If you’ve just bought yourself a drone, or you’ve been given it for Christmas, a long learning journey and enjoyment awaits, so get ready for the experience. But first fly out, let us give you 4 tips to keep the drone well maintained and ready to go in optimal condition:
Make a preflight checklist
Like any pilot, you are responsible for completing a thorough pre-flight inspection. Having your own checklist to check before the flight is a good way to make sure we don’t forget anything. This list should include everything you may need such as batteries, nd filters, chargers etc.
It is also recommended to develop a flight plan that includes anything that may affect the drone, including weather, obstructions such as power lines, required permits, firmware updates, planned flight path, etc.
After each flight, if you’ve noticed anything missing, add new points to your checklist for the next time.
The climate, determining
The weather directly affects the performance and longevity of your drone. The weather is extremely unpredictable, so you must have a reliable source of weather data (Windgurú, it’s the one we like the most).
Excessive temperatures can cause immediate and long-term problems. Cold and heat can damage the drone and affect battery performance. Monitor your battery in case you need a short flight.
Fog can make it difficult to see your drone and navigate safely.
If there is any moisture present during the flight, be sure to clean and dry the drone thoroughly, or moisture will surely cause damage to the equipment.
The wind has the power to exert a lot of influence on the flight. The best way to avoid potential wind damage is to avoid flying in the wind, especially with small equipment (DJI Spark or DJI Trello).
If it is absolutely necessary to climb in adverse weather conditions, try planning a shorter flight and stay close to the drone.
Take care of your drone
A drone blurs the line between a toy and a professional tool, but don’t let that fool you. As an electronic tool, it requires attention and care. If you don’t take good care of your drone, it will become a very expensive broken toy. For example, if you don’t manage and care for your battery, it could cause serious problems in the future.
Many drone manufacturers offer a maintenance program that takes care of everything from mechanical components to software updates. Following these tips and checking for updates for maintenance tips can help you keep it working properly in the long run.
Save your drone safely
Storing your drone is an important part of maintenance. Like other electronic devices, drones must preserve in climate-controlled spaces because extreme heat and cold can cause electronic devices to expand and contract, which can cause cracks and short circuits. The drone must be thoroughly cleaned before storing and wrapped in something that offers some protection. It is essential that the batteries are removed because they can deteriorate and damage the drone.