5. Prepare for take-off

Power your drone

  1. Put the batteries in the battery compartment; use the battery pair that has the same color-coded half circles—the half circles on the batteries and on the drone should match
  2. Plug in the two power cables
  3. Plug in only one smart battery cable

Assemble your ground station

  1. Attach the tablet on the RC
  2. Attach the telemetry on the tablet

Measure the wind speed

Use the wind measurement tool to measure the wind speed.

Don't measure the wind speed while standing behind big objects, e.g., buildings or trees. Raise the tool above your head to get the most accurate results.

Drone tipping expectations

In calm conditions, WingtraOne lands smoothly on its tail. In windy conditions, the aircraft can tip over upon landing. Generally this is not a problem and damages rarely occur.

Measured on ground* Surface wind** Tipping expectations
0-4 m/s (0-9 mph) 0-6 m/s (0-14 mph) Tippings rarely occur
4-8 m/s (9-19 mph) 6-10 m/s (14-22 mph) Tippings frequently occur
8-10 m/s (19-22 mph) 10-12 m/s (22-27 mph) Not recommended to fly

* As measured with the wind measurement tool from the pilot box—approx 2 m (7 ft) above the ground

** As referenced in most weather forecasts—approx 10-20 m (33-66 ft) above the ground

Avoid obstacles

Be aware that the obstacle clearance zone should correspond to the wind conditions. The stronger the wind, the farther from obstacles the drone should be.

Distance to objects in different wind conditions:

 

0-4 m/s (0-9 mph) wind speed

 

4-10 m/s (9-22 mph) wind speed

Overall, it is recommended to fly in open, obstacle-free areas.

When not keeping the recommended distance from objects, you're risking crashing the drone because of drift or turbulence.

Turbulence occurs close to tall buildings, cliffs, mountains and valleys.

Take-off position in wind

When placing the drone for take-off, make sure that it is positioned parallel to the wind direction.

Parallel to wind

Perpendicular to wind

Prepare for take-off

  1. Attach the middle stand and place the drone on the take-off point; hold the drone by its motors
  2. Make sure the take-off point is a safe distance from people and obstacles
  3. Place it on even ground, making sure it doesn't sink into mud and that the grass surrounding it is not too high

Go through checklist and take off

  1. Press checklist
  2. Follow the instructions
  3. When prompted, put on the pitot tube cover and take it off after the check
  4. Once all the checklist items are green, slide to take off

 

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