It’s wise to inspect your drone for damage before going out in the field to ensure that it’s ready and safe to fly. Make sure your compass is calibrated and also your GPS connectivity is working properly.
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While you should always have at least one fully charged battery for your flight, we recommend having one or two spare batteries for longer flights.
Always format your SD card before going out to fly to avoid complications.
Carrying additional propellers for your drone can help ensure you can keep flying should any of your propellers get damaged during your flight.
If you are going to be flying in an area without cellphone service, then conduct Desktop Planning of your flight path before you go out into the field. (If you are unfamiliar with the data coverage of the area that you will be flying, you can use resources like OpenSignal to review the coverage area.)
Utilize websites like Weather.com to ensure that the area you will be flying in has good weather. High-winds, low-clouds or precipitation can make flying and mapping difficult.
To ensure that the area you will be flying is cleared for drone use, visit a site like Airmap.io to review any airspace restrictions in the area.