Parts of a Drone – The basics

For starters, one of the annoying parts of owning a drone is figuring out how to control it, While the advantages and fun aspect make it look simple. Moving a quadcopter takes a considerable measure of practice.

In this article, I’ll discuss the rudiments of how to move and control a drone in the air.

Moving a drone is done with the use of a handling device known as a transmitter which has different section or button that serves for different purposes.

These are an important part of a drone you must know before buying a drone

The Roll

The roll helps Helps to move the drone from one place to the other i.e. if you move the roll and point it in the right direction, your drone will move to the right and the same when it is directed to the left position.

The Pitch

This helps with moving the drone forward and backward. Therefore, if you move the pitch in the forward direction, the drone will also move in that direction and if it’s to the left, the drone will move left.

It will be quite difficult for you to handle a drone if you don’t carefully learn and master the techniques of using the pitch.

The Yaw

Lots of people find it so hard to understand the way the yaw works. Albeit its functionality is so simple, i.e. whenever you move the Small rod in the left direction, the drone will rotate in a Anti-clockwise pattern and if it is in the right direction, it will rotate in the clockwise pattern. This part of the drone is very important as its mainly used to track things in the atmosphere.

The Throttle

The first thing that will cross your mind on your first training on how to fly a drone is how you can move from the ground and this part is done with the use of the throttle.

Just like your motorcycle, the only thing that keeps it moving is by engaging the accelerator and the moment you take your feet off the gas the speed will reduce and it’s going to stop. The same implies to the Drone as the throttle will keep it moving when pushed in an upward direction and it will start descending the moment you take your hand off the throttle.


There are other things you must know such as beating the wind when the drone is in the air and learning how to land perfectly reduce the temerity of damaging the drone.

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