5 Golden Tips to Learn to Fly Drones

5 Golden Tips to Learn to Fly Drones

Flying a drone is exciting. If you are planning to learn it, here are some useful tips for you.

1. Stick to the Rules

Drones are still on target of lawmakers. There are strict laws regarding where and when to fly drones, and more strict laws are likely to follow. Therefore before enjoying flying your drone in the blue sky, educate yourself about all the rules and follow them.

Some of the notable rules are:

  • Use a multiman scouting crew
  • Never fly over airports/people/stadiums/national parks or anywhere where a landing drone could cause damage
  • Your drone should be within line of sight
  • Never fly higher than 400 feet from the ground
  • Have ample battery power while returning to home position in case of emergencies

2. Fly in an Open Area First

When you learn to fly drones, choose open areas for their first flight before venturing into a more challenging terrain so that any incidents will have a minimal impact. Choose an area with a very few trees such as a football field or a park where you can steer clear of people and power lines. Also choose morning time because then there will be less crowd and conditions are less windy. Flying them when wind speed is 15 mph or less is perfect. Actually drones are able to fly in still windier conditions, but the footage will be less sharp and shaky.

3. Start with the most Basic Movements

Start with the most basic movements like hovering at 5 feet for only a few seconds, further slowly add another 5 feet in elevation and so on. Many movements are repeatable. What’s essential is first learning these tasks. Actions of landing and hovering are basic; but it’s also essential to learn how to manipulate pitch, yaw and roll with remote controller. Learn to develop a muscle memory whereby piloting your UAV will become your second nature.

4. Spare Parts

It cannot be described in proper words that crashing your drone is simply inevitable. Having spare parts at hand is therefore essential. Another essential is spare batteries. Most batteries of drones will last at the most for 30 minutes and can take several hours to charge. Unless you want to have shorter and not so frequent flights, you will need extra 2-3 batteries to continue flying when one drains.

5. Don’t Invest in an Expensive Drone at First

This is quite practical that to start with, don’t invest in an expensive drone, given frequent crashes. Start with a more affordable smaller UAV that can be easily replaced after a crash. These drones are perfect to give you a practice of controlling a UAV and you can get a feel with them of a reaction time before you choose a larger and more reactive drone.

Follow these tips to learn flying drones step by step and that will take you towards the goal of becoming a pro pilot.

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