Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
Maintenance of Your Drone While Aboard - Be sure to include a small tool kit with tools for use on a Drone: small pliers and screw drivers small Allen wench set spare screws small wrench set nuts and propeller locks propeller removal tool small pocket knife zip ties tape terminal cleaning spray silicon spray to protect your Drone from salt water and salt air etc. A large fresh water spray bottle will be needed to wash off salt water in the event your Drone goes swimming! Be sure to add spare propellers - lots of them - spare landing feet spare CHARGED batteries 12V AND 110V battery battery connect cables spare controller batteries and/or controller charger and spare propeller guards. Drone Limits While Piloting a Drone Over Water - The operator MUST be aware of their battery use and flying time of their Drone. Most controllers show the battery charge level of the Drone. At 50% level I highly recommend that the operator initiate the return process for retrieving the Drone or the Drone may go for a swim! Additionally the operator should attach a stopwatch to the controller so that the operator is aware of the flight time.
FPV flying is much more than just going faster than other drones participating in the race. Its about the feeling the thrill and the excitement that comes with flying successfully right from the beginning till end. With a racing drone in your hand its not necessary that you always have to take part in a racing contest to enjoy it. You can also try freestyle drone flying just to get that same feeling which usually comes as a result of drone racing. In fact it is recommended that you first experiment with all the controls at home and once you have complete confidence over your skills at drone flying should you take part in a racing tournament. Try experimenting with speed more than 50mph to see how your drone reacts. Also test various other functions and combine them to have more fun and excitement. If you want to be a part of this entire thrill and pure excitement simply buy a racing drone and first master the art of drone flying through online courses and training videos. After that enroll into one of the drone racing tournaments and practice till you meet the world-class top drone pilots in a contest and beat them with your extraordinary skills!
Drone recover Strategies for Windy Conditions - Drones are difficult if not impossible to safely land in windy conditions. In most cases the operator either hits the "home" button and hopes for the best. Another technique is to line up the Drone overhead and "drop the Drone out of the sky" hoping it will land on the deck or cockpit. An alternative technique is for the operator to "hover" the Drone within the operators reach and then the operator simply grab the landing gear and bring the Drone down. The operator should be sure to wear gloves as the operator could easily get a finger cut from the propellers.