ADU 01253: What are the pre-flight checks required for a drone thats not been flown for a very long time?

ADU 01253: What are the pre-flight checks required for a drone thats not been flown for a very long time?


At present’s query is from Adam, who wish to know what pre-flight checks are required for his drone that’s been on the shelf for some time.

Our present in the present day is totally different from typical reveals the place we reply questions from pilots who probably use their drone fairly actively. Nevertheless in the present day, we give attention to the drones that haven’t been flown shortly and the essential issues that pilot want to bear in mind when utilizing them.

We begin off with a dialogue about essentially the most essential a part of the drone which may have been impacted from lengthy disuse and that’s the batteries. We elaborate on battery checks that pilots should undertake to test worthiness. We then start discussions on 2 elements of a drone – the {hardware} and the software program facet of operations and pre-flight checks.

We focus on firmware checks, how a number of the older drones have distinctive variations when it comes to their firmware and the way the current developments within the drone world can affect such firmware updates. We delve into essential elements of the drone equivalent to motors, props, and mechanical motions of the drone.

From a software program perspective, we focus on about software program updates to apps, controller choices and different third get together functions which have had their fair proportion of developments.

Lastly we summarize all of the pre-flight checks {that a} drone pilot would wish to conduct for drones that haven’t been flown shortly and current workflows for pilots to observe.

Whether or not you will have a drone that has not been in use for some time or in case you are planning to ‘retailer’ your drone or if you happen to intend to know how developments within the drone world can affect your drone and operations, that is one episode you don’t need to miss.

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Timestamps

[03:15]At present’s query from Adam on pre-flight checks for drones that haven’t been flown for some time

[04:57] Checking batteries of drones that haven’t been used shortly

[06:10]Different checks that’s very related to your drone

[06:33] What workflows to observe for firmware updates

[08:12] Updating functions and performing compass calibrations

[10:46] Spinning motors and checking motor motion and cleansing the drone

[12:50] Summarising all pre-flight checklists earlier than flight



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