E386 – Pre-Field Checklist

Let’s discuss what we need to do before heading out to the field to collect imagery with our E386.

Designate the Windows Laptop that you will be carrying in the field. Download Mission Planner for Event 38.

Using Mission Planner, go to the Flight Plan screen and cache the maps you want to see during your flight. The Easiest way of finding the location where you would like to survey is by searching for the GPS Coordinates.

cachingmaps

In the example above the gps coordinates of my home location are set to the area to be surveyed. Mission Planner will automatically move to the desired location.

Next By using either the scroll wheel on a mouse or the zoom slider on mission planner we will cache maps at different zoom levels.

SAMSUNG CSC

Now plug in the ground side telemetry radio into the laptop that will be used in the field.

Wait until the drivers have been successfully installed. Make sure your laptop is charged or that you will have a power supply in the field.

Check that all of your batteries are fully charged; Flight Batteries, Quanum Transmitter batteries, and the camera battery.

-Pack Up

LiDAR– Laser Altimiter & Cleaning Cloth

KBFlightBatteries
– Flight Batteries

KBFueselage

– Fuselage

KBTail

– Tail
– Elevator

KBwingsspar

– Wings
– Wing Spar

KBProp

– Propeller

– Transmitter

SAMSUNG CSC

– Camera

KBTelem

– Ground Side Telemetry

KBLaptop

– Laptop

KBRubberBands

– Rubber Bands

KBScrewdriver

– Phillips Screwdriver

KBPliers

– Adjustable Pliers (Or Similar)

After arriving at the field it’s time to begin the Tail Assembly process.