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SAFETY

SAFETY

FLY HOPPER

SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF DRONE PILOTING!


Eye Protection
  • Always wear safety glasses when operating a drone


Pay Attention
  • Fly With Caution - A responsible drone pilot never flies in a careless or reckless manner


Where to Fly
  • Drones should be flown in an open area, away from other people, private property, or moving vehicles


How High Can I Fly?
  • This course recommends flying indoors with a max height & distance of 20ft


Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
  • While piloting the drone, it is important to always maintain a Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)


Night Flights
  • Night flights can be DANGEROUS and are NOT RECOMMENDED for the Hopper 

  • It is NEVER a good idea to fly a drone when it is not visible, including at night


Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Never interfere with Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

  • It is the responsibility of private citizens to stay clear of EMS

  • Interfering with EMS can result in fines and/or jail time


Pre-Flight Safety Check
  • Before piloting, make sure to conduct a Pre-Flight Safety Check to ensure the drone is in proper flying condition


Safety Checklist:
  • Propellers are securely attached to the correct motor

  • Propellers are not damaged; replace if necessary

  • Prop Guards are securely attached to the airframe

  • Prop Guards are not damaged; repair/replace if necessary

  • Airframe is not damaged; repair/replace if necessary

  • PCB and motor wires are not loose or broken 

  • Batteries are fully charged

  • Flight area is open and safe

  • Always wear safety glasses

Aerodynamics

The science of how objects move through air

Altitude

The height of an object in relation to sea level or ground level

Aviation

Flying within the Earth’s atmosphere

Drag

The force that acts against an object in motion

Flight

Flight is the process of moving through the earth’s atmosphere (or beyond) without touching earth’s surface.

Hover

To remain in one place in the air - all forces of flight must be equal

Lift

The force that causes an aircraft to rise while in flight; created when air passes over and under an airplane's wings

Pitch

The movement a drone makes along the lateral axis

Roll

The movement a drone makes along the longitudinal axis

Space Flight

Flying through the vacuum of space is called Space Flight.

Thrust

The force that allows an aircraft to move forward; allows an aircraft to overcome weight and produce lift; created by a motor turning a propeller

VLOS

VIsual Line of Sight - drone is visible to the pilot without any devices like binoculars

INTRODUCTION

SCIENCE OF FLIGHT

FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT - A CLOSER LOOK

DRONE FLIGHT

SAFETY

FLIGHT CONTROLS - FTW FLY

FLIGHT CONTROLS - CONTROLLER

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