Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Newbie

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Help' started by Mira_Caper, May 4, 2015.

  1. Mira_Caper

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just getting started with my FC40. Does anyone have a preflight and post flight checklist file that they could post or send to me?
     
  2. captblast

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2015
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Mississippi Delta
    IflyinWY likes this.
  3. IflyinWY

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    939
    Location:
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    Thanks for asking the question Mira, I hadn't see that yet, and welcome to the forum.

    Here is a great way to search within our forum:
    https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=014775389315664725445:ejku2ysgyhi

    You may also find something useful in the link in my signature, at the bottom of my post.
     
  4. phantom1972

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2015
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    69
    I've noticed that a lot of people think the whole manual should be in a checklist file. WRONG! In a full sized aircraft it is wrong. The manual, and even condensed manual should be read thoroughly, reviewed, and read some more. But a checklist isn't for reviewing the manual. It's to get you in the air, while avoiding common mistakes.

    Single Airplane Example:
    X.) Check Flaps for operation then up (or takeoff position). Mess this up in a lot of aircraft and you die.

    Quads:
    1) Check propellers are hand snugged tight. (Ah, I didn't once. Miracle. Made it back. Barely.)
    Batteries, both RC and Quad
    Firmware up to date, IF NOT MAKE **** SURE YOU KNOW WHY IT WON'T MATTER
    Compass Calibration
    Initial Switch settings
    .
    .
    .
    Hover low at takeoff, check stable hover, control operation. Find problems low first! LOL

    That's what I think of as a "checklist". Not a manual review. OH, A CHECKLIST SHOULD BE WHAT YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST USE IF YOU'RE IN A HURRY!! NO EXCUSES.
     
    FotoGeek likes this.