Three common and important problems of plant protection drones


As a highly automated integrated flight system, plant protection drones should be operated and used in the correct way, and their daily maintenance and inspection are also crucial.

The disadvantages of heavy use and light maintenance are as follows: when flying again, it is found that the parts are missing, which makes it impossible to fly; during the assembly process, it is found that the aircraft has been damaged;

After many practical lessons and in-depth summaries, we can clearly find the problems.

a. After the flight, parts and tools were not put back in place, resulting in missing things on the second flight.

Due to the lack of standardized management, there is no fixed storage location to store recovered drones. Parts, tools and other auxiliary equipment need to be cleaned before every flight. In addition, many people usually come into contact with drones and have no record of using tools or using aircraft parts. In the early days, this was a common problem with many drone teams. Problems caused by this confusion can only be avoided if good norms and accountability are in place for every aspect of the work from the start.

b. After the flight, the plant protection drone was not thoroughly inspected, and no damage caused by use was found.

Unlike airplanes, drones have few good places to take off and land. Due to the harsh conditions of the take-off and landing site, drones, especially conventional drones, are prone to local damage during take-off and landing due to the large impact force, and some structural damage is not easy to be found in the structure. Therefore, after each flight, a comprehensive and careful inspection of the UAV itself should be carried out to discover and deal with hidden dangers in time.

c. Important equipment needs regular maintenance to avoid damage due to long-term use.

Plant protection UAV is a long-term reusable tool. Some important equipment is prone to problems after repeated use. Taking fixed-wing UAV as an example, the engine, power supply and structural connection are the parts that need to be monitored. When we first came into contact with drones, these three problems made us suffer a lot.

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