Posted: 12/19/2016 5:34:43 PM EDT
Looking at a cheap drone for my 8 year old. No way in hell I'm dropping over a hundred dollars on something that's going to get stuck up in a tree or slammed into the side of the house.
I'm looking at some of the knock offs from China. I've heard some ok things about Syma and several ads reference them being "headless". What the hell does that mean?
What is Headless Mode?
In simple terms, headless mode is basically a method implemented on a drone that allows pilots to give up worrying about orientation altogether.
The functioning of headless mode is pretty simple; the only pre-requisite is that before taking off, you’re required to position the drone in such a way that its front is your front.
Since yaw (rotation around it’s own axis; controlled by the left stick on a Mode 2 controller) anyway doesn’t have anything to do with orientation (left is left and right is right all the time, regardless of where your drone is pointing at), it is how the drone reacts to rudder (‘swaying’; controlled by the right stick on a Mode 2 controller) that changes.
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