Assembly and Functional Checklist

1.

SUA/Airframe

Check for damage, tightness of all fittings, condition and secure fitting of propellers and secure attachment of camera or payload.

2.

Flight Battery

Check condition of battery, charge level, secure fit to airframe.

DO NOT SWITCH POWER ON

3.

Flight controller/Transmitter

Switch on, Check battery status and that power is at least 80%, ensure all switches and controls are in the correct position

4.

USB Dongles and SD Cards

Ensure all USB dongles and SD Cards are fitted and secure

5.

Initiate Power to SUA

Call "CLEAR PROPS" and turn on aircraft

6.

Self diagnostic checks

Wait for initialisation and diagnostic checks to complete

7.

Telemetry Checks

Ensure visiual feed and correct telemetry is displayed on the controller

8.

Calibration

Initiate calibration as per instructions if applicable

9.

Camera and Gimbal

Test for control and operation and ensure the camera is in the correct position for Take Off - Lens parallel with ground

10.

Satellite Acquisition 

Ensure an adequate number of satellites are acquired and fixed (ideally 10)

11.

GPS Position Fix/RTK

Confirm that GPS Position fix and RTK corrections are being received (if available)

12.

RTH Position and Height Fixed

Confirm on map and by audio confirmation  - Ensure RTH height is suitable for mapping environment

13.

Check flight App & aircraft status

Confirm on map and by audio confirmation  - Ensure RTH height is suitable for mapping environment

14.

Camera check and settings (if required)

Check all camera functions and adjust settings as requied

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