Operational Checklist

Autofly Checklists 

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
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