Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
The design of a drone is an important consideration. You would have to decide whether a quadcopter design would be suitable or whether you require a drone having more than four rotors. While a quadcopter is best for balancing and finer control it would not be safe to use in rough weather and wont be able to lift heavier payloads. On the other hand a hexacopter or an octocopter consumes more power but can fly in much more severe weather. Speed and elevation are also factors that you need to keep in mind when it comes to buying drones. Most small drones cant fly as high are larger drones. So if you want to take good quality aerial photographs then you will have to get an advanced drone that is capable of reaching heights of 300 feet or more. Moreover a smaller drone wont be able to go as fast and would be unsuitable for drone racing. For that you would require a speedy drone for racing which can clock in high speeds.
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.
Modern Drones are incredible machines that are capable of doing amazing things in the marine and yachting environment. They can be used to spot schools of fish locate a mooring or open area in a marina to drop anchor locate an assigned slip preview an unspoiled beach or island locate items or persons that dropped overboard capture great video and still photos of the boat either at anchor or underway or even drop safety or other equipment to remote locations. However Drones need to he handled differently when used in the terrestrial or land use environments in addition to specific models that are better suited for the marina and yachting environments.