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Anyone have a good pre flight checklist?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by usaken, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. usaken

    Mar 30, 2014
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    Northern California USA
  2. nativecolorado

    Jan 16, 2014
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    Here's one I'm building and using. I tweak the order of items after each flight.

    Interested to see what others are using. Unfortunately it doesn't let me attach a file, so none of the warning light diagrams I include in the checklist are shown here. :(

    Before leaving the house:
    Verify P2V batteries are charged
    Verify WiFi extender is charged
    Verify batteries in remote are fresh
    Verify additional set of batteries along for controller
    Verify micro-SD card is in P2V camera
    Verify takeoff platform is in vehicle
    Pack toolbox, including prop guards and water landing system

    Pre-flight checklist (in the field):
    Check P2V battery for charge
    Verify S1 and S2 are in the up position
    Turn controller ON

    Turn WiFi extender ON, verify green light
    Verify WiFi extender is pointing at the P2V (directional antenna!)
    Verify controller antenna is not pointing at the P2V (not a directional antenna!), but pointing straight up
    Inspect propellers for any damage
    Install propellers
    Insert battery into P2V
    Turn P2V ON
    Check lights on bottom of P2V, verify ready for GPS flight (slow blinking green)

    (If compass calibration is needed) Flick the S1 switch ten times to connect
    Turn P2V camera ON, set to "WIFI ON" position

    Turn iPhone brightness up to full
    Close all extra applications to save battery drain
    Attach iPhone to P2V WiFi network (iPhone Settings)
    Launch DJI Vision App
    Verify Micro-SD card is formatted
    Test camera functionality: tilt, take a photo
    Take a photo of contact information
    Mount iPhone to controller
    Execute Combination Stick Command (CSC): Both sticks down and in to start the motors

    Left stick all the way down for 3-5 seconds to stop the motors
  3. Mossie

    Feb 10, 2014
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    North Leeds UK
    I would also add to that list,

    1.check Sat icon has gone blue
    2.Go to 'Find My Vision' in settings and check that the red dot (phantom position) is over the top of the blue dot (your gps position). Then you can be doubly sure you have a home lock.
  4. usaken

    Mar 30, 2014
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    Northern California USA
    Thank you!
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