My first flight (if you can call it that) with the Hubsan 501S drone didn’t go to plan. Due to unforeseen circumstances the first flight was in the confines in my garden, which isn’t really large enough to fly a drone. I did, however, get the chance to make the Hubsan 501S drone take-off/ascend, land/descend, hover, rotate etc. This quick play was useful, however it was not what I wanted and it didn’t give me the chance to let the Hubsan stretch its legs.
My second go with the Hubsan 501S drone, i.e. my first proper flight, was much better. For this flight I managed to get down the local recreation ground on a dull winter’s day. There wasn’t a breath of wind, which was perfect for a total newbie like me. With a large open space to play with, together with perfect conditions, I had the chance to have a proper go with the 501S drone and see what it was really like to fly, and what I had to learn.
The above video footage was captured by my wife running around with the DJI Osmo gimbal (the Dji Osmo is available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and eBay.com ). My wife doesn’t like using any photography equipment so getting her to run after the drone recording it as she went was a bit of a challenge. I appreciate the camera work isn’t perfect but all in all I think she did a pretty good job. In any case, it is far better than what I would have achieved by myself.
The Hubsan 501S drone is available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and eBay.com
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