Tips for UAV Operation in Summer

Pay Attention to Climate Change

As the saying says, the sky is unpredictable. The weather in summer is particularly unstable, and sudden winds, heavy rain, and even hail are common occurrences.

If you want to complete the mission safely, you need to do some research on the weather. Before traveling, check the weather forecast and pay attention to the rainfall probability, rainfall intensity, and rainfall time in the mission area.

Friends all know that drones are not suitable for flying in rainy days. Therefore, in the event of rain, unless there are emergency tasks, do not risk taking off.

UAV field work in summer

If you encounter regional rainfall or cumulonimbus during the flight, you should pay attention to return home immediately to ensure the safety of the drone flight, and then wait for the weather to clear before flying.

Keep the temperature low

When you go out to fly, generally will fly for at least one to two hours. Under the high temperature, continuous exposure to sunlight or high-intensity work may affect the efficacy of some important components of the drone, resulting in reduced flight efficiency and flight safety.

UAV Engine maintenance

During flight in hot weather, it is recommended to allow the drone cable and other components to cool down after each landing before continuing the flight.

For oil-powered drones, the component that generates the most heat is the engine. In order to make the engine work stably, the proportion of engine oil can be appropriately increased when the fuel is mixed (the engine oil has the effect of lubrication and cooling).

When the mission height is particularly high, the engine load can also be reduced by climbing in stages to make the engine run more stable and safe.

After the summer flight, if the temperature of the engine, battery, etc. is high, do not pack it immediately. You can place it in a cool place and wait for the temperature to decrease before packing.


Battery Maintenance

The high temperature environment will affect the discharge capacity of the battery, so when planning the mission, you should also pay attention to consider the shorter cruising range and time.
After the mission is over, you should wait for the battery to cool down before recharging to maximize battery life and ensure charging safety.

UAV battery maintenance

During outdoor operation, the battery should not be placed in places where the temperature is too high, such as direct sunlight, engine exhaust pipe accessories, or cars without air conditioning.