Can the drones fly in rain?
The brushless motors that are fitted to most UAS can operate in light rain. The flight controller, ESC and other electronics should not get wet. Unless the unit is weather rated we do not guarantee the units to fly in the rain.
What happens when you lose control with the radio?
If you lose control of the drone due to the signal between the radio and the drone being lost the drone will go into RTL (Return To Land) mode and return to where you took off from with the drone, that’s if you had GPS lock when you took off. Similarly, if you lose control of the UAS due to pilot error or visibility you can also activate this feature via a switch on the radio and the drone will also come home if this feature was activated in time and the drone has not suffered a crash.
How hard is it to fly a drone?
With the addition of fully stabilized flight controllers and the GPS capabilities of these controllers it has become much easier to operate these drones. Most people should be able to take off with a drone and keep it in the air. The difference comes when more advanced flying skills are required to navigate obstacles and getting that perfect shot, here nothing can replace good old practice and spending more time flying will only be to your advantage.
Can a UAS complete a mission by itself?
Most of the flight controllers we use are capable of full autonomous missions all the way from takeoff, flying a grid for example and then returning home and landing completing a range of tasks along the way like taking photos for example. The drone can be monitored from the ground by tracking its progress with a ground control software or viewing a live video feed from the drone.