Are you aware of and in compliance with all local and federal regulations? (Not sure what they are? Make sure you’ve completed Droneology and registered with the AMA.)
Have you contacted the Air Traffic Control of any airports within a 5-mile radius? (Download the FAA’s B4UFly app to learn where your nearest airports are.)
Is the flight field clear of hazards that would make it unsafe to fly?
Are the weather conditions safe for flight?
Do you have emergency equipment, including a first aid kit and fire extinguisher?
Have you calibrated RubiQ’s Compass?
Attach your props. (see Step 12 of the Build Guide.)
Ensure all screws and components are securely fastened to the drone.
Connect the LiPo battery (see Step 9 of the Build Guide). Tuck the balance cables under the battery strap, so they’re protected during flight.
Set RubiQ on a flat launch surface. The accelerometer and gyro sensors calibrate automatically each time they connect to power. To get the best calibration settings, RubiQ needs to be on a level surface during power-up.
Plug in the battery and wait for GPS lock. Watch for the outer LEDs to blink green at least seven times. Each green blink equals one connected satellite.
Turn the radio controller on and set your desired flight modes.
Make sure everyone is a safe distance from the drone and wearing protective glasses.
Communicate with all observers before arming the drone and during lift-off. (Arming the drone sets the “home” position for Return to Launch.)