RedEdge-M Manual: Checklist for Operation

 Before Power-Up

 

SD card installed

 

Power cable connected

 

GPS and DLS for camera connected and connectors secured

 

Lenses are clean, not scratched, clear of obstructions

 

If using external trigger: trigger cable connected to triggering source

 

If using gimbal: gimbal is functional and operating properly

 

Camera Power-On and Configuration

 

Apply power or manually turn ON camera - verify boot-up complete (blinking Status LED)

 

Connect to camera using WiFi-capable device

 

Connect to “rededgeRMXX-XXXXXXX-XX” WiFi network (password: “micasense”)

 

Open web browser and point to 192.168.10.254

 

Select Home Page

 

Verify free space on SD card sufficient for mission

 

Verify GPS date and time are correct

 

Verify DLS is reported as connected

 

Wait for GPS fix

 

Confirm GPS fix (> 3 Satellites Used)

 

Confirm green blinking Status LED

 

Configure auto-capture mode - press “Save” after all changes

 

Before-Flight Reflectance Panel Images

 

Select Live View Page

 

Point camera at reflectance panel (make sure camera has GPS fix)

 

Panel placed on ground, far from any obstructions

 

Panel fills about half the camera’s field of view

 

Camera pointed as perpendicular to panel as possible

 

No shadows on panel

 

Direct sunlight illumination on panel (no reflected lighting)

 

Press “Capture” button on Live View Page and verify image captured correctly

 

Take at least two captures

 

Panel captures should ONLY be commanded from the Live View Page interface or by pressing the physical trigger button. Do not use Timer, Overlap, or External Trigger mode for capturing panel images.

 

Immediately Before Flight

 

Confirm green Status LED in front of camera

 

Verify auto-capture settings

 

If using Timer mode:

 

When ready to launch, press "Start” in Settings Page

 

If using External Trigger mode:

 

Force a manual trigger capture using aircraft’s controller

 

 

 

After Flight

 

Connect to camera using WiFi capable device

 

In Home Page, verify SD card free space:

 

If SD card is full it is likely some pictures were not captured

 

If desired, download KMZ file from Coverage Page and view in Google Earth or GIS application

 

If using Timer auto-capture mode:

 

In Settings Page, click “Stop” button

 

Obtain after-flight reflectance panel images

 

Same process as before-flight reflectance panel images

 

Power camera OFF (hold power button for at least 4 seconds)

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