21 terms

UAS 110

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Accountability
An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions
Data Communications Cross Checker
Works with all members of the flight team to ensure all communication devices are seated and functioning properly before, during, and after a mission
Flight Team
Collection of roles and responsibilities that are necessary for consistent, successful completion of missions
FPV Operator
Monitor data and information transmitted to the on-screen display, while simultaneously analyzing and communicating necessary information to the flight team
Log Analyst
Responsible for collecting and monitoring data transmitted during missions
Mission
A flight by an aircraft or spacecraft to perform a specific task
Observer
During flight, this team member is responsible for recognizing general responses and treatments of the environment and the aircraft before, during and after the mission
Pilot
Maintains consistent control of the vehicle by transmitter, while also utilizing feedback from the flight team during a mission
Role
Defined responsibility within the flight team, determined before the pre-flight check and maintained throughout the mission, as well as the post-flight check
Acrobat
Uses the RC sticks to control the angular velocity of the vehicle; release the sticks and the vehicle will maintain its current attitude and will not return to level, useful for aerobatics
Altitude Hold
Maintains a consistent altitude while allowing roll, pitch, and yaw to be controlled normally
Auto
Follows a pre-programmed mission script stored in the autopilot which is made up of navigation commands (i.e. waypoints) and "do" commands (i.e. commands that do not affect the location of the copter including triggering a camera shutter)
Drift
Allows the user to fly a multi-copter as if it were a plane with built in automatic coordinated turns
Flight
Period of time after the aircraft has left the ground and established a mode of flight
Flight Modes
Support different levels/types of flight stabilization through the use of a flight controller or computer
Landing
This stage of flight marks the end of a mission, and could be done in return to launch or manual flight modes
Return To Launch
In RTL mode the plane will return to launch point (the point where the plane first got a GPS lock) and loiter there until manual control is regained
Sport
Designed to be useful for flying FPV and filming dolly shots or fly-bys because you can set the vehicle at a particular angle and it will maintain that angle
Stabilize
Allows you to fly your vehicle manually, but self-levels the roll and pitch axis
Takeoff
The initial launch into airspace, assuming GPS is locked and all channels or switches are properly aligned and calibrated
Throttle Kill Switch
Also known as an emergency stop or e-stop, is a safety mechanism used to shut off a device in an emergency situation in which it cannot be shut down in the usual manner