The 180 & The Box With Yaw
Next, The 180 and then this is where it just, you have to flip your brain a little bit, because when your drone flies out, it's like, easy, right stick, big deal, but when the drone turns around, and it's facing you, we've flipped. And you have to get comfortable with that. And that's where people really get messed up. It gets a little confusing for them. So, yeah, easy, we fly out, right stick, no big deal. But we'll twist the drone, add some yaw, and to bring it back, it's still forward, 'cause it's the forward for the drone, not for you, right? Next, we're gonna introduce the left stick. I'm gonna do the same thing though by flying out straight with my right stick, and now I'm gonna turn the drone. This is called yawing. With the left stick, I'm going to go right. I'll wait 'til the drone faces me, so now the camera's facing me, and this is where it can get a little tricky for people. You have to be able to go forward with the right stick. So you may think, oh, just like The Box, I'...
m gonna pull back. No, you have to go forward. So I'm gonna go forward with the right stick and it's gonna come towards us. I'll let go, I'll go right on the left stick to twist it back around, and I just yawed it back and it's now facing the direction that I'm facing. And left is left now, right is right now. So that's the trick with The is once you turn the drone, so it's facing you, the controls just flipped and that's the big hurdle people have to get over at first. Okay, flipped, it's all about which way is the drone, which way the drone is facing. In this scenario, that's really easy for you guys to tell because you can see the drone, you're like, oh, the camera's facing me. When it's way far away, it's not so easy, right? So that's something to be mindful of. So we go forward on the right stick, takes the drone forward, we introduce the left stick and do some yaw, and then we go forward with the right stick and bring the drone back to us. And all these exercises are really important to master, because when we get to the last segment today, and we talked about filming and all that, being able to fly is essential. Being able to do that straight line, and to introduce a little bit of yaw to get a nice curve as you're flying, right? All these are gonna come into play, so that's why I keep saying, you gotta practice 'em. And now you have a goal of, oh I'm gonna practice The Box, I'm gonna get comfortable with that, right? So, the box with yaw, this is where we do the right stick, but we also have some left stick, all right? So, we're gonna go forward with the right stick but we'll introduce some left stick and yaw. We'll go forward with the right stick, left stick yaw, forward again, it's always forward, right? Forward, yaw, and then forward to bring it back to us. So, now you're starting to get like, oh okay, this is how I do it with two sticks. And really, when you're flying, you're jumping back and forth between the sticks, right? You're controlling both. So let's watch how we do The Box out in the field. So now that you understand how the drone works with both sticks, we will draw a box using the left and the right stick. So with the right stick I'm gonna fly out, I'll let go, and with the left stick, I'm gonna turn to the left, and I wanna go forward. So it's always the direction the drone's facing. So I'll go up with the right stick, I'll let go, I'll yaw the drone again with the left stick, I'll go forward with the right stick, and then I'll yaw the drone with the left stick one more time, go forward. And that's how you draw a box using yaw. It's cool to see the drone angle, right? My co-pilot was out with us capturing some of that. So just to recap, we got right stick forward, left stick yaw, right stick forward, left stick yaw, and then right stick forward, left stick yaw, and then to complete it we got the right stick forward. So, once you're doing this move, things are starting to feel a little more comfortable. You're like okay, I'm getting the hang of this. This is not too bad.
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Confidently fly a drone
- Understand basic legal requirements
- Execute simple to intermediate drone maneuvers
- Adjust settings for aerial photography
- Simultaneously adjust the drone and the camera
- Use drones to capture a variety of still and video perspectives
- Edit aerial photography and aerial videography
ABOUT DIRK’S CLASS:
Sure, drone photography looks just like playing a video game, but controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle while simultaneously working a camera takes essential know-how and practiced skills. Take off with confidence and capture aerial photography and videography at angles you never thought possible. In this beginner's class, learn essentials like safe drone flight, essential photography settings, and basic post-processing.
Work with award-winning aerial photographer Dirk Dallas as you learn to control your drone. Whether your drone is collecting dust or you've just opened the box, this class provides the essentials to fall in love with drone photography and videography. From legal restrictions to selecting and operating a drone and accessories, this class covers all the basics of aerial photography with a drone.
Explore a drone's controls, then learn exercises to help hone your flight skills. Flag potential legal restrictions in the United States. Learn settings and tips for capturing great aerial photography, then incorporate motion with video. Finally, work in image processing and video editing to fine-tune your captures. Whether you want to capture aerial images for real estate, environmental studies, commercial advertising, independent movie production, land-use planning or simply creative photography, start flying with confidence.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- Any user new to drone flight
- Photographers looking to expand to aerial photography
- Videographers eager to add a new angle with drones
- Drone newbies that want to learn new moves and tricks
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
FAA licensed drone pilot Dirk Dallas uses drones to capture new angles in his commercial photography and filmmaking. Also a speaker and professor, Dirk is the founder of FromWhereIDrone.com and the host of the AdoramaTV series From Where I Drone With Dirk Dallas. Along with his creative work, he enjoys teaching and inspiring new drone pilots.