Fly DJI Phantom 2

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You're watching VisiHow. Hi! You're watching how to fly the DJI Phantom 2. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to charge several DJI Phantom 2 drone batteries. In this video, we'll cover calibration of the drone, take-off, landing, and basic flight controls. In the next videos, we'll cover more in-depth topics of drone flight.

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    To get started, let's calibrate the drone. Look for the switch on the right-hand side. Flip the switch five times. You'll see yellow lights on the drone.
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    This indicates that you need to calibrate the drone; so, you need to spin it around in a 360° circle around its vertical axis.
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    Check that the unit turns green. It is at the bottom.
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    Point the drone nose-down.
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    Spin it again in a 360° circle.
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    Check that the unit flashes green. It means that it's calibrated.
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    There are four commands to start the drone. Those are: both sticks moved to the far bottom-left position, both sticks moved to the far bottom-right position, both sticks moved towards each other in the bottom position, and both sticks moved away from each other in the bottom position. These four commands will start the unit or turn it off. It's important that you don't use these commands while you are flying the drone because they will cause the motors to turn off and the drone to crash.
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    Another way of stopping the drone is to simply pull the left lever far to the bottom while the drone is landing. Once the drone is no longer moving down in space anymore, the unit will stop the propellers.
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    To start the drone, we're going to initialize the start sequence, which is just fingers in and towards you.
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    Then we're going to push far forward on the left lever to lift the drone up.
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    Now that the drone is flying, you can move the drone forward with the right lever.
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    You can move the drone backward.
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    If you take your hands off the controller, the drone will stay in its position even during a windy day by using GPS.
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    Now, push the lever to the right on the right-hand side of the controller.
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    Let's come back and move left.
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    Push the lever away on the left-hand side of the controller to go up.
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    You can pull the left lever to go down.
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    Pushing left on the left-hand lever will make the drone turn around its axis to the left. You'll notice in wind that the drone can sometimes drift a little as it is turning. In this video, there is light wind today.
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    When you're first learning to fly, you want to keep the Phantom battery facing you. This way, all movements on the right-hand stick will be intuitive. If you push the lever forward, the drone goes forward; if you pull the lever backwards, the drone goes backwards; if you push the lever left, the drone goes left; if you push the lever right, the drone goes right.
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    If you turn the unit around to where the camera of the drone is facing you, then all of the movements on the right-hand lever will become reversed. So, if you pushing the lever left, the drone goes right; if you push the lever forward, the drone goes backwards; if you push the lever right, the drone goes left; if you pull the lever backwards, the drone goes forward.
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    Now, let's will discuss landing the drone. You want to land the drone whenever you reach 20 % battery level. Let's review a few methods. The first method is landing the drone on the ground. This is a little dangerous, just because you can risk damaging the propellers. Hover the drone over the ground and then just slam it onto the ground to give it a firm landing. That is just pulling the left lever backwards hard and holding it down until the propellers stop.
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    Another way to land the drone is catching it. To catch the drone, you need to get it at the level a bit over your head and walk over to the drone to grab it by the landing gear. So, grab the drone with one hand and turn off the rotor with the other.
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Please make sure to view our tutorial on how to charge a DJI Phantom 2 battery. Thank you for watching the tutorial on how to fly the DJI Phantom 2. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below.

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