Especially for beginner drone pilots, we tried to synthesize the most important tips and guidelines to help you become better and more confident drone pilots.
Tips of Advanced drone pilots to beginners - Never do this with your drone
The tips have been collected by over 60 different advanced drone pilots, and they have given you the most basic and important steps to keep in mind. They are based on their extensive experience and sometimes even tragic accidents with their drones. If you follow their advice, you have the opportunity to avoid unwanted accidents, both with the drone itself and with the surrounding people and objects, as well as faster progress and become professionals.
– If you don’t have GPS lock, don’t take off.
– Don’t even think about to try how fast is this thing. Especially if you don’t know how much take to stop, let’s say if the drone is on Sport Mode full throttle it would take 10-15 meters to stop.
– Don’t fly around metal objects.
– Never turn your controller off before the drone. The drone could interpret that as a failed controller and attempt to return to home which could be someplace else.
– Too many sudden drone movements and/or flying too fast while filming.
– Take off and land with it facing away from you. Always!
– Don’t charge hot batteries.
– When you connect your phone, make sure you are connected to your wifi on your phone and not the house.
– Do not fly over people. You have no way of knowing if and when you might loose power.
– Until you get to know your copter real good, only fly within sight.
– Don’t fly over water unless you need to. If it comes down, it’s done. If your copter is in good condition you can probably fly over water, get your pictures, and then get back over land.
– Make sure you understand the position of all your controls and verify that they are in the proper position.
– Make sure you understand your “return Home ” feature and how to activate it.
– You need to understand all the features on your app of your controller.
– You need to “have respect” for the no-fly zones. You don’t fly too close to airports or helicopter pads near hospitals.
– Always fly it outdoors! Or else you’ll crash.
– Not having some type of propellor guards if you are near solid objects.
– Listen to the return to home warning!! Do Not push ignore.
– Refer back to your drone manual first to know the technical specs & what is your drone limitation.
– Try to find a good space for a very limited real-life flying trials.
– If you had a DJI drones, you can install fly simulator.
– Avoid talking wilt people while flying your drone… you can get distracted very quickly during a conversation and lose control over the situation. Ignore everything around you unless it is directly related to piloting your drone. Stand in a safe place and do not talk to the people around you. That’s when bad things happen.
– Double check to make sure you put the SD card in.
– Never fly in the fog when temperatures are around freezing point
– Always check the RTH altitude according to the surroundings.
– Never fly half-discharged battery
– Always fly against the wind on the way out when you’re going long range.
– Don’t fly with a jused battery. If it is not fully charged – don’t.
– Practice, practice, practice. Get a little aggressive with it. Find a nice open field and master the controls. Then and only then, can you understand the drone.
– RTFM, get ND filers, set home point before you fly away.
– Understand the drone regulations and don’t fly BVLOS.
– It is best to fly into the wind because if you get a low battery warning u can fly back with the wind with the minimal amount of power.
– Fly higher than trees and buildings and you have nothing to crash into.
– Don’t forget about the gimbal blocking take out before you start up or you will burn out your gimbal.
– Should never turn on your drone before taking off the gimbal protector.
– Check your RTH settings to see if it will come to home or land in place in case you lose connection.
– Learn to fly fully manual in the event you loose GPS or your compass malfunctions.
– Learn to fly in ATTI mode and set your Return to Home altitude above the tallest structure before you take off.
– Fly after sunrise and before sunset for the best light.
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