Drones maintenance checklist

Do you need some help with regularly checking your drone, maintaining the battery level, properly transporting your drone or other things? This checklist can help you maintain your drone in the best possible way and avoid unnecessary downtime. Because the maintenance of drones is crucial for your safety and flight safety in general.


Visual inspection

  • Check the exterior of your drone and other components for damage. If you find any damage, contact DJI Support . Do not make any changes to your DJI products that are not expressly permitted in the user manual. Use only original DJI accessories or DJI-certified third-party accessories.
  • Check the condition of the propellers before and after each flight. Make sure the propellers are not bent or cracked.
  • Examine the gimbal for damage and make sure the camera lens is free of dust or dirt.


Battery pack

  • Read the safety instructions for the Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Always use a fully charged battery. If a battery has not been used for a long period of time, this can affect its performance.
  • Do not let the battery come into contact with liquids. This can lead to permanent damage.
  • Do not remove or install the battery from the aircraft while the aircraft is on.
  • Check the battery status in the DJI Fly or DJI GO 4 app after turning on the aircraft. Watch out for app notifications during the flight. If the app displays a warning that the battery cells are faulty or damaged, you must no longer use the battery.
  • Only use the battery within the specified temperature range.


Battery temperature range and products

-20 ° C to 40 ° C: Inspire 2

-10 ° C to 40 ° C: Inspire 1, Mavic Air 2, DJI FPV, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom

0 ° C to 40 ° C: DJI Air 2S, Mavic Air, DJI Mini 2, Mavic Mini, P4 Series, Mavic Pro, Mavic Pro Platinum, Spark


  • Do not charge the battery immediately after the flight, as the temperature of the battery may be too high. Do not charge the battery outside the specified charging temperature .

Charging temperature and Products

0 ° C to 40 ° C: Inspire 1

5 ° C to 40 ° C: Inspire 2, DJI Air 2S, Mavic Air 2, DJI Mini 2, Mavic Mini, DJI FPV, Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom, P4 Series, Mavic Pro, Mavic Pro Platinum, Spark


  • Disconnect the battery from the charger when the charging process is complete.
  • Check the charger regularly for damage to the cable, plug, housing or other parts. Never use a damaged charger.
  • To keep the battery in good condition, the battery must be fully charged and discharged at least once every three months.
  • Preheat the battery to 20 ° C if the ambient temperature is below 10 ° C. The Inspire 2’s Intelligent Flight batteries are self-heating batteries that automatically preheat.


Transport

  • When transporting the battery, keep it in a transport box / bag provided for this purpose in order to avoid damage. Do not store batteries together with metal parts.
  • The batteries must be removed from the aircraft before long periods of storage.
  • Discharge the battery to approx. 30% before transport. You can set the batteries in the DJI Fly or DJI GO 4  app so that they discharge themselves.
  • Attach the gimbal bracket when storing your drone. This will help prevent damage to your gimbal.
  • If you take your drone on long journeys, it is a good idea to recalibrate the compass before flying again.
  • Remove the propellers of your drone during transport ( this is not necessary for the DJI Mini 2 , Mavic Mini and Spark).


Storage battery & aircraft

  • For a shorter storage time, the batteries should be discharged to approx. 40% to 65%. If a battery is stored for a long time at full or very low power, this can lead to permanent damage.
  • If the aircraft and batteries are not used for more than 3 months, they should be stored at approx. 25 ° C and direct sunlight should be avoided.
  • To avoid damage, store your aircraft in a dry, cool place that is free from magnetic influences.


Use these tips to properly maintain your drone. If you find this helpful, please share this article with fellow drone pilots.

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