Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
The Blue Jay is very beginner friendly because of the easy custom controls. Its possible to auto-hover after takeoff and land gently with just one button push. You can also draw a custom route on your smartphone and your drone will fly the route itself. Like many drones in this price range the batteries leave much to be desired. While you should get 8 minutes of flight time when the drone is new these batteries may wear out after a few uses and will need to be replaced. The Blue Jay comes with two batteries and an extra power pack. If you want a high-quality FPV drone this is the right choice. Even as a beginner hooking this drone up to your phone is easy so that you can get a cockpit experience. Fly around and see everything as it happens with the Force 1 U45W Blue Jay drone.
FPV Camera: Dont forget to buy a model that comes equipped with a FPV camera and this is clearly mentioned in the specifications when you check out various models of drones. The position of the camera is also important in drone racing because you want to see what lies ahead when your drone is tilted forward. Flight Controller: Just keep in mind that without a good flight controller you are never going to win a drone racing contest. Why? Because such a controller comes with firmware that makes a drone flight smooth and stable. Many novice pilots can easily overlook this feature but this is one tip youre going to receive from every drone racer who has had a good experience in the field.
Keep in mind that while launching the Drone is relatively quick and easy landing and retrieving the Drone can be very challenging and consume all of the remaining battery capacity. Drone Batteries - most if not all batteries used for Drones and their controllers are LIPO batteries and are subject to generating a great deal of heat and require very specific charging and storage techniques. LIPO batteries should be transported in special foil packages and definitely not in the Drone. Special chargers are required to charge LIPO batteries. Additionally it may take up to 2 hours to recharge depleted batteries so the Drone operator should be sure primary and spare batteries are charged when the operator and Drone arrive aboard. The Operator should allow enough time to recharge the batteries after use. Operators should consider purchasing a multi-battery charger.