At the bare minimum, the FAA requires the following actions to be taken prior to conducting an sUAS operation.
1: Visual condition inspection of the UAS components.
2: Air frame structure (including under carriage), all flight control surfaces, and linkages.
3: Registration marking for proper display and visibility.
4: Movable control surfaces, including airframe attachment points.
5: Servo Motor(s), including attachment point(s).
6: Propulsion system, including powerplants, propellers, rotors, ducted fans, ect…
7: Verify all systems (e.g ., aircraft and control unit) have an adequate energy (fuel/battery) supply for the intended operation and are functioning properly.
8: Avionics, including control link transceiver, communication / navigation equipment, and antennas.
9: calibrate UAS compass prior to all flights.
10: Control link transceiver, communication / navigation data link transceiver, and antennas.
11: display panel, if used, is functioning properly.
12: Ground support equipment, including takeoff and landing systems, for proper operation.
13: control link correct functionality is established between the aircraft and the control station.
14: correct movement of control surfaces using control station.
15: Onboard navigation and communication links.
16: Flight termination system, if installed.
17: fuel, for correct type and quantity; and/ or
18: battery levels for the aircraft and control station.
19: all equipment (cameras, ect..) is securely attached.
20: Verify communication with UAS and that the UAS has acquired GPS location (if GPS is applicable to the operation and / or aircraft).
21: Start the UAS propellers to inspect for any imbalance or irregular operation.
22: Verify all controller operations for accuracy and display of heading and altitude (if available)
23: if required by flight path walk through, verify any noted obstructions that may interfere with the UAS; and
24: At a controlled low altitude, fly within range of any interference and recheck all controls and stability.
25: Confirm any, and all software, controller, or aircraft settings to be sure they have been properly set for the impending flight or mission.
Fly-Tools offers all the above and more! It is our primary obligation provide all of our student with the knowledge and resources to fly in compliance to Part 107, not just pass your test. Fly-Tools was created to not only ensure that flight are conducted in the safest manner possible. But to start the mechanical developments of safe flight practice habits required to fly in compliance to part 107.
Break down and create Fly-Tools Process with reference reports.
Note: add accident report and make periodic maintenance log
- Pilot portfolio
- Weather / Airspace assessment form
- Inventory check list form
- Preflight check list form
- Flight safety analysis (FSA)
- Flight and battery logs
- Post Flight review from
- Work Scope Summary form
- Accident Report Form
- Periodic Maintenance Form