If you are flying anywhere near other people, you are putting them at risk!
Always consider that crashes can happen, because of pilot error or hardware or software malfunction.
Always ensure the battery cable is NOT connected to the power distribution board or harness until you are ready to fly.
At full power, an average sized multi-copter can exceed 32 km/h, can ascend to hundreds of meters and easily travel more than a mile in distance before running out of battery.
Always remove the propellers whenever you are indoor!
Even when disarmed, the throttle stick should always be kept in the full down position except when flying.
Do not start using any other modes than Stabilize or Stabilize plus Simple until you are VERY comfortable flying your copter.
Important primary response to a crash, inadequate landing or unknown flight controller state.
Always follow the law: Our personal use of MultiCopters (models in general) is continually under attack by those who fear ‘drones’ and invasion of privacy. If you break the law, or invade someone’s privacy, or put them in harm’s way, you threaten the future of our personal use of models. Please, understand the law and the rights of others – and fly accordingly.
Move the control sticks in small measured increments and don’t yank on them. If the copter is properly calibrated and balanced it should require only small stick inputs to control altitude, direction and speed. Be especially careful of large throttle inputs, as a copter can gain (or lose) altitude very rapidly.
Specially while learning it is very important to keep your copter appropriately close to you to aid in maintaining visual orientation. Generally: more than 3m but not further than 10m from you.
High or unexpected winds or gusts can make flight considerably more difficult.
Radio signal loss can also occur. If your copter is approaching a potentially interfering object, immediately switch to stabilize mode and land or retrieve the copter to your location.
RTL can provide a safe Return to Launch if it starts to get away from you.
Set up a FailSafe on Radio Fail with an RTL or Descend response to save your Copter and prevent Injury.
GeoFence establishes an automatic flying perimeter that will force your copter to stay in a safe proximity.
Do not rely solely on the above safety modes, always be ready to take back control in stabilize and set the copter down.
Especially do not rely on the above safety modes to perform maneuvers or training that you would otherwise consider dangerous.