Please, please put in six hours of flying on a good simulator before any flying. I recommend the AeroSIM RC
flight simulator, but, any sim with a quad model will do.
The following steps cover pre-flight of
the Kopter using the basic Flt-Ctrl w/barometric sensor (height) only it
does not take into consideration adjustment of the Navi, Mag or GPS.
- Remove the props
- Check all fasteners screws and velcro for tightness and security.
sure your transmitter/receiver has been bound.
- Check MKTools for proper, mixer, k-value, switch, and poti settings.
- Set emergency time setting in MKTool to maximum 247 which equals about 24
seconds. In case you lose radio signal it will give you a short time to
- Set emergency gas setting to 45.
- Connect your now charged battery and let the electronics
initialize. You will hear a chirp from each motor and each will make a
- Confirm that initial gyro and acc leveling calibration has been accomplished.
- Generally, get the copter into a level position, If proper calibration was accomplished in the initial setup, than, you only need to get the copter close to level.
- Switch flight mode to beginner (mode 3)
by holding left stick upper left while holding right stick upper center.
Hold until you hear 3 beeps. You only need do this once to set Kopter
to mode 3 unless of course you update the firmware at a later time. If
you don’t hear 3 beeps you are in the wrong flight parameter, repeat
- Start motors by holding left stick lower right. Do
a test run up of the motors using the transmitter before installing the
props and double check to be sure the rotation on each motor is correct. This run up will also tell you that your throttle is
set up correctly and not reversed. At idle the left stick should be
closest to you.
- Stop motors by holding the left stick in the
lower left position, disconnect the battery, and install the props
making sure they are on the correct motor and that the hex screws are
tight. I put a small stainless steel washer under the head of each hex
screw so the screw heads wouldn’t dig into the plastic prop when
tightened.. Remember that you have props
that rotate clockwise and some that rotate counterclockwise. The props
are not the same, get them in the right order or the Kopter can’t fly.
the bird outside turn on the transmitter, and then connect the battery
to the bird. Once the electronics have initialized (each motor will make
short rotation and beep, green light only on flight control board. Set
the Kopter on the ground so it is stationary and hold left stick upper
left position until you hear 3 beeps. This calibrates gyros (the bird
must be stationary but not necessarily level here) This particular
calibration needs to be done each and every time before you fly.
left stick lower right which starts all motors at idle.
- It is recommended that before you attempt
your first flight slowly run up the motors until the Kopter starts to
get light on the landing gear. At this point check your controls nick,
roll, and yaw to be sure movement on the Kopter is correct and in sync
with stick movements. If you need to slightly trim out the controls do
so now. Take it easy here as you don’t want to make the bird so light
and over control testing to the point that you roll the Kopter over. If
you need to make switch reversals on your transmitter power down the
Kopter and make them now, before lifting off.