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omnimodeus

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Mavic Pro Checklist:


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

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Mine is a bit over the top, but suits my needs when I am attempting a record distance flight (file attached).
Great list Thumbswayup

The T-minus reminds me of the old Apollo flights when I was a kid. Hopefully, drones wont have a water landing like they did.
 

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

Mavic Pro Checklist EDITED:

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