The checklists are a proposed workflow to help operate the Autofly App and Remote Cockpit in a safe and efficient manner. We suggest you review these guidelines and adapt them to your processes or workflow.
Mission Planning Guidelines
This checklist presents the steps that must be followed whilst planning an operation.
1. Has the Method Statement been filled? The Method Statement (MS) is a document specifying all the different steps that will be performed during the inspection. It will also specify all the relative equipment required to fulfil the mission.
2. Has the Risk Assessment been filled? The Risk Assessment (RA) is a document specifying all the risks that can occur during the progress of the mission. It states the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk.
3. Is the environment in which the Autofly App is going to be operated safe? Autofly App is sensitive to its surroundings. The presence of dangerous elements must have been stated in the RA and MS documents.
4. Is there any biological hazard? If the Autofly App is flying in an environment that can present bio-hazard (sewer, pandemic area, etc.), the risk should be listed within the MS or RA and appropriate measures must be taken (gloves, eye protection, mask, etc.).
5. Do you have adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? The following PPE must always be worn: - Eye protection - Head protection - Have protective gloves in the vicinity. You must be aware of the effects of operating the Autofly App in your working environment and dress accordingly: - If the environment contains hazardous elements, wear the corresponding PPE Those statements must have been defined in the MS document.
6. Do you have the proper flight authorization? Depending on the area and on the country in which you will conduct your flight, you will need specific authorization. Contact the aeronautical agency in place in your country for more information.
Pre Flight Checklist
|SAFETY BRIEFING PERFORMED||All persons involved should be aware of the risks posed by the drone|
|ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS WITHIN LIMITS||Check for conditions such as wind speeds, humidity, hazardous materials and temperature|
|CONTROLLER CHARGED||Battery of the GCS Controller should be fully charged|
|TABLET CHARGED||Battery of the GCS Tablet should be fully charged|
|SUFFICIENT FREE SPACE IN TABLET INTERNAL STORAGE||Internal memory of the GCS Tablet should be empty to be able to record new files|
|AIRCRAFT NOT DAMAGED||Pay attention to carbon parts and plastic battery compartment|
|PROPELLERS TIGHTENED AND INCORRECT CONDITION||Propellers are tight on the motors and not damaged|
|MOTORS SPINNING FREELY||Make the motors rotate to make sure no dust, sand, or particles are inside|
|CAMERA LENS CLEAN||Clean the camera lens using the lens cleaner. It will ensure a better quality ur footage. Make also sure that the camera lens is free of stains.|
|BATTERY IN GOOD CONDITION, SECURED AND TIGHTLY PLUGGED||Battery is fully charged, in visually proper condition, plugged in and secured with the strap|
Take Off Checklist
|FLIGHT PLAN IS DEFINED||Clearly define the flight path and objectives|
|CAMERA AND LIGHTS CONTROL WORKING||Check for conditions such as wind speeds, humidity, hazardous materials and temperature|
|AIRCRAFT READY||Battery of the GCS Controller should be fully charged|
|PROPELLORS CLEAR FROM OBJECTS / BODY PARTS||Propellers are tight on the motors and not damaged, body parts are clear of danger|
End of Flight Checklist
|AIRCRAFT IS ON THE GROUND AND NOT MOVING||Propellers are tight on the motors and not damaged|
|DISARM AIRCRAFT||Make the motors rotate to make sure no dust, sand, or particles are inside|
|FLIGHT LOGGED IN FLIGHT LOGBOOK||Write down the flight time along with other notes about the flight|
|BATTERY REMOVED AND STORED IN BATTERY SAFE BAG||Make sure the propellers are not spinning. Then disconnect the battery and place it in a battery safe bag dedicated to the empty batteries|
|CHECK FOOTAGE QUALITY (OPTIONAL)||Use the SD card reader of the tablet to review the HD footage of the previous flight|