Flyzone HCAA1985 User Manual

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❏ 2. Place marks on the bottom of the wing 1-7/16"
(35mm) and 1-3/4" (45mm) back from the front of the
wing, next to the left and right sides of the fuselage.
Turn the airplane right side up. Try to balance the
airplane on your finger tips, between the marks. This
is where the model should balance. We also found
that most of our test models balanced at this point
out of the box without having to add weight to the
nose or tail. If it does not balance at these marks,
weight will need to be added to the nose or tail. At
most hobby shops, you can purchase stick-on lead
weight made specifically for balancing airplanes.

The Sky Pilot should be flown only when the wind
speed is 5 mph or less.
If the wind is calm or very light,
the Sky Pilot will be docile and easy to control. Also,
find an area clear of trees, power lines and other
structures. A flying field for R/C planes is best. Don’t fly
around groups of people, especially children or within
6-miles of existing R/C flying fields.

1. Find an open area free of buildings, trees, power
lines and people.

2. For your first few flights, fly only when the wind is
calm. After you are comfortable with the airplane, you
can fly in winds that are no more than 5 miles per hour.
If flown in stronger winds, the plane may be blown
down wind and not have enough power to get back.

3. Make sure the battery pack is fully charged and
that the transmitter has fresh “AA” batteries installed.

4. If others are flying in the same area, make sure that
they are not using the same channel radio system you
are. The front of your transmitter has a tag with a
number on it (i.e. 1 through 6 and 26.995 through
27.255). This is the channel number and frequency
you are using. If someone is on the same channel or
frequency, DO NOT switch on your transmitter until
they are finished flying.

Your transmitter controls the altitude, direction and
speed of the airplane. The stick controls the altitude and
direction and the lever on the top of the transmitter
controls the speed.

When the battery power gets too low, the “Auto Cut-
Off” feature of the speed control provides an extra
degree of insurance. It reacts to low power by pulsing
the motor on and off, in effect saving power for the
receiver. That way your airplane goes into a glide and
you stay in control as you land.

If you have never flown an R/C airplane before, we
recommend that you get help from an experienced
R/C pilot. Most R/C clubs have training programs that
will help you learn to fly quickly. If you cannot find
an experienced pilot to help you learn, the following
will help you get your airplane into the air.

1. First switch your transmitter power switch “ON.”
This immediately puts you in control. Be sure your
throttle lever on the top of the transmitter is all the
way to the left.





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