2.5. GCS and Packaging Issues
|GCS is not selecting all
blade sides of a new
tower on the Inspection
settings from the
1. Attempt to power on the system as close as possible to the base of the tower. If this resolves the issue, the system may then be moved to a safe takeoff location.
2. Use the “Wipe Inspection History” button on the Inspection Setup page. This button DOES NOT delete inspection data but it is prudent to have complete notes of what towers and sides have been flown before using.
|GCS will not stay armed
prior to takeoff.
|GCS tablet set to
1. Open the OnBoard keyboard app by pressing the checkerboard icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
|Issues with Packaging,
● GCS to Drone
● GCS to Hard
Drive via USB
● Peregrine to
● GCS to Cloud
1. Check that the SR is booting by disconnecting the ethernet cable,
browse https://myaccount.nytimes.com/auth/login . This will force the browser to try and connect, and usually brings up any wifi login pages if that's what's blocking it.
4. Check ethernet connection to the drone, both physically and on Statham.
7. Wait at least 20 minutes for progress.
|Issues with Uploading
1. If you receive the Error Contact Tech Support message on Statham, power down everything, disconnect the external hard drive, and
|1. Go ahead and power down the tablet. Then, remove the battery from the back of the tablet. Give it a minute or two, then reinstall the battery and power it back on. Make sure your connections are secure to the
external hard drive.
|battery wiring fault
|1 Battery seems
faster then the
|How far along in the inspection were you when this happened?Utilize the cell checker and see if there is any divergence between the left and right batteries.
Check to see if one of the leads on the Alta is warmer than the other. Take a picture of the battery connectors (metal petals)on the ALTA side of the battery harness.
Remove the SR from the Alta and perform a test flight using a fresh set of batteries. The flight should last 6 to 8 minutes with various throttle settings. The intention is to put a “load” on the batteries and identify if heat is generated (investigated post-flight) from resistance of a failing connection point. Once the flight is completed, disconnect the batteries and then immediately check lead temps and make sure one isn't hotter than the other. Then check battery voltages between left and right. Continue with your inspections. Keep an eye on voltages between FPV and GCS. If nothing is noted, notify #tech-support in Slack.