FAA Part 107 practice flight and test

10 professional tips to pilot your drone!


  1. Security: Crashing your drone while you learn to fly it is normal and is part of learning, but beyond what can happen to your drone, think if you accidentally collide with a person. Not only do you create a very uncomfortable moment but you can also hurt him. My advice is to avoid flying your drone near a conglomerate group of people. Even, personally, I like to fly in a more rural and remote place to avoid this problem. Unless, of course, the situation requires using it near people. If that is the case, be very careful. 
  2. Break the rules!: But pay attention! It does not mean that you break the rules dictated by the law on drone piloting, I mean you break the rules of traditional photography. The drone is perfect to capture images of the most unreachable places and there is no barrier that prevents it. Discover the world with your drone, immerse yourself in the flight and create incredible photographs!

  3. Take care of your batteries: There are several reasons why your drone batteries may be affected, so I will give you some tips to avoid them. If you are at low temperatures you can fly your drone by attaching a hand warmer; travel with batteries in carry-on luggage when you’re flying on airplanes to avoid damage from blows and attempt to unload them to avoid any risk of fire on board; test the status of your batteries by making a simple flight with your drone, flying it at a low altitude in all four directions. 
  4. Compass: Calibrate the compass before each flight, especially if you’re in a different country, because its orientation and its RTH function may be affected. In case that happens in mid-flight, turn off the GPS and put it in ATTI (Attitude) mode. DJI also recommends flying drones beyond the 70th parallel north, due to the geomagnetic proximity of the north pole that can severely affect the drone’s orientation. 
  5. Neutral Density Filter (ND): This function is almost mandatory for taking a video because of its ease to choose a series depending on the lighting and the landscape you want to record. It is ideal to shoot at 25 – 50 fps and lower the lighting that your shutter will read to achieve smooth and fluid images. 
  6. Night flights: Do not rely on the readings of your drone’s sensors, because they do not work the same as when flying in daylight and it can be risky, even in some states drone piloting is prohibited at night. For that reason, and if the law allows it, what I suggest in this case is to add the bicycle lights to the arms of your drone. 
  7. Strong winds!: Be aware of the speed of the wind when you are piloting a drone. Use an anemometer to do this, if the wind exceeds 40 kilometers per hour (25 miles per hour) it is better to take off the drone directly from the accompanying hand and pilot it against the wind so that, in the worst case, it is pushed towards your address. If it’s raining, do not blow the drone. 
  8. Respect the warnings about the batteries: The RTH function will give notice at the moment of having a 20% remaining charge and will begin to descend when I stayed 10%. Do not over extend the flight time! Or else, you may run the risk of colliding your drone due to lack of power. 
  9. Manual mode: Practice makes perfect! Therefore, it requires a total management of the drone to achieve some desired effects and capture impressive images. Master the manual mode to professionally pilot your drone. 
  10. Beware!: Take at least two drones with you because the flight conditions can be unpredictable. It also changes SD cards and batteries for each mission and downloads the transmission data through the application. Remember that each flight can be the last.





Finally, have fun! Enjoy your flight experience with your drones, which is what most interests us. Our mission with you is to create affection for these devices and make the most of them.


Based on the information found in: https://petapixel.com/2019/02/05/10-pro-tips-for-taking-your-drone-photography-to-new-heights/

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