Do own a drone? Do have the best guidelines for checking up, transporting, and maintaining the battery health of your drone? Use this checklist to keep your drone performing efficiently and to avoid unnecessary failures.
- Inspect the outer shell and other components for damage.
- Check the condition of propellers before and after every flight. Make sure there are no bent blades or cracks.
- Inspect the gimbal for damage and camera lens for dust or dirt.
- Read the intelligent flight battery safety guidelines.
- Use a fully charged battery.
- Don’t keep battery idle for a long time, its performance might be affected.
- Prevent the battery from coming into direct contact with liquids.
- Don’t remove or install the battery from the aircraft if aircraft is turned on.
- Check the status of the battery in the DJI goes app after powering on the aircraft.
- Follow the stated temperature for battery use.
- Don’t charge the battery right after a flight – battery’s temperature may be too high.
- Disconnect the battery from the charger once charging is complete.
- Examine the charger regularly for damages to the cord, plug, enclosure or other parts.
- Fully charge and discharge the battery once after every three months to maintain its health.
- Pre-heat your battery to 20°c(68°f) when the temperature is lower than 10°c(50°f).
- If you fly in high temperatures above 40°c (104°f), keep an eye on battery temperature.
- Store the battery in a specified transportation box/bag to avoid external damage.
- Remove batteries from the aircraft if storing for an extended period.
- Discharge battery to 30% before transit.
- Attach gimbal clamp when storing drone.
- If you are transporting your drone a long way, re-calibrate your compass before flying.
- Remove your propellers when transporting your drone
- Store the aircraft in a dry, cool and non-magnetic place to avoid any damage.
- If aircraft and battery will be stored (over 3 months) store around 25°c (77°f)/ avoid direct sunlight.
- Discharge the battery to 40% to 65% prior to storage.
With this direct and easy to understand drone maintenance checklist, there isn’t any shred of doubt that your next experience with drones is going to be a memorable one. Simply master the tips and keep working with them always.