What are some actions I should avoid when flying?

Performing toe-in action on remote controller while aircraft is in midair

The toe-in action will shut down the motors regardless of conditions, even if the aircraft is in midair. Please be extra cautious, and use this feature only in emergency; for example, if the aircraft has lost control.

Starting the motors immediately after powering on the aircraft

The aircraft needs approximately 50 seconds for IMU preheating after it has been powered on. During this time, you will be unable to start the motor with toe-in action or by pressing on Motor Starter button on your remote controller.

Flying the aircraft without selecting the desired mode first

You can choose flight mode (IOC, ATTI and GPS) through the upper left Flight Mode Switch on the remote controller. The aircraft’s reactions to the remote controller may differ in various modes, so it is important to check the mode before each flight.

Installing propellers incorrectly

Rotate and fasten the propellers in the direction indicated on the propeller. If they are not fastened properly, sharp speed change may cause the propellers to fall off, resulting in an aircraft crash.

Incorrect height when requesting Return Home

When you command the aircraft to Go Home either manually or automatically, the proper hovering height must be maintained to avoid crashing into buildings or other obstacles. When the Go Home function is activated, for safety reasons, the aircraft must be at an altitude of 30 meters or higher. If the aircraft is hovering at the altitude lower than 30 meters, it will ascend to an altitude of 30 meters above the home point before starting to return.

Disabling the Failsafe function

The aircraft constantly calculates the required battery level to return to the home point from its current location. When the battery level reaches the minimum level required, Failsafe will be activated. If you disable Failsafe at this moment, the aircraft might not be able to return to home point because of low battery, thus resulting in aircraft crash.

Flying in an unsafe indoor environment

The performance of Starpoint TM Positioning System is affected by the brightness and texture of the surface over which the aircraft is flying. The ultrasonic sensors may not function properly above sound-absorbing materials. Please try to avoid the following situations:

  • Flying over a monochrome surface (e.g. pure black, white, or red), or a highly reflective surface
  • Flying over extremely dark or bright surfaces, or in an area where the lighting changes frequently
  • Flying over surfaces with unclear or highly repeating patterns or textures (e.g. tiles with the same design)
  • Flying over surfaces that might absorb or reflect sound waves
  • Flying at a high speed over 8m/s at 2 meters high, or over 4m/s at 1 meter high
  • Flying over moving surfaces or objects
  • Dirt or debris on the monocular camera lens preventing a clear view

Flying in harsh environments

To prevent damage to the aircraft, do not fly the aircraft in harsh environments such as:

  • Around potential obstacles, such as trees or buildings
  • In extreme weather conditions
  • An area with strong electromagnetic interference from power station, power line or broadcasting towers

Attempting to prevent an aircraft crash with Command Stick release

A Command Stick release cannot stop a fast-moving aircraft from running into an obstacle. The aircraft will drift for a certain distance due to inertia, possibly resulting in a crash. Pay attention to the distance between the aircraft and the obstacle in flight. You can command the aircraft to fly oppositely or off course to avoid the obstacle instead of releasing command stick.