The consumer drone market is growing at an incredible rate. Falling prices, new technology and widespread availability means that drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are becoming a common sight in skies around the world. As well as being used for aerial photography, racing of drones is becoming a popular pastime.

UAVs contain advanced technology and are easy to fly, but it’s still possible to crash one if the pilot doesn’t understand how they work. Repairs are possible sometimes, but a serious accident with a drone may mean replacement is necessary. Accidents involving drones can result in legal action against the pilot in some cases, so it’s important to understand the rules of the air and how they affect UAVs.

The following tips will help to ensure new drone pilots make safe and enjoyable flights as they gain experience.

1) Never take off before reading the manual.

The excitement of getting a drone means some people make their first flight without reading the instruction manual. This is one of the most common causes of accidents. Always read the manual and understand the key facts about a UAV before taking off. Important points include how to set the drone up, the average battery life and what to do in an emergency. More advanced drones work in conjunction with apps, so you’ll need to download and set one of these up on your smartphone before flying. If the instruction manual isn’t clear, there are hundreds of drone tutorial videos on YouTube.

2) Check the aircraft before takeoff.

Most drones are packed with the propeller blades removed, so these need to be attached before takeoff. Follow the instructions carefully, as there is usually a specific configuration. Ensure the propeller blades are tightened before switching the aircraft on. If the drone has a camera, the gimbal may need to be unlocked before take off.

3) Understand how sensors protect a drone.

 Advanced UAVs have sensors to prevent collisions. It’s important that the pilot understands how sensors make the aircraft react and the directions they operate in. Professional drones have forward, rear and downward facing sensors, and they can be adjusted to operate at different distances from objects in their paths. More basic drones only have forward facing sensors, so they will crash into obstacles if flown in reverse.

 4) Check the weather before flying.

Small UAVs don’t fly well in adverse weather. Gusts of wind make it hard to control drones, and the battery life drains quickly as the rotors fight to stay on course. Water can cause serious damage to the sensitive electronics inside UAVs, so they should never be flown in the rain.

5) Maintain line of sight.

Flying a drone beyond line of sight is another common cause of accidents. The controller’s screen may give a clear first-person view from the aircraft’s camera, but this doesn’t tell the pilot everything he needs to know. For example, a helicopter approaching from the side of the drone won’t appear on the screen. It’s illegal to fly an unmanned aircraft beyond line of sight in many countries.

6) Take extra care flying indoors.

Flying drones indoors increases the risk of accidents. UAVs operate using GPS, and this may be weak if walls obstruct the satellite signal. Controlling a drone in a restricted space takes great skill, and it’s something only experienced pilots should undertake.

7) Learn to use the ‘Return to Home’ (RTH) function.

Sophisticated drones like DJI’s Phantom and Mavic offer a failsafe RTH function. If the GPS signal is lost, battery power is low or if there is a technical problem, the aircraft returns to the point of takeoff. This is a fantastic safety feature, but the pilot needs to set the RTH correctly and know how the aircraft will respond when it enters this flight mode. A drone will automatically fly to a set altitude in RTH, and this must take account of the surroundings. For example, if there are tall trees around the RTH height must be set to fly over these.

Owning your first drone is the start of an exciting new hobby, and it could even lead to a career as a UAV pilot. If a new pilot focuses on safe and responsible flying, there is very little risk of anything going wrong.

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It can be a good idea to look up online alternative circuit boards when you are replacing your drone hardware, or if you wish to upgrade it down the line. There are many companies offering custom print solutions, one such is PCB Assembly China that has a large number of possibilities for their customers at affordable prices.

When you’re building or renovating your bathroom, you should start thinking about the different essentials to stock up on. Not only will this make your bathroom functional but look beautiful as well! Wondering what you need to invest in? Read on as I show you the bathroom essentials every household needs.

The Nine Essentials Your Bathroom Needs

  1. Water Heater

You wouldn’t want to wake up with an ice cold shower, wouldn’t you? Having a water heater (I recommend tankless!) is a luxury that has you warm up and get ready for the day (or loosen up after a stressful time at work). Confused about what type of heater you should get for the bathroom? I recommend that you read up on reputable tankless water heater reviews to learn more.

  1. Durable Bath Mat

You should get a bath rug and a non-slip mat to ensure that you’ll get out of the shower safely and be able to dry your feet. It’s way better than your wet feet stepping on the cold ground, which ruins the feeling after a hot shower!

  1. Nice Mirror

You should also get a right mirror, which helps you with touch-ups while bringing in better lighting in your bathroom. Plus, it has the room look larger and brighter than what it seems to be. Get a large mirror with a design that matches the bathroom’s style.

  1. Cleaning Supplies

Of course, you’ll also need to make sure that you have everything cleaned in your bathroom, which is why it’s best to have cleaning supplies to ensure sanitized toilets, clean counters, and showers free from mildew. Also, have a deodorizer in hand just in case nature calls with a lousy stink!

  1. Shower Curtain

I would recommend a shower curtain the most to prevent any spilling outside the shower area. You wouldn’t want to have someone slip or feel icked out from the wet floors when they go in a shower. Get one that has a beautiful design and will be able to keep your floors dry and protected.

  1. Hand Towels

You shouldn’t let your guests dry their hands with your old wet towels! Make sure that they have their guest towels to make them feel at home and to give your bathroom a fancier touch. Your guests will appreciate it, and you won’t have to share your towels.

  1. Trash Can

This is a must-have in every bathroom, otherwise where else will you be throwing your used tissues, sanitary napkins, floss, and other miscellaneous trash with ease? Get a cute one that matches your bathroom’s style, and that has a cover to avoid any stink.

  1. A plunger and Toilet Brush

You never know what may happen when nature calls, and it may be embarrassing having to deal with a clogged toilet! Fortunately, you can save yourself from the embarrassment by having a plunger in handy, as well as a toilet,  brush to clean the mess.

  1. Window Curtains

And lastly, having coverage or curtains by your bathroom windows is another necessity because you never know who may be peeping. Get one that will be able to cover the outside without hiding the light your bathroom needs to appear bright and airy.

Wrapping It Up

And there you have it! Through making the right investments for your bathroom, you won’t have to worry about not being able to clean yourself safely and adequately. So don’t wait any longer and start finding these essentials at your local home depot today.

If you have any questions or would like to share tips on styling your bathroom, comment below. Your contributions are much appreciated