FrSky Rover 3 Tilting Rotors Drone
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Meaning of Special Language
The following terms are used throughout the product literature to indicate various levels of potential harm when operating this product:
NOTICE: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create a possibility of physical property damage AND a little or no possibility of injury.
CAUTION: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of physical property damage AND a possibility of serious injury.
WARNING: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of property damage, collateral damage, and serious injury OR create a high probability of superficial injury.
WARNING: Read the ENTIRE instruction manual to become familiar with the features of the product before operating. Failure to operate the product correctly can result in damage to the product, personal property and cause serious injury.
This is a sophisticated hobby product. It must be operated with caution and common sense and requires some basic mechanical ability. Failure to operate this Product in a safe and responsible manner could result in injury or damage to the product or other property. This product is not intended for use by children without direct adult supervision. Do not use incompatible components or alter this product in any way outside of the instructions provided by FrSky Electronic Co., Ltd. This manual contains instructions for safety, operation, and maintenance. It is essential to read and follow all the instructions and warnings in the manual, prior to assembly, setup or use, in order to operate correctly and avoid damage or serious injury.
Age Recommendation: Not for children under 14 years. This is not a toy.
Safety Precautions and Warnings:
- Always keep a safe distance in all directions around your model to avoid collisions or injury. This model is controlled by a radio signal subject to interference from many sources outside your control. Interference can cause momentary loss of control.
- Always operate your model in open spaces away from full-size vehicles, traffic, and people.
- Always carefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional support equipment (chargers, rechargeable battery packs, etc.).
- Always keep all chemicals, small parts, and anything electrical out of the reach of children.
- Always avoid water exposure to all equipment not specifically designed and protected for this purpose. Moisture causes damage to electronics.
- Never place any portion of the model in your mouth as it could cause serious injury or even death.
- Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
- Always keep aircraft in sight and under control.
- Always move the throttle fully down at rotor strike.
- Always use fully charged batteries.
- Always keep the transmitter powered on while the aircraft is powered.
- Always remove batteries before disassembling.
- Always keep moving parts clean.
- Always keep parts dry.
- Always let parts cool after use before touching.
- Always remove batteries after use.
- Never operate aircraft with damaged wiring.
- Never touch moving parts.
WARNING AGAINST COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS:
If you ever need to replace a FrSky component found in a FrSky product, always purchase from FrSky Electronic Co., Ltd. or a FrSky authorized dealer to ensure an authentic high-quality product. FrSky Electronic Co., Ltd. disclaims all support and warranty with regards to, but not limited to, compatibility and performance of counterfeit products or products claiming compatibility with FrSky.
If you are operating this product in North America, you are required to have an Amateur Radio (HAM) license. Visit www.arrl.org for more information.
This product uses Betaflight Third-Party Software in portions of its coding. For more information on Betaflight Software, please visit https://github.com/betaflight/betaflight/wiki.
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|Max Propeller Diameter||4 in|
|Box Contents||– Rover3 Tricopter drone
– Backup propellers
Needed to Complete:
- FrSky Transmitter
- 11.1V/14.8V 800 – 1300mAh Li-Battery
- LiPo Compatible Battery Charger
- FPV Headset or Groundstation Monitor
The operating frequency of the aircraft is 2400 – 2483.5 MHz
VS600mini Analog VTX is 5.8GHz (25mW/200mW/600mW adjustable) and requires an amateur radio license in North America To receive product updates, special offers, and more, register your product at www.frsky-rc.com.
NOTICE: Consult local laws and ordinances before operating FPV (first-person view) equipment.
In some areas, FPV operation may be limited or prohibited. You are responsible for operating this product in a legal and responsible manner.
First Flight Preparation
- Remove and inspect contents
- Begin charging the flight battery
- Assemble the aircraft
- Program your transmitter
- Install the flight battery in the aircraft (once it has been fully charged)
- Bind your transmitter
- Familiarize yourself with the controls
- Find a suitable area for flying
Always turn the transmitter on first
- Plug the flight battery into the lead from the ESC
- Allow the ESC to initialize and arm properly
- Fly the model
- Land the model
- Unplug the flight battery from the ESC
- Always turn the transmitter off las
Installing the Propellers
Refer to the illustration for the proper motor rotation and propeller location.
Match the propeller location to the illustration.
Secure the propellers using a screw nut.
Do not overtighten the screws as damage to the propellers or motors may result.
NOTE: Flash the flight controller with the newest firmware. And diff the “DIFF” file in the CLI. (Already done in the factory, do it again if you having troubles)
Bind the radio to the Rover 3 using D16 mode.
Set radio outputs order as:
Chanel 1: Throttle
Chanel 2: Aileron
Chanel 3: Elevator
Chanel 4: Rudder
Chanel 5: Aux 1 is arm/disarm. This can be changed to any other method of arm/disarm except AUX 3.
Chanel 6: Aux 2 is the mode setting. Assign to a three-position switch.
Set position 1 to no mode.
Set position 2 to Angle mode.
Set position 3 to Horizon mode.
Chanel 7: Aux 3 is the tilt slider. Assign to a slider on radio. (only works when Horizon mode)
Aux 2 position 1 is acro mode. This works just like a quad’s acro mode. The tilt slider does nothing.
Aux 2 position 2 (Angle Mode) sets the Rover 3’s pitch to always be level with the horizon.
Aux 2 position 3 (Horizon Model) works just the Angle Mode, except the Aux 3 slider will change the level of the Rover 3.
Transmitter and Receiver Binding
To bind or re-bind your copter to your chosen transmitter, follow the directions below.
- Disconnect the flight battery from the copter.
- Center all trims on your transmitter.
- 1: For Taranis X9D/X9D Plus/X9E and Taranis Q X7, turn on the radio, go to the MENU – MODEL SETUP – PAGE 2, choose Internal or External RF, select the ACCST D16 Mode and select BIND.
3.2: For Horus X12S/X10, turn on the radio, go to the RF SYSTEM, choose Internal or External RF, select the ACCST D16 Mode and select BIND under STATE.
- Connect the battery to the receiver while holding the F/S button on the receiver, the RED LED flashing indicates binding successfully.
- Reboot the receiver and go back to the Normal Mode of transmitter RF. Green LED constant on indicates linking normally. The receiver/transmitter module binding will not have to be repeated unless one of the two is replaced.
After setup the transmitter and completing the binding.
You can connect the power and check the rotors and motors.
Feel free to gentle push the throttle and take off.
Using the Video Transmitter
All video transmitter setups are done through lua script on radio.
Please see the details on www.Frsky-rc.com Rover 3 page.
FrSky is continuously adding features and improvements to our products. To get the most from your product, please check the download section of the FrSky website www.frsky-rc.com for the latest update firmware and manuals.
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