-flight wobbling (particularly with wind) which is a big problem with the previous basic X5C.

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    2. >Try the recalibration first, then try trimming

      Ok, recalibration seemed to improve stability. So I can hover better now. (Or maybe I'm just getting better at flying this thing.)

      But it doesn't hover perfectly, Drifting slightly to the right. Pushing the ROLL trim to the left doesn't have any effect on this drift, but does increase the number of dots displayed on the LCD. None of the trim channels seem to work. Except Throttle Trim, but it only turns the Camera ON and OFF.

      I'm running X5C mode "1" (which is the standard Mode 2).

      Also, if I pick up the plane and hold it with throttle about 50% I can't hear any change in engine pitch when I operate the Trim buttons. Also can't hear (or see) any change when I switch from High to Low speed (Upper Left button on console). But the display changes correctly when I press these buttons (i.e. trim dots, and 'H' and 'L' status etc).

      But the main Throttle, Pitch, Roll and Yaw controls all seem to work normally and I can fly the copter OK, even with the slight drift in neutral position. Camera works great too.

      I guess I should ask the vendor in China for help with this problem (NB Toys). They provided me great service in ordering and shipping through AliExpress). Maybe a loose wire on the control board?

      In any case, I'm having great fun with this little copter now, thanks to your website, even without the trim.
      Thanks

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  10. Hello

    My x5c is not communicating with de remote control, they don't sync, do you know anthing about that?

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    1. Same here. Common Prob with this unit. Return it if you can.

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  11. My x5C pulls to one side and just runs and runs not out of place and sometimes even turned upside down. already tried everything but the calibration is not straight. Know something more to help?

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  12. Thank you very much for V262 instructions, have a nice Xmas All!

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  13. i have a dromida kodo that i cannot get to hover. i have tried the recalibration techniques offered here to no avail. any ideas on how to calibrate the gyros or center the trim?

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  14. I have a Spectre X By Ares I am having a similar problem ...after calibration and take off Drone drifts forward and right...I would like to know what's to best method to trim and does the transmitter and or drone remember these trims.

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    1. If the trim buttons aren't helping, then try the following:

      1. Plug the battery in on the quad.
      2. Immediately place it on a flat, level surface
      3. Wait about 10 seconds for gyros to initialize.
      4. Turn on transmitter, move left stick up and down until you hear a beep.
      5. Set transmitter to it's expert mode, or 80 or 100% turn rate.
      6. Move both sticks to lower-left corner, and hold their for 10 seconds until the quadcopter's lights flash. If nothing happens, then instead try holding both sticks to their lower-right corners.
      7. Release sticks, wait three seconds and try flying.

      Repeat steps 1 through 4 for all future flights. And remember to trim the quadcopter using its trim buttons as described in the above article.

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  15. I cant bind my rx and tx. My tx no response.help me

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    1. plug battery in drone on flat surface then turn on transmitter put throttle to low then full then low should beep each time then should work!!

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  16. hi
    i cant make the drone lift off. it was working perfectly. i unmounted the propeller and the bumpers in order to put the drone in a bag to travel. since i mounted all back, when trying to lift, all motors run but the drone lift on to propeller side, the other two although they are running do not allow to lift off. I tried all the calibration advises (which by the led behaviour seems to work), but no better result. I wonder what it can be and if it could have been damaged during the flight travel.
    Thanks for replying

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    1. hi again. for the purpose of helping, the 4 propeller go per pair. When mounting them back, left side prop goes to the left back motor, the other left goes to the opposite motor. same for the right. if this can help, it fixed my issue.

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    2. You have the props on wrong, check the drone picture
      to see how the blades are positioned. Yo can also
      figure the proper blade layout by spinning up the
      motors with the blades on and touching each shaft
      to see which way it's spinning. attach the blade so
      that it pushes air downward. When this is right go
      to the opposite side diagonally and put a identical
      blade on that motor. The blades across from these
      two motors spin the opposite direction.

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  17. Hello... I have an X5C... and was wondering if you have some advice on the basics of controlling / flying your drone....Some along the lines of:

    1. Throttle control, lift drone approx 2ft above ground and land, repeat until you are comfortable with this task
    2. With green light facing you, fly drone forward and return to the same spot, repeat until you have full control
    3. With green light facing you, fly drone from left to right and then from right to left, returning to the same spot until you have full control
    4. Spin drone so red light is facing you in flight, then return to the same spot.

    That sort of thing is what I had in mind, perhaps it's a bit prescriptive ?

    Any advice much appreciated.

    The trim/calibration tips are really helpful and it makes an enormous difference to the stability.

    Thanks

    BB

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  18. My syma x5c1 use to fly perfect out of the box, but then a propeller motor went out and I replaced it. Now the quad will fly up when you first try it, but within a few seconds of flying it, it won't rise up anymore. Any suggestions. We have
    re calibrated and trimmed.

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    1. Gently turn the problem propeller by hand to see if you notice any binding spots in the gears. If so, there's likely a sand particle jammed between the teeth at the spot you feel the binding. It can easily be cleared with a toothpick.

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  19. I just bought X5c and after two days of flying I'm having some transmitter problem. If I fly beyond 20ft from the remote it shuts down like it out of range. Also if I just set it on the ground and walk 20ft from the drone it loses sync with the remote. I tried changing the remote batteries to no avail.

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  20. Hello, I Syma x5c and
    I have a problem when I run drone lights glow constantly all the time. I've tried and reset by the controller but does not accept. Some advice, what's the problem?
    When I try to move it. the controller flashing sign that shows the drones (the top of the LCD in the middle)

    The controller is flashing, then turning up and down and he lit constantly. But I can not challenge flicker in drones, not responding to commands

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    1. I have the same problem.

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  21. I just bought a Ares Spectra X today and the propellers keep coming off what am I doing wrong; can I fix this?

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  22. hello...
    i have syma x5c-1 quad, it was working correctly, but i bought a new transmitter the same transmitter i had, but it doesn't connect

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  23. Thank you for the great posting.

    I recently bought WLToys V353 for my first quadcopter.

    It flew well until the second try, but from the third day, I couldn't make it hover.
    I tried trimming and recalibration but failed...

    these are symptoms of the copter.
    1. It maintains the altitude only at 13% of throttle level.
    2. Yaw control is almost impossible.
    3. Left rear propeller sometimes does not work until I manually spin it.
    4. It usually moves to the right forward.

    Do you have any ideas about these issues?

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    1. YOUR MOTOR IS BINDING AND JUST ABOUT BURNED OUT. REPLACE THE MOTOR. SAME THING HAS HAPPENED TO ME

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  24. Thank you for the great posting.

    I recently bought WLToys V353 for my first quadcopter.

    It flew well until the second try, but from the third day, I couldn't make it hover.
    I tried trimming and recalibration but failed...

    these are symptoms of the copter.
    1. It maintains the altitude only at 13% of throttle level.
    2. Yaw control is almost impossible.
    3. Left rear propeller sometimes does not work until I manually spin it.
    4. It usually moves to the right forward.

    Do you have any ideas about these issues?

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  25. Hi.. please help..our Kodo is stuck in reverse...will not lift off... tech says to switch blades but we never moved them ...tried the switch and it just hobbles on the floor..no crashes... what to do?? thanks

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  26. I problem with my CX20 (bought from Hobbyking as my first quadcopter) in my last autopilot mode flight it just went flying in circles until it crashed with a tree and in Manual I have to trim a LOT and even like that is quite dificult to make it steady. I thing the problem might be in the landing gear, after some hard landing is kind of twisted and when I do calibration I have erronous data and in the air when it tries to level up just goes crazy. How can I send you the pics so you can give mi some tips.

    Thanks

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  27. I have a new quad and it will not take off. The throttle is either off when all the way back or running at a level below what is needed to fly, there is no change in RPM unless i move the sticks or tilt the quad. I have attempted to calibrate the ESCs as a group as well as individually and none of the methods work. I have updated and back dated the firmware several times. Calibrated the gyros and mags many times. The battery is fully charged and the props are installed correctly on the correct motors. this is driving me crazy.

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  28. Hi there!

    I was wondering if you would like to be included in our upcoming expert roundup (for UAV Coach).

    We're asking quad experts one question about quadcopters and UAVS. If you're interested please get in touch with me.

    Michael

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  29. I been experiencing some drifting in my first quad ...

    QuadCopter PID tuning process going on and observed pitch axis behavior as goes: when I increase throttle (in small intervals) then quad bends little one side but then recovers and get itself level. And when I decrease throttle (in small intervals) then it get bend other side, recovers and get level. Leveling process taking few secs. Also bending is proportional to amount of throttle I apply in one time. But once level it respond well to radio sticks (my ques: why it is taking time to level it and why quad bending with inc/dec throttle & how to correct)


    Thanks

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  30. So I have a kodo. I unpacked it. Charged the battery. Turned on remote. Than plugged battery to the kodo. I'll i get a rapidly red blinking lights!!! Help please. I've tried every different combo of turning on I can think of

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    1. Try plugging in the battery on the KODO. Then turn on the remote. The blinking lights should stop blinking and you should be able to bind the remote to the KODO - throttle full open and full closed.

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    2. 1.Insert battery in tray but not connect.
      2.Keep kodo on flat surface.
      3.connect battery keeping kodo on flat Surface.
      4.led blinking fast.
      5.turn on transmitter
      6.slowly move up left stick. hear a beep
      7.now move it slowly down.hear a beep
      8. Led steady.
      9.now Very Very slowly move up left stick.
      10 kodo is lifting up.

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  31. Syma x5c-1 "slipping propeller"... One prop is slipping... It will not get up to speed. It does not grip the shaft.... Where can I get a new insert?

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    1. Search Google for dromida kodo parts and you can buy From rc Stores Online the part you need. You should buy motors (2 clockwise and 2 counter clockwise ) which cost around 9~11 dollars for a pair. or you can try glueing the propellers to motor.

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  32. Hello any idea how to calibrate revell wifi x spy quad. i just unbox it I couldn't make it hover. thanks

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  33. Dear Sir, please advise how to trim and calibrate the Sky Hawkeye 1315, It kept drifting to the left and backward at the same time. The user manual does not help t does not tell which trim switch is to be used. I also crash it a couple of time due to this drifting.

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  34. Hi have recently changed the propellers on my x5c1 drone and it won't lift it just leans backward even when it's on full throttle have I put the propellers on wrong or something please help asap

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  35. I am having a lot of difficulty getting my drone to hover. I am using the FY550 Phantom II. No matter what buttons I push, it always drifts in the same direction. I have made sure to always plug the battery in while the drone is stationary on the ground. I also make sure I am waiting at minimum 15 seconds until I start to fly it. Any advice on how to get it to fly correctly would be great.

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    1. Place the quadcopter on a flat and level surface.
      Plug in the battery, and bind it to the quadcopter.
      Set the transmitter to high rate.
      Move and hold both control sticks to their lower left corners until the lights blink on the quadcopter.
      Let go of the sticks and try flying.

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  36. Nicely explained thank you

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  37. My Striker spy drone worked fine out of the box. When I recharged the battery and turned it on the motors run in reverse pushing the air up instead of down. What causes this and can it be fixed? Thank You.

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    1. Yes it can be fixed. Something tells me you installed (or reinstalled) your propellers recently. Keep in mind that there are two clockwise and two counter clockwise propellers, and they alternate between shafts. Do a Google image search of your quadcopter. Compare the shape of the propellers in the pictures with your quadcopter, paying attention to their shape and location. Reinstall your propellers to match the pictures.

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  38. Hi thanks for your great explanation!. Just one question. Can I trimming when the drone is in the ground I mean when is not flying ?. I'm afraid to lose the control of the drone while trimming. Since I'm a beginner I could lose the control of the drone and let it crash while trying to trimming and fly at the same time. Thanks in advanced.
    I really appreciate if you can help me.

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  39. OMG... third attempt with this on blogger
    I need help please.
    I have a striker from world tech toys and I've tried the sticks to thenleft, sticks to the right syncing thing.
    I think this thing is DOA.
    Any ideas?
    Or suggestions on a different beginner copter?

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  40. Syma x5 instructions say, on item 4 of page 8, to pull both left and right levers to the lower "RIGHT." LEDs will blink fast for about three seconds, then return to normal. Their manual does not mention lower "LEFT."

    Is it possible that the Syma calibrates by moving the levers to the lower right, instead of lower left? My X11's are flawless and hover with only occasional correction by lightly twitching the sticks using the lower right calibration process.

    I'll try lower left tomorrow to see if that does anything.

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  41. Please disregard my former post. I read on down and see that calibration is done differently on various models; some manufacturers using lower left, and others using lower right.

    Thanks for the excellent tutorial.

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  42. Hello. Can someone tell me if the tarantula X6 can lift a Sony A-200 camera I don't see any payload information. Thanks for the help and thanks for this great blog!

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  43. I've K300 Quadcopter, it was operating fine suddenly the drone stopped power on, although the machine never falls from height to hard collided with any other object. I checked the battery it voltages are okay, cam some help me troubleshooting.

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  44. Hi...i tried the calibration as per steps for my 2.4ghz x gshock drone but its still drifting left side and if i trim to right side also..little bit changes r made...but for what use is that auto trim button is used on my transmitter??if i hold the auto trim button for few seconds ...it continuously beeps at regular intervals.!!!plz tell the use of auto trim button and how to keep stability during flying...??

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  46. Hi....i have had a wingsland minivet for two weeks now and suffered with the dreaded toilet bowl while hovering, i was told to update the latest FW so i did with re calibrating my hand controller but now on my last flight she took of and just went nose down and shot of very unstable with no hint of GPS hover and it was 100% in GPS stable mode.
    after reading all these people's posts i am wondering if my giro's are knocked after three flips from trying to land with the toilet bowl effect.
    can anybody please tell me how to calibrate my gyro's and just make my minivet more stable i am lost tried everything i know?.
    thank you in adance for any help.

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  47. Thanks for good informations here now I can fly better my wltoys q222g.

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  48. I bought the WLToys V686G quad copter and when i got it, I charged all batteries, and turned it all on, then nothing.....the controller will not link to the drone.....can you please help me as GearBest is not responding.....and my kids are killing me over this lol.....please look me up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009032971525 thank you very much hope you can help

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  49. Hi.. I have bought a new syma x5c-1. I cant't bind the quad with the transmitter. I turn on the quad in a level surface, it's blinking fast and then blinking slowly. After that I turn on the transmitter and then pull the throttle up and down. I can hear the a long bib from the transmitter and the transmitter's lamp stop blinking but the quad one still blinking and it doesn't response the transmitter. Please help me.... :(
    Thanks

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  50. Hi...I have a serious problem..I have the Br6802 quadcopter..it used to fly high...but I've had it for about 2weeks now and when I try to fly it today..it just wouldn't rise say above 1 foot.. Kinda like it's in practice mode or something... I do I correct this. The blades and trimming is ok. Could it be the mode? Or the battery? Even at 60-100% speed it just hovers slightly about the ground..a couple inches that is.. It's really frustrating

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  51. Hi...I have a serious problem..I have the Br6802 quadcopter..it used to fly high...but I've had it for about 2weeks now and when I try to fly it today..it just wouldn't rise say above 1 foot.. Kinda like it's in practice mode or something... I do I correct this. The blades and trimming is ok. Could it be the mode? Or the battery? Even at 60-100% speed it just hovers slightly about the ground..a couple inches that is.. It's really frustrating

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  52. My H108 flies to the right when I aileron it to the left, and flies to the left when I aileron it to the right, no matter how many times I bind and calibrate gyros - please advise - MANY THANKS!
    i

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  53. Hi...
    I have been struggling to get my x-drone mini g-shock off the ground for several days.The motors keep revving away but the quadcopter doesn't lift off the ground. I have tried the 'lower-left calibration' method. But, I think I need more help / suggestions!!! Please help. Thanks.

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  54. hi there...

    how to calibrate Runqia Toys 2MP 6-Axis Outdoor R/C Quadcopter
    please help... cause every i tried to fly it will fly to the left

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  55. I've just purchased an x5c1 and watched several videos on extending range by lengthening the antenna in the radio and quad. So I tried it and cut 2 pieces of core from some rg36 coax to 6.3ish cm. After soldering the radio antenna, before checking clearance, I noticed the board did not line up with the faux plastic hollow antenna. So I bent it in two 90° angles to set inside it. I tried it and it does work but should the bend cut down on my distance? I haven't tried a range test due to my surroundings at my house (the only way is up). Any one else had to bend the copper? Did you get more range? What is best way to test range?

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  56. I just got my jjrc h22 and I have some 3.7v 500mah batteries that fit. Any thoughts on the weight before I try?

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  57. my syma sky thunder d63 drone runner won't take off, the propellers spin and it rolls all over. Please Help!

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    1. Did you install any propellers. There are two clockwise, and two counterclockwise propellers. If installed incorrectly, the quadcopter will flip. Closely look at the following picture link, and make sure that the shape of your propellers match exactly as shown on each quadcopter arm. If not, reinstall to match the picture https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ZmJXY7oNOqg/hqdefault.jpg

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  58. Hi Camera Repair, need some video or instructions to bind and calibrate the WLtoys V686G. Everybody says Return to Home never works. I thought maybe binding the controller and quad??

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  59. I need help whit my drone the right side front dosent responde

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  60. I have an X5SW and was wondering if the gyros come on line when I connect the battery or after I flip the power switch on the quadcopter. Thanks in advance.

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  61. High and Low do not mean what would logically make sense. On this quadcopter H or "high" is actually close to expert or race mode. It allows much more aggressive movements in pitch and roll. Low, makes it so you cant extremely over compensate and get into trouble but it will also mean you cant fight the wind if theres any at all.

    Try it, lift off and fly in L then switch to H, much more aggressive.

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  62. I have a v666 quadcopter and cannot get the transmitter to move anything. I don't know if it's binding. I went through the instructions exactly turning the throttle to 0, then 100% for 3 secs, then back to 0. It beeps but the blades do not respond. Two white lights flash on ome side and the blue/red flash on /off the other side. Don't know what it means. Any clues? I'm about to return it. Also the instruction are HORRIBLE....broken English, bad grammar.

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  63. Hi there,

    I have a dromida KODO 2 and when I charge the battery the charger light blinks twice then doesn't charge. Any ideas? The KODO did fall into a puddle...

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  64. I have a quad SGM JY-X5 that after a few flights and a roof landing (nothing broken) the lights are now always up and do no flash when I turn in on.
    The remote has the light always flashing and they are not communicating. Any idea what I might so to repair it? I have already followed the reset steps but these did not work.
    Thanks in advance,
    Fred

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  65. I have a quad SGM JY-X5 that after a few flights and a roof landing (nothing broken) the lights are now always up and do no flash when I turn in on.
    The remote has the light always flashing and they are not communicating. Any idea what I might so to repair it? I have already followed the reset steps but these did not work.
    Thanks in advance,
    Fred

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  66. hi guys, i need your help. i have a mjx x901, it keeps moving left/backwards. you can easily see the drone slanted down to the left.

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  67. hi guys, i need your help. i have a mjx x901, it keeps moving left/backwards. you can easily see the drone slanted down to the left.

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  68. my drone was able to fly and perform autopilot successfully at first. however, after an awkward landing sideways, the drone was not able to lift off despite its motors spinning and throttle at 100%.
    batteries were also replaced to fully charged ones but to no avail.
    could it be the APM problem? if so, do i have to replace the APM or can it be fixed with mission planner?

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  69. Any tips for a Cheerson? Havent even flown it. Besides remounting the FC and GPS that was dangling because of faulty 2 sided tape, actually was flopping around. Hotglued tips of capacitors to the esc board, checked all quality of all solder connections, hotglued the compass in the tower. Anything else?

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  70. K300 quadcopter falling to ground after about a minute of flying. Try charging battery, but the light on the usb not turning off so I am not sure if it's charging. Played with in house a few times, but not outside yet

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  71. I have a Kodo Dromida. It has been working great, until I tried to bind it with the controller today. I turn the controller on with the left stick down, drone is on level surface when I plug it's battery in, lights flash and stop, I move the controllers left stick up, beep, as I am bringing it down again to complete the binding..the drones props start spinning as full force before I have moved the left stick completely down and will not shut off until I turn off the controller. Can someone please help!?

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  72. I need help because every time i turn the sky Hawkeye on push up the throttle and it keeps on going backwards not straight up,and i just can't figure it out how you adjust it to do that

    Kevin

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  73. I need help because every time i turn the sky Hawkeye on push up the throttle and it keeps on going backwards not straight up,and i just can't figure it out how you adjust it to do that

    Kevin

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  74. I just got a Syma X5C-1 and the right stick is reversed. Push forward it goes backward, right it goes left etc. How do I correct this?

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  75. just like u said...once we trim and balance the quad...we can fly it safely..but...is it still balance once we rotate the position???

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  76. My MJX X600 does have an ON/OFF switch above so what I do is I awlways have the battery connected. When I want to fly I place it in a flat surface and then I switch it to ON. Is this wrong in any way? I mean... why should I connect the battery after I place it down? (it seems to fly ok anyway!)

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  77. Hi I have a 007 Spyhunter Drone and I have tried all the above steps and the copter just will not go up and hover. It pulls very hard to one direction. I have crashed it many times, but it seems ok. Is it the motors? Decided to buy another cause I like how it flies. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks You

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    1. Did you change any propellers? You may have installed a wrong turning propeller on a wrong motor. There are two clockwise and two counterclockwise propellers and motors. All should be blowing air downward. If any are blowing air upward, then that one should be replaced with a propeller of different shape.

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  78. I am a new operator with a new JJRC H8D. It will not fly. The transmitter will bind with the drone. I can see the props spinning on the transmitter display. Lights are flashing. Checked battery with volt meter and all is well there. I have had it in the air one or two times with no major crashes. I have tried all the steps above a few times but the drone just sits there... flashing and laughing at me!!! I know there is probably "one" thing I am missing. Any ideas???

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    1. Had a similar problem with my first H8D - turned out to be a bad flight controller board, Vendor sent me a new 'copter, which worked fine for a half-dozen flights then burned out two motors. Replaced those but the flight controller board went bad and won't work at all. Gave up on trying to fly the thing ever agsin.

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  79. Hi
    I do have the same problem as yours
    My son fly it few times with no serious crashes
    I tried the steps from previous comments but too the drone lights flashing and not responding to the remote

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  80. hi weve brought from a carboot the k300 hawkeye remote control quadcopter all working ok but no instructions and the battery has now used up were struggling to take battery out its either very tight fit or theres anoither way of taking it out have been googling for help but cant find any tutorials on how to get battery out , please help . thanks

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  81. I've got a Tatantula X6. After doing the needful all worked. But to my dismay after flying it for just about 20 minutes jut in 2 days it began to fail. I even changed one of the motors and later even put a new receiver board and connected it to a new battery. Earlier when the problem started-even though it binded with the remote and lights were ok,it didn't respond with the motors a t all. Now it's ok and all motors work. But now lift absolutely. Could someone who knows this problem well respond as to what might be the issue of it not taking off even when motors are at full throttle? Thank you.

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  82. Hi, i got an FY550. The remote is not connecting to the chopper. IT stops beeping but there no movement with the chopper. Can you help me out?

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  83. Hi, ive got a FY550 quadcopter. The remote is not connecting to the chopper. Beeping stops but no movement. Can you help me out?

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  84. Hi, i got an FY550. The remote is not connecting to the chopper. IT stops beeping but there no movement with the chopper. Can you help me out?

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  85. Hi! I recently bought protocol's dronium one 4 channel video quad-copter. I tested it out for the last 2 days and it was flying quite alright. However, today something was quite off. The drone can't fly off the ground, it only hovers to it's lower left and makes a loud screeching noise as the propellers spin. My brother was the last one who used it and said that he just charged the batteries and once he tried flying it this happened. I need help please! The drone isn't even a week old!

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  86. Hi! I recently bought protocol's dronium one 4 channel video quad-copter. I tested it out for the last 2 days and it was flying quite alright. However, today something was quite off. The drone can't fly off the ground, it only hovers to it's lower left and makes a loud screeching noise as the propellers spin. My brother was the last one who used it and said that he just charged the batteries and once he tried flying it this happened. I need help please! The drone isn't even a week old!

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    1. This is most likely a motor going bad. Google your 'copter'a brand name and moodel, then see if you can purchase a replacement motor for it. Be sure to specify which direction your old motor turned when it worked (clockwise or counter-clockwise) when you place your order.

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  87. Hello.. I have a VOYAGER 6-AXIS Quadrocopter.. If i start and make it to fly it always goes on the Front direction and cant control it to come back.. Its flying somewhere else.. Please tell me the answer how to make it fly,. Please any1?

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  88. Yeah, it's strange that a 69-yr-old woman is here but...I am! I've had the X11 for 3-4 days and, because of the Houston-area heat, I'm learning inside! The away and back exercise is getting easier for me but I'm finding that the remote is ultra-sensitive? Maintaining a constant altitude is the pits! Is there any action I can take to help with that? (Being indoors is very restrictive so getting outdoors with the quad will at least help.)

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  89. I recently open and closed my Q222G drone in order to reattach (solder) one of the wires for the battery component. However since then the drone flies for a short while then drops, even though the battery is fully charged. Also the motors were not touched and
    so are in place, and as far as I can see the gears are not loose.

    Can you suggest what may be wrong and how I may fix this?

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  90. I recently open and closed my Q222 drone in order to reattach (solder) one of the wires for the battery component. However since then the drone flies for a short while then drops, even though the battery is fully charged. Also the motors were not touched and
    so are in place, and as far as I can see the gears are not loose.

    Can you suggest what may be wrong and how I may fix this?

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  91. i have a holy stone hs170 and it wont bind to the transmitter even after i follow the instructions above^ please help if you can

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  92. hi have rc10w and it was working ok but now will not get off the ground only goes sideways

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  93. Hi guys,

    Just received a JJRC H25G from GearBest. It's my first drone so everything is new to me. I've been reading this posts and I would like your help on the following issues:

    1) Since day 1 I am not able to have a simple hover behavior as the the drone was always pushing front. I've just used it for three cycles and in this last one two of the propellers (left right and back left) randomly stop to work when I'm powering it up. They eventually turn back on again, but are causing a very awkward and hard to control flight. Is there any tweaking that I might have missed or is this just a case to RMA?

    2) Next issue is related with transmitter's battery. For any reason it only charges up to half capacity. I've tried different USB chargers but the result is always the same. When i turn it on it shows full capacity but 1 second afterwards battery is half capacity. Any suggestions on this one?

    Thanks in advance

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