Making Drones Safer

Safety Tips For Drones How can drone flight be managed and monitored for safety? China-based drone manufacturer DJI suggests that drones already have built-in hardware sufficient to support such...

Safety Tips For Drones

How can drone flight be managed and monitored for safety? China-based drone manufacturer DJI suggests that drones already have built-in hardware sufficient to support such a system.

During a recent conference in Montreal, DJI presented two papers outlining the company’s recommendations for monitoring and managing traffic for drone safety. These include improvements in navigation and licensing of drones.

The company stated, “We envision a future in which drones will be smart enough to navigate safely through the airspace, avoiding obstacles, each other, and manned traffic, all on their own.”

Another way drones are made to be safer is that they are designed to absorb the impact if they hit someone, whereas if you are hit with a different falling object, you will probably get hurt. Additionally, using the drone in a wide open space with nothing to cause a collision is a good safety tip.

Before you fly your drone, be sure the battery is fully charged and the propellers don’t have any damage or debris blocking them from functioning properly. Calibrating your drone’s compass will also help to ensure that your drone is able to perform well.

After you fly your drone, turn off the power immediately and allow it to cool down before charging the battery. Also, remove the propellers so they will not be damaged. Store your drone in a dry, cool, non-magnetic area.

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