Intel® Falcon™ 8+ Drone - Topcon Edition: Battery warnings

Overview:

There are several acoustic and visual warnings (in the bottom line of the Status Display and in the notification area at the top of the touch screen tablet) that caution you of low or empty battery.

The following warnings refer to the UAS batteries:

First warning (audio): “Battery weak, land soon” and a vibration of the Intel® Cockpit GCS. The voltage display on the Status Display starts flashing.

  • The audio warning is repeated every 20 seconds. The battery voltage is ~ <= 14.4 V or the remaining maximum flight time is < 4 minutes
  • Text on Status Display: BATTERY WEAK!
  • Text on tablet: Falcon Battery weak. Land soon!

Second warning (audio): “Battery empty, land now” and a vibration of the Intel Cockpit GCS. The voltage display on the Status Display is flashing.

  • Text on Status Display: BATTERY EMPTY!
  • The battery voltage is ~ <= 14.1 V or the remaining maximum flight time is < 2 minutes.
  • The audio warning is repeated every 10 seconds when the remaining flight time < 1 minute.

Warning: The UAS must be landed immediately after this warning. 

 

The following warnings refer to the Cockpit battery:

First warning (audio): “Battery weak, land soon” and a vibration on the Intel® Cockpit GCS.

  • Text on Status Display: CP. BAT. WEAK!
  • Text on tablet: Cockpit battery weak. Land soon!
  • The remaining operating time of the Intel Cockpit GCS display, shown as a percentage on the Status Display, starts flashing. The audio warning is repeated every 20 seconds.

Second warning: “Battery empty, land now” and a vibration of the Intel Cockpit GCS.

  • Text on Status Display: CP. BAT. EMPTY!
  • Text on tablet: Cockpit battery empty.
  • Land now!

The remaining operating time of the Intel® Cockpit GCS display, shown as a percentage on the Status Display, is flashing. The audio warning is repeated every 10 seconds, when the remaining operating time < 1 minute.

Caution: The system must always be landed by the pilot! There is no auto-landing in case of low or empty battery.

Warning: The UAS must be landed immediately after this warning.