Introduction to Drones and Safety Practices (1 Hour)

Introduction to Drones

During this lesson we will learn about what drones are and will take a look at the Tello drones you currently have. After learning about drones we will learn how to be safe with drones. They are a lot of fun but if we aren’t careful, they can be unsafe. 

What is a Drone?

A drone is an unmanned aircraft that is more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).  Unmanned means that there is not someone inside the drone when it is flying. The drone is a flying robot that can be controlled by a remote on the ground or by programming it. 

Parts of the Drone

Drone Safety

  • Do not let your drone battery overheat. Stop and remove the battery if it becomes too hot. 
  • Do not charge your drone overnight, they only need to charge for a few hours.
  • Do not touch the drone’s propellers or motors while they are moving.
  • Only fly the Tello EDU in areas that are clear of people and obstacles.
  • Avoid flying the drone over or near people, buildings, vehicles, power lines, and other structures.
  • Only fly your drone in good weather conditions — never fly it when it’s windy, raining, snowing, or foggy.
  • Ideally, you should  fly the Tello drone indoors or in completely windless conditions if you are outside. 
  • Don’t fly your drone unless your instructor says it is okay.