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As a Hawaii based commercial drone pilot I am regularly asked to fly drones in relatively high wind. Here on Maui we typically get winds in the 20 knot range with gusts into the 30’s and sometimes 40’s. Whenever I am assigned an aerial media capture task in wind I have to make an assessment and determine if it is safe enough to fly without losing a drone, flying out of control, or hurting someone. Obviously a “no fly” call is not ideal and usually means an immediate financial loss in the fast paced world of commercial drone services. Many times this high wind flying occurs over water (shark infested salt water to be exact!) which increases the risk and complexity of the operation. Also, as you may know losing a drone into the big blue sea kind of negates your ability to get a replacement via insurance such as DJI Care Refresh unless you can retrieve the drone to send it back to DJI. The good news is you usually don’t encounter obstacles over water and image transmission is rarely interrupted due to object interference. The challenge is that if you have a problem you need to first traverse a considerable distance over No Man’s Land before you even have a chance of retrieving your drone.
To prepare for a scheduled drone shoot of, say kitesurfing for instance, I do several things. First I check to see if the location I’m going to be flying at is a “green zone”. This means it is not in an FAA no fly zone, not within 5 miles of an airport, and has a legal launch and land area within visual sight distance of the drone’s area of operations. Next I take care of the insurance, permits, and any necessary FAA clearances required to do the job. Once the location is approved I check the local weather, do a pre-shoot site survey, and draw up a plan for shooting as well as a plan for emergencies based on prevailing wind direction and coastline topography. Finally I book my assistant for the shoot as a visual spotter is required by law and is highly recommended when pushing the limits of a drone’s flying capabilities.
What I’m looking for when I check the weather is if there is going to be sun (drone shots need sun) and how strong the wind will be. Also the gust factor of the wind is a biggie. A lot of variability in the wind really degrades the flying experience and can cause the drone to pitch and roll a lot more than steady wind. Depending on the wind speed I determine if my drone can handle the upper limits of the wind prediction. Direction is key as well. Offshore winds present a far greater risk than Onshore winds when flying over water for obvious reasons. And finally I consider the conditions when determining not only if I can fly but also how close, what is the subject doing, what are any other obstacles, what is my drone’s range, and what is a safe altitude. With kitesurfing you have a fast moving kite at the end of 30 meter lines so any shots lower than 100 feet need to account for this action and associated risk.
On shoot day you want to assess the actual wind and weather conditions (don’t get caught by rain), and make the final determination to fly or not to fly. I like to do this prior to clients or other aspects of production showing up so I can make the decision without biased influence. If it is a “go” situation I fly my drone in normal GPS mode up to about 10 feet and see if it can stay in place. If it is really windy in your launch area don’t launch from the ground or your drone can flip over before it takes off. If you’re able to hover in place without losing ground try flying up to your maximum shoot altitude and test the wind speed there. If the wind starts to overtake your drone and it drifts away bring it back down to a lower altitude and try to recover it. If it is too windy to recover your drone in GPS mode you can try switching to “sport mode” (DJI Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 series) and fly it back to you. Make sure you are familiar with switching to and flying in sport mode prior to flight. While your drone is drifting away is not a good time to go through the set-up menu for the first time. If sport mode is not an option and there are obstacles around you can use these as windbreakers. If you are flying the drone back towards yourself at full speed and the wind is still overpowering the drone you can dip behind buildings, trees, barriers, and even mountains to get into a more stable environment. Although obstacles can increase wind variability I have found a combination of lowering your altitude and getting behind things that slow down the wind can get you out of most situations and at least allow you to get the drone down to the ground and not in the water. If the wind is blowing away from shore and out to sea you have few options for recovery and the wind may be just as strong 10 feet off the water as it is 100 feet up. Strong and (typically) gusty offshore winds present the highest risk of losing your drone over water and should be approached with an added level of consideration.
In conclusion just remember to be safe, not sorry. Don’t push your drone into an unrecoverable situation and have several backup plans in mind for possible emergencies. Know your equipment well before flying in wind or over water including time and distance limits as well as the effects of wind on relative speed vs surface speed. For instance if your drone flies 25 Mph top speed and it is gusting 15 to 20 Mph it may fly downwind at a surface speed of 45 Mph but may only be able to go upwind at 5 Mph. If your drone flew a mile downwind make sure you have enough battery to make it back upwind at 5 Mph, which by my calculations would take roughly 12 minutes. Also “sport mode” increases speed but decreases battery life. And finally try to avoid flying your drone on empty. Flying performance can be less than expected when the battery gets low and it definitely increases the stress level when you’re down in the single digits and not yet back to shore.
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Drones are one of the most popular devices available, yet they still suffer from short battery life.
Many enthusiasts purchase multiple drone batteries to extend their flight sessions. For the first time ever, drone pilots can charge their batteries out in the field, thanks to the Energen DroneMax A40, the world’s 1st portable drone battery charging station.
-World’s 1st portable dorne battery charging station customized for Phantom Ⅲ and Phantom Ⅳ.
-Recharges a drone battery 4 times and up.
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-Portable and durable design.
-Aluminum enclosure provides excellent heat dissipation.
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TL;DW: Just take the battery off the charger and put it back on every time the light flashes red, until the wall adapter pumps enough juice into the battery to jump-start it (as shown in 0:35). From then on, the wall adapter will allow the battery to be fully charged.
Ever since drone technology has been introduced in the market, it has captured the imagination of people belonging to different sectors. From the armed forces to the real estate businesses to sports, drones have found applications almost every sector. However, even with the amazing success of drones, people have identified the need for continual improvement if these aerial vehicles are to realize their true potential. This is the reason why scientists and tech experts all over the world are trying to make improvements and upgrades to the existing drone technology to iron out its flaws. The following are some of the areas of the drones in which improvements are being made.
One of the biggest challenges faced by the people when using drones is that of its limited battery life. The drones that are currently available cannot remain airborne for more than half an hour as their batteries don’t hold that much power. This is one of the aspects of drones in which a lot of progress is being made. Scientists are trying to come up with more powerful batteries that can keep the drones in the air for a longer period of time. Moreover, tech experts are also exploring the possibility of using solar energy for powering the drones too. It is expected that in the very near future the battery life of drones will be considerably increased, allowing them to fly long distances without requiring a recharge.
Safety has always remained one of the most talked about aspects of the drone technology. There is the risk that the drone would collide with the objects that come in its path like power lines, trees and other aircraft. To combat this risk and to increase the safety of the drones, scientists are working on a collision avoidance system for the drones. The idea behind this is that the drones will be fitted with a system that would be able to detect the presence of other objects in their path and take evasive maneuvers to avoid collision. Although such a system hasn’t been developed yet, research is ongoing and the chances of a breakthrough happening are quite bright.
The drones that are available in the market at the moment need to be controlled to some extent from the ground. You must have to pilot the drone remotely and tell it where it needs to go. This means that drones can only be operated by someone who has the necessary training and certifications required to fly a drone. However, this is about to change. Tech experts are working on the autopilot of the drones so that they can fly autonomously without requiring a human pilot. With this autopilot feature, people who have absolutely no idea about flying drones would be able to use them too.
Navigation is another area of the drone technology that is seeing a great deal of improvement these days. For now, GPS is being used for the purpose of navigating the drones but there are several flaws with this strategy. GPS isn’t reliable in crowded environments like forests and cities with large buildings. The signals of the GPS can get lost in such places which can adversely affect the flight pattern of the drone. To avoid such an issue, scientists are working on backup navigation systems that can take over if the GPS stops working for some reason. These supplemental navigation systems would greatly help in ensuring that the drones get to complete their missions even if something goes wrong.
Control systems are pivotal to the success of drones. These systems are used for the purpose of controlling different aspects of the drone while it is flying like interference, power conditions, acceleration, moisture and temperature ranges. Without these control systems, the drone would go rogue and it would be impossible to control its movements. Improvements being made to the control metrics are focused on their security. Tech experts are trying to ensure that the control systems are resistant to malware and can’t be hacked easily. In addition to this, new and improved control systems are being developed that provide on-ground pilots a greater degree of control over the drone’s movements.
As is the case with any other aircraft, communication systems are extremely important for drones. They are used by the ground staff to communicate with the drone and to provide necessary instructions to it. The communication system needs to be fault free and resistant to errors as it is the only means for remaining in touch with the drone. Similar to the control systems, the communication systems aboard a drone need to be firewalled too so that they cannot be hijacked. Drone innovators are working tirelessly on improving the security aspect of the UAV’s communication systems so that they can’t be taken over and remain functional even in the most unfavorable conditions.
Drones are usually used for the purpose of obtaining data. Whether it is in the form of pictures or any other format, it needs to be processed before it can be put to any use. There are a number of software programs available that can process the data being transmitted by the drones on a real-time basis. However, the software programs that are currently in use can’t handle large amounts of data and thus require a lot of processing time. To reduce the time needed for data processing, new and improved software applications are being developed that can process the data obtained by drones in a much quicker manner.
So, as you can see, there are a number of improvements that are being to the drone technology. Tech experts and scientists are joining forces to find out ways through which they can enhance the capabilities of the drones and to make them as safe as possible. If this rate advancement and improvement continues then it can be expected that within a few years time, we will have a number of drones flying around over our heads.
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This video is all about KARGIL WAR MEMORIAL and our experience I got so emotional that I did’t talk much but got most of the footage of that, managed to fly my DRONE too got some stunning shots. Guy’s if you like my videos please do like, share and SUBSCRIBE.
There are all the stuffs listed below you need to carry for LEH LADAKH ride, and we feel we covered all, as our aim is to help riders to enjoy a hassle free ride. happy riding friends…
Motorcycle Essentials: ( What I prefer )
1. OEM Toolkit
2. Spare motorcycle key
3. Spare Chain link
4. Spare Sparkplug
5. Clutch and Accelerator wire
6. Tubeless puncture repair kit for tubeless tyres.
7. Rear tyre tube and tyre irons and valve key for tube type tyres.
8. Foot/electric pump/tyre repair kit ( slime )
9. Engine oil as required
10. Electrical tape, m-seal, fevi quick and steel wire
17.Chain lube ( Dupont )
18. Chain cl
19.Automatic battery charger (Battery tender)
20.Jump starter (gooloo)
21.Chain cleaning brush
Riding Gear Essentials: ( What I prefer )
1. Full face helmet with clear visor ( Bell revover )
2. UV Sunglasses ( oakley )
3.Two good quality riding gloves preferably one water proof and the other for extreme cold condition ( scoyco )
4. Riding jacket with waterproof lining and thermal lning.( Alpinestar T-Jaw & Joe rocket Velocity )
5. Riding pant ( Alpinestar AST -1)
6. Riding shoes or trekking or army boots. (Alpinestar Rome 2)
7.Neck warmer and water proof balaclava.( Alpinestar )
8.Cool round nick shirt ( Klim)
9.Water proof socks or lots of regular socks.
10.Shoe protector or water proof covers.
11.Rain coat( tourmaster)
1. Medical kit with first aid kit.
2. Diamox , Altitude RX and medicines for headache, fever, stomach ache, cold and cough syrup.
3.Portable oxygen cylinder
4. Sunscreen lotion SPF 30 or better from Lotus Herba
5. Lip balm
6. Glucon C or D.
7. Water bottles
8. Chocolates, biscuits, almonds, raisins and cashews.
9. Paper soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and toilet paper.
Documents and IDs:
1. Driving License and photocopy
2. Original Registration Certificate and an attested photo copy
3. Motorcycle Insurance original and photocopy
4. PUC Certificate
5. Medical Insurance Card
6. PAN/Passport/Voter ID Card.
7. List of important contacts
8. Map and itinerary
Electronic and Electrical:
1. Chargers for all the gadgets
2. Spare camera batteries
3. Charger or battery bank for smartphone
4. 3 socket Belkin power strip
5. Enough memory cards for the trip
7.Multi USB charger
8.Extra drone battery.
Carry enough money for the entire trip; ATMs are only available in Kargil and Leh. Other places J&K atm ‘s are there but most of the time they are out of order.
Mobile phone connection
MTNL or BSNL Post-Paid Connection with roaming.
How to carry: ( what I prefer ):
1. Saddle bag ( rynox )
2. Tank bag ( rynox )
3. Top bag ( cortech )
KARU to TANDI (365 km ) no petrol pump.
LEH-kargil- SRINAGAR (421km) no petrol pump after kargil till srinagar.
LEH to TURTUK(203km) petrol pump is only in DISKIT.
TUKTUK-hunder-shyok-durbuk-PANGONG LAKE (317km) petrol pump in DISKIT only.
PANGONG LAKE to LEH ( 224KM ) no petrol pump… if you are traveling from nubra carry extra fuel.
NOTE: . In case you may run out of fuel on any of these routes, you can also try villages on these routes (especially Tangste, Chumathang, Khalsar, Deskit, Hanle, Pang etc.) where you may find the black diesel/petrol sold by the villagers, (of course, highly likely, with quality compromised) which can be handy in such odd circumstances.
For the RC drone enthusiasts, the racing drone is wonderful because it helps improve the flight skills. In this article, I will show you an excellent product LONGING LY-250, which features optional upgrade parts. And the article involves four parts, including design, feature, configuration and specifications.
As the racing drone, the design of LONGING LY-250 initially comes from 4WD Fighter, which features easy upgrade and maintenance. It shapes like the bee and it has the red body color. As a result, it also has a nickname LY250 Red Bee. Moreover, it has a hollowed-out body design, which takes the advantages of reducing body weight, providing lift power efficiently and improving stability. With the creative durable base frame module, it offers supreme protection on important parts from the crash.
Exactly, the obvious feature of this racing drone is optional upgrade parts. That is to say, you can choose your favorite airplane parts to build your own racing drone. By the way, the optional parts include battery, canopy, motor, propeller, base frame module and camera module.
Besides, it comes with LED buzzer with an alarming system. The buzzer will sound to alert to avoid any injury occurring. Considering the flight skills, it supports three flight modes: self-stabilization mode, 3D flight mode and full manual mode.
In terms of the configuration, I will show you two parts, the battery and camera. Both of them are the standard configuration.
To begin with, it is configured with 7.4V 2S safe Li-ion 18650 battery, which has a standard capacity of 2,500mAh. Environmentally friendly, it offers recyclable use. Huge capacity battery supports nearly 15 minutes flight time.
Moreover, it comes with a small size camera with 648 x 488 pixels resolution. It features FOV 120 degree, 1.8 focal length and 60fps /NTSC transmission rate. And it supports IR Infrared Ray.
Weight (including battery and propellers): 398 g
Diagonal Size: 250 mm
Max Speed: 110 km/h
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 6000m
Default altitude limit: 120 m above takeoff point
Operating Temperature: -15°C to 40°C
Motor: 2204 brushless 2300kv
Battery: 2500 mAh Li-ion smart battery
Camera resolution: 648 x 488 pixels
Lens: FOV120°IR Infrared Ray Jamming-proof Filter
Generally speaking, LONGING LY-250 is an outstanding product. If you are searching for the DIY racing drone, you could not miss it. I promise that you will like it.