Position Marlyn

In this segment, Marlyn is prepared for flight by being placed in the home position in the correct orientation as per the checks as shown.

Position on Take-Off Location

Position Marlyn in the position you have planned the drone to take off from. This will act as the ‘Home Point’ for the flight. 

Ensure that in this position the propellers can rotate freely and that nothing can impede their rotation, also verify that there are no loose items around the aircraft that could be blown away.

Clear any Obstruction

Ensure that there is at least a 4 meter radius of clearance around the aircraft, and that there are no impediments immediately above Marlyn which might affect the drone on take-off.

Point Camera into the Wind

Verify that Marlyn is positioned with the camera facing into the wind. This is to ensure that Marlyn transitions to Airplane Mode in the correct orientation.

Inclination Angle

This is a passive check which ensures that Marlyn is positioned on a level-enough surface to take off from. If the icons come up as light grey then the status is OK and no actions are required by the user, in any other case the sub-menu will display the errors as follows;

Status: Take-off Angle <10°
Result: OK

Status: Take-off Angle >10°
Result: Failed Step
Recommendation: Reposition Marlyn to a flatter area, then verify the inclination is acceptable.

Once all of these checks are complete, press ‘Next’ to proceed to the next segment.