1. Check that the model is airworthy, battery packs are charged and both receiver (Rx) and transmitter (Tx) are switched off.
  2. Switch off your mobile phone while in the pits area or flying.
  3. Keep your eyes well away from all fuel-tubing connectors when pumping fuel.
  4. Before starting the engine check
    • Tx model memory is correct for model.
    • Rx has correctly bound to the Tx.
    • Swash, tail and throttle servos are moving in correct orientation.
    • Check that all rate and mixer switches are correctly set.
    • Throttle stick is closed.
    • Model & rotorhead are restrained.
    • Neck strap, loose clothing etc. are clear of the gearing and blades.
    • Club members and onlookers are safely away from the helicopter.
    • If in any doubt please ask for help.
  5. Carry model to take off pad with throttle hold engaged.
  6. Ask other pilots if it is OK to take off and wait for a clear positive response from each before proceeding.
  7. Keep well clear of other users of the field and the footpaths.
  8. In the event of an engine failure call “Deadstick” loudly and autorotate back to the take off area if possible and ONLY if it is safe to do so.
  9. At the end of the flight stop the engine if applicable or engage throttle hold and carry the model back to the pits.
  10. Switch off the Rx and finally the Tx.