Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
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.
There are a number of issues that should be considered when selecting a Drone for this environment: DJI and Yuneec make a number of Drones capable of use in this environment. The Splash Drone is waterproof and makes a great Drone for this environment. GoPro and DJI have just introduced small new models that "fold" and fit in small backpacks and are capable of flying for 20+ minutes in 20+ knots of wind! Size - consider how and where you will store your Drone aboard your yacht - on a bunk in a storage locker in the cockpit. The Drone should be stored in a safe location where guests and crew will not drop items on the Drone or knock or kick the Drone.
Durability is not an issue with the HS200. This drone can stand up to many crashes and it even comes for a few extra props just in case. Since the drone is light high drops do not cause heavy damage. Your fun wont end with a broken drone. This drone kit does not come with any extra batteries so you will have to buy your own. Buying at least three extra batteries and a high-quality charger will be enough to make sure you can extend your drone fun. The HS200 is a drone that can be crashed time and time again and it will still work. The FPV makes it a very fun drone to pilot. Every beginner on a budget will have a blast with this drone.