ByGB Blog Official 2016-10-05 6463
Always remember to perform regular inspections before you take the drone to the air. The right pre-flight routine can save your drone from burning-off, and also get you focused for flight time.
• Charge the battery up to 100% before flying to maximize flight time.
• Check the drone and RC transmitter are both charged.
• Make sure there are no missing or broken parts.
• Ensure the propellers are securely mounted on the motors (undamaged and not worn).
• Calibrate your drone before taking off.
Overworking your drone can cause serious, long-term damage, ultimately wearing out the motor and other components, leading to increased failure rate. To maximize the service life, avoid the temptation to either use multiple batteries to extend flight time, or fly, recharge, and fly immediately.
Under FAA guidelines, the maximum altitude allowed for flying commercial drones is 400 feet. Even though the Mi Drone is flight-capable above 800 meters, you should always retain visual line of sight at all times to maintain orientation.
BONUS TIP: know the local policy in your country
The United States FAA requires all drone users to register their UAVs online with the government before taking to the sky (this applies to drones exceeding 55 pounds). However, different countries have different policies about UAVs, always ensure you comply with the regulations in your own country.
Follow our 5 essential tips (accumulated from years of drone flying) to get from beginner to ace pilot in record time! We're confident you'll love flying the incredible Xiaomi Mi Drone as much as we do!
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