Drone Security: Everything You Should Be Aware Of Before You Fly

Posted in FAQ on September 2, 2015

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It is becoming simpler and better to fly drones. However in regards to flying that is safe, we cannot lean solely on technology that is still fresh (and far from perfect).

The guidelines you are going to read will allow you to fly, and here's some general guidance on security while “driving” drones.

Quad copters users are usually mindful and responsible. They are respectful and courteous of laws that are relevant plus they listen to the requirements their neighbors might have.

They know technology well, law and regulations as well as rules they must obey. Plus they recommend for responsible and safe flying by setting an example for others--and the business--to follow.

Most of them do not fly in ways that endanger property or people (or animals).

They let folks nearby understand when and where they are flying when suitable. Their drones are used by them for constructive and relaxation functions.

COMMON SENSE

Please practice awareness and use your common sense in selecting where, when and the best way to fly.
Be sure you understand the bounds of your flying region that is safe, in the event that you surpass them, and bring your drone back.

Do not fly too far away, where you lose the link between your controller and the drone (or might lose control entirely). Every drone have its range of control, read manual inside out so you have all the necessary information in place before the flight.

Do not fly your drone where it’s not legal to do so. That’s self explanatory I think.

drone flying common sense
Drones flying and common sense

Sadly, there is no agreed upon definition of common sense, as well as the set of silly uses (of any technology) it’s endless.

Drones have sharp, quick-spinning propellers that could hurt someone or damage some property. Be careful with that, you don’t want to pay for damage.

And in case your drone begins acting oddly in flight, just bring it back home.

FLIGHT TEST

It is great practice to do a thorough preflight test each single time you plan to fly your drone. Do landing gear, the propellers or other areas of your Solo show signals of wear and tear?

If yes, change those parts immediately! You can imagine what will happen once your drone fails in the skies right?

Are all of the LED lights working properly?

Anything in the motors which may cause obstruction?

Has the compass been calibrated (the Solo program can help you through this)?

Is the battery correctly installed and charged?

Ensure you are at a secure distance out of your drone before you start your test fly. This is not only for the clear do not-fly-at-your-face reasons, but also because when the drone is facing you the order sticks become inverted.

"Forwards" on the stick really seems to send the drone back, towards you.

It is simple to get disoriented. Harm can be caused by spinning airplane propellers --make sure before managing your drone, the propellers are disarmed.

With Solo, turning those spinning props away is as simple as hitting the "power" button in your control.

IN FLIGHT

The easiest way to ensure an effective/safe flight would be to maintain your drone all the time within visual line of sight.
That should be obvious as well, because how can you control your drone if yo can’t see it? Camera? Well, it’s easy to get lost unless you have enough experience and know area very well.

Constantly see your drone.

Keeping its particular inclination at all times and visual path of your drone will go a ways towards preventing crashes and loss of control.

Keep a safe distance from other important constructions, vehicles, buildings and individuals or geographic characteristics.

It is additionally recommended to ensure between you and your drone is clear space, so you can see him at all times. Also, fly under 400 feet (100 m).

HUMANS

It is your responsibility to make sure the security of individuals around you is top notch, and you need to avoid flying over group of humans and individuals.

If you lose battery power or control over your drone, it might hit someone very hard. Though drones are comparatively low weight- the likelihood of these doing serious harm are very small as well as weight, but the spinning propellers that are sharp may do damage, as well as the drone can give rise to a nasty lump or a panic (which in turn might create more damage to the crowds).

Please: Steer away from people, and ensure your drone keeps a safe distance from any viewers out there.

NO-FLY ZONES

Often on when and where to fly regulations might appear complicated and subject to regular changes.
Happily the FAA intends to start a program called B4UFLY, that will guide drone users of any flight limitations within their region, according to their GPS place.

Drone GPS flight recorder
Drone GPS flight recorder

It is updated and our anticipation that the mission of the FAA, whose, will keep this database accurate.

You can even check out a program that functions substantially exactly the same function, Airmap if you had rather go the private route.

Having said that, here's a cursory rundown on what is off now off limits to in US.

FAILSAFES

While we cannot ever rely completely to prevent poor conduct or injuries, as a meticulous and advanced business we do understand there are some measures we can take to help ensure successful and safe flights.

Vehicle takeoff/land--Alone offers pushbutton takeoff and touchdown.

Loss of GPS signal-- Solo will change to manual flight mode If this occurs in a way that will require GPS.

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