In case of loss of control of the drone (C2 ), it is important to follow these steps:
- Loss conditions related to distance: if the drone exceeds the distance that the remote control signal can maintain or with magnetic interference from surrounding areas.
- Electromagnetic interference: occurs when there are other strong sources of electromagnetic signals near the UAS or remote control. These “strong sources” are quite rare except for a very common one in high-voltage transmission lines.
- Extreme temperatures and humidity: can also affect the quality of radio signal transmission.
- Remain calm: The first step is to keep your cool. Panic can make the situation worse.
- Returning the drone to Home: If the loss of control is temporary, the drone may automatically return to Home (Return to Home). Let the drone land automatically, if possible, and wait
- Try to regain control: Try to regain control of the drone with the controller, if possible. If you have a good connection to the drone, you can try to regain control.
- Geofence system:The UAS has a Geofence system which limits the maximum flight altitude, maximum distance and maximum speed to 5m/sec.
- Perform a subsequent flight: under controlled conditions and check the C2 interface or if there is likely to be a more serious C2 UAS/GCS interface problem.
- Check the drone’s map: if the drone has GPS, track its location on your app’s map or on the operator’s screen. This can help you estimate the current position of the drone.
- Cooperation with the authorities: If you are unable to regain control or locate the drone, it is important to contact the authorities and inform them of the situation. They will be able to provide you with assistance in finding the drone, if required.
It is important to follow all flight regulations in your area and follow good practices to reduce the risk of losing control of the drone.