The answer to this question cannot be clear-cut. The life of your drone is determined by a number of variables. In most cases, price determines quality. Therefore, if you have spent more of your budget on a higher-quality drone, it is more likely to last longer. That is, of course, with proper maintenance.
Quality drones have a lifespan of about 2 years or more.
Tips To Maintain Your Drone:
1. Take care of the battery
The main component you need to think about maintaining is the battery.
Drone batteries have a range of between 20 and 40 minutes on average. Their durability depends on the weather conditions, as well as on the way of driving, weight, etc.
To make sure your drone will last longer and avoid the danger of falling, it’s good to:
- always try to charge the batteries to 100% before flying
- do not keep the batteries in the drone when not in use
- do not let the batteries drain completely
- do not leave the batteries plugged into the charger for more than 48 hours
- if you are not going to use the drone for a while it is better to leave the batteries at 60%
- store the batteries in a place with a constant temperature (20 – 22 C)
If your battery has started to last less, consider replacing it with a new drone battery.
2. Monitor the condition of the propellers
Next in importance are the propellers.
It’s a good idea to check them after every flight. If you notice any warping or breakage it is recommended to replace them with new ones.
3. Clean it
Cleaning the drone should become your routine procedure. The good news is that it doesn’t take long.
Always check the engine and clean visible dirt off of it. This can be done easily using a brush.
You can clean the rest of the drone with a soft cloth. Pay more attention to the sensors because if they are not cleaned well, the drone will be harder to navigate and the possibility of a crash is bigger.
4. Fly it in the right environment
Choose appropriate light conditions. Avoid using your drone in high winds, snow storms, heavy rain or fog.
5. Use an appropriate bag
Choose a suitable bag to store your drone. The bag should be rigid with special compartments for all components – the drone itself, charger, remote, extra battery, etc. If each of the components is separate the possibility of any of them getting damaged during the transportation is minimal.