From Drone U to You – July 9, 2018
“Traveling with Your Drone? Check DA!!!!! “
Welcome to a new week and the official start of summer! This is the season to be cashing in and loving life. I mean I don’t understand why people won’t work hard to go out and get business. Why won’t they work on their skills and become UNSTOPPABLE? The industry is only going to grow and competition is only going to get harder.
So how do you practice? In the morning? In the afternoon, or at sunset each day? Just remember to practice as if you were filming a production – turn every shot into a smooth movement and try to build on each additional shot.
In order to be successful, you must setup habits and routines that turn into systems. These systems allow you to automate business to better yourself and your business as a whole. The first habit to setup in order to ensure success….? Practice your flying to ensure you stay busy this flying season!
As summer begins and more drone pilots begin traveling, it is important to remember DENSITY ALTITUDE. Recently, while training a group in Albuquerque, we checked the weather information and discovered that density altitude was 8800 ft @ 4989 in altitude. For everyone who isn’t familiar with density altitude, it is a question on the upcoming Recency test for part 107.
Why is it important that DA was 8800’ @ 4989? It means that even though I’m flying at 4989 MSL, the drone is flying at “8800’ MSL”. And it means that the drone is going to work much harder for the same amount of lift. It will kill my batteries faster, and age the vehicle faster. It also meant that we had to switch to high altitude props to avoid all the problems I mentioned earlier.
Lesson of the story – make sure you know density altitude if you are flying in the Rocky Mountains, Southwest, or the Sierra mountains.
Go to this link to get high altitude props for your Inspire 2.
Thanks again for being a part of this amazing community. I greatly appreciate your questions on Ask Drone U. A special shout out to everyone who motivates and inspires others in our Facebook group.
See you next week!