5 Spots You Should Never Start Flying Your DJI Drone From—Solutions
Oftentimes, most new or sometimes even seasoned Drone Pilots are super-excited to quickly get their drone up in the sky and get the best view possible, and more often than not totally forgot where they take off. Here are some key guidelines to help remind and navigate Drone Pilots to #flysafe.
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More often than not... The very first task drone pilots typically do, is to set themselves up in a comfortable location to fully immerse themselves during a flying session.
Unintentionally, these locations innocently led to some of my past drone crashes, of which I would like to share some of those shortcomings with you.
#1. NEVER START FLYING From Under Trees
On a hot sunny day, it is common for many drone pilots to find a shaded area away from the basking sun, to set up camp for their drone activities.
A choice most commonly chosen under the vast canopies of trees, these well-covered spots are easy locations for any comfortable drone-take-off. On the flip side, they are definitely not suitable for any inexperienced drone landings, notably DJI Drones.
As shared in one of my previous articles, 5 Lessons To Take Note Before You Start Flying Your DJI Drone, these under-tree-positions are especially not suitable for amateur DJI Drone pilots due to the heavy reliance on the lateral-based GPS tracking system that DJI Drones is primarily based on.
Crashes will definitely happen during these “Return-To-Home (RTH)” default flights, as most of these DJI Drones may: (a) Not include the more advanced multi-sensory systems built into the higher-end drones, or (b) Ultimately reached the last leg of the battery reserves after a long-flight out and there is just insufficient battery juice left to allow the drone to safely navigate away from the treetop to land safely.