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== 1. Flight Checklists ==
 
== 1. Flight Checklists ==
 
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: '''1.1 Preflight Checklist – Before Leaving for Field'''
 
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::'''1.1.1 UAS accessory list'''
  '''1.1. Preflight Checklist – Before Leaving for Field'''
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::: ❏ Transmitter
     
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::: ❏ Radio with USB cable
      '''1.1.1. UAS accessory list'''
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::: ❏ UAV batteries and battery chargers
             
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::: ❏ Extra set of propellers/wings
              ❏ Transmitter
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::: ❏ Toolkit (wrench set, propeller hex-key, camera mount screws and screwdriver etc.)
              ❏ Radio with USB cable
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::: ❏ Gimbal to balance the camera
              ❏ UAV batteries and battery chargers
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::: ❏ Camera(s) with fully charged batteries  
              ❏ Extra set of propellers/wings
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::: ❏ SD cards with CHDK installed
              ❏ Toolkit (wrench set, propeller hex-key, camera mount screws and screwdriver etc.)
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::: ❏ Multimeter (optional)
              ❏ Gimbal to balance the camera
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::: ❏ Color calibration panel (optional)
              ❏ Camera(s) with fully charged batteries  
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::: ❏ Ground Control Points installed (optional)
              ❏ SD cards with CHDK installed
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:: '''1.1.2. Things to check before leaving for field'''
              ❏ Multimeter (optional)
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::: ❏ An updated version of Mission Planner Software is installed on the field laptop.  
              ❏ Color calibration panel (optional)
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::: ❏ Has the field map been cached in the Mission Planner program? Details on map caching procedure are discussed below in section x.x. <br />
              ❏ Ground Control Points installed (optional)
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(Note: This step is required only once per phenotyping field.)
     
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::: ❏ Does RC Transmitter have enough voltage?  FrSky transmitter should have ≥ 9.4V charge.   
      '''1.1.2. Things to check before leaving for field'''
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::: ❏ Are UAV batteries charged? 3-cell batteries should charge up to 12.6V.  
             
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::: ❏ Is the laptop charged? Do you need/have a laptop charger?  
              ❏ An updated version of Mission Planner Software is installed on the field laptop.  
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::: ❏ Ensure that you are familiar with the laws and regulations related to flying UAVs in your country/area. General laws in the United States  
              ❏ Has the field map been cached in the Mission Planner program? Details on map caching procedure are discussed below in section x.x.  
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    require 400 Feet maximum height and within line-of-sight flying.  
                (Note: This step is required only once per phenotyping field.)
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::: ❏ Make sure you have watched all the UAV manufacturer recommended tutorials before your first flight.   
              ❏ Does RC Transmitter have enough voltage?  FrSky transmitter should have ≥ 9.4V charge.   
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::: ❏ When first flying your IRIS+, make sure to fly it away from populated areas and only in an open area.   
              ❏ Are UAV batteries charged? 3-cell batteries should charge up to 12.6V.  
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::: ❏ Before the first flight, make sure to perform a compass calibration otherwise this could lead to a bad behavior in GPS enabled modes. You can  
              ❏ Is the laptop charged? Do you need/have a laptop charger?  
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perform the compass calibration through APM or Mission Planner programs following this youtube video[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD9Z9IR2TNU].
              ❏ Ensure that you are familiar with the laws and regulations related to flying UAVs in your country/area. General laws in the United States  
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                require 400 Feet maximum height and within line-of-sight flying.  
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              ❏ Make sure you have watched all the UAV manufacturer recommended tutorials before your first flight.   
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              ❏ When first flying your IRIS+, make sure to fly it away from populated areas and only in an open area.   
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              ❏ Before the first flight, make sure to perform a compass calibration otherwise this could lead to a bad behavior in GPS enabled modes. You can  
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                perform the compass calibration through APM or Mission Planner programs following this youtube video[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD9Z9IR2TNU].
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Revision as of 15:42, 27 April 2016

1. Flight Checklists

1.1 Preflight Checklist – Before Leaving for Field
1.1.1 UAS accessory list
❏ Transmitter
❏ Radio with USB cable
❏ UAV batteries and battery chargers
❏ Extra set of propellers/wings
❏ Toolkit (wrench set, propeller hex-key, camera mount screws and screwdriver etc.)
❏ Gimbal to balance the camera
❏ Camera(s) with fully charged batteries
❏ SD cards with CHDK installed
❏ Multimeter (optional)
❏ Color calibration panel (optional)
❏ Ground Control Points installed (optional)
1.1.2. Things to check before leaving for field
❏ An updated version of Mission Planner Software is installed on the field laptop.
❏ Has the field map been cached in the Mission Planner program? Details on map caching procedure are discussed below in section x.x.

(Note: This step is required only once per phenotyping field.)

❏ Does RC Transmitter have enough voltage? FrSky transmitter should have ≥ 9.4V charge.
❏ Are UAV batteries charged? 3-cell batteries should charge up to 12.6V.
❏ Is the laptop charged? Do you need/have a laptop charger?
❏ Ensure that you are familiar with the laws and regulations related to flying UAVs in your country/area. General laws in the United States
    require 400 Feet maximum height and within line-of-sight flying. 
❏ Make sure you have watched all the UAV manufacturer recommended tutorials before your first flight.
❏ When first flying your IRIS+, make sure to fly it away from populated areas and only in an open area.
❏ Before the first flight, make sure to perform a compass calibration otherwise this could lead to a bad behavior in GPS enabled modes. You can

perform the compass calibration through APM or Mission Planner programs following this youtube video[1].