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Phantom 3 Standard Checklist

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by kptw_pilot, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. kptw_pilot

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    I created a solid checklist for pre-flight and post-flight for the P3S.
    I see some online, but they are not exactly print-able, so mine is formatted and set up to be a tangible checklist to bring with you when you fly your Phantom.

    If anybody has any other ideas on modifications I should make to it, I would be glad to consider them. Of course, feel free to print the checklist if you'd like!
     

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  2. LuvMyTJ

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    It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Phantom Pilots forum. I hope that you will take advantage of the benefits that come with membership and that you will be able to use the forum for the exchange of innovative ideas and as a resource for current developments in Phantom quadcopter’s.

    I have put your list here for all to see. You have done a nice job on it. I will add this as a sticky for P3S owners. Thank you for making this available to the members here.


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    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Checklist

    (Created by Bryan Kruk)

    PreFlight:

    1. Install Intelligent Flight Battery into the Phantom. Check secure & check battery percentage.

    2. Uninstall gimbal lock if installed.

    3. Remove lens cover from camera & make sure lens is clean. Install ND filters if applicable.

    4. Check that the SD card is properly installed/formatted.

    5. Check that propellers are properly installed, tightened and in good condition.

    6. Turn on remote controller check

    R/C battery & flight mode set to PMode.

    7. Connect to Phantom’s Wifi on phone/device.

    8. Check phone/device volume full or as desired. Do the same with screen brightness.

    9. Open the DJI Go App. Mount device to R/C if not already mounted.

    10.Turn Phantom on (Press power button, then press/hold for 2 sec.)

    11.Connect to the Phantom through the DJI Go App.

    12.Check inapp

    statuses. (Battery percentage, camera settings, RTH altitude, etc.)

    13.Allow the IMU to calibrate do

    not move the Phantom until IMU is finished calibrating.

    14.Calibrate the compass if necessary.

    15.Check for 56

    satellites + and the words “Safe to Fly” If not safe to fly, proceed with caution

    until you are instructed that it is “Safe to Fly.” (Enough satellites may connect with more

    altitude/obstruction clearing.

    16.Adjust the antenna on remote controller if necessary. Tip of antenna should not†be pointing at

    the Phantom.

    17.If area is safe and clear, start the motors using the CSC, or complete an autotakeoff.

    PostFlight:

    1. Once UAV is landed, execute the CSC or keep

    throttle stick down fully to stop the motors.

    2. Review photos/videos if necessary.

    3. Power off Phantom (press power button, then

    press/hold for 2 sec.)

    4. Power off remote controller.

    5. Install the lens cover & gimbal guard if

    necessary.

    6. Remove the Intelligent Flight Battery from the

    Phantom.
     
  3. msinger

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    It's not a good idea to do a CSC to shut down the motors. If not done cleanly, it can cause the Phantom to tip and the props to strike the ground.
     
  4. LuvMyTJ

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    I have never had this happen and I CSC every time.

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  5. msinger

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    It's a known issue. I'm quite surprised that you don't know what I'm talking about.
     
  6. LuvMyTJ

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    Several years of CSC and not once have I had an issue. Can't even find it here by searching "csc broken props'.
     
  7. msinger

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    Well, you just have to know how to use the search ;) Here's one where Meta4 is talking about it.
     
  8. LuvMyTJ

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    Weird... never had it happen. I wonder if the OP was on the ground yet... he made it sound like he wasn't. Well, I guess stop with the one stick. :)
     
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    I only use one but I hand catch 95% of the time .
    Now when I do land it I always have done a CSC
    And never had a problem ..
    Really never even thought about it.
    Stops mine fast. Must be doing it right
    Ya learn something new everyday here
     
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    What is CSC?
     
  11. kptw_pilot

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    CSC stands for Combination Stick Command.
     
  12. ShoRotten

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    The one that turns off the drone in the air in case of emergency ? Why would you do that when landed?

    Isnt throttle stick down simpler?
     
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  13. kptw_pilot

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    The CSC simply turns off the motors. Emergency or not, it does the job. You can keep the throttle down as well, that's why you can do either operation in the checklist based on preference.
     
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    Yes but here is also a thing called "muscle memory".
    Throttle down seems way more innocent.
     
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  15. kptw_pilot

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    Just about everything on the checklist could be considered muscle memory, but a lot of us (especially in the aviation community) prefer to use a checklist no matter. Sometimes we forget things.. Hopefully not things such as powering off the motors, but it's like a how-to sheet. You can't leave important things out even if you already know them.
     
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    Great checklist. As a noob to drones - this s exactly the kind of help I was hoping to find here. KUDOS!
     
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    It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Phantom Pilots forum. I hope that you will take advantage of the benefits that come with membership and that you will be able to use the forum for the exchange of innovative ideas and as a resource for current developments in Phantom quadcopter’s.

    Have a look at this link - Know Before You Fly

    Enjoy your new quad and fly safe!
     
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    Thanks TJ - seems like A LOT of info. Coming from the up/down/left/right, just land before your battery dies world. I'm sure I'll be spending quite a bit of time in here.
     
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    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Flight Guide

    Preflight:
    Check Surroundings And Conditions
    Inspect Phantom
    Add Propellers
    Check Propellers
    Phantom Battery Charged
    Controller Battery Charged
    Mobile Device Charged
    Mobile Device Volume On Full
    Insert Phantom Battery
    Remove Camera/Gimbal Protection
    Make Sure SD Card Is Inserted
    Add Filters If Needed
    Power Phantom On
    Power Controller On
    Power On Mobile Device
    Connect To Phantom Wifi
    Enter DJI Go App
    Check For New Firmware
    Calibrate
    Check GPS Status
    Check Compass Status
    Check IMU Values
    Check MC Settings
    Check Photo/Video Settings

    In Flight
    Idol Motors For 10 Seconds
    Takeoff And Hover For 30 Seconds
    Monitor Battery Life
    Keep Phantom Within Line Of Sight
    Monitor Surroundings And Conditions

    Post Flight
    Power Down Phantom
    Power Down Controller
    Quit DJI Go App
    Inspect Phantom
    Reinstall Camera/Gimbal Protection
     
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