While it's generally agreed that quadcopters are easier to fly than traditional RC helicopters, they still do have somewhat of a learning curve. Depending on your choice of multirotor, the nature of the challenge will vary greatly. The extremes range from highly sophisticated, expensive platforms, which can essentially fly themselves but require programing knowhow; to the most elementary cheaper copters, which are more like regular helicopters. This guide is aimed at the beginner and will therefore focus on the latter.
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In theory multirotors aren't complicated; the only moving parts are the motors. In reality, there is far more to them. To build a drone from scratch requires at least a basic understanding of physics, maths and technology; and practical skills such as engineering, wiring and even coding. To then fly the things requires further skill and experience. Obviously the degree of knowledge and skill required increases with the sophistication of the UAV. Some multicopters come in plug 'n' play kit form, which means you side step a lot of the technical challenges. My aim here to is to help reduce the learning curve for you, by providing some useful tips that will keep you on track or at least save a headache.
The drone world is full of abbreviations, acronyms and confusion. We can’t even decide what to call the flying things; Drones, multirotors, multicopters and quadcopters are the main ones, but there are plenty more. Our aim here to is to provide a useful reference to help beginners get to grips with the subject.