SPIKE JR. FAQ
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - Transmitter Set Up
Always use fresh AA batteries in the Pistol Grip Radio.
- Make sure the transmitter is turned off.
- Remove the battery cover as shown. Phillips screw driver not included.
- Insert 4 x AA batteries, noting correct polarity.
- Replace the battery cover.
- ALWAYS REMOVE THE BATTERIES FROM THE TRANSMITTER WHEN YOU
WILL NOT BE USING YOUR MODEL FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.
- Dispose and recycle correctly when there is no longer life in the batteries, they should be disposed of at an approved battery recycling center. DO NOT THROW IN HOUSEHOLD WASTE!
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - Controller Functions
Steering trim: Run your SPIKE on a smooth level surface - your truck should drive straight.
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - Battery
The rechargeable Ni-Cad battery provides the power to propel your truck, you should expect 6-10 min run time. Extra batteries are available for purchase.
- Once the truck starts to slow, drive your truck to a safe place, walk over and turn it off.
- It is recommend to charge the battery after your run and to always store the battery with a charge.
- You Must FULLY charge the battery before using your new truck.
- Do not leave the battery plugged into the truck when it is not being used.
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - Battery and Charging
Place your SPIKE on a clean flat surface. Avoid areas where small parts may be lost. The battery is housed in the battery compartment located in the bottom of the chassis. Unscrew using a Phillips screw driver (not included).
- You will see two connection leads, one connects to the battery and one connects to the model.
- You will notice that the plug on that battery and wall mount charger have been designed to only be connected together one way. Do not force them together, they only plug in one way!
- To charge the battery simply plug the charger into the wall and then plug the battery into the charger. Typically there is a 1 hour to 1.5 hour charge time.
- Place your fully charged battery in the battery slot. Make sure the power switch on the model is in the OFF position. Plug the battery connector into the model connector. Don’t force it, it only goes one way!
- Close the battery compartment door and secure by re-installing the Phillips screw.
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - 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.
- Do not store the battery plugged into the charger
LiteHawk JR. SPIKE - Before you drive:
Before every use it’s recommended to check that the steering and drivetrain are moving freely and nothing is binding. Next ensure that the truck and the transmitter are working correctly. Before you drive your truck, range test the radio system to ensure that it operates properly! Turn on the transmitter and then the truck, check its operating as it should. Walk away from the truck giving steering input with the radio until you reach the maximum distance you are planning to drive your truck. If you lose input control walk back towards the truck. You now know the safe operating distance for your immediate environment. Do not attempt to operate the model if there is any problem with the radio system/external interference with your radio signal at your location.
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - Let’s hit the road!
When heading out to drive your truck, it’s important to always use common sense. Driving in an abusive and or rough style will only result in damage, broken parts, or poor performance. The ESC system is not waterproof. Avoid driving through puddles, mud, or snow. If water gets into the electronics it could damage them.
- Avoid overloading your model. Never run it in areas where its movement will be restricted, e.g.thick grass, weeds, mud etc. as this can over stress the motor and bind the drivetrain.
- Ensure nothing prevents the smooth running of the moving parts.
- Immediately discontinue use of your vehicle and transmitter if you see lightning or hear thunder. Never use your vehicle in the rain.
- Do not dismantle or tamper with this R/C vehicle or its transmitter. The manufacturer and distributor will accept no responsibility, expressed or implied, for accidents or injuries caused as a result of dis-assembly, modification and/or usage against the instructions for this product.
- The transmitter’s range will vary depending on your surroundings and battery strength. Do not operate the model too far away or control could be lost (stay within 20-50 ft).
- Do not touch ANY moving parts during operation.
- Don’t run in public roads with traffic!
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - After Use Care
1. When you have finished using your LiteHawk SPIKE you should first disconnect the Ni-Cad battery, then switch OFF the transmitter.
2. Remove the Ni-Cad battery from the vehicle.
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - Care and Maintenance
When you are finished running your truck for the day, blow it off with compressed air or use a soft bristled paint brush to dust-off the vehicle. Always disconnect and remove the battery from the truck whenever the model is stored.
LiteHawk SPIKE JR. - Storage
- Remove all batteries before storing your vehicle.
- Never store your LiteHawk SPIKE near open flames, in high temperatures (including radiators) or in direct sunlight. Ideally, place the model in a warm dry location.
- Care must be taken when handling rechargeable batteries to avoid the possibility of injury and/or damage to property.
- Fully charge battery before storage.