How to Clean the FPV Drone at Home

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Ever found yourself in that heart-stopping moment when your FPV drone takes a tumble and ends up covered in dirt? If you haven’t, chances are you will at some point.

So, keep reading and let’s get started with cleaning FPV drones!

Simple ways to clean the FPV drone at home

1. Get your cleaning supplies ready

Before diving into the cleaning process, it is essential to gather the right cleaning supplies. Depending on your budget and preference, you can use anything from paper towels to microfiber cloths and fine-bristled paintbrushes. Having the appropriate tools will ensure a thorough and efficient cleaning process.

2. Wipe down the drone exterior

Start with the drone’s shell. If there is dirt and grime on the shell, you can use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol to remove it. Gently wipe the exterior with a microfiber cloth, being cautious not to apply excessive pressure.

3. Clean the propellers

Next, focus on cleaning the propellers. Carefully clean the areas where they make contact with the motors to ensure smooth operation. Removing any dirt or debris from the propellers will prevent potential harm to the drone and optimize its flight performance.

4. Maintain the gimbal

The gimbal is a delicate component of your drone that requires special attention. Use tiny bristle paintbrushes to clean the gimbal, reaching all the little cracks and corners. Dust and debris often accumulate in these areas, affecting the gimbal’s functionality.

5. A clear view: lens care

For those perfect aerial shots, your camera lens must be spotless. Wipe it down with a microfiber cloth to keep it free of dust and smudges. You’ll thank yourself when you see your next breathtaking footage.

6. Reach the unreachable with compressed air

For those intricate parts that just seem impossible to reach, compressed air can be your friend. Use it carefully from a distance to shake loose any stubborn dust or debris. Just be mindful of moisture; you don’t want to cause any harm.

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Final words

Cleaning your FPV drone isn’t just a chore; it’s a crucial part of drone maintenance. Follow these tips to keep your drone in prime flying condition. Happy flying, fellow drone enthusiasts!

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Written By Richard Hargrave

Hi I'm Richard. Since 2018, I've found my calling in the boundless sky, maneuvering everything from mini quadcopters to remote-controlled planes. Today, my favorite pastime is creating stunning commercial videos with FPV drones. I'm a drone instructor by trade, writer by passion.

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