Here’s how to travel with a drone: five tips for a shooting trip

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Get ready to travel with the drone

Dronet are an exciting technology with many uses. One of the most important things for a traveler is probably to record a high-quality video image and explore their own environment and landscapes. EVX Store is an online store where the traveler can find a comprehensive selection of different drones and accessories.

There are a few things to keep in mind before boarding an airplane. EVX Store E-Commerce Director Teemu Vaalio gives tips for successful travel with a drone.

You can fly with an airplane

Can I travel by air with a drone? According to Vaalio, the answer is yes – but as an expert, he recommends carrying the plane and accessories with your hand luggage.

– Dronea can of course be taken on a trip. If necessary and with certain special arrangements, one can also be packed in the hold, but it is good to note that the drone is handled with the same care as other goods.

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In your dreams Travel photos dronella? It will work as long as you pack the drone according to the instructions.

It should also be noted that almost all drones have a lithium battery. According to travel regulations, batteries should in practice always be packed in hand luggage, not in the hold.

If the drone is very large and exceeds the restrictions on the size of hand luggage, you can buy extra space on the plane to carry the goods. However, if transportation in the hold is necessary, Vaalio recommends contacting the airport or airline.

– It must be ensured that transport in the hold is successful without damage to the device or significant additional costs.

The election gives a few tips for packing the drone in hand luggage:

– First, make sure that the drone is switched off and that the power switches are taken into account so that the device cannot be switched on accidentally during the journey. The next step is to protect your device and supplies. The best protection against damage is provided by the drone’s own or separately purchased protective case or carrying case.

Choose a model and accessories according to your itinerary

Drones are available in all sizes and many price categories. According to Vaalio, the most popular models among tourists are DJI’s Mavix 3 and the DJI FPV Combo set, which is especially suitable for active extreme sports. Both models pack compactly in their own storage case.

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A drone alone is not always enough on the go, but you should also bring the most important accessories with you on the go.

The case is the most essential accessory. It both protects the device and its components and facilitates transport. According to Vaalio, there is a slew of other equipment that may be needed on the trip.

– It is a good idea to take some time before the trip to think about the equipment palette. The same comprehensive range of accessories and spare parts is not available everywhere. You will probably need an extra battery or a pair, possibly spare propellers and, depending on your travel plans, a car charger as well. Even the most common repair tools may become necessary and save you from many minor annoyances.

According to Vaalio, there is some regulation involved in flying with batteries, of which the passenger should be aware.

– A battery with a maximum of one hundred watt hours may normally be taken into the passenger compartment. Indeed, they are often sufficient to fly a drone. Often, batteries can only be taken on board for personal use, ie very many spare batteries cannot be packed in a backpack. The regulations for your own journey should always be checked separately in advance – they may vary depending on where and from which airline you are flying.

Find out the laws and regulations

Before leaving, the drone enthusiast must also find out the regulations and laws related to the hobby: each country has its own national aviation authority or other bodies that are also responsible for setting and enforcing boundary conditions related to flying. In some countries, the import of drones is even banned.

– Dronelai may be different for local and foreign pilots. So read the legislation carefully. For example, the use of certain drones in that country may be subject to a permit for locals, in which case those who have come from abroad need a special permit, Vaalio says.

Sometimes flying a drone on the ground requires your own aircraft to be registered with a local authority. Especially professional pilots or those flying a commercial drone may need to complete a certificate or license.

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Each country has its own regulations for flying a drone, and country-specific instructions should always be consulted well in advance of your trip.

In countries where drone flying is not yet common, regulations and laws may not yet exist. However, the absence of prohibitions or restrictions does not necessarily mean that flying in that country is permitted. On the contrary, it may be a sign of reluctance on the part of the authorities to use airplanes.

The election, however, on behalf of drone enthusiasts, is not concerned about the inconvenience of the regulations, as long as the necessary things are clarified in advance.

– In most countries, regulation is at the same level as in Finland and the other Nordic countries, so the necessary steps can certainly be taken. But it is the enthusiast’s responsibility to ensure that drone driving is legal in the destination country. If it is banned or unregulated, I would not knowingly try to transport the drone, as the supplies may be confiscated and may not be returned.

The election wants to emphasize that the person going on a trip can get a great travel companion from the drone.

– With proper preparation, the tourist does not have to worry about problems with the authorities or fear the seizure or breakage of goods. Traveling with Drone offers completely new dimensions for recording your own, unique trips.

Remember these too

According to Vaalio, many of the basic principles of flying in Drone that apply in Finland are even more important when traveling. For example, wildlife should be left alone, and in wildlife parks abroad, flying a drone may be prohibited to protect wildlife. It is also a good idea to avoid large crowds.

– In Finland, too, private individuals are generally not allowed to be photographed in vain, and the same is true abroad – in some countries more strictly. It is therefore advisable to avoid photographing the masses so that the drone does not accidentally steer other people.

In countries where drone flying is rare, however, it may serve as a natural opening for discussion.

– People may be very interested in your hobby, and you may end up having fun conversations with locals. These moments are good opportunities to spread the good news of the drone hobby! The election glows.

Source: EVX Store
Photos: Shutterstock

EVX Store is a Finnish online store that aims to offer affordable e-mobility vehicles. EVX Store is maintained by SB Ecommerce Group Oy, whose other online stores include markkinointitarvike.fiwhich provides marketing tools for businesses.

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