6.) When not to fly - Weather conditions. Drones are not waterproof. Hence they might survive light rain and snow these are not ideal conditions to fly. In my opinion the most dangerous of all is propeller icing in cold, foggy Weather. High humidity and below freezing temperature are a really bad combo. During flight a thin layer of ice can build-up on the propellers motors will be under a greater load which can result in a drone crash.
7.) VLOS – Keep you drone in visual line of sight all the time! This allows you to control the flight path of your drone in relation to other aircraft, people, and obstacles for the purpose of avoiding collisions. Flying behind trees, buildings, or other obstacles may also result in loss of signal and control of your drone. Having a spotter Visual Observer (VO) with you serves as a second pair of eyes giving you a peace of mind.
8.) Bird attacks on drones are pretty common. Your drone can be attacked by birds because you might end up flying in an area they are either breeding,hunting, or defending/protecting their territory. If you want to ensure that both your precious drone and the bird survive pull up as fast as possible to increase your altitude. At first glance this might sound like a stupid idea but the unexpected vertical movement alerts that the flying object they are attacking is not a bird. Switch to Sports mode to unleash the full speed of your drone and land as soon as possible.
9.) Invest in a good carrying case! Keeping your drone safe during transportation is essential. You can’t just toss a drone into a bag and be sure that the gimbal protector is also always on. Fortunately there are a handful of carrying options in our shop. The first bag which comes to my mind is our Rugged Sling. Both 6 and 10L versions are perfectly capable of protecting your drone, RC, batteries etc. If you’d like something simple the rugged accessories case is the way to go!
10.) Screen / Avoid filming in direct sunlight and keep your phone out of the sun. As soon as your phone starts to overheat thermal cooling kicks in and your screen automatically gets dimmed to the point you can barely see a thing. A sunshade can drastically improve your flight experience. For the best experience I’d strongly recommend investing in a DJI Smart controller. It supports the Mavic Air 2/2s Mavic 2 series and Mini 2.