20 Reasons Why Your Drone Keeps Flipping Over

One of the most frustrating things about drones is that they often flip over. This can be very annoying, especially when you are trying to take pictures or videos and your drone keeps flipping over. We have compiled a list of 20 reasons why this might happen, as well as solutions for each one!

20 Reasons why Your Drone Keeps Flipping Over:

  1. Propellers are Not Balanced
  2. Windy Environmental Conditions
  3. Improper Drone Calibration
  4. Distance between the Controller and Drone is more than Designed Range
  5. The Drone’s Battery is Discharged
  6. Propeller is Bent
  7. The drone was Dropped and Suffered Physical Damage
  8. The drone needs to be Reset
  9. The Controller Battery is Drained
  10. The remote Controller’s Antenna is Broken
  11. The Drone’s Propellers are Wet
  12. The Propellers are Over-tightened
  13. The Propellers are Loose
  14. The Drone Motor is Faulty
  15. Remote Controller’s Receiver is Not Working
  16. The Drone’s Propellers are Not in Sync
  17. The Drone has a Leaky Battery
  18. The Drone’s Receiver Antenna is Broken
  19. Propellers are Not Spinning in the Same Direction
  20. Drone’s Signal is Interfering with Signal from Other Devices in Close Proximity

Let’s discuss each of the above reasons in detail:

Propellers are Not Balanced

The propellers are not balanced. If you have two propellers that spin in opposite directions, the drone will always be more stable until one of them breaks or falls off. With only one, it is much easier for your drone to flip over and crash. Balance your blades by rotating them on the drone.

Windy Environmental Conditions

There is a windy situation nearby, or you are in an area with strong winds where it is difficult to fly your drone. Make sure that there is no other person nearby who could be blowing air at your device from when they breathe out and make sure that you are not getting into any areas of strong winds.

Improper Drone Calibration

The drone is not calibrated correctly in the controller due to a faulty transmitter or receiver. Calibrate your device by going through each step of balancing and calibrating on the controller, such as making sure that you have recharged it properly and are using accurate batteries.

You can also try recalibrating your remote controller by following the instruction manual if you are uncomfortable with this process.

Distance between the Controller and Drone is more than Designed Range

The drone is too far away from your controller and cannot be reached. Fly closer to you, or move somewhere where there is less interference like in a room inside of an empty building without any other electronic devices on. If that doesn’t work then make sure that the battery is fully charged and you are using the correct type of batteries.

The Drone’s Battery is Discharged

The drone battery was not recharged in time, or it has run out when flying your device for a long period of time. Make sure that the remote controller is updated by checking with our manual and make sure that both the transmitter’s receiver, as well as the drone, are fully charged before you fly.

Propeller is Bent

The propeller is bent and should be replaced with a new one. Bend the propellers back to their original positions by using your fingers or pliers, then continue flying your drone until it flips over again. Check that both of the blades are perfectly aligned without any bends when they spin. If not, you should replace the propellers with a new set.

The drone was Dropped and Suffered Physical Damage

The drone has been dropped and needs to be reset by following your instruction manual. Check for any loose screws or parts, then carefully calibrate the remote controller until it is back in order. If that fails, take off the propeller guards so that there are no obstructions and see if that fixes the problem.

The drone needs to be Reset

The device has been tampered with and needs to be reset by following your instruction manual. Remove any loose screws or parts, then calibrate the remote controller until it is back in order before taking off propeller guards again. If this doesn’t work, you’ll have to take apart your drone to see what went wrong and if you need to replace any parts.

The Controller Battery is Drained

The controller’s battery is drained, try recharging it by following the instructions in your manual. If that doesn’t work then make sure that the remote controller is updated before trying again or you will have to take apart your drone and find out why there are no batteries in it.

The remote Controller’s Antenna is Broken

The remote controller’s antenna is broken, causing the signal to be unstable and have a lot of interference from other electronic devices like televisions or microwaves. Try moving out all electronic devices before calibrating your device again until you are sure that there is no more interference for when you fly next time. If that doesn’t work, check your antenna and see if there are any loose wires or exposed metal.

The Drone’s Propellers are Wet

The drone had been flown in a wet environment before which has made the propellers covered with water that is causing them to flip over when spinning. Leave these outside for 24 hours then try flying again without recalibrating anything so they can dry off from the sun.

The Propellers are Over-tightened

The propellers had been over-tightened and are not rotating correctly, causing the drone to flip after takeoff. Make sure that you have calibrated your device before trying again or you may need to replace these with a new set of propellers if they can’t be fixed by loosening them up just enough so they spin properly without any obstructions.

The Propellers are Loose

The propellers have become loose and will not turn properly, causing the drone to flip once they are in flight. First try removing any debris that might be on top of them, then tighten up the screws so it can spin without obstruction before trying again or you may need to replace them with a new set if this doesn’t fix the problem.

The Drone Motor is Faulty

The motors are not working and you need to replace them with a new set if that is the case for your device. You can check this by looking at how fast it spins in comparison to another drone, or test out its power when calibrating without propellers on top of each other so that they spin in the same direction.

Remote Controller’s Receiver is Not Working

The remote controller’s receiver is not working because it has been damaged by other electronic devices in close proximity, causing interference which will cause your drone to flip over while flying. Make sure all of the electrical equipment around you are off before calibrating but if that doesn’t work then make sure that you have updated both your remote controller and drone before trying again.

The Drone’s Propellers are Not in Sync

The device’s propellers are not in sync, causing the motors to be stressed when they spin which will eventually cause your drone to flip over while flying. Try recalibrating it by following your instruction manual for a better outcome or you may need a new set of propellers if that doesn’t help.

The Drone has a Leaky Battery

The device has a leaky battery which is causing it to lose power and flip when in flight. Check the status of your batteries by seeing if they are leaking or whether any wires have been exposed from being too close to water before trying again. If not, you may need a new set of batteries for your drone so that it can recharge to fly again.

The Drone’s Receiver Antenna is Broken

The device’s receiver is broken and not working, causing the signal to be unstable as well as any control you might have over your drone. Check your antenna for anything that may have been damaged or was cut off during transportation before calibrating again – if this doesn’t work then go ahead with checking your receiver.

Propellers are Not Spinning in the Same Direction

The device’s propellers are not spinning in the same direction which is causing it to flip over while flying. Check your remote controller and make sure that you have calibrated your drone before trying again or go ahead with checking out whether there are any loose wires on top of these propellers – if so, then tighten them up.

Drone’s Signal is Interfering with Signal from Other Devices in Close Proximity

The device’s propellers have been damaged by other electronic devices in close proximity which is causing interference and causing your drone to flip over while flying. Remove these propellers for now until the issue can be resolved or if there is a problem with the device you can’t fix then go ahead and replace this set of propellers.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of different reasons why your drone may be flipping while in flight. The first step is to identify which part of the device might have been damaged and then take steps to repair it or replace it with a new one. If nothing has worked and you still cannot get your drone to fly properly then it’s time to go ahead and replace these propellers, receivers, or the entire device with a new set.

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