Here’s the Altura Zenith ATX8 Drone User Manual for you to check out.
Here’s the full instructions manual for Altura Zenith ATX8 Drone.
Introducing the Altura Zenith:
The Altura Zenith establishes a standard for unmanned aircraft system design by fusing cutting-edge technology with an incredibly flat, small, and light body.
The creation of a multi-rotor aircraft system that can satisfy a wide range of application needs without sacrificing design was made possible by starting from scratch.
Disclaimer and Warning:
Altura Zenith Configuration:
Altura Zenith Airframe Guide:
Altura Zenith Gimbals:
Ground Control Station:
Each system has an RF radio control module (transmitter) that allows a single pilot to operate it completely manually.
From the ground, the operator can control the flight, payload, or camera operations. High-end photography or filmmaking that demands precision handling is perfect for this module.
To enable a focus on both the flight and the payload arrangement, the system is configured with a second control unit for dual operation. This enables the users to fly steadily and safely while providing the best data or photos.
- Pilot Operator
- Payload Operator
- Altura HD Box
To make navigation simpler, the touchscreen tablet control was created. Standard functions including “take off” are programmed to simplify handling, and flight planning is possible because of GPS waypoint input. It also functions as a display device for flight telemetry monitoring.
Aircraft Specifications and Performance:
Battery Usage and Charging Instructions:
For the protection of the Altura Zenith, we recommend that all transportation will be done in the original transport case delivered by Aerialtronics.
Cameras and other equipment can be kept in their original storage with the transmitters. equipment. Although you can mount your primary camera on the gimbal that is kept on the Zenith Altura itself for the finest defense.
Pre-flight Transport Instructions:
Post-flight Transport Instructions:
You must physically inspect the system to ensure that everything is connected and operating as intended before every trip.
You must inspect the area for obstructions and other disturbances that might interfere with your flight before each flight. If the waypoint list from earlier flights has been cleared, check your tablet.
Please make sure the tablet is connected to the aircraft after turning it on, and make sure all stick movements match what is displayed on the tablet for each flight mode.
DO NOT TAKE OFF if anything is not acting as intended. For the best flight performance, make sure the aircraft is in the proper flight mode. You are prepared to take off after performing a system check.
The Altura Zenith may be “commanded and controlled” using the pilot control sticks. Each stick has two directions. In the corresponding tables, the classification of the various control functions on the sticks that are used is provided.
- Manual Mode – for pilots with significant experience
- Manual Altitude Mode – for pilots with limited to average experience
- Auto Hovering Mode – for pilots with very limited experience
The Altura Zenith may be “commanded and controlled” using the pilot control sticks. Each stick \shas two directions. In the corresponding tables, the classification of the various control functions on the sticks that are used is provided.
Put the transmitter in Back Landing mode if something happens that causes you to lose control of the aircraft.
This will cause the system to fly back to the position from which it was powered up, and the aircraft will land autonomously. You can also activate this mode by activating if there is a crisis, turn off the pilot transmitter.
Please continuously checking the tablet’s battery level throughout the flight to ensure you have enough power to safely land the aircraft. You must land the aeroplane as soon as possible when the battery voltage reaches 21.8 V.
- Back Landing
Within 25m radius from the take-off position the aircraft will fly back in a straight line to
take-off position and descent slowly till ground level and after touch down the motors
will slightly decrease speed and stop.
- GPS Waypoint
The aircraft will follow a pre-indicated flight pattern that the pilot has inserted in the tablet hereby the aircraft will fly pre-indicated GPS locations, altitude, and airspeed.
The landing phase starts with maneuvering the aircraft above a pre-determined landing spot at a safe altitude above ground.
Start descending once the aircraft is hovering above the predetermined landing spot and the landing area is free of obstacles. Make sure you land on a flat and stable surface.
The aircraft descending is primary controlled with a throttle stick which controls descend
rate. In case the aircraft starts drifting. Start landing the aircraft by pulling the left throttle stick slowly backward.
During landing the aircraft might drift off the intended position. Compensate by moving
the right control stick in the opposite direction of the drifting movement.
After the engines are turned off and the throttle stick is released to the center position
the system is safe to approach. First procedure post landing is to disconnect the battery
After touchdown, only approach the system if it is in “safe mode.”
If the propellers are not spinning when the throttle control stick is in the middle position, safe mode is detected.
It is safe to approach the aircraft to remove the battery hatch and disconnect the battery when it is in safe mode. You are necessary to examine the system following each flight.
Please use the voltage checker to check the battery voltage following each flight and wait at least fifteen minutes before charging your batteries.
After every flight, don’t forget to complete the pilot and system logs. Please read the transport chapter of this user manual to learn how to load the aircraft back into the transport case.
Status LED Description:
- GPS Status
- Normal Operation
- During Flight
- Autopilot Failure
A technology known as autopilot is used to steer an aeroplane without the pilot having to exert constant “hands-on” control.
The autopilot helps the pilot operate the vehicle, not taking over for him or her. This frees the pilot to concentrate on other important areas of the operation, like tracking the trajectory, weather, and systems.
Failure of the autopilot can occur at many phases. This includes both complete and partial autopilot failure.
- GPS Signal Loss Failure
GPS signal loss in flight can occur as a result of flying in a situation with bad or no GPS signals (i.e. urban canyons, tunnels). This can also occur as a result of a mechanical failure of the GPS module.
- Loss of Control Link
When the aircraft is unable to establish a connection with the transmitter, loss of control link occurs (i.e. control link radio signal loss). The “Return Home” flight emergency mode will be engaged by the aircraft.
- Loss of One Motor
Loss one motor is applicable when one brushless electric motor on the Altura Zenith loses power in flight or at take-off.
In case of a single motor failure, the system will be able to conduct a safe landing if the payload weight and placement is within limits.
- Loss of Multiple Motors
When several brushless electric motors on the Altura Zenith lose power during takeoff or flight, the phrase “loss one motor” is appropriate.
Depending on how many motors are malfunctioning and where they are, the system may still be able to make a safe landing.
- Back Landing
On the tablet, the return home function is denoted by the letter “BL”.
The following circumstances may trigger the activation of Return Home:
Link lost of control (automatic activation after 4 seconds)
The incapability of the pilot in command (manual activation by a flight crew member)
Toggle the red return to home switch on the pilot transmitter to the house icon to enable the auto return home feature (towards the pilot).
The aircraft will automatically start shutdown procedures and switch to safe mode following a successful back landing.
- Flight Logging
To ensure the quality and safety of the Aircraft before and after every flight you are obligated to log:
- Flight time of the pilot in the pilot’s logbook.
- Flight time of the aircraft in the aircraft logbook.
- Battery number and flight time in the battery logbook.
Any type of or combination of overhaul, repair, inspection, replacement,
modification or defect rectification of an aircraft or component, software and firmware updates, with the exception of pre-flight inspection.
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