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PROPELLERS & PROP GUARDS

PROPELLERS & PROP GUARDS

BUILD HOPPER


Step 1: Identifying [A] Propellers and [C] Propellers

Each set of propellers contains two [A] propellers and two [C] propellers. Because the motors spin in different directions, the propellers must be designed differently to provide lift. If you lay the propellers on the table, the right blade of an [A] propeller will twist toward you, and the left blade will twist away. The right blade of a [C] propeller will twist away from you, and the left blade will twist toward you. Once you have identified each of the propellers, lay them next to the correct motors. It is also possible that your [A] propellers will have a silver center, or that they will be labeled underneath with an "A".



  • Propellers “snap” onto the corresponding motor

  • When “snapping” propellers into place, make sure to press the center point in a gentle but firm manner



Step 2: Propeller [A] Installation

  • Attach [A] propellers to the corresponding [A] motors



Step 3: Propeller [C] Installation

  • Attach [C] propellers to the corresponding [C] motors



Step 4: Propeller Orientation Test

To check if the propellers are properly installed, hold the drone from the side with the eyes of the drone facing to your right. Align the propellers so that the propellers are parallel to each other but perpendicular to the airframe and top body panel. With the propellers aligned, look at the inboard blades (the blade closest to the drone body). The inboard blades should be sloped upward towards the drone body. If you imagine the blade slopes extending, the slopes of the blades should form a mountain or triangle.



Note: Misoriented propellers will cause the drone to behave erratically



Step 5: Prop Guard Installation

  • Each prop guard has a clip located at the end with [2] holes

  • Attach one prop guard to each arm of the airframe, making sure the holes snap into the airframe's corresponding connections



Airfoil

A body (such as an airplane wing or propeller blade) designed to provide a desired reaction force when in motion relative to the surrounding air

Airframe

The Airframe is the main body of the drone that every other component attaches to

Anti-Clockwise [A]

Anti-Clockwise (or Counter Clockwise) [A] motion is one that proceeds in the opposite direction as a clock's hands

Battery

Energy source used to supply power to the drone

Clockwise [C]

Clockwise [C] motion is one that proceeds in the same direction as a clock's hands

Firmware

Firmware is permanent software programmed into a read-only memory

Gimbal

The mechanism that allows for different position of the camera on the drone

Micro-USB

a miniaturized version of the Universal Serial Bus interface which enables the direct charging of the drone's battery

Motor

A motor is powered by electricity that supplies motive power for moving parts

PCB

A Printed Circuit Board is a board design with a base board and copper traces to maintain connectivity between electronic components such as LED's, integrated circuits, and resistors for your devices

Propeller Twist

A differece in angle between the blade at its tip, and at the point where it meets the propller hub

Propellers

Mechanical device for propelling an aircraft or boat, consisting of a revolving shaft with two or more broad, angled blades attached to it

PART 01: UNBOXING

INTRODUCTION

INVENTORY

HOPPER BUILD OVERVIEW

INSTALLING THE MOTORS

PCB [PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD]

ATTACHING MOTORS TO PCB

BODY PANELS

PROPELLERS & PROP GUARDS

BATTERY & BATTERY CHARGER

FIRMWARE UPDATE

TROUBLESHOOTING

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