A lot of folks have tried indoors flight, so everyone who tried it knows,that flying inside of the building is not only a challenge for the pilot’s skills but also a test of your heartbeat. So let me briefly introduce my indoors flight experience.
Step 1: Check your aircraft
Do compass calibration and see if there is a hard interference. If there is, you’d better give up this idea or find another place to fly. If there is no interference check RC and video transmitter signal, cause Wi-Fi in the building also can influence remote controller signal
Find an indoor stadium or playground for tennis, badminton, basketball…
Get far from basketball baskets, stands for volleyball nets, ceiling planks and other metal constructions that can influence normal compass operation.
The next what you have to do is set your camera’s ISO , EV and other parameters according to the lightning.
Now it’s time to challenge your pilot’s skills…
Flying indoors you don’t really have to switch to the A-mode. In fact P-mode will also work, and automatically switch between P-GPS, P-OPTO and P-ATTI. Usually flying indoors all you can get is 5 satellites of even less, so in this situation aircraft will not use it for the positioning, also I believe you will fly higher than 3 meters and your aircraft will have some horizontal drift, so you don’t really have to rely on the vision positioning system and ultrasonic. However, the barometer is still very accurate even indoors, so you are not going to get any altitude drops.
There are two suggestions:
1. Flying in a big pavilion it would be good to have an assistant who follows from the ground and reports about the aircraft’s condition via walkie-talkie, while you are busy with photo of video shooting. Of course you also don’t have to stare at the screen all the time
2. Piloting skills. The major part of the pilots have never fly any other aircrafts, so their skills could be not as good as experienced pilots who came to DJI multi-rotors already having DIY drones or helicopters flight experience.
Actually this issue is very easy to solve. The best choice is to buy a toy drone and practice your skills on it. Toy aircrafts have no GPS, VPS, barometer and all this stuff, they are cheap and pretty hard to brake.
Another tip is to take the props guards on. It can save your aircraft from light impacts which could be crucial when you’re in the air.
Enjoy your flight:)