Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Confident with Your Drone

Going by the fact that drone technology has been around for a while and its popularity keeps increasing as the years go by, it is safe to say that they are here to stay. The constant innovations in the drone technology have kept it relevant thereby causing a revolution in the world views about remotely piloted aerial technology and unmanned vehicles.

The surge in popularity of the drone technology will no doubt increase the number of hands that have access to them and it is only a matter of time before this nifty technology insinuates itself as a part of mainstream devices. With this on the horizon, it, therefore, becomes important for there to be a user manual on how to employ common sense to its use.

Nobody should ever act too confident when making use of a drone. If a professional video production company still exercises caution and take the necessary steps to avoid problematic situations for their drones, then there is nothing stopping the beginner from doing the same. There is a saying that “pride goeth before a fall” and that saying can be applied to operating a drone. There are a lot of unprecedented situations that can occur if you are not careful and they are:

  • Crashing

It is important to go through the drone’s user manual before putting its operating capabilities to the test. Doing this allows for you to get yourself accustomed to the operating features it possesses so when in the field, you know the controls to use to avoid situations.

Do not allow your overconfidence to lead you to ignore reading the user manual because chances are you are headed for a crash course in how not to invite crashes. Acquaint yourself with the user manual first, then acquaint yourself with the controls showcased on the user manual before actually test running.

  • Getting Lost

Another thing that can occur is if you get overzealous and ignore the drone safety rule of always keeping your drone in your line of sight. Making the mistake of assuming that you have a smartphone or GPS to track the movements of your drone can be your downfall.

Sometimes, GPS do not take note of natural landmarks and outcroppings so if your drone is headed towards a tall tower or tree, then your GPS would not tell you that. If you are flying in an area that has dense vegetation, keeping your drone in your line of sight becomes important or else you risk losing it.

  • Destroyed

FAA rules state that drones are not permitted to fly close to airports, airfields and private residences that have not given permission. If you fail to acquaint yourself with the rules set by the FAA as well as that of your state, then you risk the chance of running afoul air controllers as well as angry residents who will not hesitate to shoot your drone down or attack it. Avoid this location and stick to places assigned for unmanned vehicle use.