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The first rule of fly-away club is you don’t talk about fly-away club

The first rule of fly-away club is you don’t talk about fly-away club

Fly-aways happen every single day. Barely a day goes by without a post on Facebook, Twitter or on a forum about a multicopter owner seeing his multicopter, gimbal and GoPro disappear over the horizon never to be seen again.  For the sake of this article, we’re talking about proper fly-aways as opposed to someone losing orientation, crashing and then calling it a fly-away, that’s simply a crash, plain and simple. With autonomous way-point flying, including features like “follow me” becoming […]

Get ready for the day when you join the fly-away club…

The fly away is a concept that people into UAV flying think only happens to someone else, wrong, it’s a risk taken every time a UAV is put into the sky, albeit by following pre-flight procedures the chances can be reduced (for example ensuring a good GPS lock), by having tracking devices the odds of recovering an errant UAV can be greatly increased. A user called Zenaidura carolinensis (try saying that name whilst drunk) on the Openpilot forum worded such […]