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  1. GMC

    GMC

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    Does anyone have a Pre-Flight and Post Flight check list? I would like to add it to the Tips and Tricks for the TH.

    Thanks,

    Gary
     
  2. DroneClone

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    Detailed, but one I use:
    PRE-FLIGHT / RUN-UP
    • Verifying all transmitter, on-board aircraft and camera batteries are fully charged; (confirm voltages)
    • Ensure no frequency conflicts with both video and transmitter / receiver
    • Checking all control surfaces for signs of damage, loose hinges, and overall condition; Looking over the wing/rotors to ensure they are in good structural condition and properly secured;
    • Check motor/engine and mounting attached to the airframe;
    • Study propellers / mounting hardware (tight) / rotor blades for chips and deformation;
    • Check the landing gear for damage and function
    • Test electrical connections, plugged in and secure
    • Ensure photo / video equipment mounting system is secure and operational.
    • Check location of GPS equipment controlling the autopilot.
    • Check the IMU movements in the ground control software.
    • UAV in stabilization mode, ensure control surfaces move towards the correct positions
    • UAV / Drone is in a level location safe for takeoff
    • FPV / Power up ground station
    • FPV / Power up Video receiver / goggles
    • If using Video recorder turn on camera system
    • Camera settings are correct (still images, video, framerate)
    • SD camera memory clear and inserted into the camera
    • Action / Start filming
    • All transmitter controls move freely in all directions
    • All transmitter trims in neutral position
    • All transmitter switches in correct position( typically away) In Smart Mode you are 26' away at take off and landings.
    • Transmitter throttle to zero, no imputs on sticks till take off cleared
    • Radio transmitter on
    • Connect / power on battery to airframe
    • Ensure led indicators and audible tones are correct
    • Timer on (if applicable)
    • FPV, confirm video is in monitor / goggles
    • Scan for nearby cars / people / animals
    • Say “CLEAR!”
    • Arm flight controller
    • Increase throttle slightly listening for any abnormalities
    • Short 20-30 second hover at 3-5 feet (listen for vibrations / loose items)
    • Confirm Voltage levels are correct
    • Have Fun your Typhoon H !
     
    #2 DroneClone, Jun 1, 2016
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  3. Dragonflyerthom

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    That is very thorough DC.
     
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  4. DroneClone

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    It helps! I actually do all these mentally before take off! How you been!
     
  5. GMC

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    Thanks DC. Added to the list. I plan on posting this on Sunday.
     
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  6. DroneClone

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    Appreciate the hard work and dedication to this important project for us "ALL" !;)
     
  7. humboldt 707

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    I like it!