Drone Post-Flight Checklist - dummies

Drone Post-Flight Checklist

By Mark LaFay

Part of Drones For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A post-flight checklist is an integral part of good drone ownership and operation. Building a post-flight checklist ensures that you do not skip or forget any key steps to shutting down, maintaining, and storing your drone until your next flight.

Flight date:

Flight location:

Weather conditions:

Check Item Notes
Land drone _________________________________________
Disarm transmitter _________________________________________
Disconnect transmitter battery _________________________________________
Disconnect drone battery _________________________________________
Power off camera _________________________________________
Power off any additional lights or
powered equipment
_________________________________________
Inspect drone for damage,
including landing gear, wiring,
batteries, propellers, and all
connections
_________________________________________
Wipe drone down _________________________________________
Use can of compressed air to
blow dust out of components and
motor
_________________________________________
Discharge batteries to prep for
transport and storage
_________________________________________
Dump video footage to computer _________________________________________
Clear media cards and storage _________________________________________
Place all gear in storage
containers
_________________________________________
Land drone _________________________________________
Disarm transmitter _________________________________________
Disconnect transmitter battery _________________________________________
Disconnect drone battery _________________________________________
Power off camera _________________________________________
Power off any additional lights or
powered equipment
_________________________________________
Inspect drone for damage,
including landing gear, wiring,
batteries, propellers, and all
connections
_________________________________________