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HI everyone, I'm looking on building my own check list for the Typhoon H. Do you have any examples of the following?

a) Pre-flight
b) Takeoff
c) IN Flight
d) Landing

Let me know.
 

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I believe this is a collaboration of some members.

1. Be smart and don't use Smart mode when taking off or landing, only when using Follow Me mode, etc. If you choose to use Smart Mode at any time, remember to stay a minimum of 26 feet between you and the H at all times!

2. Check and make sure Obstacle Avoidance is turned off before take off and landing.

3. Calibrate your compass before first flight and after each firmware update to the aircraft. When traveling significant distance from home ( your discretion ), you may also consider doing an Accelerometer and IMU calibration, especially if the H fly's or hovers erratically. Make sure to do an Accelerometer and IMU calibrations on a table or ground that is level. You will get proper led color conformation of Green for Smart Mode, and Purple for Angle Mode before lift off if calibration was successful.

4. Low battery warning will come on between 14.3v and 14.6v, but you might want to land before then. Be at least prepared to be in a decent landing area when you get below 15v.

5. Landing gear does not auto-deploy except in RTH. Look at your drone when landing and think about what you're doing.

6. If your ST16 rattles, you have a loose fan, pull off rubber grips to remove screws and fix.

7. If you decide to put a SD card into your ST16, turn the ST16 upside down before doing so since you're less likely to lose your card into the controller

8. Always remember to turn ST16 "ON" first, then Typhoon H after ST16 has booted up. Reverse these steps when turning off.

9. Remember, when filming in "Video Mode", turn off video filming before turning off the H and the ST16. If not, you "CAN" lose your video, and may have to turn the H on and then off again to restore the video clip.

10. Make sure gimbal cover is removed before firing up the H, Will save damaging gimbal motors and gears. Also prevent burn out on the camera sensor!

11. Always check rear status lights for proper color combinations of flashing purple and white, or minimum of a solid purple. Check number of satellites before take off. A safe number should be a minimum of 8.

12. If using Smart Mode and options like cable cam, POI, follow me etc, remember that you must have a blinking purple/white to succeed in connecting.

13. Remember when using RTH (Return to Home), make sure that you have a minimum of 30 feet clearance of unobstructed path to home "IF" you are flying at or below 30 feet when switching to Home Mode. ( If you are above 30 feet, it will return to Home at the altitude you are flying currently at. )

14. If not using you H battery for more than 10 days, fly/hover them down for storage to 50-60%, DO NOT store fully charged for any extended period of time. If on the other hand you have flown your batteries below 50%, charge them up to 50-60% for storage. Storage of more than 10 days at full charge or under 50% can lead to battery life loss and/or battery swelling and even fire.

15. Every 12 flights or even before each flight, check all screws, motors, gimbal/camera mounts and accessories for snugness. DO NOT over tighten, just snug them down if loosening.

16. DO NOT use RED button to land your aircraft from short distances from ground (6-12") To land successfully, turn off Obstacle Avoidance, be in ANGLE MODE and make sure landing gear are deployed! Lower H slowly to ground not stopping 1-2 feet above ground and hovering ( vortex will form ). Commit to landing, lower to ground and hold LEFT STICK completely downward for 2-3 seconds to idle motors down and then release. Now you can press red button to kill motors.

17. Allow batteries to cool to room temperature before charging.

18. Check your props for any nicks or cracks before and after each flight. DO NOT FLY WITH ANY DAMAGED PROPS.

19. Do a pref-light check before takeoff.
1) Check that all propellers are secure and in good condition.
2) Check flight mode is the one you want ( Angle, etc. ).
3) Check whether you are in Turtle Mode or Rabbit Mode.
4) Check Obstruction Avoidance is set to OFF.
5) Check camera mode. ( I like to have camera pointing to front and parallel to ground on take off ).
6) Check battery level is what you expect to ensure adequate flight time.
7) Check battery is inserted into H all of the way.
8) Check local weather to avoid excessive wind speed, rain, dust, etc.)


20. Make sure to install SD Card into H camera if you are planning to save your photo's and/or video's.
 
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Murray I think this line needs to be edited:

stay a minimum of 26 feet from you and the controller at all times!

should be "stay a minimum of 26 feet between you and the H at all times!"

me thinks it could be difficult to use the st-16 from 26 feet away... :p
 
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Murray I think this line needs to be edited:

stay a minimum of 26 feet from you and the controller at all times!

should be "stay a minimum of 26 feet between you and the H at all times!"

me thinks it could be difficult to use the st-16 from 26 feet away... :p
Oh man that is too funny. I wonder how that got missed. I'll change it in my post.
 
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I ran across this video the other day & Adam Savage has some great checklists.

Another video I saw uses a landing mnemonic: C.A.L.L.S.
C - Identify a space where it's clear to land
A - Engage Angle mode
L - Make sure the landing gear is down
L - Land the drone
S - Shut off motors

Between these two sources I think I'll create a list & laminate it.
 
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I have a 16 inch strip of bright orange survey tape attached to the gimbal cover.
It functions as a "remove before flight" ribbon.
Also, if it gets lost, I can find it.
 

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