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ennobrett
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Hi Guys,

noobie here and spent many hours trawling through this forum for lots of tips and tricks. Thought I would share a checklist I put together yesterday for the Inspire. Let me know your thoughts, anything to add or remove? I have attached in word format too. I have it printed and laminated so I can check off with a whiteboard marker before every flight.

Hoping for my Inspire to arrive later this week... Not sure I want to take it out until the new firmware is released. The list will change as I get more experience and able to refine it. I don't really have any idea as yet, just regurgitating what I have gathered from lots of reading so your input is greatly appreciated.


Pre-Flight Check List
        Visual inspection for defects
        Batteries fully charged and checked - Transmitter, UAS, iPad, iPhone
        Props tightened and locked
        SD card in camera
        Lens cap removed
        ND Filter needed Yes / No
        iPad monitor brightness set to high and hood installed
        Antennae up and parallel
        Transmitter turned on (press once, release, then press and hold for 3 seconds)
        Ensure Transmitter is in P Mode
        UAS turned on (press once, release, then press and hold for 3 seconds)
        Flick the transformation switch on transmitter up and down 4 times quickly to convert from travel mode to flight mode or use the app
        DJI Pilot app quit and restarted, no other running apps on iPad
        Start Shou screen recorder app on iPad and start recording
        Tap bar at top of app (Safe to Fly GPS) for full status
        Maps are cached (move the map around, zoom in an out)
        Compass calibration (orange rotate 360 deg on flat, camera facing away from you, turn green nose down, camera near nuts) Light will go off and change to blinking purple or red?
        IMU check / recalibration
        Minimum return height adjusted (check for tallest object and set accordingly)
        Clear frequency selected
        Beginner Mode selected
        UAS placed in safe launch and recover position
        Purple flashing light = GPS lock and safe to fly
        Home point reprogrammed via app
        Video recording started
        Area clear of people / obstructions
        Do not use auto take-off or auto land – BUGS!
        Take Off

Flight Check List
        Hover close for 20 seconds. Look / Listen for defects
        Confirm expected stick operation
        Raise landing gear
        Monitor battery power
        Monitor signal strength
        Keep line-of-sight with UAS if possible
        Return to home at 30% battery
        Landing gear down

FLY SAFE, FLY SMART. DON’T TAKE RISKS!!!!!!!!

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fullyestablishe
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I am concerned with your compass calibration; I think red signifies failure.
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ennobrett
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fullyestablishe Posted at 2015-4-8 08:45
I am concerned with your compass calibration; I think red signifies failure.

Hmmmm DJI need to get onto that then. The info was from their partners video linked on the DJI website. I thought it was weird to have a RED light showing the calibration was finished.

http://www.dji.com/product/inspire-1/video



3:36 into the AERIAL video. DJI Inspire 1 Quick Start Guide 2015-01-12.
Clearly says lite will turn RED!
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stephenbrink62
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That video is definatley incorrect....red is Recalibrate.....but would wait until the new firmware is release to sort out compass issues that people are having....
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