Quadcopter has arrived

The X-30 quadcopter arrived today! The quadcopter transmitter offers three choices for ‘thrust level’, I kept this at the lowest 30% setting. This meant that the quad would not respond to my control inputs so rapidly or aggressively, perfect for learning to fly. Flying of the quad was much more difficult than I anticipated, as the quad is relatively small and light it is affected more than I expected by the wind.

Perhaps naively I expected the quad to remain at a fixed position when I was not providing a control input, in reality the quad is constantly either ascending or descending and cetain amounts of movement are required to counteract the effect of the wind. For aerial photography purposes I will perhaps need to investigate methods for positional hold.