8 First Flight
We have discussed various parameters required for a drone to fly. Once, you are familiar with all these parameters and their importance, now you are ready to have your first flight!
Before taking a flight you should be aware of few things as mentioned:
- If you are unfamiliar with local laws and the requirements for a pilot's license, unique identification, or specialized insurance, avoid using a drone in public.
- Avoiding populated locations, flying beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS), and flying over airfields are also key considerations.
- Know the drone regulations for the respective region.
- Have in-depth knowledge of the hardware and software used for drones. Some software and hardware are developed with built-in restrictions related to the flight. No flight will be allowed if you are violating these restrictions.
- Check if favorable weather conditions are there or not. Do not fly your drone in bad weather conditions such as the rainy season, less visibility due to fog, etc.
- For having a flight on the field, you should carry the extra material with you to avoid any type of disturbance during the flight.
- You should carry an extra pair of propellers with you.
- Carry an extra set of batteries with you.
- Carry an extra set of cables, wires, SD cards, etc.
- Charge your remote controller and laptop fully before carrying them to the field.
- Important documents like pilot license, insurance, permission letters, etc.
The previous documentation discusses all the steps required for your first flight. Now, here is the recap of all steps for the first flight:
- Log in with the authentic credentials on AeroGCS KEA software.
- Select a drone to fly.
- Connect the drone with appropriate protocols like TCP, Serial, UDP, Bluetooth, etc.
- Create your first project with all the requirements like project name, client name and plan name.
- Search and select the location on the map for your first flight.
- Select the mission plan from the options displayed on the screen.
Select a Mission Plan
- Set the parameters for the mission plan.
- Provide the fence to your mission plan. You can add rally points to make your flight secure.
- Save the plan and proceed with or without terrain data.
- Now, your flight is ready to fly with a flyview window.
- Select the "Take off" option from the side drawer. AeroGCS will check for flight parameters and press the "Take off" button.
- You may enjoy live tracking of the drone with all the values such as speed, altitude, latitude, longitude, etc. displayed on the bottom bar. This will also show the status of a drone such as armed or disarmed.
Watch the video to have your first flight.
After completing the flight, download the reports as a data collection or for data analysis.