Drones such as the DJI Mavic pro portable mini drone are becoming an ever-present feature in our daily lives. Not many people know what to do to prevent things from going wrong with quadcopters and this can be disastrous. Their machines are expensive and most times fragile and as such everything must be done to prevent things from going wrong. In this guide, we will show you how to take care of your drone.

Maintenance of a drone involves the motors, battery, propellers, camera, remote controller, and other important components of the drone. While caring for your drone may seem tasking, it certainly beats having to buy a new drone. Most drone users demand so much from it and with time it begins to have issues that make it unresponsive to commands from your remote controller and cause it to crash.

Caring for your DJI Mavic Pro Portable Mini Drone

Caring for your drone isn’t exactly rocket science, the steps required for this purpose are easy and doable by anyone. Knowing and applying this knowledge will save you a lot of time and money. Here are some of the most critical points to note when caring for your drone:

  1. Carry out a pre-flight check
  2. Survey the area you intend flying in
  3. Ensure your battery is charged before you fly
  4. Keep your drone in a safe place
  5. Remove propellers after each flight
  6. Have a toolkit

   1.Carry out a pre-flight check

 Before you take off with your DJI Mavic pro portable mini drone, make sure you carry out a close inspection. Ensure that the batteries are in place and get the propellers properly tight so that they can spin effectively without the risk of falling. Also, make sure you double-check the firmware installed on your drone so that it is in the correct flight mode. When these are done, remove the lens cover.

   2.Survey the flight area

 When you are done confirming the flight readiness of your drone, the next thing would be to look at the sky. Thoroughly study the weather condition to ascertain if it is safe flying in it. Next, observe if there are obstacles you may have to avoid such as trees, buildings, and cars. Also, use a place that is safe for landing and takeoff and ensure that there is a strong signal between the controller and drone.

   3.Get your battery fully charged

Without batteries, your drone won't leave the ground hence, you must pay attention to your battery. The best way to go about this is to begin each flight with a battery that is fully charged and make sure you check the batteries for damage after each flight. If the drone you use supports replaceable batteries, make sure you spare batteries for emergencies. Also, if your battery isn't charging right, always make sure you have a spare battery to avoid mid-air crashes.

While it is ideal to have the battery fully charged, you shouldn't overcharge it.

   4.Remove your propeller shaft after each flight

Make sure you remove your propeller shaft after each flight and get them cleaned. Also, it is wise that you have a spare set of propellers because when they fail, you will have to reschedule your flight. So, just as it is with the removable batteries, always remove the propeller shaft after each flight.

   5.Keep the drone in a protective case

If you aren’t using your drone, ensure that it is kept in a protective case and keep it in your backpack. You may go for a backpack that has different sections for accessories.

   6. Have a toolkit

 Drones such as the DJI Mavic pro portable mini drone come with their maintenance tools for repairing the drone. If your drone doesn't have toolkits, you can create your own with Allen keys, screwdrivers and store them along with accessories. However, confirm if the tools go with your quadcopter.

   Final thoughts

Drones can be fun until they start developing faults. Your experience with your drone is largely dependent on the efforts you put into maintaining it. The steps outlined in this piece are easy and do not require a Master's Degree in engineering to implement.