How to become a drone assembly and maintenance specialist

Most people who are attracted to the world of UAS want to become a drone pilot. However, the assembly and maintenance of these aircraft is also an area that is currently in demand and should be explored.

More and more expert technicians are needed in drone repair and maintenance, so right now is a unique opportunity to specialize in a sector such as drones, which is in continuous expansion and which increasingly requires more qualified personnel who are able to save costs for the company.

How to become an expert in drone maintenance?

The first requirement to be able to work professionally in the assembly and maintenance of drones is to have official certification and this is obtained by taking a drone maintenance course at an official center approved by the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

In the course, applicants receive the knowledge and skills to carry out all the necessary actions related to UAS maintenance, such as the design, assembly, construction, calibration, configuration or repair of a professional drone after an accident, as well as the configuration of the drone depending on the activity to be carried out with it.

Once you have learned the theoretical basics about drones and are familiar with their most important components, transmitter and accessories, you can identify possible malfunctions, faults or failures in the drone with greater precision.

A technician specializing in this subject must know how to assemble a drone from scratch, how to assemble it, how to weld and program the transmitter and flight controller and many other tasks that are essential for the drone to be able to offer all its features.

The course is aimed at anyone interested in the development of new and innovative platforms, in R+D+i and in everything related to the technical aspects and flight systems of a drone.

To do the course it is recommended to have knowledge as electromechanical maintenance or drone pilot, although it is not essential.

Our drone maintenance course

In the case of UMILES, our drone maintenance course focuses on complex professional drones so that, once you have mastered their assembly and maintenance, this knowledge can also be used for the calibration of drones with lower technical characteristics.

The course is face-to-face and has a duration of 10 days, structured in 80 hours. Although there are theoretical classes, most of the classes are eminently practical and are given by our specialists in the UMILES Technologies workshop, which has all the tools and instruments necessary for our students to obtain the best possible training.

The course syllabus includes theoretical classes on electric motors, propellers, speed controllers and the structure of the drone. In the practical classes, the student will learn everything related to assembly, design and calibration and will carry out flight tests with the U-06 professional drone model. As we have a private aerodrome at our facilities in Brunete, students have greater freedom to do their practical training.

What are the opportunities to become a professional in the assembly and maintenance of drones?

Without a doubt, it is one of the certifications with the best job prospects at present, as the demand for drones is very high in all sectors and technicians are needed who can quickly and accurately fix drones when they break down or suffer any mishap. Currently, more than 4,000 operators are registered with AESA and all of them need a technician specialized in drone assembly and maintenance.

Always having the aircraft ready to fly is a requirement to be able to fly and, for that, a specialist technician must be in charge of it and be able to fix any breakdown. Sometimes the damage is minimal, but on other occasions it can be so serious that it is necessary to contact the manufacturer of the device to find out how to fix it. 

The course emphasizes the knowledge of all the components of the drone, its assembly and installation, the maintenance of the electronic elements and the mechanical elements. The aim is to diagnose the damage and then proceed to repair the drone.

The student will learn about all the components of the drone during the course, such as the chassis, fuselage, motor, propeller, rotors, battery, flight controller board, speed controllers, gimbal, control station, landing gear, camera, etc.

You will check the operation of electronic elements such as the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), the Control and Video Transmission System, the camera and stabilizer, the Visual Positioning System, etc., and you will check the maintenance of the basic mechanical elements such as the battery, motors, propellers, transformation system, etc.

A very complete course that you cannot miss if you want to opt for a very promising future as a specialist in drone assembly and maintenance. Contact us if you have any questions about this or any of our courses, we are waiting for you!

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