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Most Common Issues Encountered When Using Drones

January 3, 2018

Whether you’re flying drones for commercial or recreational use, there is always the chance that something could go wrong. Many issues also have a lot to do with human error, inexperience, or simple miscalculation. When it comes to operating a drone for your business, you can’t afford to run into these mistakes on the job. This is precisely why you should start looking into purchasing Maryland drone insurance. However, before you begin your search, let’s review a few of the most common issues encountered when utilizing a drone.

Most Common Issues Encountered When Using Drones

1. The picture is obscured by the drone itself

Your drone could be brand new and absolutely functional, but there’s still the risk that the video you shoot will not be perfect. Nothing is more disappointing than believing you have excellent footage, only to find out that the fuselage is obscuring some of the view. To fix this issue, make sure you do a test flight to ensure there is nothing obscuring your shot. Adjust as necessary to ensure you’re getting the best results possible.

2. The compass is poorly calibrated

Before each flight, you should be calibrating your compass–this will lead to a smooth, safe, and user-controlled experience. If you don’t calibrate your compass, it’s possible that your controls will act abnormally. You may notice this problem if you see your drone listing in one direction, despite user input. This can lead to poor footage and inconsistent results. However, it can also be a huge hazard to anyone in the area. Without full control over your drone, you run the risk of being liable for personal injury. Your very first solution to this problem should be to search for drone insurance in Maryland. It’s important to know that you’re covered, in case something goes wrong. Then, take note to calibrate your compass each and every flight.

3. There are potential battery problems

Drones use lipo batteries, which are charged and reused on a regular basis. However, unlike many rechargeable batteries, like the ones in our cell phones, lipo batteries lose capacity over time. If they are overcharged or left to drain away completely, their ability to hold a change significantly decreases. This can be seriously problematic when you’re using the drone for video purposes. But, be aware that a drone with a low battery can be unpredictable. It’s just another reason for you to invest in drone insurance. If the battery suddenly goes flat when your drone is in the air it could come crashing down and cause some serious damage.

Remember–drone insurance is the safest way to fly!

Are you afraid of running into any of these issues on your own? Don’t worry. By working with a Maryland drone insurance company, you’ll be safe to fly without having to worry about faulty controls leading to damaging accidents. It’s an easy process when you choose American Heritage Insurance Agency. Drone insurance is the next step for your commercial-use drone!

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