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I have been looking around for a preflight and logging app to use on my IPhone. I haven't had much luck and the ones that I do find are pretty generic.I find it a tad frustrating.

Can anyone suggest or tell me what you use? I am seriously considering writing my own app. One feature I would really like to have is flight planning as well and the ability to print it.

I look forward to everyones input.

If I WAS to write the app and it was geared towards the Inspire-1, what would you want in it?
 
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Good idea.

I've thought about making my app myself, but instead use a webpage that fits the iphone\ipad or android devices.
 
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I've put together a preflight checklist and I uploaded it to the app, "Air Plan." The app allows for physically checking things off.

The list works for me although some might think it is overkill. I am tweaking it as I go.

Inspire 1 Pre-flight Checklist



PRE-LOCATION



o Check weather
o Check flight restriction zones
o Cache maps
o Charge batteries
o RC’s
o AC’s
o iPad
o Confirm firmware current
o Check IMU Calibration .99 - 1.01
o Calibrate your IMU if readings are off
o Confirm RC-AC link and “Master” mode
o SD card cleared
o Load Case
o SD Card
o Card Reader
o Batteries
o Charger and cables
o iPad and cables
o Hood
o RC
o AC
o Props


ON LOCATION



o Park car facing the sun
o Check weather
o Wind <20
o Temp >40
o Choose take off and landing zone
o Plan flight route


o Put phone and tablet in airplane mode
o Close ALL apps


o Physical inspection of AC and RC
o Confirm all RC switches are safe
o Power on RC
o Power on AC
o Lower landing gear
o Power off AC
o Power off RC


o Install SD card
o Install correct filters
o Install camera


o Inspect props
o Install props
o Install prop locks
o Tighten


o Confirm all RC switches are safe
o Power on RC
o Power on AC
o Load Pilot app
o Properly position antennae
o Confirm good RC-AC connection


o Set max altitude if needed
o Calibrate compass
o Set IOC if needed
o Set Fail Safe Height
o Check IMU Calibration .99 - 1.01
o Calibrate your IMU if readings are off
o Verify flight mode P/A/F
o Confirm stick mode = 2
o Set video channel to auto


o Set gimbal mode
o Confirm camera settings
o Take and view test photo


o Confirm GPS lock with 6 satellites
o Confirm correct RC and AC positions in satellite map screen
o Record RTH home point


o Safety check
o All battery levels
o Bystanders
o Overhead obstacles


o Record flight start time
o Power motors to warm up
o Liftoff to 6fthover


o Check for steady hover
o Check ascent and descent
o Check yaw
o Check forward and backward
o Check roll


o Landing gear up.


LANDING



o Safety check
o Landing zone clear
o Bystanders


o Lower landing gear
o Motors off
o Stop video recording
o AC off
o RC off


o Phone and iPad out of Airplane Mode


o Record flight stop time
o Complete flight log
 
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Ok .. This is awesome!

I've put together a preflight checklist and I uploaded it to the app, "Air Plan." The app allows for physically checking things off.

The list works for me although some might think it is overkill. I am tweaking it as I go.

Inspire 1 Pre-flight Checklist



PRE-LOCATION



o Check weather
o Check flight restriction zones
o Cache maps
o Charge batteries
o RC’s
o AC’s
o iPad
o Confirm firmware current
o Check IMU Calibration .99 - 1.01
o Calibrate your IMU if readings are off
o Confirm RC-AC link and “Master” mode
o SD card cleared
o Load Case
o SD Card
o Card Reader
o Batteries
o Charger and cables
o iPad and cables
o Hood
o RC
o AC
o Props


ON LOCATION



o Park car facing the sun
o Check weather
o Wind <20
o Temp >40
o Choose take off and landing zone
o Plan flight route


o Put phone and tablet in airplane mode
o Close ALL apps


o Physical inspection of AC and RC
o Confirm all RC switches are safe
o Power on RC
o Power on AC
o Lower landing gear
o Power off AC
o Power off RC


o Install SD card
o Install correct filters
o Install camera


o Inspect props
o Install props
o Install prop locks
o Tighten


o Confirm all RC switches are safe
o Power on RC
o Power on AC
o Load Pilot app
o Properly position antennae
o Confirm good RC-AC connection


o Set max altitude if needed
o Calibrate compass
o Set IOC if needed
o Set Fail Safe Height
o Check IMU Calibration .99 - 1.01
o Calibrate your IMU if readings are off
o Verify flight mode P/A/F
o Confirm stick mode = 2
o Set video channel to auto


o Set gimbal mode
o Confirm camera settings
o Take and view test photo


o Confirm GPS lock with 6 satellites
o Confirm correct RC and AC positions in satellite map screen
o Record RTH home point


o Safety check
o All battery levels
o Bystanders
o Overhead obstacles


o Record flight start time
o Power motors to warm up
o Liftoff to 6fthover


o Check for steady hover
o Check ascent and descent
o Check yaw
o Check forward and backward
o Check roll


o Landing gear up.


LANDING



o Safety check
o Landing zone clear
o Bystanders


o Lower landing gear
o Motors off
o Stop video recording
o AC off
o RC off


o Phone and iPad out of Airplane Mode


o Record flight stop time
o Complete flight log
 
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Can't find the app "air plan." is it an ios app? You have a great list and I'd like to get it into some sort of app as well.

Thanks
 
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Found it, thanks. (I was searching in the iPhone section only.) In reading the description, I did not see anything about being able to import a file to it. Did you have to type your list into Air Plan, or were you able to import it? (Thanks, in advance.)
 
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I had to type it in.....well, cut and paste it. I like the app. It's doing everything I want right now and a few things I'm not interested in. I'm using those features in the event I need the data. I'm even using it to log sim time.
 
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EmergProceduresBookletScreens.jpg I decided to put my check lists from my flight operations manual into an A6 booklet that I can keep in my flight jacket... it has my equipment checklist, pre-flight checklist, post-flight checklist and also my emergency procedures. Very portable and my observer/payload operator has a copy too...
 

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Looks a nice addition Carl. Any chance of a copy?
 

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