On today’s episode, we talk about the difficulties of taking off from a boat and what you should know before you attempt to do so. We touch on the role that direction, velocity and other factors play in the process of launching from a boat and give some pointers on doing it safely. Fly safe everyone!
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- [01:06] Today’s topic covers various difficulties faced while flying your drone from a boat. We cover factors such as velocity and direction.
- [02:40] In which direction should you be flying your drone while taking off from a boat?
- [03:09] If you are underway, and the boat captain is at the helm, should you take off your drone from the bow?
- [03:51] Why is it recommended to switch to sport mode while taking off from a boat?
- [04:12] Are there FAA rules that I need to be aware of, while taking off from an underway boat?
- [04:59] Why should you avoid taking off when you are underway?
- [04:39] Why is it a good idea to turn off the boat while doing a drone takeoff?
- [06:27] Can I rely on my GPS if my boat is underway?
- [07:02] What should you do if your camera horizon is drifting in either direction while flying your drone from a boat?
- [07:32] Should you take a compass warning seriously while flying your drone off from a boat?
- [07:42] What do you do if your drone starts moving in small circles while taking off from a boat?
- [08:41] What would be an ideal boat speed when landing your drone?
- [09:31] Is there a ideal drone speed which will result in a proper takeoff from a boat?
- [09:38] What factors should keep in mind with regards to battery voltage parameters while flying your drone off from a boat?
- [11:38] If you take off your drone too fast from a boat, does it increase your chances of a flyaway?
- [11:55] Why is it recommended to have someone hold your drone during drone take off from an underway boat?
- [12:24] Is it a good idea to take off your drone from a cruise ship?