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Pre flight tests...

Started by Brian, Wednesday,November 07, 2012, 12:37:09

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Brian

Hi all,
As the title suggests I always do a quick pre-flight test before I go out flying. And I';m glad that I do as I found one of my battery leads was lose in its XT60 today - it did actually take a little bit of a tug to come out, but it could easily have worked lose during flight (you know how much these things vibrate).

I also:
1. Tighten up my prop adapters.
2. Check the screws that hold the motors on.
3. Spin the motors up to full power while holding onto the frame.
4. Check for cracks and dings in the props.
5. Check for cracks in the frame arms.

Also owning a Naza I make sure the software is all working ok, and make sure that the switches go to the right positions (Attitude, GPS, Fail-safe, and power off fail-safe.)

Once all that';s ok I am then happy to chuck the thing at the sky!

This may sound a little bit nerdy, but how much did your quad cost you in time, effort, and money (not to mention the waiting time from China!) I do enjoy rebuilding after a crash but the waiting time from China is too much for me to bear!!

I am going to test out the "TX switch off" fail-safe today, and could have lost my quad friggin miles away!!

Remember, "Check and test, check and test, check and test!!!"
Brian :wack0

Gaza07

That';s a good list of things to check their Brian its always a good idea to have a good look over your copter before committing it to the sky, the flying clubs tend to teach new flyers this type of routine at the start of each flying session  ~~