Quadcopter safety is so important today with the ever increasing affordability of remote controlled aircraft.
Drone flying and photography has become a great pastime or hobby for many enthusiasts to get involved in.
And as these are fairly expensive types of equipment, and are capable of causing serious harm to property and other people, we have provided some very important quadcopter safety rules to keep in mind when you are flying a quadcopter. This applies to flying outdoors or indoors.
The first rule that you must always follow is to keep the aircraft in your direct line of sight.
If you lose sight of your quadcopter, you can’t see where it is going and what obstacles are likely to be in its flight path.
As long as you can observe it in flight, then you can at least respond quickly to its movements. Then there is less chance that you will lose your radio transmitter connection between the controller and your quadcopter.
This will significantly minimize the possibility of you losing control of your aircraft.
Please make sure that you keep your distance from people, trees, buildings, and other obstacles that your quadcopter may make contact with.
The minimum distance that is recommended is 150 feet or about 50 metres, to be exact.
So keep this distance in mind when flying your drone or quadcopter.
This will ensure that if you do lose control, you will not cause injury or damage to people or structures nearby, and this also helps to minimize any damage that may be caused to your quadcopter, in the event of a collision.
Please don’t ever fly your quadcopter over people. These are quite dangerous pieces of equipment. Especially in the hands of inexperienced users. If your quadcopter falls into a crowd of people, it can cause very serious injuries for which you can be held legally responsible.
So please don’t fly your quadcopter over a crowd of people!!
Most manned aircraft today is required by law to fly 500 feet or more above ground level. And to give yourself a good wide berth to avoid any collisions, it is a good idea, as well as being a legal requirement, to keep your quadcopter under 400 feet above the ground.
And keep your quadcopter or drone at least five miles or eight kilometers away from the nearest airports, as your quad in flight presents a hazard to planes taking off and landing. Always stay away from manned aircraft, as you can cause a crash if your quadcopter interferes with its systems.
In order to gain the best control of your aircraft, practice flying it at a low height and in open spaces. This will help minimize any damage caused while you are still learning how to operate your quadcopter.
When you are making adjustments in the operation of your quadcopter, adjust the control stick in very small increments to avoid sudden, jerky movements.
This will help you to keep your drone under control at all times. Remember that smaller, lighter quadcopters are easier to control and safer than a heavier or bigger one.
When performing any maintenance on your quadcopter, always unplug or take the battery out of your machine!!
It is far too easy to accidentally turn the machine on while you are attempting to fix it. This can cause you serious injury.
The rotor blades are powerful in motion and are capable of causing injuries to fingers of careless individuals !!
So with this is mind, always keep your hands away from the blades even when it is turned off.
Follow these steps and you will stay within the legal requirements of the law regarding quadcopter safety. And the flying of a quadcopter in open spaces, where other people are also likely to be.
You will also remain injury free when it comes to using your drone and doing any maintenance on it.