⎕ Is the transport case free of visible damage?
If there are unknown visible damages from the last transport, take special care during the check of the complete UAS.
⎕ Is the UAS free of visible damage?
If there are visible damages, get in touch with supplier.
⎕ Are all the Propellers in good condition?
Propellers should be clean and free from debris. Replace Propellers if there are any cracks, breaks or other damages.
⎕ Are all the Propellers firmly mounted to the Motors?
Move the Propellers gently while holding the Motor. The nut on top of the Propellers is self-tightening. It only needs to be finger tight. Never tighten it with too much force, as it might damage the Motor. To tighten the nut, use the supplied 5 mm screw-wrench. Put the screw wrench on the nut, hold the Motor head with thumb and index finger of one hand, and use the index finger of the other hand to turn the screw wrench. As soon as the Motor head starts turning as well, sufficient force has been applied.
⎕ Nudge every single Propeller so that it turns, and check if any unusual sound can be heard.
If there is a scratching sound, this might come from an obstacle in the Motor. Please try canned pressurized air to clean the Motor. If there is a rattling sound this might come from a Propeller which is not attached tightly enough. In this case carefully check the self-tightening nut on top of the Propeller.
⎕ Is the SD card of the Black Box (flight logger) correctly inserted?
Check the SD card in the back of the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone - Topcon Edition. If the Status Display of the Intel Cockpit GCS displays the message No user SD card, please take out the card, make a backup copy, format it and re-insert it into the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone - Topcon Edition.
⎕ Is the black box USB stick correctly inserted in the back of the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone - Topcon Edition?
Check the USB stick in the back of the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone - Topcon Edition. If the writing "USB" in the Status Display is crossed out, please take out the USB stick, make a backup copy, format it and re-insert it into the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone - Topcon Edition.
⎕ Is the gimbal correctly attached, and its thumbscrew in the back of the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone - Topcon Edition installed?
Make sure that the payload adapter is correctly attached onto the payload, that the camera mount is pushed all the way in, and that the thumbscrew is installed finger tight.
⎕ Are all the Intel Powerpack Batteries fully charged?
Charge level can easily be checked using the LEDs on the front of the Intel® Powerpack™ Battery.