Pre and Post Flight Checklist and Flight Log book

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rick Dunn, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. YuneecDFW

    YuneecDFW New Member

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    That's a great pre and post flight check list with flight log book. But for those who want to go paperless, check out this online service that does it all and more. Plus they have several different plans for different types of pilots (i.e. hobbyist to commercial). The hobbyist is free while the other plans start at $6.95 a month. I'm waiting on my FAA 333 exemption approval as well but in the meantime, I'm considering doing a subscription and be compliant with the FAA.

    https://www.dronelogbook.com/homePage/index.php#main
     
  2. Ddr

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    Microsoft Office now works on the iPad, so a simple excel workbook could do the job.
    Using many of the suggested components from above and elsewhere, I have created an Excel workbook with the following items. Some of which can be auto calculated formulas, such as total time etc

    Utilizing three columns individual sheets can be duplicated to provide for each flight.



    Flight# / Check / Any Additional Notes

    Date
    Conditions
    Location
    Proposed Altitude
    Wind Speed
    Wind Direction
    TXsat (transmitter satellites)
    Qsat (Q500 satellites)

    Time Record
    Start Time
    End Time
    Duration (of this flight) 0:00
    Previous Flight Hours on quad
    Total (Total flight hours on quad) 0:00

    Battery#
    Cycle#
    Phours (hours on battery previous to current flight)
    Ahours (hours on battery after current flight)
    Vstart (starting voltage)
    Vend (ending voltage)
    Drain 0

    Reason for Flight
    Notes


    Checklist
    Check Motors
    Check O-rings
    Inspect Body
    Inspect Propellers
    Remove Gimbal Lock
    Insert SD Card into Camera
    Toggle Switch in Angle Mode for Launch
    Status Lights Show Clear to Launch
    Check Area for Safety Conditions (this is pretty vague, but should be used to check for people, power lines, trees, buildings, etc. that might effect LOS or flight)
     
  3. AdronBill

    AdronBill New Member

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    Your flight log data is already being recorded - look in your mobile device and snoop around for a DJI folder. On the android version there's a folder identified as pilot logs. There are procedures to convert that data into CSV files and read them in Excel.
    Also, there are .dat files available via the Flight Data Mode - but I don't know that anyone yet has the capability to actually read and/or manipulate those files.
    On the DJI Pilot app itself, you can see pilot logs via the User Center. You can also see the flight path on each individual flight.
     
  4. Jagerbomb52

    Jagerbomb52 Moderator Staff Member

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    Whats this got to do with a Yuneec Typhoon quad? Did I miss something?
     
  5. von Richthofen

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    Hello, I am missing a very important thing in the pre-flight checklist: The solar activity.
    If this k-factor is above 4, don't fly. There are many apps to install in your android phone that tell you the amount of solar activity. I use the widget Solar Activity Monitor that lets you know in a glance if you can fly or not.
     
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  7. Saint

    Saint New Member

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    Just tried the Android app. Very nicely done, but lacking the level of detail I'd like. You can buy it, try it, and get a refund within 2 hours. After that, it's yours forever. :)
     
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