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Mavic Pro Flight Checklist

omnimodeus

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Mavic Pro Checklist:


[emoji827] Charge your batteries full
[emoji827] Unfold Mavic and put it on flat surface
[emoji827] Remove Dome cover and Gimbal clamp
[emoji827] Turn on remote controller
[emoji827] Turn on Mavic
[emoji827] Turn on app DjiGo4
[emoji827] Check Firmware updates
[emoji827] Calibrate Compass
[emoji827] Calibrate IMU
[emoji827] Calibrate Gimbal
[emoji827] Check Battery state
[emoji827] Visual check of aircraft and props
[emoji827] Check Obstacle avoidance settings
[emoji827] Set Height to RTH
[emoji827] Set maximum height and distance
[emoji827] Wait for GPS Mode
[emoji827] Save Homepoint and check it on map
[emoji827] Auto Take off and hover to 10m
[emoji827] Check your surrounding and high point
[emoji827] Fly safe !
 

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Mavic Pro Checklist:...
You have a nice list. I tweaked it a bit.

Mavic Pro Checklist EDITED:

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Charge your batteries, RC, Phone/Tablet
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Put Phone/Tablet in Airplane mode
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Remove Dome cover and Gimbal clamp
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Unfold Mavic and put it on flat surface
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Visual check of aircraft and props
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Turn on remote controller
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Connect Phone/Tablet (should start Go 4)
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Turn on Mavic after Go 4 startup screen displays
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Ignore updates
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Check Battery state
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Check Obstacle avoidance settings
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Set Height to RTH
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Wait for GPS Mode
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Save Homepoint and check it on map
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Insure AC and map pointer are pointing in same direction
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Take off and hover to 10m for a few seconds
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Check your surroundings and high point
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Fly safe !
 

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I never recalibrate unless you are seeing large bias errors. I also do my order of turn on a little different. Controller on, plug into phone, open go, enter device, turn on mavic. Good checklist though! Well done.
 

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the most important tool to prevent flyaways is to have a maintenence schedule and preflight checklist. it helps a lot to understand why you need to do these things to prevent a crash landing
 

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Have you ever had to recalibrate the IMU due to geographical or climatic changes?

I have disassembled and reassembled dozens of mavic's and can't remember once recalibrating the IMU. I do however have to recalibrate the vision sensors every time the bottom plate is removed.
 
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I had a period of time where, over a long and straight distance, my MP would drift to the left. I recalibrated the IMU and she flies straight as an arrow.

are there any system checks that can show that something was in fact out, and after calibration it was corrected?
 
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are there any system checks that can show that something was in fact out, and after calibration it was corrected?
No checks that I am aware of. And yes, it corrected the problem. Using Litchi, I turned on the on-screen grid, with the "X" cross hairs in the exact center of the screen - aimed for a tree that was 3,000 feet away and flew forward. It never drifted off course; keeping the trunk of the tree dead center on approach.
 

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No checks that I am aware of. And yes, it corrected the problem. Using Litchi, I turned on the on-screen grid, with the "X" cross hairs in the exact center of the screen - aimed for a tree that was 3,000 feet away and flew forward. It never drifted off course; keeping the trunk of the tree dead center on approach.

Interesting.. Something to keep in mind then
 

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suits my needs when I am attempting a record distance flight
Do you use a "daily flier" and a dedicated distance AC or does one serve both purposes?
IMHO the pre-flight checklist is good I do most of it except for the calibration (compass, IMU or gimbal) unless an error message on startup.

Discipline and routine are not a bad thing. Nice checklist and countdown
 
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