Drone landing pad review (Universal & LED from CYNOVA)
Eight years ago, when I started this hobby, the first drone accessory that I purchased was a landing pad. Drone aprons give you a safe take-off and landing every time, regardless of the terrain you fly. For example, sand is even more dangerous than water to a drone’s sensitive motors. I would never risk taking-of from a beach without a landing pad. It is also essential to take off/land from/on a clean surface in order to avoid dirt from the camera. Without an apron, even cut grass can reach the lens of a folding drone with short arms, and dust and pebbles can strike the propellers.
These days, most smart drones are capable to detect the shape of parking aprons and precisely landing on them thanks to their vision sensors. GPS return to home (RTH) gives you an accuracy of ±2 meters, risking landing on improper terrain.
Most drone landing pads have a square or circle shape and two sides in negative colors with an ‘H’ letter in the center. For night…