Pre and Post Flight Checklist and Flight Log book

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rick Dunn, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. YuneecDFW

    YuneecDFW New Member

    Jan 7, 2016
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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. Ddraiggoch

    Ddraiggoch Member

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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)
     
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  3. 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.
     
  4. Pierre

    Pierre New Member

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  5. 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. :)
     
  6. su9861

    su9861 New Member

    I am a BIG fan of Preflight here is my simple TXT file
    Date
    Time of day
    Flight plan / duration
    Pilot
    Co pilot
    Observer
    Weather
    clouds
    temp
    wind
    Proximity within nearest airport
    Overhead / nearby obstructions
    Spectators / en route
    Home Point identified
    Controller check Power ON
    Battery
    Gps
    sd card
    Drone check Power On
    Battery
    Gps
    Camera gimble sd card connector gimble lock
    Props motors
    LEDS
    Signal lock
    Select Mode
    Start Button on controller 3 sec
    start clock
    Take off
    Hover check L R F B
    Complete flight plan
    Return to Home
    ;
    Power Off
    Debreif
     
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