How To Get Your Drone Out Of a Tree?


So, your drone has flown into a tree and now it can’t get out. This scenario is probably the worst-case scenario for anyone who owns a drone. Getting your drone out of a tree is not as simple as just removing one of its propellers to lower its center of gravity. If that were the case, then there wouldn’t be so many videos on YouTube showing people how to get their drone out of a tree. Instead, getting your drone out of a tree requires you to remove the root system and any other parts that are holding the drone in place. The good news is that most drones have motors that allow them to be taken apart easily enough, which means you will have an easier time getting your drone back in action once it has been freed from the branches above. Here we will discuss some tips to help you get your drone free from the clutches of another tree:

Assess the Situation

First, assess your situation. Did you fly your drone into a tree by accident? If so, it’s better to just leave the drone in its current position. It’s not worth trying to take it back out of the tree since there is a good chance that the drone might break or fall and you could injure yourself.

Turn off your drone

First, turn your drone off before you get started. This is important because if you accidentally fly into a different tree while trying to get your drone out of the first one, it will cause more damage.

Disconnect Any Connections

The first step to getting your drone out of a tree is to disconnect all the connections. This includes any hoses, wires, and other parts that are attached to the drone. These parts need to be disconnected in order for you to be able to take the entire unit down and put it back together again. Remember that once these connections are broken, they can’t be reattached before or after taking the drone down, so make sure you do it right the first time!

Get a Sturdy Pole

The first and most important thing you can do is to get a sturdy pole. You need to find something sturdy enough to hold your drone up, so use a long pole that doesn’t have too many branches on it.

Remove Any Corrosion or Rust

If your drone is covered in rust or corrosion, then you will need to scrub it off with a wire brush. You can use soap and water as well, but the moisture will only make your problem worse. Once you have removed any rust or corrosion on your drone, you will be able to start removing the root system that is holding the drone in place.

Take Apart the Drone

If your drone is still intact, then you are in luck. You will just need to take it apart as much as possible so that the pieces don’t get stuck in the tree. This process will require using a screwdriver or some other tool to remove screws from all of the panels on your drone, including those for the motors. Once all of these screws have been removed, carefully pull away all of the panels so that you can see what the problem is underneath.


If you find yourself in a sticky situation with your drone, here is a comprehensive list of steps to take in order to get it down that tree. These steps will work for any drone-related predicament, not just a grounded drone. Step 1: Assess the Situation Step 2: Turn off your drone Step 3: Disconnect Any Connections Step 4: Get a Sturdy Pole Step 5: Remove Any Corrosion or Rust Step 6: Take Apart the Droneץ Following these steps will help you get your drone back in working condition and hopefully avoid any future accidents. Thanks for reading! Dronesopedia!

Tim Smith

I am the editor of My main hobby is flying drones and especially aerial photography, so I am passionate about Drones and love sharing my knowledge and research with you.

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