Taking Off and Landing

Follow these steps to take off:

 

Checklist

1 Propellers are attached tightly to the motors in the correct order and the GPS mast is oriented vertically.
2 The X8 is powered with the battery secured to the underside of the vehicle. (Remember to hold the X8 still and level while the sensors initialize).
3 The controller is set to CH 7 OFF, standard (STD) mode (loiter mode for beginners), and RTL OFF.
4 The status LED displays blinking green, indicating that the X8 has acquired GPS lock. This can take a few minutes depending on your flying location.
5 The X8 is situated at a safe, unobstructed launch point, facing away from you.

Arm

After completing the checklist, you’re ready to fly! Arming and disarming are important steps that must be completed before takeoff and after landing. Use the safety button and the controller to arm the X8.

 

Press and hold the safety button until it displays solid red. This indicates that the X8 is now active. Stand back!

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To arm the motors, hold the stick down/right until the motors spin.

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The arming and disarming procedures ensure that you can safety start and stop motors without risk of injury. The X8’s motors will spin when armed! Make sure the propellers are clear of any obstructions, including your hands, before arming. Do not handle the propellers or pick up the X8 while the safety button is active (solid red).

Landing

If you end your flight using the Ch 7 land command or RTL, the X8 disarms automatically; wait for the motors to stop, and proceed to powering off. Attempting to disarm the X8 in either land mode or RTL mode can cause the cause the copter to flip.

 

Press and hold the safety button until it displays solid red. This indicates that the X8 is now active. Stand back!

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To disarm the motors, hold the left stick down/left until the motors stop.

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The arming and disarming procedures ensure that you can safety start and stop motors without risk of injury. The X8’s motors will spin when armed! Make sure the propellers are clear of any obstructions, including your hands, before arming. Do not handle the propellers or pick up the X8 while the safety button is active.

 

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