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Quick 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 directly vertical.

  2. For at least 6 seconds fly greater than 5 m/s in a straight line in the forward direction of flight.

  3. Fly two figure 8 patterns

  4. 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. At the end of your mission, fly directly forward back to the landing zone at a speed greater than 5 m/s. Once you get overhead, do not exceed 2 m/s in horizontal speed while you turn the drone and bring it in for a landing.

  2. Once landed, don't move the system for 30 seconds.

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