Dji has ever really made and they did something nice and created a new app, a simulator to help. You learn how to fly this thing, because it does fly differently, like i said than any other drone that they’ve made before now. That app is called the dji virtual flight, app it’s, a free app, and it allows you to fly this drone with the remote controller and the goggles, which is actually a pretty unique experience if you’ve never flown fpv before the best way to learn how to fly. Is in a simulator now the question is: is this simulator any good? Well now there are three different ways you can fly. You can fly using the remote controller, you can fly using the motion controller or you can fly using your smartphone now fly with your smartphone. Is just like playing a video game and i don’t recommend it. It actually works, okay, until you flip it to manual mode and then it’s just it’s, basically not even controllable, because it just doesn’t feel right. You don’t have the tactile inputs on the phone motion: controller that’s, pretty intuitive. If you’re going to fly with that, i suggest you just kind of fly with it then there’s, the remote controller. So how do i fly with the remote this remote first thing you need? Is your goggles now dji included this otg cable? You plug this into the usb c port, and then you plug a cable into your phone and then plug that in here now, i’m, going to plug my goggle battery in one press to press power on the goggles and you’ll, see them connect here now, i’m.
Going to go ahead and connect to the remote controller, i also need to turn my remote controller on and then it’ll bind to the goggles. So i can’t just pair the remote to the controller i got to go through the goggles. I can’t use any other remotes with this system. They have to connect to the v2 goggles and the only remote that will connect to the v2 goggles. Is this v2 remote? Now i can connect an xbox controller via bluetooth to my phone and fly that way, but again it’s not going to give you that feel that you’re going to get with the actual sticks on the remote. So i suggest you fly that way. Now you can do skills training, you can do free flight. You can do time trials, you can even kind of look around in the app itself. There are some settings. You can change frame rates, things like that, but really let’s get down to it. We want to learn how to fly so. Free flight is probably what i would recommend now time. Trials are cool once you’ve kind of learned how to fly, but let’s go into free flight. You can fly in the parking garage you can fly in a stadium that’s up to you now. The question is, how does it actually feel in terms of you know? Is it like you’re actually flying the drone? Well, yes, and no, there are a couple of different things right so i’m going to go into the app here and i can actually put the goggles on.
This is kind of nice and i can fly with the goggles right and i can fly in the different modes. I can kind of learn how to fly the drone and it’s. You know it’s, not a bad experience. I can fly in third person where i see the drone in front of me or i can fly in first person, where i just see the view from the goggles now i can also these these switches and toggles and everything work. So if i want to switch from uh from sport mode back to normal mode, keep it nice and stable or if i want to flip it into manual mode, i can do that now. The thing with manual mode is well there’s, a there’s, a couple of issues. I i don’t feel like the the physics i don’t feel, like the physics of it are quite up to snuff they’re, not terrible, but they’re. Just not super great. The other thing you have to remember is that when you’re flying fpv, typically this stick doesn’t automatically center. So you kind of have to learn that right. If i just kind of let go, and the throttle goes to the middle i’m, giving it throttle right to kill the throttle, i got to drop it all the way down. So you know you can actually change that by twisting a spring open up this back cover, and you can change that, but not something you probably want to do.
You can kind of get used to it when it comes down to it. The app is okay right. I i probably wouldn’t recommend it if you really want to learn how to fly serious, fpv and i’m, not so sure that this is a serious fpv drone. I take that back. It is a serious feature: it’s, not a serious freestyle drone it’s, not a serious race. Drone can you do either of those things with it? Yes, but that’s not really what it was designed for. This was designed for getting really good pictures and videos, videos, mostly um from a unique perspective. So if you want to really learn how to rip how to apply freestyle, you probably want a quad like this. Now this is actually also a dji quad i’ve got the air unit and the dji camera up here in front now. If i really want to learn how to fly something like this i’d recommend, a different simulator and simulators are the way to go. I really have been enjoying flying. Velocidrone velocitron is a simulator as well, but i just find the uh physics of it to be a little bit better uh, then the the dji app in the dji app. I could kill the motors they’d stop spinning and it just didn’t. You know it. Didn’T fall out of the sky, nearly fast enough kind of um and when i’m flying velocitron, i use this right, so i can use my actual remote controller.
I think the best way to get into fpv is to buy a really good remote controller. This is probably my favorite it’s a tx16s, and then i just connect this to my computer via usbc, cable and then i can fly uh i’m, not a great fpv pilot, but i’ve been getting into velocitron a little bit more and i’m practicing some tricks and some Flips and some rolls i’m trying to get that juicy flick down. I think that’s such a cool trick. I have not mastered it, but it’s, something that i can practice in the sim and that’s how you want to learn how to fly fpv, because when you crash things, don’t break it’s a lot cheaper to learn how to fly fpv in a simulator than it is Uh with an actual drone so – and that applies for the dji drone as well now the dji drone does fly differently and i think it is important to try this virtual simulator out now a couple of things: you’ll notice, right away, if you’ve never flown. This drone and you fly it in the simulator that the turns are coordinated and we know that right and you’ll find that when you fly the drone, but if you’ve never experienced that you may want to test that out in the simulator as well. So you can kind of feel that, plus you know if you’ve never flown acro with a a spring mounted uh throttle and you don’t wan na you know to mess with that again something you might wan na.
Try in that dji app, so that’s kind of nice for that, but when it comes down to learn how to fly this thing, i think getting out. There is probably the easiest way to learn how to fly specifically in normal in sport mode. If you’re talking about manual mode or acro mode, absolutely you got to start the sim or it’s going to be a very expensive learning experience so that’s my take. I do like that these buttons all do what they’re supposed to do when you’re flying in the app, but when it comes down to it simulators are great tools to help. You learn some skills and how to fly. But when you know the rubber hits the road you just got ta get out there and do some flying. I hope this was helpful at least just a little bit. If you have questions or comments, leave them down below and we’ll be sure to get back to you, hey make sure you check us out on halfgrown.com and don’t forget we give away drones on our live streams and to a lucky patreon once a month.