Lessons Learned in Testing
The following are the lessons learned during the testing trials of developing our UAV.
The Crash Scene of V1
New Safety Guidelines
All team members must wear safety glasses when test flying.
Drone may not exceed 5m until successfully completing a test mission.
Test flights may only be conducted in open areas with no people nearby.
In the case of a crash all debris is to be picked up from the crash site.
All team members must be at least 15 yards from the copter before flight begins.
Telemetry Signal / Software Safety Parameters
Due to losing signal many times during testing we increased the signal from 433 MHz to 915 MHz. In addition, we are applying an altitude limiter to prevent the tricopter from surpassing a safe testing altitude.