[Osmf-talk] Notes & Bing Imagery

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Wed Dec 4 10:36:56 UTC 2013

A drone weighing less than 0.5 kg (a pound) may well survive the crash
and remain serviceable. A crash may happen, at least it was in my case,
mostly during first flights.

It makes sense to start flying a new drone on an empty stadium grass
field, doing simple maneuvers over and over again (never taking off or
landing close to yourself, other people or pets).

Modern drones are computerized and stable. The internal software is
regularly updated by a producer. A crash happens usually due to a stupid
avoidable pilot's error.

It is important also to understand that if a wind speed limit for a
drone is 15 m/s, it means 15 m/s at the height of the flight, not on the
ground. At altitude the wind speed is always higher than on the ground.

Most crashes, if not all, could be avoided by training or at least
self-training of pilots.


On 04.12.2013 11:00, Simon Poole wrote:
>>...system that weighs less than 1kg (the swinglet is < 0.5kg)
> ... so crashes don't hurt so much.

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