"Flying the S6 drone using a phone and virtual joysticks"
Many drones dispense with the conventional RC controller and instead use a mobile device (a cell phone or tablet) and a manufacturer specific app. Once the app is on the mobile device you then use virtual joysticks on the touch screen or tilt the mobile device to fly and control the drone.
Tilting the mobile device to control the drone is awkward, cumbersome, un-responsive and slow to react. The technology simply isn’t advanced enough for tilt control to offer a pleasant flying experience.
I am not a fan of touch screen, so it will come as no surprise that I prefer to use a conventional RC to control my drones. This is all well and good when I can use a conventional RC but when it comes to my Wingsland S6 drone this is not possible. There is a conventional RC available for the S6 drone, however it is not available from any supplier in my part of the world and the only way I can get my hands on one is to order it directly from China, which I am reluctant to do. I can’t find any real life experiences or reviews on the Wingsland RC and I can’t even be certain it will work with my S6 drone.
I basically have two ways I can fly my Wingsland S6 drone – either using the unresponsive tilt method or virtual joysticks. I suppose that in reality I have one way I can fly my Wingsland S6 drone, and that is using virtual joysticks.
I find using the touch screen on my cell phone and virtual joysticks quite tricky. In fact I would go so far as to say I find it a challenge and, at the moment at least, I am not a fan. I have identified several problems, issues and short comings flying the Wingsland S6 drone using virtual joysticks, and I can only conclude the same applies to all drones using this type of technology.
If you are curious about what I have discovered flying the Wingsland S6 drone using virtual joysticks check out the following:-
Even though you have to fly the Wingsland S6 drone using virtual joysticks (or by tilting your mobile device) it is a great drone for aerial photography and video footage, and I highly recommend it. I really hope that a UK supplier soon starts to stock the conventional Wingsland RC so I can fly my S6 using proper control sticks.
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Below is a Wingsland S6 video playlist, courtesy of Youtube, you may find interesting
Both the DJI Spark and the Wingsland S6 drones have been around for a while now, and they are aimed at the same market segment. I have owned both the Spark and the S6 for a while now so I thought it was time to do a bit of a comparison and see which one is the best.
Before jumping in to the comparison let's take a quick look at the key features of each of these two drones:-