Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
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.
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!
Use of Smart phones and tablets - Operators should practice how to link up the drone to their Smartphone and /or tablets of the Drones controller. Onboard a moving vessel is not the time to get acquainted with how the operators Drone works. It is especially important if the operator is using a GoPro camera since the operator will need to learn the WiFi "pairing" procedure so that the Drone Controller and GoPro camera communicate. A Screen Hood is a must have accessory for operating a Drone in bright sunlight! Operators should know how to attach the hood to the device and how to use the touch pad with the hood in place. Operators should consider adding a lanyard attached to the controller - prevents losing the controller overboard and allows the operator to use both hands to work with the Drone during landing.