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Altair 818 Hornet Plus FAQs

Altair 818 Hornet Plus FAQs

Is the Altair 818 Hornet a good drone for kids?

Yes! The 818 Hornet is equipped with multiple skill level settings and is a great drone for beginners and kids! Take a look at our article on kids drones by clicking here

How do I download and use the video app?

We’ve made a handy video guide that will show you all the ins and outs of connecting your drone to the app:

How does the Altair 818 Hornet Plus handle in wind?

The 818 Hornet Plus is capable of flying in low winds.  Be sure to fly the drone indoors to become comfortable with the controls before flying outside or in any wind.  If it is windy, keep the drone close and not too high because winds higher up will be higher than at ground level.

What is the range of the flight controller?

Radio flight control is up to 150 meters (500 feet).

What is the range of the FPV video?

The 818 Hornet Plus can stream live FPV video to the app from a range of up to 60 meters (190 feet).

What SD Memory Card is Recommended?

We recommend a MICRO SD XC or Class 10 or faster memory card,

How much does the Altair 818 Hornet Plus Weigh?

248 grams

What are the measurements of the Altair 818 Hornet Plus?

334 x 334 x 127 mm

What is the battery life of the Altair 818 Hornet Plus?

13-15 minutes

Does the Altair 818 Hornet Plus have a 4 or 6 axis control?

6 Axis

How can you keep track of the 818 Hornet’s orientation while in flight?

The Altair 818 Hornet Plus has green LED lights on the front of the drone and red LED lights in the back.

What is Headless mode and how do I use it?

We have a whole video explaining Headless mode here:

How do I install new propellers?

We have a video explaining how to replace propellers here:

How do I adjust the trim on the Altair 818 Hornet Plus?

There is a button on the back of the remote labeled “trim.” If the drone seems like it’s not responding appropriately to control inputs, hold this button down while moving the right analog control stick left, right, up or down to correct the trim. You will hear a beep each time the controller registers an adjustment. Adjust each direction until the drone is hovering without moving much. We have a great video on adjusting the trim here:

How do I change flight modes on the Altair 818 Hornet Plus?

There is a button on the back of the remote labeled “H/L.” When you push it, it will beep either once, twice, or three times. If it beeps once, the drone has been set to the beginner speed level. Two beeps indicates the intermediate speed level, and three beeps indicates the advanced flight level.  We have a video that goes through the H/L function here:

What mobile devices work with this drone?

Android phones, iPhones, and iPads.

Can you control the drone without the remote?

Yes. Once you have connected a mobile device to the video app, you can fly it directly from your phone or tablet without using the remote.