A drone pilot fears to lose the quadcopter during flight or to crash it somewhere. This could be the worst experience as what started as a fun event outside ends up taking a busted drone and a damaged radio controller. How does one keep away from those nasty drone accidents? In order to be better prepared, one should be well aware of what drone crashes look like. It is essential to understand the biggest risks that can lead to those drone accidents.
Understand the Piloting Capabilities of the Drone
The major risk to your quadcopter is the pilot himself. If you are a new pilot or working with the unfamiliar equipment for the first time, the odds are high that something might go wrong. However, there are ways to survive the learning curve. One of the primary aim, as well as greatest joys of flying a drone, is to fly them as high as possible and take some astounding videos. However, start getting used to flying the drone when it is 15-30 feet off the ground. Moreover, you should know how to get the quadcopter back on the ground ASAP if you find yourself losing control, running out of battery, heading for a tree, etc. If you’re losing control when the quadcopter is 50+ feet up in the air, you are sure going to face some messy outcomes.
Handling the New Equipment
If you have added new equipment to your drone, treat everything with great care and as if you are flying the drone for the first time.You need to get used to things and master using the new equipment.Things like handling and battery life could need some new learning in case of new equipment.
Keep away from Obstacles
One of the most common crashes is due to those trees and buildings. It is not easy to deal with a drone stuck at the top of a 60-foot tree or on top of a building, where one doesn’t have easy access. Thus, keep away from any of those hurdles and fly within your limits. Fly in an open field that is free of any buildings, trees, roadways, bodies of water, etc. This is the right way to keep those accidents away.
Careful eye on the Weather
Another major hazard to your drone is weather itself that can kill the drone. Thus, it is a good idea to research on the weather reports before going out with your drone.If there’s a chance of rain or windy weather, keep the drone flying to another time and date. It is always best to play safe rather than deal with drone crashing down to the earth due or having some technical malfunctions.
Most novice pilots can handle wind speeds of 5-10 MPH but if those winds are getting higher than 15 MPH, you need to be careful. If you are not careful about studying the weather conditions, then it is possible to find your quadcopter caught in a wind gust that came from nowhere.