Altair Blackhawk Instructional Tips & Videos
Table of Contents
- Unboxing the Altair Aerial Blackhawk
- Install Analog Controller Sticks
- Installing the Propellers Correctly
- Installing Propeller Guards
- Installing the Battery
- Pairing the Controller
- How-To Lock and Unlock the Propellers
- The Blackhawk's Three Trim Functions Explained
- Pair the Blackhawk Troubleshooting Tips!
- How-To Open the Action Camera Housing
- Installing an Action Camera and Mount
- How to Connect Altair Blackhawk Remote to the Drone
Unboxing the Altair Aerial BlackhawkBack To Top
This video is an unboxing of the Altair Blackhawk and shows you exactly what you should receive inside your box!
BlackHawk Drone Body
2 Sets of Propellers (4 each)
1 Set of Propeller Guards (4 pieces)
1 Set of High-Landing Gears (4 pieces)
1 LI-PO Battery
Action Camera Mount
Install Analog Controller SticksBack To Top
This video will walk you through how to install the analog controller sticks onto your Blackhawk remote control.
The analog sticks come in a small plastic bag with two small screws for installation. Insert the analog controller stick into position and drop the included screw into the hole to connect. Tighten the screw clockwise with the included screwdriver for both analog controller sticks.
Installing the Propellers CorrectlyBack To Top
This video will help you to install the propellers correctly on the Altair Blackhawk drone.
When you open a set of propellers you will notice that two of the propellers are have the letter "A" on them and two of the propellers have the letter "B" on them. You will want to install the "A" propellers and the "B" propellers diagonally across from one another in order for the drone to operate correctly. The "A" propellers will install clockwise onto the motors and the "B" propellers will install counterclockwise. To uninstall the propellers, use the included wrench to lock the motor in place while you twist the propellers off each motor.
Installing Propeller GuardsBack To Top
Installing the propeller guards is easy and will keep your propellers protected while you're learning to fly the Altair Blackhawk drone.
To install the propeller guards, turn the Blackhawk drone body over and locate the two screws below each motor. Remove the two screws and set aside. Next, line up the propeller guard so that the holes are lined up and fix the screws clockwise with the included screwdriver until tight. Repeat this process for all four propeller guards.
Installing the BatteryBack To Top
This video will help you install the battery on the Altair Aerial Blackhawk.
First, locate the battery box on the underside of the drone body. Slide in the battery with the cables at the back. To plug in the battery, line up the flat side of the yellow plug (the positive) with the flat side of the drone body (the positive) and gently push into place. You will hear a confirmation tone from the drone when done correctly.
Pairing the ControllerBack To Top
In this video we are going to walk you through how to pair the remote control with the Altair Aerial Blackhawk.
First, connect the battery to the drone by lining up the positive side of the yellow plug from the battery to the positive side of the drone body battery connection. You will hear a confirmation tone when the battery is installed correctly. Next, with the remote control in your hands, pull the left analog stick to the down position and hold the red button down while you turn on the remote control. The remote will beep twice to confirm the pairing and the indicator light will be solid green.
To unlock the propellers, keep the left analog stick in the down position and press the red button once. The drone is now unlocked and ready to fly! To lock the drone propellers, with the left analog stick in the down position, hold the red button once more for three seconds.
How-To Lock and Unlock the PropellersBack To Top
In this video we are going to walk you through how to lock and unlock the propellers on the Altair Aerial Blackhawk.
To unlock the propellers, put the left analog stick in the down position and press the red button once. The drone is now unlocked and ready to fly! To lock the drone propellers, with the left analog stick in the down position, hold the red button once more for three seconds.
The Blackhawk's Three Trim Functions ExplainedBack To Top
In this video we are going to explain the trim function and the three different types of trim that you can adjust with the Altair Aerial Blackhawk.
The first type of trim that can be adjusted is rotational trim and that button is located below the left analog stick. If the Blackhawk is rotating right while hovering you can adjust that rotation by pushing the rotational trim button to the left once. Each push of the trim button will adjust the trim one time. To keep adjusting left or right you must push the trim button once each time in that direction.
The second type of trim that can be adjusted is the forward/backward trim and that button is located to the left of the right analog stick. If you find that the aircraft is moving forward while in a hover, you can adjust the trim back. Just as with the rotational trim, each adjustment forward or backward is made one at a time in that direction.
The third type of trim that can be adjusted in the leftward/rightward trim and that button is located below the right analog stick. If you notice that the drone is drifting left, you can adjust the leftward/rightward trim right one click at a time until you have a stable hover.
Pair the Blackhawk Troubleshooting Tips!Back To Top
If you are having trouble pairing the Blackhawk and remote, watch this quick video for troubleshooting tips!
The Blackhawk and remote should pair quickly, but if you are having problems the first thing that you'll want to do is turn off the remote and unplug the battery from the drone. Next, plug the battery back in and wait for the drone lights to stop blinking, then go through the pairing process once again. Most of the time this "hard reset" will solve the pairing problem.
How-To Open the Action Camera HousingBack To Top
This video will show you how to open the action camera housing for the Altair Aerial Blackhawk. This housing is made to be very tight and will require some force on your part to open.
First, locate the mechanism on the side of the housing and pull down on the smaller tab to unlock. Once unlocked, lift up on the second tab to open the action camera housing. To lock the housing, close the second tab and lock down the first tab into their original positions.
Installing an Action Camera and MountBack To Top
In this video we install an action camera into the action camera mount and install the mount to the Altair Aerial Blackhawk.
To install the action camera, open the action camera mount and place the camera lens facing the opposite direction of the long mount piece on top.
To attached the action camera mount to the Altair Aerial Blackhawk, locate the small channel underneath the drone body and slide the long mount piece into position. When fully in position, rotate the small half moon shaped piece to lock the mount.
How to Connect Altair Blackhawk Remote to the DroneBack To Top
Connecting the Altair Blackhawk drone to the included controller is easy when you follow these simple steps. Make sure that the batteries are installed in both the controller and the drone, but that the power is not on.
Pick up the controller and press the left analog joystick into the down position. This will enable safe mode while you complete the pairing process. On the top left of the controller, press the red button and with your other hand flip the on switch located in the center of the controller. The center light will flash and you will hear two beeps that confirm your controller is now ready to be paired with the Blackhawk drone.
Set the controller down and now you can connect the power cable from the back of the drone to the battery. A series of beeps and lights will confirm that your drone is now powered up and the light on the controller that was flashing will be solid, confirming that the drone is now paired with the remote. Press the red button on top of the remote once again to release the brake and the propellers will begin to turn.
At this point, the Blackhawk drone is ready to fly. Be sure that you only fly the Blackhawk drone outdoors. It is unsafe for this drone to be flown inside