Drone Flying Tips for Beginners

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Hi guys! Ben here. So as some of you may know, Laura and I bought a drone! YES!

It’s the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. We didn’t want to spend too much money but we wanted a good quality drone. That is exactly what we got, we are so impressed with this drone. We actually filmed a video to show you guys 🙂 I’ll post it at the end of this blog post.As fun as they are, they can be dangerous and if you don’t know what you’re doing you could be breaking the law!! So listen up! Here are some must know tips for your first drone flight…

1. Read the manual!

Now I’m not one for reading the literature, not ever, but you’re going to be controlling some pretty complicated and expensive kit. So read the damn manual!

2. Keep your hands away from the propellers

This may seem obvious but, there’s a reason the Darwin Award is a thing. Stupid people. But hey, if you have a couple of fingers you don’t like then poke away! You would actually be surprised by how many people have been seriously injured from a drone. Probably because they didn’t read the manual… 😉

3. Don’t fly in high winds or rain

Now this depends on your drone, ours is a Phantom 3 so conducts pretty well in high winds but if you have a lighter or cheaper drone drama may ensue. Also common sense tells me to keep my £500 drone dry.

4. Fly in beginner mode

I can only talk for my drone but I’m pretty sure all DJI’s have a beginner mode. I would highly recommend this, as it will limit your speed, distance and height. Definitely a good idea on your maiden voyage. Then when you feel confident you can turn this mode off.

5. Fly your drone in an open area

Trees, buildings and objects in general are a drones worst enemy. Find yourself a nice open space with nothing to hit for your first flight! You will find it hard to control your drone on your first flight so don’t try and swoop and dodge random objects! TRUST!

6. Stay away from people (they get weird around drones!)

There are two kinds of people in this world, people that are awe inspired by your drone and people that will think your some high tech pervert with the time and finances to record them going about their boring life. So keep it simple and try to stay away from people. Oh and you don’t want to mow down a toddler with what is basically a flying finger-chopper-off-er.

7. Know the laws!

This is a biggie and one which will depend on your country of residence. There are laws that regulate flying, you MUST check them out then you can ignore them in the knowledge you’re a total BADASS… Seriously though, check them out before flying. 🙂

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2 Replies to “Drone Flying Tips for Beginners”

  1. I never understood how certain shots were made in movies and music videos now I know! You shared some great advice.

    Love always,

    Zineb

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