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Flight Checklists

Pre-flight

  1. Ensure the LiDAR payload is secured to the drone, wifi antenna is attached, and GPS antenna is connected.

  2. If using an external battery source for the LiDAR, ensure there is enough voltage for the mission.

  3. Ensure there is enough space on the supplied USB stick for the flight.

  4. Ensure your base station is logging RINEX data.

  5. Power on the LiDAR payload and ensure no errors are being displayed on the status page.

  6. Start recording data.

  7. Let UAV sit completely still for at least 15 seconds once turned on.

Flight

  1. Take off and fly quickly in a straight line for 10 seconds.

  2. Fly three figure 8 patterns

  3. Start the mission

Make Sure

If your mission will require you to change batteries, then the drone can only be on the ground for a very short period of time (1-2 minutes).

Landing

  1. Once your mission is complete and you are flying back home, fly two figure 8 patterns before landing.

  2. Once landed, don't move the system for 15 seconds.

  3. Log in to the LiDAR and stop collecting data.