Drones that are used for drone videography and photography are made up very intricate pieces of equipment. Drones are capable of accomplishing shoots that took planes and very expensive equipment to carry out before.

As the owner of a drone and a drone pilot, it’s very important that you take good care of your equipment before, during, and after your drone videography shoot. Doing these checks help guarantee that your equipment stays in great shape.

It also helps you keep an eye out for any flaws or issues that might be problematic for your drone in the future. Doing a pre-flight check also helps avoid any issues that might come up mid-flight. The worst thing that can happen to your drone mid-flight is that the equipment of the battery might fail, and your drone drops out of the sky as a result of that.

Checking your equipment helps stop that from happening. Here is a pre-flight checklist that you can refer to before taking off for your drone videography shoot.

Batteries first

Always check your drone batteries before taking off for a flight. Always. Without exception. Having your drone’s batteries run out in the middle of the flight is not something that you want to experience.

Make sure that your spare batteries are fully charged as well. This helps guarantee that you don’t run out of power in the middle of a drone videography flight.

Look over your entire drone

It’s always a good idea to look over your drone for any cracks or flaws that you might have overlooked from the previous flight. Take a look at your propellers and the body of your drone to make sure that nothing is amiss.

Make sure that everything is operating properly, and that flying it isn’t going to cause any problems with it. Not only should the physical body of the drone be looked over, but the transmitter should be looked into as well.

Check the weather forecast

Checking the weather forecast ahead of time gives you a good idea of what shots you can take during the drone videography shoot. More importantly, checking the weather forecast helps you figure out whether or not it’s a good day to fly your drone.

Ideally, you want a clear day. You might be able to fly in overcast weather, and in extreme cases, cold weather, but you don’t want to get caught in the middle of a storm because you forgot to check the weather.