Picture this; it is a sunny day, the sky is blue, the weather is clear. There is little wind and the perfect time to get out your favorite drone and take it for a flight. You find the perfect spot, it lifts gently into the air, and off it goes. It soars through the sky and looks majestic…until a motor malfunctions and your drone falls to the earth, crashing in a heap. Your stomach drops as you watch thousands of dollars smash into the ground. If this happens to you, remain calm. The Drone Hangar is here to help. In most cases, the damage looks much worse than it is and it is better to repair to replace. We repair and service drones of all types so that you can get your business back and running in no time. Give us a call today.

Ohio drone professionals repairing unmanned aerial vehicles after a crash

Drone being used to inspect a roof

It may be some comfort to know that drone crashes are not uncommon; accidents may be caused by anything from poor weather to pilot error. They can also stem from a machine malfunction. In fact, up to sixty percent of pilots report that they have experienced a crash while operating a drone. Some of the most common causes of drone crashes come from poor GPS signal, low battery, return to home crashes, colliding into another UAV, and compass error. Pilot error is still a factor and many accidents can be avoided by going through a complete pre-flight check, avoiding operating your drone in high wind or rainy conditions, and never allowing your drone to fly beyond your line of sight. But just like cars, bicycles, and other vehicles, there are times when an accident occurs despite one’s best efforts at safety.

Following a drone accident, one should stay calm. The first thing to do is to assess the accident scene and ensure that no persons were injured during the drone crash. It is also important to take stock of any property damage. If any property was damaged during a drone crash, the owner of the property should be notified immediately. The drone operator should also be familiar with the reporting requirements as they may also be required to report their accident to the FAA. If you purchased drone insurance, you may wish to review your policy to see if it will cover any monetary damage that has occurred. Finally, retrieve your drone, pick up all pieces that are available, and keep everything together for the repair shop.

crashed drone

crashed drone

Following a drone accident, one should stay calm. The first thing to do is to assess the accident scene and ensure that no persons were injured during the drone crash. It is also important to take stock of any property damage. If any property was damaged during a drone crash, the owner of the property should be notified immediately. The drone operator should also be familiar with the reporting requirements as they may also be required to report their accident to the FAA. If you purchased drone insurance, you may wish to review your policy to see if it will cover any monetary damage that has occurred. Finally, retrieve your drone, pick up all pieces that are available, and keep everything together for the repair shop.

The Drone Hangar’s repair services help business owners get back to operational following a UAV accident

Kevin Hesterberg

Kevin Hesterberg
Founder & Lead Pilot

At the Drone Hangar, we understand that your drone is an essential part of your business. If your drone has been in an accident, it is our goal to get it up and running as soon as possible. Once we have evaluated your drone, we will give you a comprehensive estimate of the repair cost, and a realistic timeframe for when repairs will be finished. We source all of our parts from US suppliers to keep prices and repair times low. We also perform maintenance checks on UAV’s, so that you can have the peace of mind that your machine is safe and ready for the air. All service work that is completed by us will come with documentation that can be used to prove to the FAA that you have been maintaining your device. If you have a drone that requires repair work, contact us today for an estimate.

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