Once you are known as the friend who owns a drone, someone may ask you to borrow your drone. I have always been incredibly cautious when people reach out to me and borrow my drone. I am very accommodating when they ask to fly my drone, but I typically insist on being there for the first flight at least.
Even where I live in Australia, it can get pretty cold in the winter. I often do not fly my drone in cold temperatures because I don’t want to be out in the cold weather for a very long time. I am a bit of a wimp. However, there are some other technical reasons why you shouldn’t fly your drone in extremely cold temperatures.
When you have a drone, you may want to plan a flight mission and send the drone on its way to execute the flight mission autonomously. Using drone waypoint software lets you sit back and relax while your drone does all of the hard work. I have found that using flight planning software enables me to get smoother footage and successfully execute each part of my drone mission.
There are many types of bad weather for a drone. Drones are relatively sensitive electronic tools and instruments that can be easily damaged in bad weather. The bad weather may include rain and storms, high winds, fog, snow, and high temperatures.
When you purchase a drone, the manufacturers often state a wind resistance level. This value is independent of the drone’s top speed and indicates the level of wind you will fly your drone in safely.
When deciding whether or not to fly my drone, I often consider several factors. Firstly I make sure that I can fly legally (this means not flying my drone at night) and that the weather conditions will allow me to capture the best photos and videos during my flight. A little-known and underreported factor of finding the best time to fly a drone comes down to your state of mind.
Flying a drone at different times can result in spectacular photography and add a new adventure level to your drone flying. I am not particularly a morning person, but sometimes I like to get up early and fly my drone as early as possible in the mornings. Flying your drone in the mornings requires a little bit of consideration towards the different potential threats and challenges you will face by flying just after sunrise.
Sometimes I look out the window, and I see the trees blowing and wonder if it is safe to fly my drone. When deciding whether or not I can fly my drone on a windy day, I consider a range of factors, including the wind gusts and wind speed. I also check for changing weather. Higher wind speeds often mean a first changing weather pattern that can bring rain. I avoid rain at all costs.
Getting the latest and greatest gadget is sometimes more exciting than using it. Drones open up a whole new world of photography, but they can lead to an emotional purchase. A purchase that will sit unused in a draw for a very long time. Many people have purchased a drone only to let it sit unused for many weeks and months. Drones are there to be flown!
Sometimes, the stars align and I have a fantastic time when I am flying my drone. However, no matter how good the weather is, I do not have a good day flying my drone. Over the years of owning a drone, I have learnt that having a good day of drone flying relies on much more than the weather or how prepared I feel.