Tarot Gimbal Video Stabilization
DroidPlanner 2 (Android)
Mission Planner (Windows)
APM Planner (OS X)
Instructions Errata List (Please read if using Version A of the Upgrade Kit Instructions.)
How to Remove DF13 Connectors
Re-Calibrating the ESC (Perform before your first flight.)
Re-Calibrating the Compass (Perform before your first flight.)
Unboxing and Setup Guide
Charging the Battery
Key Flight Modes
Your First Flight
Installing and Operating the Gimbal
Practicing Safe Flying
Re-Calibrating the Accelerometer
Re-Calibrating the ESC
Re-Calibrating the Compass
Updating the Firmware (After updating the firmware, perform a compass calibration before flying.)
Binding the Transmitter
DroidPlanner 2 ground station for Android
Mission Planner ground station
APM Planner ground station
APM Planner download link (Mac OSX)
APM Planner Mac OSX installation instructions
Using a ground station with APM Planner
APM Planner download link (Windows)
APM Planner Windows installation instructions
Listen to notification tones
Do I need to perform any software setup before my first flight?
- No, the initial setup process has already been completed for you, and IRIS is ready to fly! When using Mission Planner or APM Planner, re-performing the calibrations on the initial setup screen, including the mandatory hardware configurations and setup wizard, can adversely affect the performance of your aircraft. After downloading Mission Planner or APM Planner, select the flight data or flight plan screens to get started planning missions and monitoring IRIS. Do not complete the setup wizard or perform any of the calibrations on the initial setup screen unless you are connecting an RC system.
Can I fly IRIS without an RC transmitter?
- No, you cannot fly IRIS without a transmitter turned on and connected to IRIS. During an autonomous mission, IRIS will be controlled by the autopilot without input from the transmitter, but you should always keep the transmitter turned on and ready to use at any moment.
Where should I fly?
- Choose an open, outdoor area away from people, buildings, and airports. IRIS will land automatically if it loses connection with the transmitter, runs out of battery, or loses GPS signal in a GPS-dependent mode. This means that you shouldn’t fly anywhere that a landing anywhere along the flight path would cause an unsafe situation for people or property. Make sure to check your local regulations for areas where RC flying is permitted; do not fly in areas where motorized vehicles or RC aircraft are prohibited. Many areas have designated RC flying fields where you can fly safely and legally. Don’t fly in a confined area like a small backyard or balcony.
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