The excitement you feel when you purchase a new toy never seems to dissipate no matter what age. Your eyes light up, your heart beats faster as you gaze at you new prized possession. You can’t help but excitedly open up the box and go straight for the controller, instructions are damned. As fun, as it might be to tinker and play with it immediately, a bit of prudence, goes a long way, especially with drones. Here are few things you need to know before you start flying.
Read the manual
This can’t be stressed enough. They’re specifically made for such purposes as to guide you through the steps of flying. This is the compendium of all you’d need to know about flying. Most mistakes, errors, and issues can be avoided by simply reading the manual. Yes, it’s fun to learn on the fly, and nothing beats actually flying the thing, but it definitely won’t hurt to read up and learn some vital information before you begin.
Understand the different functions of the drone
The manual is so important simply for the fact that this is where you learn what are the capabilities of your drone. How do you take pictures with the camera? How do you perform different stunts? What do these buttons actually do? Knowing this is paramount to maximizing the fun you will have with your drone.Make sure the battery is fully charged
Make sure the battery is fully charged
It goes without saying that you can’t possibly get started if you haven’t charged your batteries yet. You can’t fly without any juice. It is important to note though that you have to always keep your batteries fully charged to make full use of the flight time and avoid any incidents of your drone crashing or flying away. If it empties out while it’s up in the air there’s a good chance that you’d be saying goodbye to your drone.
Make use of the safety cages
The safety cages that come free with the drone were made for one particular reason. To keep your drone safe and intact. This is especially crucial to beginners, these are the things that will protect your drone from damages for those inevitable first-time crashes.
Check your surroundings
Don’t fly your drone in harsh or severe weather conditions. You should check the box or manual to see if you have an indoor drone or an outdoor drone.
Depending on this, don’t fly it if it’s a bit windy. In some cases, usually the micro drones, you can’t even fly these when there’s a light breeze or at all outdoors. Even indoors, you should check around if there is anything that it might hit or knock in to. It’s always good be cognizant of your surroundings
Practice indoors in in a safe area on practice mode
It is a given that things might be a bit boring at first, but experience and repetition are really the keys to being good at this. You can’t rush the process, trust the process and you’ll be doing all the cool tricks in no time. Don’t skip any steps. Put the work in.
Get in the right mindset
Lastly stay calm and be patient. For some, they can get the right feel of flying at the snap of the finger, for the others though who aren’t natural flyers, it will take time. It might get frustrating after a while but don’t worry, everyone gets it eventually. You just have to take the time to get used to it. Let this process be enjoyable and instead of frustrating, all your time and effort will eventually pay off. Stay humble and you’ll eventually be cruising the
skies like a pro.