If I get any kind of wind warnings, I simply come down due to this very worry. I am so inexperienced, I sure don't want to loose my drone.If I get any high wind warnings I immediately switch to Sport Mode using the remote controller as I know I will need the extra power and more extreme pitch to combat the winds and bring my Mavic back.
Download "UAV Forecast" to your phone/tablet; fill in the "Threshold Settings" & checkout the WIND & GUSTS. I never fly if the gusts are over 15 mph. Did it once, almost lost it, never again will I be that dumb...I do.. Seriously I look after my drone did not went more than 200-250m distance .. than still lost connection around 500m?? So disapointed now.(The bigest problem is tomorrow will be rain..) rth not working signal lost in a second.. gps signal was fine clear weather and windi... when I look back my flight record on the map the drone just going back wards..than lost.
The worst think wil lbe "If I find it" next time I will be not confident to use it. .than after this situatin will be not hobby" fun" anymore because of this situation. Well. I go tomorrow in the rain than try to find .
@JDawg's link will get you started, in terms of the flight data. You will need the kml file to display it in Google Earth.Could you point me in the direction of a thread that details how to extract and display flight information as you have shown it here, please? It's oddly fascinating to look at!
Download "UAV Forecast" to your phone/tablet; fill in the "Threshold Settings" & checkout the WIND & GUSTS. I never fly if the gusts are over 15 mph. Did it once, almost lost it, never again will I be that dumb...
Don't fly near airports or airfieldsThere are a few fundamental rules that all drone operators are required to follow in the UK, such as keeping your drone in sight at all times, and never flying it above 400ft.
It is also forbidden to fly a drone over a congested area or within 150ft of a person, vehicle or building not under your control. Any images taken with a drone camera are also subject to privacy laws.
I agree, when it comes to the cost of the drone, it's always a good idea to learn from others mistakes.Reading stories about lost drones sure has made me a much better pilot. From what I read, looks like most are pilot error... Thanks to all that step up to help when mistakes are made. This place has been a valued part of my pilot education.