Free Drone Training Course 7 – Safely Landing Your Drone
Now I’m, going to show you how to land your drone safely, instead of just hammering down on the left, stick to make the drone come down. We want to make sure we do it nice and controlled and nice and smooth.
So the easiest thing to do is make sure you set yourself up properly, set yourself up for success, so position yourself behind the drone. So when the drone is facing away from you, you know, if you have to make an input, that right is right and left is left don’t.
Do it the drone facing other direction, because then you really have to think about too much when you’re down close to the ground potential of maybe banging into the ground and flipping the drone or something so keep it lined up the way.
You know right is right, left is left, etc. So when you bring the drone down on the right stick and when you’re at an altitude like this, so your heights are lowered. Generally, nice and slow slowly come down on the right stick and bring the drone down nice and slow down onto the ground and it’s.
Gon na settle a bit and then right, stick or sorry left. Stick all the way down it’s. Gon na stop the props for you. So again we’ll, just bring the drone up and show you so from a height, basically your height or less nice and slow bring it down.
If you go down too fast, you might run into problems. We’re gonna get into in a second but nice and slow on the right, stick down and then fully down on the right stick to cut the motors. If you’re up higher there’s, a potential you can run into something called vortex ring state.
So if you’re too high and you try bringing your drone straight down, what it might do, is it’s, gonna start eating its dirty air and when it starts eating as dirty air, it’s. Gon na start to drop faster than it has power to keep itself up, and the drone is just gonna come crashing out of the sky.
So, to avoid that, when we’re up higher there’s, a couple different ways that you can bring the drone down. So while the drone is up so from this altitude here this is two or three times my actual height.
So, instead of bringing the drone straight down from here, where we could run into that vortex ring state, what I might want to do is, as I’m coming down, is go back and and give it a little back and forth motion, and this Way I’m still taking the altitude down and it’s because it’s.
Moving back and forth and side to side it’s, getting clean air every time it comes down and then, when it’s, nice and low, like that, you can just proceed to learn by moving it straight down. Another way to do it if you have a lot of room instead of going side by side to side like that, is, as you’re descending, you can go in a circle, so think of like a toilet bowl kind of thing.
So you can. I sit around and around and around you need a little bit more room for that, depending on where you are. If there’s, lots of buildings and trees and stuff, I’d, recommend the back and forth.
If you have a little bit more room, you can do the circle thing. So I’m only showing you from a couple of feet up only 20 30 feet up, but I imagine from 400 feet doing this come down as fast as you want or as slow as you want.
But again don’t. Go straight down because you have that potential to get into vortex ring state, and once you’re back here like this, instead of trying to land right now, because it’s facing away from or it’s facing to The left of us, I’m gonna bring the drone around just so it’s.
Lined up with you as well. I’m, lined up behind the drone and slowly down on the left. Stick let’s, bring the drone down and land it. If you’re in an environment where there’s, lots of obstacles that you need to work around when you’re landing.
If there’s varying heights of objects that you’re trying to land on sometimes landing in GPS mode, isn’t going to be the best option for you. You want to switch it to attitude mode. So when you’re in GPS mode like when you’re flying it’s, gonna be fighting for its position all the time, so it’s.
Gon na be wobbling a little bit on its own. One option is to switch to attitude mode, which I’ve just done now, and when you’re, an attitude mode, you’re gonna have a little bit more precise control. You’re, always going to have some kind of input on that right.
Stick, but you’re gonna have way more control than when you’re on GPS mode and trying to learn someone’s. Gon na try and land on this bag, because I’m set up behind this and the wind is pushing it from the left.
I know I can just give it a little bit of a left input and the drone will come nicely again. I’m gonna, come down nice and slow and set the drone down on the bag. Just like that in GPS mode, it might’ve been fighting.
A little bit might have been using its sensors to look down at the bag and think I don’t want to land on that thing or it might’ve been doing some different stuff, so landing on a bag lining on a Table whatever you’re gonna land on, I’d, recommend doing out at suitable.
It takes some practice, but ultimately you’re gonna be a little and tight little spots like this without a problem at all. Once you practice enough [ Music, ]