1. CSC in mid-air (Combination Stick Command)
The newbies favorite way to crash their drone is by pushing the sticks to the down inner corners \ / or outside corners / \ thus stopping the motors
Solution: Never do this with your sticks in mid-air, only in the case of an emergency
2. Propeller Flys Off
Self-tightening props are convenient, but many times users only slightly tighten the prop until it stops. expecting that it will continue to tighten when the props reach higher RPMS.
Solution: Never allow the propellers to be even slightly loose on a motor. Even if you are using self-tightening props or quick release props, always make sure that every propeller sits tight on a motor before taking off.
3. Return to Home Crash
Your shooting the beautiful building (tree, hill, tower etc.), and flying behind it looking for that better shot, suddenly you lose your RC signal, because the building got between the aircraft and the remote controller. As designed, your return to home function activates and your aircraft crashes into the building (tree, hill, tower etc.) on the way back to home.
Solution: Set your return to home altitude higher than any obstacles (trees, buildings etc.) in your area. MC settings> Advanced Settings> Failsafe mode
4. Auto landing far from home
Once your aircraft is getting low on power, you will receive a low battery warning and 10 seconds to cancel the RTH. After canceling the RTH you still can keep flying, but once your battery hits the critical battery level, the aircraft will start auto-landing. The pilot cannot cancel the landing, but the roll, pitch and yaw are still controllable.
Solution: Return to home immediately after the low battery warning, don’t force your drone to fly until it’s totally out of power.
5. Flying beyond line of sight
Flying beyond line of sight is extremely dangerous, you are relying on the video from the aircraft, which limits your view of the environment and can cause the pilot to misjudge altitude or direction. This also raises your chances of crashing into the objects that are hard to see, such as power lines.
Solution: Do not fly beyond line of sight at any time unless under an FAA Part 107 Waiver
6. Using your monitor to fly backwards
Everyone likes to create some beautiful shoots with this move, but flying backwards creates a situation where you are flying blind and can't see where the aircraft is headed. This creates a scenario where it is extremely easy to crash your drone into objects in your path that you can't see on a monitor. It’s like walking backwards without watching where you're going.
Solution: Don't rely on your screen all the time; look up occassionally and watch your aircraft and flight environment.
7. Indoor flight
When flying indoors, a low GPS signal can cause your aircraft to drift. The lack of GPS makes it difficult for the less experienced pilots to control their aircraft.
Solution: Exercise your ATTI mode flight skills outside, to get the proper feeling of how to fly the aircraft without GPS
8. Confusion during Failsafe Return To Home
When the aircraft is out of the 20 meter radius from it's original home point and the battery level is low, the drone will ascend to the failsafe RTH altitude and then return to home. The problem arises when the pilot gets the low battery warning and they land their aircraft manually without canceling the RTH. Since the aircraft is beyond the 20m radius from it's original home point, the drone will touch the ground and then lift off again automatically to the failsafe RTH altitude, and then flies to the designated home point. This can result in pilot panic, which causes odd reactions like CSC, and will eventually crash their drones.
It is also possible for the aircraft to collide with an obstacle above it, like tree branches, roofs or power lines while automatically raising up.
Solution: 1. Keep calm, your aircraft is not flying away
2. Land close to the home point
3. Cancel the low battery RTH and then land manually.
9. Bad environment
Bad environment can be blamed for a great number of crashes.
What is a bad environment? Anywhere around tall buildings, areas near power stations, TV stations, cellular towers, high voltage lines, or any sources of signal or electromagnetic interference.
Solution: Fly in open spaces, as far from buildings, power lines, cellular towers and any other source of possible signal interference as is possible.
10. Too Much Speed
Flying your drone at full speed is a great feeling, but sometimes obstacles can get in your way and you crash.
Solution: Just like a car, your aircraft has its own braking abilibities, so keep in mind that it’s better to start begin braking earlier than having to make an emergency stop to avoid a crash.
Be aware, alert and fly safe!
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