Sharper Image DX-3 Video Drone User Manul

Sharper Image DX-3 Drone Manual Rechargeable 2.4GHz Video Drone

Rechargeable 2.4GHz DX-3 VIDEO DRONE

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DRONE

PLEASE READ ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
PRIOR TO USE. KEEP THIS DOCUMENT AS IT CONTAINS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRONE.

1. CHARGING

  • Drone must be charged before each use (USB cable included)
  • Indicator light will turn off once fully charged
  • Install batteries in remote

2. PAIRING

Before each flight pair the remote with the drone:

  1. Turn your drone on and place on a flat, level surface
  2. Turn on the remote on and move the left joystick down, then up, then down again
  3. The beep will indicate successful pairing

3. DIRECTIONAL LIGHTS

  • White lights indicate the front of the drone
  • Red lights indicate the back of the drone
  • Not applicable in auto-orientation mode

4. REMOTE CONTROL OVERVIEW

Practice flying your drone below 10 feet and at low speeds until comfortable with all
controls to avoid unnecessary damage or injury

Left joystick
Up/Down controls elevation
Left/Right controls spin
Right joystick
controls flight direction
Direction Trim
use to eliminate drift To cut power to drone, move left joystick to down position

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

PLEASE GIVE US A call ..WE ARE HERE TO HELP

CHOKING HAZARD
SMALL PARTS NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS
ADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

CUSTOMER SERVICE

(800)374-2744

Before Calling please locate the 10 digits code printed on the back of your remote

Contents

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of the Sharper Image Rechargeable 2.4 GHz DX-3 Video Drone.Get ready to
soar to new heights. Master the art of drone flying and stunting with remote
control maneuverability. This lightweight stunting drone will provide
hours of fun.

SPECIFICATIONS

Remote Controller Battery:6×1.5V AA
Charging Time: Approximately 120 minutes
Drone Battery: 800 mAh Li-po
Maximum Recommended Altitude 150 ft.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

General Warnings

Contents and Remote Battery Installation

Charging LiPo and Replacing Propeller

Remote Overview

Operating Drone

Modes and Installing B lade Gaurds

Tips and FCC Warning

General Warnings

READ ALL WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS BEFORE USE ∶

SAFETY WARNINGS:

• Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. As with all electrical products, precaution
• should be observed during handling and use to reduce the risk of electrical shock.
• Adult supervision is required at all times.
• Before each use, an adult should review the product and battery to determine that no damage or
• hazards exist
DO NOT TOUCH SPINNING PROPELLERS
• Do not allow anything to intentionally make contact in any way with spinning propellers
• Prevent contact with spinning blades by turning off remote prior to handling drone
Use caution and pay attention to your surroundings while operating drone
• Do not fly drone into animals, people, or inanimate objects

• Keep drone away from power lines, buildings, trees, public areas, and any other potentially
• hazardous areas.
• Do not operate in rain, heavy wind, and or any type of severe weather
• Do not land drone on wet surfaces
• Never touch or allow others to touch drone while it is flying
• Always turn drone off when it is not in use
• Always fly drone in large open areas
• Never fly drones above or near people, sudden changes in wind or other conditions could lead to
• unexpected crashes.
• Always use caution when flying drone vehicles, obey relevant laws, respect the privacy and
• property rights of others.
• The drone shall never be modified or used for anything except its intended purpose.

 

PLEASE RECYCLE OR
DISPOSE OF ELECTRONICS
PROPERLY RECYCLING
INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT
WWW.MERCHSOURCE.

 

 

Invasion of Privacy Warning
Always be mindful of others privacy and do not
record video or take images of others without
their consent. Check and comply with your
federal, state and local laws regarding privacy.

 

Contents and Remote Battery Installation

Components OF LITHIUM-POLYMER BATTERY
“AA” batteries

REMOTE BATTERY INFORMATION

1-Slide open battery compartment
2-Install 6 “AA” batteries as shown in diagram shown above
3-Replace and close battery compartment

LITHIUM-POLYMER BATTERY WARNING
There is a risk of fire and personal injury if Li-Po
battery is punctured, damaged or misused
• Never expose battery to extreme temperatures
• or moisture
• Do not subject battery to strong impacts
• Always keep battery away from flammable
• materials
• Only use manufacturer specified batter(ies),
• charger(s), and/or adapters, if applicable,
• specified by the manufacturer
• Battery is not serviceable
• Let battery cool to room temperature before
• charging
• While charging, never leave battery unattended
• Recycle or dispose of battery according to federal
state and local laws
KEEP THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR REFERENCE

BATTERY WARNING

• Do not mix old and new batteries
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium)
batteries
• Insert batteries using the correct polarity. Do not short-circuit the supply terminal
• Only use manufacturer specified batter(ies), charger(s), and/or adapters, if
applicable, specified by the manufacturer
• Always use, replace, and recharge (if applicable) batteries under adult supervision.

Charging LiPo and Replacing Propellers

CHARGING BATTERY

Note: The Battery Charger will light up when it
is charging the battery and turn off when the
battery is fully charged. Charge time is
approximately 120 minutes.

Turn off the drone before charging.
Connect the Battery Charger to the Micro USB
port on the Drone.
Connect USB connector to power source.

Method for CHARGING BATTERY

Replacing Propellers

1. Follow diagram.
2. Remove screw from top of Propeller
3. Remove broken Propeller and
replace with new Propeller.
4. Make sure you installed the correct
blade. Each blade has a number
written on it.Match the blades with
the corresponding number on the drone.
5. Insert screw into top of Propeller

Unistall Propeller

broken Propeller
Remote Overview
Remote Overview
Operating Drone

OPERATING DRONE

Step 1 – Pre Flight Checklist

1. Read all warnings and instructions.
2. Install remote batteries, page 2.
3. Make sure that drone and remote are powered off.
4. Assemble Drone, page 3.
5. Charge batteries, page 3.

Step 2 – Choosing a location

• Drone is designed to be flown indoors and outdoors

• Always make sure you have enough space to fly drone

• Always follow warnings, page 1

Step 3 – Starting Drone

1. Making sure your remote is off, slide drone switch
to ON. Drone lights will begin to flicker
2. Choose a flat even surface and follow the
diagram
3. Turn remote on. Bring the Throttle all the way up
then bring it all the way down. Remote will beep
and drone lights will flicker rapidly then turn on
permanently once paired.
4. Drone is ready for flight.

Step 4 – Lift Off

1. Slowly and carefully press the Throttle Joystick
up. Drone will begin to elevate. You can
compensate for some of the drones drifting by
using the Multi Directional Button or by following
step 5. You may need to practice this step
several times before successfully getting drone
into the air.
2. You can let go of the throttle once you get to your
desired elevation. The drone will engage its auto hover function. auto

Practice Step

Step 5 – Drone Begins to Drift

Follow this step if your drone begins to drift while take off or during flight

• Drone drifts backwards: Press the forward Adjustment Button

• Drone drifts forwards: Press the Backwards Adjustment Button

• Drone drifts left: Press the Right Adjustment Button
• Drone drifts right: Press the Left Adjustment Button
• Drone spins clockwise (viewing drone from top): Slide
the spin Adjustment to the left
• Drone spins counter-clockwise (viewing drone from top):
Slide the Spin Adjustment to the right

Step 6 – Operating Drone in Flight

The drones range is approximately 400 feet or 150 feet of altitude

• Read and be aware of all warnings found on page 1.
• Maintain your desired elevation by using the Throttle
• Push the Throttle joystick to right or left to spin the drone.
• Use the Multi Directional Joystick to move forwards,
backwards, and side to side
• Review step 5 if your drone begins to drift
• Drone will begin to blink when drone is paired to remote
and battery is low

Step 7 – Landing Drone

There are two ways to land the drone

1. Press the Auto Land Button. The drone will slowly begin to land. If
the drone begins to drift, you can still control the drone’s
direction using the Multi Directional Button.
2. Slowly and carefully press the Throttle Joystick down until drone
lands. If the drone begins to drift, you can still control the drone’s
direction using the Multi Directional Button


Always turn off remote prior to retrieving
or picking up drone. This will help you
avoid accidently activating propellers.

Modes and Installing Blade Gaurds

MODES

Stunt Button

Once you are comfortable flying the drone, use the Stunt Button to perform acrobatic stunts.

1. Hover the drone to at least above 10 feet.
2. Press the Stunt Button. You will hear beeping coming from the remote
3. Move the Multi Directional Button to the desired direction that you would like the drone to flip

Auto Orientation Button ☮

• Auto Orientation default setting is off. To enter this mode press Auto Orientation “+” button. Re mote
will beep twice.
• After drone success paired, the 2 white LED lights toward orientation will be the original forward
orientation, when drone is in auto orientation mode, whatever the drone spin, the forward orientation
will be previous original forward orientation.
• Remote will beep every 6s to indicate the drone is in Auto Orientation mode.
• To exit mode, press the “+“ button. Remote will sound 1 long beep indicating that it has exited Auto
Orientation mode.

Auto Landing Button ⚇

• Make sure you have achieved level, balanced flight, where the drone is neither climbing nor
descending.This mode allows you to safely and slowly land your drone without having to control the
speed. It is done for you automatically.
• The ideal auto landing height is 25ft.
• Press the “-“ button to trigger auto land. Remote will beep continuously until drone lands
• Do NOT touch the left control stick. This will interrupt the landing sequence.
• To steer the drone during landing, use the right control until drone has reached the ground.
• Press the “-“ button again to exit auto landing mode.

NOTE: Please make sure the throttle joystick is on down position before exit auto landing mode.

Camera – taking pictures and creating videos

• Taking a picture- press Camera Button once to take a picture. 4 main lights will blink once and
audible beep heard indicating photo has been taken.
• Creating video- press Video Button once to take a video. Main lights will blink continuously indicating
video is being recorded. Lights will go solid (stop blinking) when video recording has stopped.
• Please press the video button again to stop the video creating.

NOTE: Please make sure the throttle joystick is on down position before exit auto landing mode.

INSTALLING BLADE GAURDS

• Click blade guards in place per
diagrams below.
• Use provided screws and a small
screwdriver to secure the blade gaurds
before use.

blade guards &screwdriver
Tips and FCC Warning

TIPS

• Do not crash drone into sand or dirt. Drone gears may become clogged
• When first learning to fly, practice lifting off and hovering
• Stay several feet from walls and buildings
• Always Press Throttle all the way down after crashing or when something gets stuck in propellers
• Never fly drones above or near people, sudden changes in wind or other conditions could lead to unexpected crashes.
• Always use caution when flying drone vehicles, obey relevant laws, respect the privacy and property rights of
others.
• The drone shall never be modified or used for anything except its intended purpose.

WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.

TROUBLESHOOTING:

When remote switch is turned on, the remote light does not illuminate:

1) Check that batteries in the remote are installed correctly OR
2) Replace with new batteries

During drone flight, the remote LED is flashing:

1) Remote batteries are low; replace them with new batteries

Drone and remote properly pair, but the drone will not lift-off:

1) Drone Li-Po needs charging. Use charging cable to connect the drone to power source.

After trimming the drone, the drone flight is very unstable and cannot fly properly:

1) One or more blades are most likely damaged;
2) Turn off the drone and remote.
3) Replace with the proper number replacement blade and try flying again.

After impact, the drone is unstable:

1) Put the left remote control lever to the left bottom and put the right remote control lever
to the right bottom at the same time which connected to the drone (diagram to right).
2) If the above does not resolve the issue, reboot the drone and controller and pair again.

Remote Controller and Drone can not be paired:

1) Check Point: Remote Controller must be closed to Drone, not exceed 4 meters.

Note: If there are 2 sets of Drones within 4 meters for Pairing, you must pair one successfully before pairing the second set.


 

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause
harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.


Remote Controller

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio commu- nications.
However there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in aparticular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna,
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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