Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
Another technique is to attach a thin weighted line to the Drone so that when the Drone is close the operator simply grabs the line and "pull down" the Drone. New Drones include Optical Recognition cameras and software that should have the capability of landing the Drone in very windy conditions and onto a moving yacht or ship. Keep in mind that in windy conditions or if you are operating on a moving yacht or even a passenger cruise ship you may need to fly the Drone out in front of the yacht or ship and then let the Drone "drift" back into landing position while slowly bringing the Drone down to the deck. I witnessed a Drone operator attempting to land his Drone on a cruise ship that was moving at 20+ knots. Instead of employing the above technique the operator panicked because his Drone battery was running low (!!) and attempted to land the Drone by moving the Drone mid-ship and then flying the Drone sideways to land on the upper deck. The operator had absolutely no control trying to run sidewise in 20+ knots of wind and totally destroyed his $4000 drone when is crashed into the steel upper structure of the cruise ship!
Holy Stone HS200 - Best Budget Drone. In terms of budget the Holy Stone HS200 FPV drone is top among the best drones under 200. This drone does not cost much but it still has many features that every recreational drone pilot will want to try out.Many drones at this low of a price point do not have FPV first person view capabilities. This drone does. All you do is sync your phone or VR goggles to the drone and you can experience the cockpit view. This feature is very easy to use and makes piloting more fun. The HS200 comes equipped with extra features that are great for beginner and intermediate pilots. One button take-off is possible with this drone. Simply push the button and it will hover at 3 feet above the ground awaiting more commands.
Longevity and Insurance: Powerful drones do not come cheap so you need to get your racing drone insured before taking part in a contest. This is because in a racing event crash episodes damages and collisions are quite common. If your drone isnt repairable you are going to lose a good amount of money. Once you get your hands on a racing drone you first need to learn its controls. Basic controls are required for a normal just-for-fun flight but when you are taking part in a race with world-class drone pilots as your competitors you need to master some advanced level skills as well. Fine tuning your drone to keep it stable when taking off and flying in mid-air is also a very important step. How to change the altitude how to fly through the trees and how to avoid obstacles or even collide with small objects during flight and getting back on the track again are some of the things you need to learn.