New to drones? Things you need to know for flight
It feels good to get lost in the flight time! If you are new to drones or just planning to start the aerial photography, firstly welcome to the magic world of flight. Hope you get ready for the great fun and excitement of flying, and the wow feeling of aerial photography.
And before you take into the air with your new drones, here are a few things you might need to know.
The first and most improtant thing should be choose a start drone. We always recommend that you should start with a trainning grade quadcopter, like drone A20, A20W, P4 drone et., these are newbie and kids friendly and very easy to control. As a beginner, these basic mini or mirco RC drone can be a great one for skills practice, and it will not cost too much for the learning, normally a toy-class drone’s prices are around $30-$60, most of us can afford it. When you’re ready to step it up and could manage the aircraft very well, a budget-friendly entry-level camera drone with GPS and flight-assist features may be added to your list, like drone T25 and P5; And if you are interested in taking your aerial videos and snaps to the next level? It might be time for you to experience with a DREAMER 4K and DREAMER PRO, which with a good 4K gimbal camera.
When you get your drone, then you can start to learn about the local regulations for aircrafts. As we mentioned before, drones are being strictly regulated now, with limitations on where they can be flied, whether you have permits to use them, or if they’re allowed at all. Actually Both the United States and some European countries like the United Kingdom are all introduced licensing requirements for drones and the pilots who fly them, and Australia is also planning something similar.
Now let's take the US aircraft regulations as example:
If your drone weighs less than 0.55 lbs, 250grams, and you just for hobby use, keep the following the basic guidelines below in mind before fly into the air.
- Fly at or below 400ft above the ground
- Always fly within line-of-sight range. If you can’t see it, bring it back to the range.
- Stay away from airports
- Stay away from other aircraft – they have the right of way in the air
- Do not fly over people
- Do not fly over or close to sports events or stadiums
- Do not fly near emergency situations such as car crashes or fires
- Be aware of controlled airspace, request airspace authorization before flying in certain areas
But if your drone weighs more than 250grams you will need to register on FAA with the basic info of your drones before you fly, and there is a $5 application fee. Once your application is complete, you will receive your registration number, print it out and affix to your drone, and be sure the registration number sticker is visible on the outside of your aircraft. For more about the registration, please find on FAA Aircraft Registration.
Once you are well-prepared about the above two, the next thing you need to wondering about is a how to start the fly, the easiest way is the user manual guides and tutorial videos. Nowadays to help newbie pilots to learn to fly, most of suppliers will provide some detailed tutorial videos, sort of skilled flyers also will sharing their flying experience on drones communities, medias, or social media platforms like Facebook or Youtube, most of us can easy to get these guide materials at ease, you'll have a basic understanding about your drone and how to start after watching these.
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