Can you fly a drone over a highway? [SOLVED]

Unless you are flying your drone in wilderness and conservation areas you will almost certainly come across the situation where you are flying close to highways. I have flown close to many large highways and I’ve always wondered to myself: can you fly a drone over a highway? My immediate gut reaction is that it would be a silly idea since, in my local area, the rules are that you cannot fly above people or cars and within 30 m of them. However, there are some instances where flying over a highway cannot be avoided this includes construction surveying and asset management.

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Can you fly a drone near a school? [SOLVED]

Can you fly a drone near a school? [SOLVED]

There are many places where you can fly a drone without any fear of being hassled by the police. However, there are also places where you cannot fly and these are called no-fly zones. These are areas that have been established by the local authority as an area where you are not permitted to fly. It is illegal to fly over these areas and commonly include government buildings, crowded areas, and places where people congregate such as sports stadiums.

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How to tell if a drone is watching you at night

How to tell if a drone is watching you at night

there are certainly some sinister reasons why people may want to be flying the drone at night. However, there are actually very few drones that can capture high resolution and identifying video or photographs from a relatively large distance at night time. This means that there are plenty of signs to work out if a drone is watching you at night. In this article, we will go over how to tell if a drone is watching you at night and give you all of the options for keeping you safe and secure.

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How to turn off beginner mode on DJI drones

when you first purchase a DJI drone it is likely that it will come with beginner mode turned on. Beginner mode is a fantastic option for new pilots as it limits the altitude, distance, and speed that the drone is able to achieve whilst also putting on limits such as no intelligent flight features. This mode enables you to be able to get used to the drone. Even the most experienced of pilots still turn on beginner mode for new drones that they have never flown before.

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Best drones without geofencing [Hacks, unlocking and more]

Best drones without geofencing [Hacks and more]

There have been many occasions when I have wanted to fly my drone and been thwarted by geo-fencing restrictions. On a recent trip to Lord Howe Island, I had to self unlock my DJI Mavic air drone. On an island that does not have any mobile phone reception, this was incredibly frustrating because I needed to get a code phoned through in order to unlock the flight zones around the island. This led me to start to wonder if there were any drones without geofencing. I climbed up to the top of Lord Howe Island’s lookouts and was completely disappointed that I was not able to fly my drone. Maybe I should have had a drone on this list.

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Can I fly my drone in the mountains?

Can I fly my drone in the mountains? [SOLVED and tips]

I think that drone pilots are the adventurous sort. This means that we want to take our drones with us on our adventures. Whether we want to capture the awe-inspiring view or get a third person perspective of our rock climbing or adventure sport activities drones are perfect for capturing that footage. Sometimes, we want to head up into the mountains with our drone. Obviously we want the trip to be safe for us and our drone so questions like can I fly my drone in the mountains? Can I fly at high altitudes? Will my drone battery drain faster? Pop into our minds. In this article, we will go over everything you need to know about flying your drone in the mountains and at high altitudes.

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How to Spot a Drone at Night

How to Spot a Drone at Night [Low- and Hightech solutions]

Spotting a drone at night can be relatively difficult due to the fast-moving nature of drones and the fact that most trends allow you to turn off the lights during use. There are many reasons why someone may want to fly a drone night: it may be the police looking for a suspect, it may be scientists monitoring wildlife, or it could just be someone who wants to infringe on your privacy. In this article we’re going to go through how to spot a drone at night and the advanced technologies that exist for doing so.

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What is the risk of flying a drone too high?

What is the risk of flying a drone too high?

It’s something that every drone pilot has thought that some time: what is the risk of flying a drone too high? Of course, there are the legal and regulatory maximum heights that pilots need to adhere to whilst they are flying their drone. But, what if they didn’t exist? What would happen if a drone was flown as high as possible. In this article, we are going to look at the legal issues as well as the environmental and high-altitude dangers that come from flying a drone too high.

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What happens when you fly a drone over a cliff

What happens when you fly a drone over a cliff?

I have flown my drone over a cliff loads of times. It is something that I really enjoy doing – being close to the ocean – and cliffs and the contrast between the ocean and the earth is a fantastic place for capturing some incredible drone photos and videos. In this article, we are going to go over exactly what happens when you fly your drone over a cliff and the sorts of hazards that you should look for as well as some shop ideas for making the most of your drone flight over cliffs.

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Drone with night vision [Best drones and buyers guide]

Drone with night vision [Best drones and buyers guide]

You may want to fly your drone at night. A lot of drones come with a camera which enable them to transmit a live first-person view of their flight to the remote control. However, these cameras are optimised for seeing in daylight. A camera that is typically attached to a drone takes much better footage and photos if there is plenty of light streaming into the lens. If you want to fly your drone in low light situations you need to use another version of seeing. Quite often this is using infrared and thermal imaging but can also include things like lidar which is a much newer technology in the drone space.

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