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In this video, Migz explains EVOLVE 2’s different flight mode.
Explanation of flight mode
Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have different flight modes that determine how the drone operates and how the pilot interacts with it. These flight modes are designed to give the pilot control over different aspects of the drone’s flight and to enhance safety and stability. The following are some of the most common flight modes found on drones:
- GPS Mode (Position Mode) : This is the default flight mode for most drones, and it uses GPS to maintain a stable hover in place and to follow a set flight path. The drone uses GPS and other sensors to stay in place.
- Attitude flight Mode : This mode disables GPS stabilization and relies on the drone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to maintain its position. This mode is more responsive to control inputs and allows for more aggressive flying, but it can be more difficult to control because the drone is free from the horizontal anchor that holds it in place. It is more susceptible to winds. Also if the Drone is flying towards a certain direction and the pilot lets the stick centered the trend of the drone will be follow the inertia and keep flying the same direction, if it is flying the same direction as the wind then and you don’t bring it back your video will be called “Gone with the Wind”. This last list proves the Author is a human being with sense of humor and not a AI robot.
- Sport Mode: This mode is designed for fast, sporty flying and is often used by experienced pilots. The drone is more responsive to control inputs and can fly at higher speeds, but it is also crispier and more difficult to control and maintain your video streamline.
- Return to Home (RTH) Mode: This mode is used to make the drone automatically return to its home point. When activated, the drone will fly back at a previously setup minimum altitude to its starting point and land itself. This mode is useful in case of loss of radio control signal,low battery levels or in case of not knowing the the drone is located (deorientation).
- Tripod Mode: This mode is designed to provide maximum stability for aerial photography and videography. The drone moves more slowly and precisely, making it easier to frame shots and get stable footage.
These are just a few examples of the many flight modes that are available on drones. Different drones have different flight modes, and the specific modes available can vary based on the drone’s design and capabilities.
Important facts to consider when choosing a flight mode
As general safe rule, always and I mean always, even if you are an experienced pilot, wait for the sattelite signal to be strong before you take off. Right after powering up your drone the first tasks of it’s initialization are the sensors (specially gyroscope) and the GPS location. Both Position Mode and Sports mode use GPS to fly and also the RTH (return to home) mode will record your position when you take off.
In the case of our EVOLVE2 the home position can be updated after take off to your current location by using the GPS built-in your remote controller, but most drones don’t have this feature, so the best is always wait for Sats with a good HDOP.
If you are a begginer, try to stay on Position flight mode as much as you can as you gain experience and confidence on your flying skills. I always like to call the Position mode as the Relax mode, where you can focus on other tasks like setting up your camera, photo shooting angle, you can answer questions of curious people around asking how far a drone can fly. ( One more proof of human here).
Altitude flight mode is more recommended for people that does not want breaks applied when they let the control sticks on the radio go and receive that sudden stop the GPS causes when on position flight mode.
Another wise of the Altitude Mode is when something goes wrong with GPS or compass and the drone starts to fly away by itself and it does not obey any commands at all, throwing it quickly to Alitude mode will make you regain control overring the faulty sensor commands and will be able to bring it safely to home or even land immediately. I always recommend using the Altitude mode first thing on a emergency procedure.
Last about Sports Mode is important to remind that some drone may “sink” during constant high speed cruises because motors are not powerfull enough to maintain speed and altitude , our EVOLVE2 has an altitude protection below 100 feet, but mostly it reaches 63 mph above 100 ft without any sink rate at all.
All that said, leave your comment or add any info you might judge important to enrich the drone community.