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mode is ideal for anyone who’s just getting started in the world of FPV
flight (more on this later). Horizon mode keeps the drone level and
cancels out any inputs when the sticks are returned to the home position,
and Acro mode leaves it up to the pilot to keep everything level and to
control and/or cancel any previous stick inputs. Both Horizon and Acro
modes are for experienced pilots.
Most of this section will talk about the Shield mode of flying, which is
truly a fun way to learn to fly and race. In Shield mode, the drone flies in
the direction of the right stick. The racer’s altitude is controlled by the
left throttle stick, and the Falcore will fly just 3 feet above the ground. Its
flying height is regulated by the two sensors on the bottom of the bird.
In addition, if the right stick is pushed to the left, the quad combines the
bank and yaw in that direction to fly a smooth turn every time. You can
add in additional yaw with the left stick.
The three-way on/off switch has a standby click that turns on the
transmitter and powers up the Falcore so that the video feed starts and
can be seen in the goggles. Moving the switch to the arming position will
allow the motors to start up when the throttle stick is pushed forward.
When you’re flying the Falcore, it will maintain its altitude relative to
the ground, and it’s fun to watch the altitude change as the racer moves
over higher and lower ground. Be aware that grass, snow, and water may
interfere with the sensor. There are no sensors to prevent the Falcore
from crashing, but it can take a pretty good hit and still fly.
3 / Built for speed The battery slides into the
rear of the Falcore and locks in. Notice that the
motors are tilted to keep the Falcore body level
during flight and minimize wind drag.