This is a good time to open up the UA cases and sort through cables, accessories, and supporting products. It’s a great time to review pre-flight checklists and Policy/Procedures/Operations manuals to determine if your practices are relevant, safe and efficient, and current.
We also recommend any or all of these actions:
- Clean the hull/fuselage of any dirt, mud, sand, grass stains by wiping down with a microfiber cloth dampened with water or plastic-safe cleaning solution
- Checking screws, connectors, or fittings on any landing gear for tightness, cracks, or other landing damage
- Checking gimbal for smooth motion while powered down, cleaned of dust or foreign matter such as grass, weeds, or other FOD
- Inspecting props for nicks, heat damage, storage damage (particularly check spare propellers that haven’t been used yet/in a long while
- Draw/discharge batteries down to storage level per manufacturer recommendations
- Vacuum out the storage container to clear dust, foam grains, and other debris that may find its way into your motors or gimbal
- Ensure all hull/fuselage areas are free of cracks, screws tight, sealed
- Ensure motors are free of debris, dust, or other foreign matter
- Some UA require lubrication for the motors, most do not. Use internet resources to determine if your UA requires lubrication for motors, and apply as recommended by manufacturer.