Understand the parts of your quadcopter and what each of them does. Prepare a pre-flight checklist and go through it before each take off. Use the throttle to get airborne, and make any necessary adjustments using the trim buttons. Get comfortable hovering in mid-air and gently landing your quadcopter. Drones are controlled by remote ground control systems (GSC) and also referred to as a ground cockpit. An unmanned aerial vehicle system has two parts, the drone itself and the control system. The nose of the unmanned aerial vehicle is where all the sensors and navigational systems are present.