Everything that goes up must come down. That is true for everything, including that fancy drone you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on. What really matters is that you let your drone drop in a controlled manner. Otherwise, an uncontrolled drop is what we would call a crash.
A crash is just about one of the biggest fears of a drone pilot. Aside from inevitable damage to the drone, a crash can even cause injuries to people on the ground or damage to someone else’s property. To avoid the stress of dealing with a drone crash, here are some of the pre-emptive measures you can take.
The first thing to consider when going out for a drone flight mission is the weather. Ideally, you will want to fly your drone on a day with clear skies, no strong winds, good visibility, no precipitation, and mild temperatures. Despite being sophisticated pieces of technology, drones are still small and light enough to get knocked out of the sky by a strong wind or get damaged by a bit of rain.
Even if weather conditions don’t immediately result in a crash, certain factors can still make it difficult for you to fly your drone safely. A sudden loss in visibility due to fog or clouds can make it very hard for you to retrieve your drone. A strong wind is particularly problematic if you have to fly against it, especially if you’re trying to get back a drone with a dwindling battery level.