Always Do Your Prefilght the same

Started by mawz, May 26, 2024, 11:32:24 PM

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Today I pre-flighted an aircraft, realized it needed a firmware upgrade on the receiver, performed the update at the field and then failed to re-do the pre-flight afterwards.

If I had done my standard pre-flight, I would have caught the receiver update reseting the stabilizer's channel direction setting, as a result of my failure, I took off with ailerons reversed and crashed immediately after takeoff.

The carnage (and subsequent repair) are documented here:

The less on learned - if you find and address an issue during pre-flight, restart the preflight.