6 Tips for Drone Maintenance

6 Tips for Drone Maintenance

When you get a drone, in addition to learning to fly safely, drone maintenance is also equally important. Pay attention to these 6 maintenance tips compiled by Ruko to make your drone fly better and longer.

1. Drone Body Maintenance
(1) Check whether the screws on the aircraft fuselage are loose, and whether there are cracks or damage to the aircraft arms in the fuselage structure.
(2) Check whether the shock-absorbing ball is aging (the outer layer of the shock-absorbing ball has become hard or cracked).
(3) Check whether there are objects that affect the signal (such as stickers with conductive media, etc.) attached above the GPS and at the antenna position of each landing gear;
(4) Try to avoid taking off in environments with small particles such as sand or gravel.
(5) It is not recommended to use drones in rainy, snowy or foggy weather.

2. Drone Motor Maintenance
(1) Clean the motor. Clean the dust and silt on the outside of the motor frame promptly. If the environment is dusty, it is best to clean it after each flight.
(2) Check and clean the motor wiring. Check whether the wiring screws of the junction box are loose or burned.
(3) Check the screws of each fixed part and tighten the loose nuts.
(4) Check whether the motor rotation is qualified. Turn the rotating shaft by hand to check whether it is flexible and whether there is abnormal friction, jamming, shaft shifting and abnormal noise.
(5) If after powering on, a motor does not rotate or rotates at a low speed, or makes abnormal noise, the power should be cut off immediately. If the power is on for a long time, it is very likely to burn the motor or even damage the control circuit.

3. Drone Propeller Maintenance
(1) Special attention needs to be paid to whether the blades have cracks, chips, or other problems that directly affect flight stability. If the damage is serious, it is best to replace the propeller directly with a new one.
(2) It is advised to check whether the propellers are fixed in order before taking off the drones.

4.Drone Remote Control Maintenance
(1) Do not use or place the remote control in humid or high-temperature environments.
(2) Prevent the remote controller from experiencing strong vibrations or falling from high places to avoid affecting the accuracy of internal components.
(3) Pay attention to checking whether the remote control antenna is damaged, whether the controller strap is secure.
(4) During use or storage, try not to "bounce" the rod.

5. Drone Gimbal and Camera
(1) After using it for a period of time, it is recommended to check whether the cable is connected properly.
(2) Check whether the metal contact points are oxidized or stained (can be cleaned with an eraser), whether the quick-release part of the gimbal is loose, and whether the fan noise is normal.
(3) Be careful not to touch the camera lens directly with your hands. If it is stained, it can be cleaned with lens cleaner.
(4) After the system is powered on, check whether the gimbal motor is operating normally.

6. Drone Battery Maintenance
(1) First check whether the battery can be used and observe whether there are bulges in the appearance of the battery. It is not recommended to continue using batteries with bulges.
(2) If you often go out for aerial photography, you should also pay attention to the impact of temperature on the battery. The ideal storage temperature for batteries is 22~28°C. Do not store batteries in places below minus 10°C or above 45°C.
(3) When not in use for a long time, the battery should be stored in a cool and dry place. Regular check the lifespan of the intelligent flight battery, when the battery indicator light issues a low battery life alarm, please replace the battery with a new one.


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