Tips for Beginner Pilot
Beginner pilot—Flown DJI drone for the first time is very fun. The impatience to immediately take a cinematic picture was so tempestuous. However, know that flying a drone can be very risky. To avoid mistakes, especially if you are a beginner, here are some simple tips to fly a DJI drone that you can follow
- Read the Manual Guide
Now you do not need to bother anymore to find the manual. You can download manual at https://store.dji.com/guides/dji-go-4-manual/
- Practice by Using Flight Simulator
Learn how to use basic flight controls and intelligent flight modes using the GO DJI app. Familiarize yourself with various controls and learn to stay in control of the aircraft.
- Choose a Matched Flight Environment
Be careful of flight speed and light conditions that may adversely affect the performance of the obstacle avoidance system.
Do not rely too much on this obstacle avoidance system. Small ropes, telephone cables, and transparent objects are very difficult things to detect. In addition, you should also be super careful in the aviation environment and make sure that you really know where and when to fly
Avoid the Animals
Ultrasonic waves released by the drones can disrupt some animals. You also need to keep the drones out of the birds so as not to be affected by the disturbed bird attack.
- Do not Fly Drone Near The Crowd
Flowing a drone may attract the attention of many people and often it is very disturbing. So avoid flying near the crowd to minimize accidents. Fly on the open area to keep it safe.
- Preparing For Flight
Check Calibration and Preparation Before Flight
Calibrating the compass before the flight is important to support security. Also, do not forget to recharge the power supply and check if the propeller is installed correctly. Finally, be sure to keep all the notices in the GO’s DJI app.
- Set the Return-to-Home (RTH)
In the RTH mode, your drone will fly to a pre-set height and return to the home point automatically. We recommend setting the height of the green space before the flight. This is to ensure that your drone will not hit an obstacle while flying back.
You can set altitude limits and rarely with DJI GO apps to prevent drone from experiencing flyaways. Avoid flying the drone outside the line of sight or flying over a height of 120 meters.
- Check the GPS Signal
Fly your drone when at least ten satellites are detected and the GPS icon followed by more than 4 bars. A strong GPS signal is a critical flight determinant.
- First Flight
Floating Before Flying Away
After takeoff, it is recommended to fly around 30 seconds to make sure that the drone can fly stable. Continue the flight after confirming your drone is completely mastered.
Use Beginner Mode for Exercise
Turn on Beginner Mode to activate the distance limit and flight height. This is to ensure all the sensors and GPS are active and help your drone stay in the line of sight. For the first few flights, focus on drone operation instead of viewing on-screen images.
- Know How the RTH Works
Press the RTH button on the remote control or tap on the RTH icon of the GO’s DJI app, and your drone will fly back to the home point. You will hear “DiDi, DiDi, DiDi …” when the drone returns to the home point. Remember that your drone can only record home points and activate the RTH when the GPS signal is strong and the compass is working normally.
- Check Weather Conditions
Watch for weather changes while flying. DO NOT fly drones in rainy, foggy, stormy, snowy conditions, or in high winds.