Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
Ability to handle windy conditions - This is a significant issue that operators need to keep in mind when purchasing a Drone. Many of the small and older Drones like an older Parrot AR Drone or a newer SYMA X5SW Drone lack many features and do not have the capability to stabilize flight when faced with more then 5-10 knots of wind. Additionally these Drones do not have stabilized gimbled camera mounts to smooth out the wobble and gyrations in windy conditions. Larger Drones and Drones with better electronic systems and gimbled camera mounts aboard have better high wind video capabilities. E: Retrievable - many small Drones do not have "home" capability and are difficult to land in any condition. Most new Drones have a highly developed "home" capability and are able to land back to their starting location automatically.
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.
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!