Hovering – Roll – Pitch – Yaw – Lesson 4.5

In this lesson, you will learn how to hover and position your aircraft.  With some practice you can perform these movement combinations smoothly in order to create epic camera moves.  The 2 keywords to remember are slow and smooth.

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In this video we will cover hovering, roll, pitch, and yaw. As I said in the previous lesson, more sophisticated drones will make hovering automatic.

They use sensors to keep the drone stable and balanced in flight. If you're using a drone that doesn't do this, you'll have to make small continuous adjustments to the controls to maintain a hover. Once you've mastered hovering, you can start learning how to position the aircraft with the roll, pitch, and yaw controls.

On a drone, roll means to move the aircraft left or right. This is done by moving the right hand stick to the left and right. The pitch control's on the same stick push and pull the stick forward and back to move the aircraft forward and backward.

The yaw control is on the left hand stick. Moving the stick left and right will rotate the aircraft left and right. This is called the yaw. You can see how combining these controls together will help you point your aircraft and its camera in the direction that you wish.

With some practice, you can perform these movement combinations smoothly in order to create epic smooth camera moves.

The two keywords for epic aerial camera moves are slow and smooth.

Remember that it doesn't take a lot of stick input to get quite a bit of movement from your drone, so practice making smooth and steady and slow movements with the sticks and that's what will result in smooth aerial footage.

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