Battery – make sure the battery housing is intact and the terminal is clean. STOP using the battery IMMEDIATELY if the housing is cracked, punctured, or enlarged. Dispose of any discarded battery in compliance with your local safety regulations.

 

Charger – inspect the charger, make sure the housing is intact with no visible damage, and the contacts are clean. STOP using the charger IMMEDIATELY if the housing is cracked, punctured, or enlarged. Dispose of any discarded charger in compliance with your local safety regulations.

 

Propeller – check the propeller for any visible damage; a bent blade could cause instability in flight, which could result in crashes (and in turn damage the drone). In addition, make sure the propeller can still be securely mounted to the drone.

 

Camera – check for any visible damage to the lens. Blemishes on the lens could affect the qualities of the photos and videos.

 

Airframe – check for any structural fatigue or damage to the wings, flaps, and servomotor connectors. Remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated in the motor housings and downward-facing sensor area.

 

C.H.U.C.K – check for any structural fatigue or damage, make sure the On/Off button is perpendicular to the drone fuselage.

 

Overall wear and tear – check the drone for any visible damage. Remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulate on the bottom. STOP using the drone immediately if any wire or electronic component appear damaged.

 

 

Storage

 

Battery storage

Store the battery away from direct sunlight in a cool and dry place where the ambient temperature is below 140°F (60°C). If you plan on not flying your drone after 50th flight, run the battery to 50% capacity before storing.

 

Drone storage

Store the drone away from direct sunlight in a cool and dry place.

 

 

Maintenance and cleaning

 

Camera – If necessary, use only designated lens-cleaning material for cleaning to avoid inadvertent damage to the lens.

 

Airframe – you may use compressed air to remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated in the motor housings, battery contact, and USB port. DO NOT use any moistened material for cleaning.

 

Propeller – remove propeller from the drone prior to cleaning; use a dampened cloth to wipe down the blades, make sure they are completely dry before mounting.