OPTIX Follow Me FAQ
Welcome to our FAQ area for LiteHawk OPTIX Follow Me! Tips and tricks, along with step by step User Guides are right here. Check our Overview video for even more info (on the way)!
LiteHawk OPTIX FOLLOW ME Is an Identical Version of the LiteHawk OPTIX AUTOMAX and has all of its Features Plus the Wifi App. Controlled Flight controls and the Follow Me Feature, as well as being an Awesome Red in Color: Pictures shown are all of the OPTIX AUTOMAX.
OPTIX FOLLOW ME is our fully featured Optical Flow Positioning Drone! Not only does it take off and land by itself with the touch of a button, it will also automatically hold position!
Removing and replacing the battery in LiteHawk OPTIX FOLLOW ME:
When you go to get the battery out of its storage spot in the OPTIX FOLLOW ME, I like to use two hands to open the battery door. Grasp the left rear of the drone with your left hand, pushing up on the door opening spot with your left thumb. At the same time, grasping the front right of the drone and using my right thumb to press on the Camera pods left or right corner ( not the cameras lens ) and the Battery door should slide open fairly easily, when doing this at the same time.
Take careful note of how the battery is oriented in the compartment. The battery hook up is on the Left hand side of the battery, and should be folded into the space provided first, with the Charging Wire following right behind and beside it. It is snug, but there is room.
Tip: When removing your battery, disconnect the the drone from the battery by pulling on the connectors and not the wires. That way you won't break the wires from the connectors and damage the drone.
Charging the OPTIX FOLLOW ME Battery:
Your LiteHawk OPTIX FOLLOW ME comes with a Li-Po battery which is inside the model. The rechargeable Li-Po battery provides the power to propel your model at high speeds. You should expect 5-8 min run time. However you do need to make sure to properly maintain your Li-Po Battery.
-You should always let your battery cool down after a run before you charge them. damage can result from charging a hot Li-Po battery
You will notice that there are two plugs with wires coming out of the battery. The Larger white plug is the balance plug. This is the plug you use with the supplied balance charger. This is a keyed plug and will only fit one way.
You MUST unplug the battery from the OPTIX FOLLOW ME when charging.
1/ Plug the USB Charger into your computer, TV, or USB charger. The LED light will Blink Red.
- always remove the the battery from the toy for charging
-Fully charge and unplug the battery from the toy if storing for more than 24 hrs.
During charging: - It is normal for the battery to get warm during the charging process. Do not charge the battery on a surface that is flammable or can be damaged by heat. - Do not leave the battery and charger unattended while charging. - After charging, unplug charger from model. - Do not store the model plugged into the charger.
Synchronizing the OPTIX FOLLOW ME:
Make sure that the model is turned off, and locate a level flat surface.
Optical Hold :
Your LiteHawk OPTIX FOLLOW ME is equipped with an OPTICAL sensor which allows for Altitude and position hold capability. The Drone will maintain your desired position while flying.
You will notice the left stick is spring loaded. To gain or increase altitude push the stick up. To lower the its altitude push down. Once you get to a desired altitude, release the stick and the Drone will stay at that height. When you wish to land, press the Start/Landing button and the motors will slow down and the Drone will land. You can still land it yourself, but you may have to turn the motors off by pressing the Start/Land button, or pressing the Emergency Stop Button.
You do not need to install the FPV app. to use the LiteHawk OPTIX AUTOMAX, it is optional. To experience the thrill of FPV ( First Person View ) and get a view from the inside of the Cockpit/Cabin of your LiteHawk OPTIX FOLLOW ME. The live stream connection is through your devices WIFI and does not use cellular data. The range or distance of the live stream view will vary, but expect a maximum of 75ft. You will still have control over the toy, just the video stream connection may be broken up.
IOS System: Settings-General-Device Management-Enterprise App Verified.
Turn on the Drone
Connect WI-FI SSID: WiFiUFO-2F2___. (No password required)
Click the LIteHawk to enter the APP
-Android users download the App. through
-Apple or Itunes users
The Controller will accordion open to accommodate your Device.
LightHawk OPTIX FOLLOW ME – Selfie Mode
⦁ Disconnect the drone from the remote control. You are now controlling everything from your phone or tablet.
⦁ Take off from a flat surface and hover so that the target is in the middle of the screen.
⦁ The target should be 4 meters away from the drone.
⦁ Tap the face of the target; if a face is detected, a green box will appear around the target’s face and upper torso. If a face is not detected, a red box will appear, and the drone will track whatever is in that box.
The drone fly’s side to side when tracking.
Rotor Blade Care
Your OPTIX FOLLOW ME rotor blades come really well protected, by the sturdy guards that completely enclose the blades. Completely protected from bumps into any flat surface. There are things that can defeat this level of protection, branches and sticks, things that are pokey. Crashing into a bush may still break a blade.
To remove and replace one isn't too hard.
If you are replacing the rotor blades with new ones. Make sure that you are putting the correct blade back on. They are marked with an A or B and that is what must be placed back on the correct motor.
Removing the Camera Pod
Your Camera Pod is removable. If you are not using the Camera, you can remove it to reduce weight and power consumption. This will give you a little more flight time.
Separating The Upper Chassis from the Lower Chassis
The OPTIX does not need to have the motors soldered in place, they have a plug in end that makes repairs easy. Take careful note, or a picture of the wire routeing of the Motor that you are replacing. Carefully loosen the plug in with a small flat screw driver, by lifting at the edges until it is loose, then lift away. Don't pull on the wires, they could break. A little screwdriver for a lever at the bottom of the motor to get it started upward, and a pair of tweezers to help with the plug ins may help.
Optical Sensor Removal
The Optical Sensor Lens, is held in place with a snap on cap. Press the clips inward and lift the cap off at the same time. A second set of hands is really helpful for this.
The Optical Sensor Board is held in place by 2 plastic clips and 3 positioning pins. Press the clips outwards.. very carefully. Again, another set of hands will really help. Have someone lift the Board up off of the pins a soon as the clip clears the board. Don't stretch the plastic clip to far, it could break. The board should now just lift up and off.
Pressure Sensor and the ESC Removal
The Pressure Sensor is just held in by 2 screws, just lift out. It is soldered to the ESC board.
To remove the ESC, just remove the 4 motor plug ins, the 2 light bar plug ins, and the Optical sensor plug in. remove the 2 screws holding the ESC in place, and lift from the 2 locating pins.