Drones, like any aircraft should be inspected and serviced regularly. This is especially true when they are being used commercially. While performing your maintenance checks in house is possible, using a professional is highly recommended.

The industry accepted maintenance cycle is to service your drone every 6 months, or 200 hours of flight time. DJI also recommend that critical components, such as motors are replaced every 18 months. This shows the importance of multipoint inspections and deep cleaning as just one component failing could be catastrophic.

Droneoptix offers a complete drone maintenance service. This includes an in-depth multipoint inspection, deep clean, full update and calibration and finally a flight test. If any issues are found we will contact you and after your confirmation, repair it for you. We will then issue it with a Certificate of Service, confirming it passed our service criteria.

What our service includes

1

Multipoint inspection

Your aircraft undergoes an in-depth series of checks to ensure all flight systems are fully operational. We carefully check for faults in all components and for signs of wear and tear.

2

Deep clean

We perform a deep clean using isopropyl alcohol to ensure no dirt, dust or oils are at risk of damaging components.

3

Update and calibration

We make sure firmware on all the internal systems, batteries and controller is fully updated. We calibrate sensors such as vision positioning systems and the IMU.

4

Flight test

We undertake a flight test to confirm the aircraft functions correctly under operational conditions.

5

Repairs

Hopefully the drone has passed the service without any faults. However, if we discover anything that needs to change we will let you know, and if you approve we will carry out the required work.

6

Certificate of Service

Once we are confident that your drone is completely functional we will issue a Certificate of Service.

Pricing

See below for the pricing for different drone services. If your drone isn’t mentioned please contact us for the price.

Why use Droneoptix?

Same day Repair

We offer same day, overnight and next day repair. This option is available for both drop off and postal customers.

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Loan a drone

Desperately need to borrow a drone whilst yours is being repaired? Rent one of our drones to get back in the air. Contact us for details.

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Drone Buy back

Is it uneconomical to repair your drone? Or are you upgrading to a newer model? We will buy your old drones off you, whether they are almost new or completely crashed. We will recycle and reclaim as much as we can, reducing landfill and carbon emissions.

Sell your drone

Get a quote

To get a quote or book a repair give us a ring or fill in our repair form.

Frequently asked questions

Do you accept international repairs?

Yes, we have many international customers. The postage will be more expensive, but European 2-3 day shipping often only costs £20.

How much does it cost?

Every drone and repair is different so please click here to get a quote. If during our free diagnostics we find different issues than expected then we will send a new quote which you can choose whether or not to accept.

What happens if you can’t repair my drone?

We should be able to repair every drone, but sometimes it is not economically viable. In this case we will return the drone to you. You don’t need to pay anything except the £10 return postage cost. Alternatively, if you no longer want the drone we can buy it off you.

What happens if I decide not to go ahead with the repair?

If you decide not to go through with the repair after the diagnostics we will return the drone back to you. You don’t need to pay anything except the £10 return postage cost. Alternatively, if you no longer want the drone we can buy it off you.

Which drones do you repair?

We will repair any type of drone. Get a quote here to find out more.

Do you repair water damaged drones?

It depends on the situation. Salt water damage is unlikely to be repairable, however fresh water can often be repaired. It is usually only economical to repair more expensive drones with water damage as the diagnostics is difficult.

Do you repair controllers?

Yes, we do. However it may take slightly longer as we don’t always have the right parts in stock.

How should I package my drone?

We recommend that you place your drone in a solid cardboard box with plenty of bubble wrap. Remember to install the gimbal clamp, or to wrap the gimbal in bubble wrap. If you have a case then you may want to send it in that, however large cases could incur larger shipping costs.

I tried to fix the drone myself and have taken it apart. Could you finish the repair for me?

Yes, just make sure to package it extra carefully so none of the circuit boards get damaged.