Common Drone Pilot Mistakes

April 2, 2019

Every UAV pilots' nightmare fear is crashing their drone, apart from damaging your drone, you could damage someone’s property or even fly into a person causing them harm .
  

We have come up with some common DJI pilot mistakes and how to avoid them. 

 

Not installing your props properly 

 

Your drones motors are spinning at 7000-8000 rotations per minute, there are constantly changes its attitude and direction so the motor speed changes correspondingly. If they’re not installed correctly, a propeller could spin off the motors midair. Losing a propeller could hurt you or people around you. Make sure the propellers are tightly installed on the corresponding motors and change your propellers once they’re worn or damaged. We suggest changing propellers every 50-60 flights or if you don't fly that often change them every year . 

 

Critically low battery 

 

When your battery gets critically low (10% by default, but the level can be set higher), the aircraft will land automatically and start depending right where it is, if you don’t do anything during landing, chances are the drone may lower into an obstacle, water or even get lost. If you find yourself with critically low battery, be sure to manoeuvre the drone as best you can before it descends.To avoid this situation keep an eye on your battery level in the app and land safely before your battery gets critically low.

 

Conducting (CSC) mid-air

 

If you conduct the CSC - holding the sticks to the bottom inner corners for 3 seconds, all motors will stop. You should only preform the CSC midair if you’re certain you’re going to crash. In most cases, stopping the motors will mitigate any damage resulting from a crash. The CSC command should only be used in emergencies . 

 

Flying indoors

 

A lot of new pilots like testing their drones indoors. This is not a great idea.Due to a lack of GPS signal, the drone is much more likely to drift. Even with the VPS active, many floors are monochrome, which makes it hard for the VPS to detect surface patterns and stabilize accordingly. Additionally, many floors are carpeted. Carpet absorbs ultrasound, and DJI drones use ultrasonic sensors to stabilize. So we suggest you don't fly indoors. 

 

Failure to avoid obstacles beyond line-of-sight

 

When you fly your aircraft beyond Line-of-Sight (often abbreviated as B-LOS), you can only see what’s surrounding your drone with the camera view in the DJI Go app. In such situations, you’re much more likely to crash. You should only fly within LOS! If you absolutely need to fly beyond LOS, make sure to have a spotter and set the RTH height higher than the tallest obstacle in the area.

 

We hope you find these tips useful and that you never have to feel the pain of crashing your DJI drone, but if you do we are here to fix, replace and repair so that you can get back to flying.

 

 

 

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