5 Tips for New DJI Drone Owners: Lok Top Tips


– Okay this is some tips
for new DJI drone owners, so let’s start. (upbeat piano music) So first tips is about you really want to update all the firmware on your drone, on your remote control, and batteries. Remember batteries have
to update firmware. It’s not like when I was small
you buy a console, back home, plug it in and you can play right away. These day you buy a PS4, Xbox, you have to spend like an hour update everything on that box and station. Soon you may have to
update your toilet paper something before you can use it. Last time I thought I’ve updated everything. Then realise I have to update
all batteries I’ve got. I probably waste a few
minutes of fly time just to update the batteries. So how do you update your battery? You have to plug in this battery, and then you will update everything, and then you have to plug
in your another battery to check if there’s update, and if there’s update
you should install it. While updating you should
consider getting DJI Care on top of the normal warranty
as it cover accidents as well. So now it’s time to pick your location for your first flight. It’s good idea to pick an
open area not in the wood. For quite obvious reason. It’s easier to fly, less
easy to crash into anything. Well obviously obey local law as well. Now where should your drone take off from. Obviously not over there. You put it at a centre of the road. Also pick a point that’s nothing above, there’s not a tree
above the take off area. Because when the drone in low power, if you lost control of the drone, it come back straight down. So obviously if there’s a tree
above it goes straight down to the tree and become a bird. Now would be a good idea
to put on propellor guard for your first flight. Because when the propellor hits anything. It’s almost impossible to recover from it. Now this is really simple test to show you what happen when you drone
propellor hit something. I’ve done every safety measurement
possible I can imagine. Should be fine, yeah. I can’t say I’m not nervous about this but the thing is I’ve tried it for you, so you don’t have to try it. What I wanna demonstrate is that when the propellor hits something. It’s almost impossible
to recover from that, so you really want to
prevent that from happening. Okay I going to let the
propellor hit this tripod bag. It’s quite soft to not damage
the propellor too much. (drone flying) Yeah that happened. With advanced computer
technology we reveal what really happened in the
final seconds from disaster. When the propellor hits the bag. It slow down and loose lift. The drown tilt towards the bag rather than away from the bag. That’s why it is almost impossible
to get away from a crash. Now turn on your DJI Go App. Now you want to make sure
everything is all right. Kind of like an actual
pilot pre-flight check list. It even show you the
check-list in front of you. It might help like a Japan train driver. Like point and call out. (foreign language) White glove optional. GPS good, really important. Compass really important good, and Vision Sensors really
important as well normal. Oh this is your first flight. Now after you take off, it’s a good idea to take off for a bit, and then observe everything is normal, and then go straight up. For over 7 to 10 metres. Because for Spark and Mavic Air you have to take off straight up over seven metres for it to recognise the floor pattern for it to land
automatically if you need to For Mavic Pro you
have to be at 10 metres. Straight up, not like
straight and then go forward. So it’s a good precaution. Okay that was just too damn hot. I think it is a better
idea yourself in the shade. Your drone take off in the open area. That’s better, yes. Okay another tip is don’t rush is. Just don’t rush it no matter what. Actually it happened to me once. It was my friend’s drone as well. It was already battery low, so I thought I would just rush it for just one more shot. Just one more shot. Because I’m rushing it I didn’t realise when I fly backward it just hit
something and then it crash. So, believe me if you fly
a drone don’t rush it. And another thing about don’t rush it is that to get cinematic footage. Now take off slowly. Straight up. It actually happened to me that after I flew a drone for a few times. I realised how bad the battery life is. Actually it’s not too bad. It’s like 15, 18 minutes
but when you are flying it. Time fly, and then when you realise that you tend to rush everything. After I got the footage
back on the computer. I find out everything is just too fast. Well of course sometimes
fast moving motion is just what you want, but what I mean is when you want slowest move
motion if you are not calm. You tend to rush it. You don’t even realise, so zen like. Zen, zen like, calm. Be like water. Use the force. (light piano music) Another thing is obey
all those warning signal. For example if you see
weak signal warning. Better get the drone back closer to you. Low battery warning is calculated based on your drone altitude and distance from you. So when you see that, it’s time to immediately
bring the drone back with auto return to home or do it manually if you are confident. They got different level
of low battery warning. No image transmission signal… It’s a good idea to remember how do you trigger return
to home without your phone. To trigger return to home from
the remote without a phone. You press the return home button and hold it. So this is really useful when you just drop your phone or something happen to your phone. You just can’t see what the drone sees so you can’t fly it back. It’s up there. Oh for some reason it’s doesn’t land to the exact same point. Okay well I can still control it back. (drone warning beep) Now as you can see
there is not a guarantee that it will always work. I mean all this automation,
it’s best to treat them as a good back up when things
go wrong out of your control. It might get your drone
safely back to your hand, but still don’t rely on them. Rely on your self to fly them safely. (upbeat piano music) Now when you are finally more confident of flying it near obstacles. You should always have an
escape route in your head. Like this, if I’m flying straight into it if anything happened the escape route is obviously coming back out. If you don’t have an
escape route in your mind. You might got panic and let
it just stay there, but escape route in your mind
you know just go back out. Now for example if I’m going
to fly above water over there. If you don’t have the
escape route in mind. You may not know what to do. Suddenly it’s dropping,
suddenly it’s drifting. Now I’m locking my eye on it, and if you have this
escape route in your mind. You know you’ll never pull the stick down. Just remind yourself any
thing happen pull up. Pull it up. I mean it might be obvious now, but when things happen,
okay, low power warning. (drone warning beep) So therefore these tips, I think they should be
quite useful for new owner. The thing is DJI drone are really safe. Really reliable if you
don’t do anything stupid. So these tips is to prevent you from doing anything
stupid to your DJI drone. (upbeat piano music)

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