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!
   This rubust Multi-Rotor is a joy to fly! With adjustable levels of performance, you can easily fly indoors with confidence, select a more powerful mode and head outdoors! Versatility is the name of the game with OPTIX FOLLOW ME - and stunts are the true test of a drone - OPTIX has the ability to do forward and sideways flips, all controlled by you!

  • Optical Flow Positioning
  • AUTO Flight Modes with Video and Still Imaging
  • 4 Channel 2.4Ghz radio lets you fly without the fear of losing signal. Not to mention there are no set channels, so you can fly multiple quads with your friends at the same time!
  • AUTO Take Off, Position Hold, Return To Pilot and Landing
  • Wifi App Controlled Video Camera
  • Wifi App Controlled Drone Controls
  • Wifi App Controlled Follow Me Features 
  • Air Pressure Sensor
  • Repositionable Camera Angle
  • Fully Digital Stabilization
  • Top AND bottom Protective Rotor Guards
  • Clam Shell Design protects electronic and mechanical assemblies
  • LED lights are white in the front and red at the rear, so it's easy to tell direction when you are flying!
  • Advanced "Low Battery" warning system protects your on-board battery!
  • Adjustable flight modes with Auto Flip feature
  • Factory Assembled & Ready to Fly
  • USB charger is included.
  • Reusable packaging so you can easily store your toy and keep all the accessories together!

 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. 
- Li-Po batteries don’t like to be run down too low. If the voltage is dropped dramatically they will be damaged and will not recharge! Once the model starts to slow, ( The lights on the OPTIX  will begin to blink when the battery is low ) fly your model to a safe place, walk over and turn it off.

-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
- It is recommend to charge the battery after your run and to always store the battery with a charge. Never discharge or dead short a Li-Po battery!  Always have the drone turned off and the battery unplugged when not in use.

  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.

                                                                     

2/ Plug the other end of the cable into your OPTIX FOLLOW ME battery. Do not force the plug, it only goes in one way. The LED light on the USB will turn Solid Red.

                                                                   

3/ Charge time can take up to 60 minute (shorter if charging for the first time). Once charged the LED light on the USB will turn OFF. 

                                             

Tip: If storing for more than 24 hours it is best to store with a fully charged battery. Failure to do so can damage the battery pack and shorten its useful life.

- 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.

  1.  Plug the battery into the OPTIX , close the hatch, and turn it on. Place the OPTIX  on the flat surface, you must do this within 5 seconds of turning the power switch on. You will see flashing lights come on the OPTIX  and begin to blink rapidly.  
  2. Turn on the power to the controller, and you will see a blinking red power light, and it will come on with an audible double beep. The Drone will now start a much slower blink.
  3. Move the left control stick ( this is the throttle stick ) all the way up ( you should hear a beep ) then all the way down ( you should hear a second beep ) and the controllers lights and the drones lights should turn solid and they should now be bound.
  4. Now would be the best time to set up the Return to Pilot feature. With the drone on a level surface, and the rear of the drone facing you, press the Calibrate button for this feature. When pressing the return button, make sure that there are NO obstacles between the drone and the controller.
  5. To start the rotors you must press the Start/Landing button, then use your Left/Throttle stick to achieve the height that you wish.
  6. Use your controllers Manual controls until you are confident of your control of the drone before you try flying virtually with the Wifi App. Described below.

  

 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.

   

FPV Installation:

 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: litehawk. (No password required)

Click the LIteHawk to enter the APP

-Android users download the App. through

Google play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.litehaw.followme

-Apple or Itunes users

ios
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1422962825

 The Controller will accordion open to accommodate your Device.

                                   

LightHawk OPTIX FOLLOW ME – Selfie Mode
Selfie Mode allows you to mark a target subject on your mobile device’s screen for the drone to follow. The target subject does not need to hold the mobile device. The drone will move left/right and up/down – it will not move forward/back.
WARNING:
Only use Selfie Mode in an open area! The drone will not avoid obstacles or people while flying in Selfie Mode! You can override the automatic flight at any time using the joysticks, the land button, and the emergency stop button. You can turn off Selfie Mode at any time by tapping the Selfie Mode button. Begin by sync'ing the controller and drone together. Then entering the App.  on your phone or tablet.  Now..

⦁ Disconnect the drone from the remote control. You are now controlling everything from your phone or tablet.
Turn off the cockpit view by hitting the “View” button.

⦁ 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.

⦁ Make sure Gyro Control is off.
Tap the Selfie Mode button to start tracking.

⦁ There are two ways to select the tracking target:

⦁ 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.
Or, drag a box around the target with your finger.

To take a selfie, hit the Photo button.

To stop Selfie Mode and switch back to manual control, tap the Selfie Mode button again. This will cause the drone to hover. Selfie Mode will also end if the drone loses track of the target.

Troubleshooting:

The drone fly’s side to side when tracking.
⦁ The tracked target may be too close to the drone. Try moving the drone further back and trying again. The optimal distance between the target and the drone is four meters.

I can’t select a target to track; I tap and drag, but the box won’t appear.
⦁ Make sure that you selected Selfie Mode.
⦁ Make sure the target you want to track is near the center of the screen. If the target is too far to the side, you won’t be able to select it. Try to get the target between the two joysticks.

I’ve selected an object, but the drone isn’t moving.
⦁ Disconnect the remote control from the drone.

The drone is drifting towards me or away from me while following.
⦁ Wind may be causing this drift. Selfie Mode is only for use on calm days or inside.
⦁ If the drift is occurring inside, make sure the drone is not near any air vents or fans.

The drone is losing the target.
⦁ This can happen if the tracked target is similar in color or pattern to the surrounding environment, if the tracked target changes shape drastically, if the tracked subject is blocked or out of sight for a long time, or if the lighting is too dim or too bright.

 

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. 

  •  There are 3 tabs on the Rotor Blade Guard,  that fit through 3 matching Alignment holes on the Motor Guard Chassis. 

                                       

    • Grasp the Rotor Blade guard firmly at many points along the top, and give it a twist, counterclockwise, then lift out and set aside. 

            

    • Now you can pinch the Rotor Blade at the Hub firmly and pull the Blade off. Take note of the Letter stamped on the Blade and make sure that an identical one is replaced on that motor.

                                       

    • With the Blade Guard off, you can see how the Blade Guard Tabs will align with the Motor Guards holes. A short Twist Clockwise will lock it back in place.
            

     

    • Firmly replace the blade on the correct motor, and reattach the Blade Guards to the Main Chassis Motor Guard.

        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.

      • Start by taking the camera wires out of the catch that secures the wires out of the way. Then very carefully remove the camera wire connector from the drone chassis. I use a small flat edge screw driver to loosen the connector from the chassis, so that You don't pull on the wires.

                                         

      • It is easier to release with the Battery Door open, although it will release with it closed too. 
      • Now Press down Firmly on the Camera Module Catch to release the Camera pod , and slide the pod off of the Battery door at the same time.
      • To reattach, just slide the Pod back on until you hear it click in place. Then Carefully plug the pod back in. Make sure that it is oriented the correct way so no pins get bent. A set of tweezers is really handy for this. Tip: Give your wire harness a twist or two so that the wires aren't hanging out all sloppy, looking for a stray branch to snag it.

              

      •      Now you can remove the 5 screws securing the Lid to the Camera Module. Then lift and set aside. The Camera Card can now be removed, it isn't secured by anything else.

              

        Separating The Upper Chassis from the Lower Chassis

      •  Begin with removing the Rotor Blade Guards as described above. Then pinch off the Rotor Blades, noting where they must return, and then set aside.
                                         
      • Next remove 7 screws from the lower chassis, and another 12 screws from the upper chassis

              

      • Lift the upper chassis away and set aside.

                                        

                 

         Replacing Motors

        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.