These guidelines must be read and followed by any personnel who operate the system.
- The pilot of an Ascending Technologies (AscTec) UAV should always act according to his/her best judgment, focusing on the safety of the people and the environment he/she is flying in.
- AscTec UAVs must be operated according to the laws of the country they are used in. It is the sole responsibility of the client to be informed of applicable restrictions. Examples of restrictions for operating UAVs in some countries may include: operation in line of sight only, uncontrolled airspace only, maximum operating altitude or prior permission by authorities needed.
- A system check before every flight should be performed according to the preflight checklist supplied by AscTec (see Preflight Check).
- Rotating propellers are capable of causing serious personal injury and property damage. Keep a safe distance and/or wear appropriate safety equipment.
- Our UAVs, like all comparable aircraft, can in rare cases suffer electrical, mechanical and/or other failures which may lead to a partial or complete loss of flying capability. Therefore the pilot is responsible for conducting all flights at a safe distance from people, moving vehicles etc. such that in the event of loss of flight control, no personal injury will result.
- Operating the aircraft close to power lines, power transformers or other areas with high electromagnetic disturbances or in urban canyons can have severe effects on the GPS stability and/or the magnetic field sensor. Therefore a pilot must have the training and ability to fly the system in Height Mode in any situation. It is recommended to avoid these problematic environments.
- Flying out of sight is prohibited.
- Flying the aircraft at wind speeds above 10 m/s is not recommended. Please note that wind conditions on the ground and high up in the air can differ!
- Flying the aircraft at temperatures below 0° Celsius or above 35° Celsius is not permitted.
- Fly only in dry conditions. This system is not waterproofed.
- After assembly and before the first flight, a check should be performed according to the supplied checklists.
- Transporting the aircraft in any other transport containers not approved by AscTec is not recommended.
- Using other devices in combination with the aircraft other than approved by AscTec (e.g. batteries, battery chargers, cameras, etc.) is not recommended.
- AscTec can not take care of the full functionality of an AscTec UAV, which is modified by the client. Therefore we do not take responsibility if an AscTec UAV is customized. In this case it is the responsibility of the customer to provide a safe operation of the AscTec UAV.
- Intensive training of every pilot to operate the UAV in all flight modes and to maintain the UAV in a safe and airworthy condition is mandatory.
- Insurance according to the requirements of EC Regulation 785/2004 and/or UK Civil Aviation (Insurance) Regulations 2005 is mandatory. In no circumstances will AscTec accept responsibility or liability for third party damages caused directly or indirectly by the AscTec UAV or its pilot by whatever means.
Subject to change without prior notice. Errors and omissions excepted.