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How to clean a drone?

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I was just flying my drone when I crashed in some tall grass and there are now a bunch of grass bits all over the drone. How can I clean the drone without damaging it?

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I would personally recommend using isopropyl alcohol or mostly any other type of alcohol and using it with a cloth to gently clean the drones shell and propellers off any marks/stains. This shouldn’t damage the drone. As well as this, a microfibre cloth could also work well.

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For non-electronic parts (frame, camera case etc.) I'm using just those "cotton ear cleaning sticks" and plain water. If you just wet the dirty spot, wait a minute until the water softens the dirt and then you can just easily wipe it off.

And for electronics I would use same technique but use alcohol like other answers recommend.


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How to clean a drone?

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I was just flying my drone when I crashed in some tall grass and there are now a bunch of grass bits all over the drone. How can I clean the drone without damaging it?


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I would personally recommend using isopropyl alcohol or mostly any other type of alcohol and using it with a cloth to gently clean the drones shell and propellers off any marks/stains. This shouldn’t damage the drone. As well as this, a microfibre cloth could also work well.

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Some electronic components have waterproofing or other protective coating on them that the alcohol will wash away. You can reapply the coating later or just fly without it if you don't expect moisture on the electronics, just keep in mind that careless cleaning may cause more problems than doing nothing :) - abacs Apr 20 at 13:18

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