Fling safety starts with having a check list.
- Can I fly here (check your state and federal laws for restrictions)
- Is your battery fully charged
- Is the battery secured/ is the battery door closed properly.
- Are your propellers properly tightened
- Do you have your SD card inserted
- Does it connect to Wi-Fi
- Is the area clear of people
- Is the weather conditions safe to fly in
- Is there any other aircraft overhead (drones, kites, Birds)
- Did you warn people of your flight and flight plan
- Can you keep it in line of sight
- Do you know how long the battery life is good for
- Do you have a plan established for loss of connections or loss of sight
Post Flight Check List
- Power down the drone (stop the blades from moving)
- Check the drone for damage
- Download video or pictures from SD card
- Power off drone
- Remove SD card
- Properly secure drone in a dry area
Having a log book is always a smart idea
- Having your Small Unmanned aircraft registration number
- Where your “Control Station” is located
- Type of drone and its information
- Any other components required to safely operate the sUAS
- Attaching your Check list
Wind and temperature can affect the drone during flight. Be alert of these conditions at all times. The weight and balance is a critical part of the drones performance tampering with any part of the Polaroid drone can create an unsafe situation to fly the drone. The FAA wants the drone maintained and operated inside the operational boundaries listed on the side of the Polaroid drone box for each drone. Please also know about flying at night time. The FAA prohibits night time flying. Please refer to the FAA guideline and restrictions about flying your drone.
(For USA 4-3-2017) If you happen to cause sever injury or excess of $500 dollars worth of Damage you need to notify the FAA within 10 Days of the accident.