How To Care for Your Drones

Okay, you got a drone. You like to fly it. You may have more. Here's how to care for your drones so you can keep flying for longer.

A drone, at least a high-quality one from DJI or another quality drone company, can cost as much as $1,500 or more. Though they are rugged gadgets that offer a ton of fun for the right person, you need to actually care for them and maintain them in order to keep flying them around. 

Even the most expensive drones will break if you don't know how to care for your drones properly. So, if you want to keep flying, use these tips to get the most out of your drone. 

Fly carefully.

Part of learning how to care for your drones is learning not to crash them. If your drone hits a window, it will probably be "GAME OVER" for that drone. It sounds like common sense, but careful landing and steering will allow you to get the most out of your drone. 

Also, you might not want to fly your drone when it's raining. Water isn't good for drones and may cause some drone models to short-circuit. 

Grab the right tools to clean your drones.

Drones require a little bit of cleaning from time to time, and that's actually the bulk of learning how to care for your drones. After all, everything that requires maintenance will need cleaning from time to time. You might want to put together a kit for them, including the following things:

  • A small brush
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Canned air
  • A microfiber cloth
  • 3-in-1 lubricant

Use the microfiber cloth and isopropyl alcohol to clean the exterior. Canned air can help you reach tough-to-tackle spots and get rid of dust that could clog up the motors.

For drones that require motor maintenance, a microfiber cloth wipe down and a little 3-in-1 lubricant can make a huge difference in how long your equipment lasts. 

You might also need to learn to repair your drones, and learn how to care for your drones on the field.

Even the sturdiest drones can break from time to time, and to a point, that means that you will need to prepare for the inevitable. Part of drone maintenance, therefore, is knowing how to do basic drone repair on the field. 

Things like learning how to replace your propellers, how to replace batteries, or even learning how to solder your drone shell back together in the event of an exterior crack can make a huge difference in how long you can fly your drone. 

It may be a good idea to get a toolkit. Just to haul around. 

Lastly, just make sure to prep every time you fly your drone.

A lot of this is common sense, but, we'll go through everything you need to know below. 

  • Don't fly without fully charged batteries. 
  • Make sure you have cleaning equipment to clean propellers after every flight. 
  • Do a pre-flight check up, and a post-flight check up. 

Overall, if you know how to care for your drones, your drones will treat you well — with hours upon hours of flying action. 

Cato Conroy
Cato Conroy

Cato Conroy is a Manhattan-based writer who yearns for a better world. He loves to write about politics, news reports, and interesting innovations that will impact the way we live.

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