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

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

Our present at this time is completely different from typical exhibits the place we reply questions from pilots who probably use their drone fairly actively. Nevertheless at this time, we concentrate on the drones that haven’t been flown shortly and the crucial issues that pilot want to remember when utilizing them.

We begin off with a dialogue about essentially the most crucial 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 examine worthiness. We then start discussions on 2 facets of a drone – the {hardware} and the software program facet of operations and pre-flight checks.

We talk about firmware checks, how a few of the older drones have distinctive variations by way of their firmware and the way the latest developments within the drone world can affect such firmware updates. We delve into crucial elements of the drone akin to motors, props, and mechanical motions of the drone.

From a software program perspective, we talk about about software program updates to apps, controller choices and different third social gathering functions which have had their justifiable share of developments.

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

Whether or not you may have a drone that has not been in use for some time or if you’re planning to ‘retailer’ your drone or for those who 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 the moment’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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