Drones (commonly known as “UAVs” or “drones”) are the latest and most popular devices that can deliver packages, survey land, create 3D maps, and even capture video. The problem is that many drones are poorly designed, which can cause them to malfunction, crash, and even cause you bodily harm.
To help you avoid making these mistakes, here are three common mistakes everyone makes and how to avoid them:
- Doesn’t fully read and understand the manual, thus being unable to learn how to fly the drone
When buying a drone, people tend to get sucked in by the cool video capabilities and forget to read the manual, and take the time to learn how to operate the drone correctly. If you want to take great videos and photos, then you need to learn how to operate the drone correctly. This means learning how to fly it and how to control it.
The best way to describe drone flying is, it’s just like riding a bicycle. Once you know, how it’s very easy to fly. The first time you fly, you’ll be overwhelmed with how complex drones are. There is so much to learn in order to control the drone and avoid crashes. But it’s actually quite easy if you have an understanding of the how to’s.
- Flat and lifeless photos of the Earth
Taking photos of Earth from space has become a popular pastime among amateur and professional photographers alike. Yet, a surprising number of people stumble on taking images of the Earth from a drone. These images look flat and washed out and often just don’t capture the story or the beauty behind what they’re trying to photograph.
If you’ve ever taken a photo from a drone, you know how frustrating it is when the image is flat and lifeless. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the drone itself; it’s just that the light isn’t distributed uniformly. If you’d like to avoid this problem, follow these 3 simple tips:
- Light the subject evenly and evenly distributes the light.
- When taking the shot, put your drone high up in the air (or at least very close to it).
- Take a photo during an hour of good weather, so the image will have a more natural look.
We all make mistakes when flying drones. From forgetting to switch off the motors to losing control and crashing the drone, we’ve all made an embarrassing drone mistake at some point. But, if you want to get the most out of your drone, you need to know what you’re doing and how to avoid common mistakes.
- Getting too close to water, trees, and even powerlines.
Drones are a really cool gift to give to your loved ones for any occasion. It is only natural that we want to share our joy with everyone else. However, it is important to be careful about where we fly the drone so that it doesn’t interfere with the lives of the people nearby. Flying a drone too close to water, power lines, and trees can be hazardous to the aircraft, as well as people in the vicinity.
There are some rules of thumb when it comes to flying drones that you shouldn’t forget. You know, we don’t want to sound like a broken record, but the most basic one is that drones that are too close to power lines, trees, and other objects with a strong magnetic charge can be dangerous. If you’re out flying, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the shock of your drone snapping in half mid-flight.
Tidbits For Every Drone Hobbyists (Especially the Beginners!)
Now that drones have become popular, it’s important to take proper precautions, especially in case something goes wrong. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Before flying your drone, ask yourself if it’s worth the risk of getting in trouble with the law. Is there a way for you to avoid flying it?
- Flying too close to people and landmarks may be illegal. Keep your drones at least 100 meters away from buildings, people, and other objects.
- Never fly your drone in restricted areas, such as within a park, national forest, and so on. If you have to fly over private property, call the landowner and ask for permission.
- Don’t fly your drone in a thunderstorm, as it might get struck by lightning, and it will likely get broken into pieces.
Whether you’re new to drone flying or a seasoned veteran, there are important things to consider when using drones. As you progress in your piloting skills, take the time to learn from others who may have failed at certain points and avoid their mistakes.