Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Manual

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Trademark Acknowledgement X-Star™, Starlink™ and Starpoint™ are trademarks of Autel Robotics Co., Ltd., registered in China, the United States and other countries. The Autel® logo is a trademark of Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd. registered in the United States and other countries. All other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Copyright Warning No part of this manual may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, such as electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of Autel Robotics. Disclaimer All information, specifications and illustrations in this manual are based on the latest information available at the time of printing. The content of this manual is subject to change. Autel Robotics reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. Please download the latest version from http://www.autelrobotics. com. While information of this manual has been carefully checked for accuracy, no guarantee is given to the completeness and correctness of the contents, including but not limited to the product specifications, functions, and illustrations. When using the X-Star/X-Star Premium, always refer to and follow the safety instructions in this manual. Autel Robotics takes no responsibility and accepts no warranty for direct or indirect product damage or injury if the user fails to follow the safety instructions. Autel Robotics will not be liable for any direct damages or for any legal, special, incidental, indirect damages or for any financial consequences (including the loss of profits). The safety instructions herein covers situations which Autel Robotics is aware of. Autel Robotics cannot know, evaluate or advise you as to all of the possible hazards. You must be certain that any condition or service procedure encountered do not jeopardize your personal safety. Safety Information IMPORTANT Before operating or maintaining this unit, please read this manual carefully, paying extra attention to the safety warnings and precautions. For your own safety and the safety of others, and to prevent damaging the product

and its features, it is important for you to read and understand the instructions and all safety information presented throughout the product manual. WARNING If any part of the aircraft (including motor, battery, gimbal, compass, IMPORTANT propellers, LED lights, binding buttons, etc.) or the remote controller fails This product is not intended for use by children without adult supervision. to function properly or has visible/invisible damages, DO NOT FLY THE Do not use incompatible components or alter the product in any way AIRCRAFT. inconsistent with the instructions provided by Autel Robotics. Battery Usage Take-off and Landing The aircraft is powered by a Lithium-Polymer battery. LiPo/Li-Ion batteries can be extremely hazardous and special attention is required during usage. • The aircraft should be placed in a distance of approximately 5 meters heading away from you on a leveled surface. Read and follow carefully all safety messages and instructions presented to avoid personal injury or property damage. • Do not take off or land on slopes or uneven surfaces. • Fly in an open and safe area; keep away from buildings, trees, people and WARNING moving vehicles The Lithium-Polymer battery is factory replaceable only; incorrect • Keep the aircraft steady still and approaching to the ground by one meter or replacement or tampering with the battery pack may cause an explosion. less before landing. • Land immediately when the low battery warning sign is displayed even if the • Use only the battery and battery charger provided by Autel Robotics. An flight is soon to be finished. The temperature and wind condition may affect unqualified battery or charger may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage, the use of energy from the battery. or other hazards. Autel Robotics takes no responsibility for any damage caused by non-Autel-Robotics batteries or charging devices. In Flight • Always turn off the aircraft before installing or removing the battery. • Remove the battery before assembly or when not in use. • Avoid flying beside or above yourself or other people. • Keep the battery away from water or any kind of liquid. If the battery gets in • Avoid flying the aircraft out of sight. touch with liquid, it may lead to an explosion while using or charging. • Keep the aircraft away from potential obstacles such as trees, buildings etc. • Do not expose the battery to fire, explosion or other hazards. • Leave enough space for turning and moving. • Do not disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture or shred the • Do not fly in severe weather conditions, including but not limited to typhoon, battery. tornadoes, rain, storms, thunders, hail or snow. • Do not modify, remanufacture, or attempt to insert foreign objects into the • Avoid flying near hazardous situations, including but not limited to fire, battery. explosions, landslides, floods or earthquakes. • Do not place heavy objects on the batteries or charger. • Keep away from facilities that could produce electromagnetic interference to • Stop using or charging the battery immediately whenever the battery starts avoid failure of location accuracy, including but not limited to power plants, to swell, smoke or leak. power transmission lines, transformer substations or broadcasting towers. • Use the battery in temperatures between -10°C and 40°C. Extremely high • Avoid interferences from other remote controller transmitters or deliberate temperatures may cause a fire or explosion, extremely low temperatures jamming attempts. may lead to permanent battery damage. • Follow the instructions once you see a warning on the app. • Do not use the battery in strong electrostatic or electromagnetic environments. Electrostatic or electromagnetic interference may lead to serious accidents during flight. • Keep the battery out of reach of children and pets. • Do not leave the battery close to moist or heat sources. Store the battery in a

dry and ventilated area at room temperature (ideally 22°C-28°C). artificial reason. • Do not place the battery beside hard or sharp items, or on a conductive • Do not use this product for illegal purposes. surface (e.g., metal plate). • Do not place the battery in wet grass or in the pocket with metal objects. • Battery electrolytes are highly corrosive. If any electrolytes make contact Services and Support with your skin or eyes, immediately wash the affected area with fresh running water and see a doctor . www.autelrobotics.com • Remove the battery from the aircraft immediately if the aircraft falls into water (844)-898-0290 (U.S.A.) during flight. Leave the battery in an open area and keep a safe distance away until it is completely dry. Never use and charge the battery again. [email protected] • Do not use a damaged battery charger. Or contact your local retail agent for technical assistance. • Disconnect the charger when not in use and examine the charger’s condition regularly. • Do not leave the charging battery unattended. • Do not charge the battery immediately after using it, as overheat protection will be activated to prevent the battery from being charged before it has cooled down completely. • The battery recharging time varies depending on the remaining battery level. • Disconnect and remove the Li-Po battery from the aircraft after use to prevent trickle discharge. During storage, make sure the battery level does not fall below 3V. • Since over charging may shorten the battery life, please unplug the charger once the aircraft and remote controller have been fully charged. • The heavier the payload, the shorter the flight time will be as more battery power may be consumed. • Using or storing the battery in extreme environments may reduce battery life. • Battery life inevitably shortens over time. And battery life may be reduced if the battery is left unused over extended periods of time. • Completely discharge the battery before disposal. • Dispose the battery properly at specified battery recycling locations. Reminders • Flying with an experienced pilot for the first flight is strongly recommended. • Keep small or electrical parts out of the reach of children. • Keep away from heat sources or humid and hostile environments. • Check the weather before flying, including air temperature and wind speed. • Make a thorough preflight check before each flight ( 27) • Use only authorized accessories approved or provided by Autel Robotics. • Do not attempt to disassemble, modify or reconstruct any part of the devices. Autel Robotics will not be responsible for damages resulting from any

1 Contents  BEFORE STARTING 1 USING THIS MANUAL 1 BEFORE YOUR FIRST FLIGHT 1 Before Starting  GETTING TO KNOW THE SMART DRONE 2 AIRCRAFT 2 REMOTE CONTROLLER 10 Using This Manual  PREPARING THE FLIGHT 18 Thank you for purchasing Autel Robotics’ product X-Star/X-Star Premium. PREPARING THE BATTERY 18 Please read the manual carefully before you use the smart drone and retain the manual for future reference. Should your smart drone fail to operate correctly, PREPARING THE AIRCRAFT 20 refer to Troubleshooting Tips ( 58). PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROLLER 22 PREPARING THE MOBILE DEVICE 23 Legend CALIBRATING THE COMPASS 24 WARNING: Precautions of a potentially hazardous situation which if not  FLIGHT OPERATIONS 27 avoided could result in personal injury or property damage. PREFLIGHT CHECKLIST 27 IMPORTANT: Important information that demands special attention related to the smart drone’s operation. REMOTE CONTROLLER AND FLIGHT OPERATIONS 28 NOTE: Additional information that complement the current topic. USING THE STARLINK TM APP 37 TIPS: Information that helps to improve the usability of the smart drone.  MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE 57 REFERENCE: A page number that guides you to the section containing FIRMWARE UPGRADE 57 relevant information in this manual. TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS 58 STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS 59 Before Your First Flight CUSTOMER SERVICE 59 Download the X-Star/X-Star Premium app StarlinkTM from the App Store or Google Play and install the app on your mobile device.  WARRANTY 61 Read the following documents before using the X-Star/X-Star Premium:  APPENDIX 62 X-Star/X-Star Premium Packing List REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND FLIGHT RESTRICTED AREA 62 X-Star/X-Star Premium Quick Guide TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 64 X-Star/X-Star Premium User Manual 1

2 ① Propeller ⑤ Micro-USB Port ② Motor ⑥ 3-axis Gimbal ( 8) ③ Front LED Indicator Light ( 5) ⑦ Camera ④ RC Binding Button ⑧ Front Sticker Getting to Know the Smart Drone The X-Star series is a new generation of smart unmanned aerial vehicle, featuring easy operation and high stability. With the advanced built-in Smart Flight System, a high-performance remote controller, and a powerful mobile app, the X-Star allows safe and stable flight maneuvers which can be operated both manually and automatically. The stabilized 3-axis camera gimbal offers ideal solutions for smooth aerial photographing and video recording, making the system incredibly Rear Side versatile and powerful. ⑨ Rear LED Indicator Light ( 5) ⑫ Landing Gear The X-Star series comes in two models: the X-Star and X-Star Premium, which ⑩ Aircraft Battery ( 6) ⑬ Compass Module are both equipped with an integrated 4k camera gimbal. The X-Star adopts a self- ⑪ StarpointTM Positioning Module generated WiFi network, while the X-Star Premium utilizes HD video streaming to establish a live video link with the mobile app StarlinkTM as you fly. Built-in Smart Flight System This manual elaborates in detail on the functions and operations of the X-Star and the X-Star Premium. The X-Star/X-Star Premium features a built-in Smart Flight System which provides stable and user-friendly flight control. The Smart Flight System consists Aircraft of various sensors such as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver, the Compass, the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Barometer. It The X-Star/X-Star Premium aircraft is a quadcopter with an integrated stabilized works as the central computer of the aircraft and supports various functions, camera gimbal. An HD camera is also integrated. such as Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC), Go Home, Failsafe, StarpointTM Positioning System, etc. Functionality Description Smart Flight System Modules Module Description An electronic device consisting of a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer that measure the acceleration and angular rates of IMU the aircraft. An automatic IMU calibration is performed every time you start the aircraft. Measures geomagnetic field and provides heading reference to the Compass aircraft. GNSS Receives GNSS (GPS/GLONASS) signals to determine the latitude, Front Side Receiver longitude and altitude of the aircraft. 2 3

Barometer Measures atmospheric pressure to determine the pressure altitude of NOTE the aircraft. It is highly recommended to operate outdoor flights in GPS mode for Ultrasonic maximum safety. ATTI mode is disabled by default, and GPS mode is Measures the distance between the aircraft and the ground. always enabled when good GPS reception is available. ATTI mode can Sensors be enabled through the mobile app: Settings ( ) > Flight Control Monochrome Tracks the x- and y-axis location of the moving aircraft relative to the Settings ( ) > Advanced Settings > Enable ATTI Mode. Camera ground. Flight LED Indicator Smart Flight System Functions The LED indicators on the aircraft can be found on both the front and rear arms. Function Description The front indicators help you identify the position of the aircraft’s nose, and the Configures the aircraft to fly in the direction relative to the home point. rear indicators show the current flight status of the aircraft. IOC ( 31) The LED indicators will light up when you turn on the aircraft. The table below describes the meanings of the LED indicator’s statuses. Commands the aircraft to return and land at the specified home point. Go Home ● Indicates solid light R Indicates red colored light ( 32) ◎ Indicates slow flashing light G Indicates green colored light Enables the aircraft to take automatic protection measure in the event ○◎ Indicates quick flashing light Y Indicates yellow colored light Failsafe of lost communication between the aircraft and remote controller, or Example: “R-●” stands for RED SOLID light. low battery situation. ( 33) StarpointTM Definitions of Flight LED Indicator Light Status Enables the aircraft to hover precisely in areas where GPS signal is Positioning not available. ( 34) Indicates the direction of the aircraft’s nose after the System R-● (Front LEDs) aircraft is powered on. Indicates a warm-up procedure is activated when the NOTE R&G-○◎ (Rear LEDs) aircraft is powered on and more than 6 GPS satellites A home point is usually memorized by the system each time as the point are available. where the aircraft takes off. The home point can be repositioned via the Indicates a warm-up procedure is activated when the app. ( 40) The altitude of the original home point remains unchanged. R&Y-○◎ (Rear LEDs) aircraft is powered on and less than 6 GPS satellites are available. Indicates the aircraft is in GPS mode, or the StarpointTM Supported Flight Modes G-◎ (Rear LEDs) Positioning System is working. GPS mode can be Flight Modes Description activated only when more than 6 GPS satellites are found. Indicates the aircraft is in non-GPS mode (or less than 6 Stabilizes and holds the aircraft in position and altitude on stick Y-◎ (Rear LEDs) GPS satellites are found), and the StarpointTM Positioning release (requires at least 6 GNSS satellite signals), providing stable GPS Mode System is not working. and smooth flight maneuvers, as well as safety features including Go Home, IOC and Failsafe. Indicates the communication between the aircraft and Y-○◎ (Rear LEDs) remote controller is lost. Stabilizes and holds the aircraft in altitude on stick release. The ATTI Mode ATTI mode provides more agility in flight control by commanding the Indicates abnormal magnetic field. Make sure that the attitude (roll and pitch angles) of the aircraft directly. Y-● (Rear LEDs) aircraft is free from all magnetic interferences. 4 5

Indicates Low Battery Warning (meaning the battery • Cuts off power supply when a short circuit occurs. R-◎ (Rear LEDs) Short Circuit Protection level is less than 25%). • All LED lights on the battery front panel will flash green when a short circuit is detected. Indicates Critical Low Battery Warning (meaning the R-○◎ (Rear LEDs) battery level is less than 15%), or the battery cannot be Turns off the battery automatically after 10 minutes of Power Saving identified. inactivity. R-◎ (Front & Rear LEDs) Indicates hardware problems possibly caused by IMU zz Basic Functions Accompanied by a beep deviation or other abnormalities. The front panel of the aircraft battery contains 4 LED capacity indicators and 1 Power button. NOTE The rear LEDs will flash green light twice when a new parameter or Aircraft Battery waypoint setting has been acknowledged. ① Capacity Level Indicator Lights Aircraft Battery ② Power Button – allows you to check the battery The aircraft battery is a rechargeable Li-Po battery with the capacity of 4900mAh level and turn on/off the specially designed for the X-Star/X-Star Premium aircraft. It can only be charged battery with the charger supplied in the X-Star/X-Star Premium package, and can provide up to 25 minutes of continuous flight if fully charged. zz Smart Features The aircraft battery features several smart functionalities for charge-discharge management that preserves battery life. ¾¾ To turn on/off the battery Press and hold the button for 3 seconds. Aircraft Battery Features ¾¾ To check the battery level when the battery is powered off Balances the voltage of each battery cell to prevent Press the button. Balancing overcharging or over-discharging. The table below describes the corresponding battery levels indicated by Retrieves and transfers battery info, including battery the capacity indicator lights once you press the button. Communication level, current, voltage, battery life, and temperature to the aircraft and the remote controller. Battery Level Indicator Status While Discharging Charging Temperature Stops charging when temperature is out of the Detection suitable range. LED Capacity Indicator Indicates current battery level. • Stops charging when battery voltage reaches 17V. Overcharging & Over- discharging Protection • Stops discharging when battery voltage reaches 10.8V. ● - Indicates solid green light; ◎ - Indicates flashing green light; ○ – Indicates no light 6 7

the side of this module with another hand. XI-5S Gimbal 3. Slide the Quick-mount Module out towards the Unlock direction The XI-5S camera gimbal is a quick-mount stabilized gimbal with three axes. ( ) indicated beside the Unlock button. It is specially designed to minimize camera vibration and deliver smooth aerial photographing. It is powered through the aircraft battery, and therefore turned on at the same time with the aircraft. A self-test is performed each time when the gimbal starts up. ¾¾ To install the gimbal 1. Match the Quick-mount Module attached to the gimbal and the Quick- mount Base at the bottom of the aircraft. ① Quick-mount Module ③ Aircraft Communication Port ② Vibration Absorber ④ Micro-SD card Slot NOTE • A Micro-SD card is provided inside the Micro-SD card slot with different storage capacity according to your aircraft model. • The XI-5S Camera Gimbal is attached with a gimbal holder which protects the gimbal from incidental rotation to avoid damage. Remove the holder before powering up the aircraft ( 20). 2. Slide the Quick-mount Module onto the Quick-mount Base towards the Lock direction ( ) indicated beside the Unlock button. You will hear a clicking sound when the gimbal is properly installed. The XI-5S camera gimbal for X-Star/X-Star Premium supports 2 working modes: Stabilized Mode – enables stabilized camera tilting control for creative aerial photography by synchronizing the gimbal yaw movement with the aircraft. FPV Mode – synchronizes the gimbal roll and yaw movements with the aircraft to provide a real-time video piloting experience from a first person view. ¾¾ To remove the gimbal old the aircraft with one hand. 1. H 2. Hold the Quick-mount Module and press the Unlock button ( ) at 8 9

Camera • The left antenna transmits 5.8GHz RF signal to the aircraft for sending commands and receiving flight The X-Star and X-Star Premium are both equipped with a 4k UHD camera. The information. camera supports various shooting modes including single shot, burst shooting, ① Antennas • Both antennas receive 2.4GHz WiFi signal (X-Star) AEB and time lapse. Videos can be recorded in MOV or MP4 formats, and photos or 900MHz HD video signals (X-Star Premium) can be saved in JPG or DNG formats. An HD live view from the camera can be from the aircraft and transfer the flight data and displayed on your mobile device through the mobile app StarlinkTM. camera data to the connected mobile app. Holds the mobile device with a 180° adjustable ② Mobile Device Holder Remote Controller viewing angle for optimum visibility. Displays the flight status, warning messages and The remote controller enables wireless communication with the aircraft through ③ Flight Information Panel real-time instructions. ( 13) a 5.8GHz radio frequency band. The maximum working range of the remote controller in an open area is about 500m when set as CE standard, or about Set by default: ④ Left Command Stick 1000m (X-Star)/2000m (X-Star Premium) when set as FCC standard. Upward / Downward and Turn Left / Turn Right The built-in 2.4GHz WiFi module of the X-Star remote controller and 900MHz HD Set by default: video streaming module of the X-Star Premium remote controller allow video ⑤ Right Command Stick Forward / Backward and Move Left / Move Right downlink from the aircraft for real-time flight and video data displayed on the app, enabling convenient control of aerial photography and remote piloting. ⑥ Strap Hole Attached to a neck strap for easy portability. IMPORTANT ⑦ Motor Starter Starts the motors. The X-Star network is only established when the aircraft, the remote controller and the mobile device are properly connected through the WiFi ⑧ Take-off/Landing Button Commands the aircraft to take off or land. network (X-Star) or HD video streaming (X-Star Premium). Press and hold for 2 seconds to turn on/off the remote controller. You will hear a buzz sound. The ⑨ Power Button power button shows a solid green light when you turn Functionality Description on the remote controller. ⑩ Go Home Button Commands the aircraft to return to the home point. Commands the aircraft to stop moving temperarily ⑪ Pause Button and hover in position when necessary. Connected to the X-Star/X-Star Premium charger ⑫ Power Port to charge the built-in battery of the remote controller. 10 11

⑬ Gimbal Pitch Dial Turn the dial to control the tilt angle of the gimbal. Flight Information Panel ⑭ Flight Mode Switch Switch between IOC, GPS and ATTI modes. The LCD Flight Information Panel found on the X-Star/X-Star Premium remote Turn the dial to adjust the Advanced Camera controller is designed to provide you with intuitive information during the flight, ⑮ Camera Settings Dial Settings. ( 41) including the flight status, warning messages, real-time instructions, etc. This section introduces the function of this panel. Playback the captured images or videos. (Only ⑯ Playback Button functions when the remote controller is connected to zz Remote Controller Calibration the mobile app.) Every time you see Calibrate RC on the Flight Information Panel, please calibrate the two command sticks and the Gimbal Pitch Dial. You can calibrate your remote controller according to the following steps, or using the mobile app instead ( 52). ¾¾ To calibrate the remote controller 1. Turn off the remote controller, and then press and hold the ( ) and ( ) buttons simultaneously until the RC calibration screen appears as shown on the right. The two crossed bars represent the left and right command sticks, and the horizontal bar at the bottom stands for the Gimbal Pitch Dial. 2. Release both command sticks and the Gimbal Pitch Dial naturally to the central position. The three central rounds on the RC calibration screen will be highlighted successively. 3. Push both command sticks to the ends of their 4 directions, and turn the Gimbal Pitch Dial clockwise and ⑰ Support Stand Holds up the remote controller at a 40 degree angle. counterclockwise to its 2 ends, holding respectively until you hear a beep. All the Takes a photo. If burst mode is selected, the set ⑱ Shutter Button number of photos will be taken with one press. bars on the screen will be fully highlighted when your calibration is completed. ⑲ Record Button Record a video. Press again to stop recording. zz Binding Connects two remote controllers with one operator ⑳ CAN-bus Port as the instructor and the other as the learner. ( 54) The remote controller and the aircraft are bound by default when both devices are powered up. However, when you change an aircraft or remote controller, Micro-USB Port Reserved port. or activate the RC Binding Button on the aircraft, you need to rebind your aircraft and remote controller. USB Port Connects to a mobile device through a USB cable. 12 13

¾¾ To bind the aircraft and remote controller 1. Turn off the remote controller. 2. Turn on the aircraft. Indicates the signal strength of GNSS ① GPS Signal satellites. 3. Press and hold the RC Binding Indicates the WiFi video signal (X-Star) or HD ② Video Link Signal video signal (X-Star Premium) strength. Button on the aircraft for about 3 seconds, and the binding indicator ③ Flight Orientation Indicates the tilt angle of the aircraft. beside the RC Binding Button will flash slowly in green light Indicates the control signal strength of the ④ Remote Controller Signal remote controller. indicating the aircraft is ready to rebind. Indicates the battery level of the remote ⑤ Remote Controller Battery controller. 4. Press and hold the ( ) and ( ) buttons on the remote ⑥ Aircraft Battery Indicates the battery level of the aircraft. controller, and the binding indicator ⑦ Flight Speed Indicates the flight speed of the aircraft. will turn to solid green light once your binding is successful. ⑧ Pitch Angle Indicates the tilt angle of the camera. Indicates the horizontal distance between the ⑨ Flight Distance aircraft and the home point. NOTE Indicates the altitude of the aircraft relative to ⑩ Flight Altitude the home point. You may also use the app to bind the aircraft and remote controller via Settings ( ) > RC Settings ( ) > RC Binding. ( 53) Displays the real-time flight status, the function ⑪ Flight Status Bar of the button you have activated, and warning messages. zz Main Interface Indicator Lights When the video link has been connected properly, the main interface will appear as follows: On the remote controller, there are 5 indicator lights in total. They are found on the Motor Starter , the Take-off/Landing Button , the Power Button , the Go Home Button , and the Pause Button . Each of them shows a different status in a different situation. 14 15

The following table describes the definitions of the indicator light status. ● Indicates solid light R Indicates red colored light ◎ Indicates flashing light G Indicates green colored light ○ Indicates no light Y Indicates yellow colored light Example: “R-●” stands for SOLID RED light. G-●: Simply press the button shortly to activate the Pause function ○: 1s after you release each button Remote Controller Buzzer Alerts The built-in buzzer of the remote controller makes different alert sounds according A. Sufficient battery when RC is in use G-●: to various status alarms, such as low battery warning, video link error or lost B. Fully charged in charging state with power on aircraft communication. The different alerts are described below. G-◎: In charging state with power on Remote Controller Buzzer Alerts Y-●: Low battery warning R-●: In charging state with power off Aircraft Low Battery Warning 1 quick beep every second (lasts for 5s), (about 25%) with 2 RC vibrations R-◎: In process of RC firmware upgade Aircraft Critical Low Battery Warning 5 quick beeps every second (last for 5s), A. Fully charged in charging state with power off ○: (about 15%) with 5 RC vibrations B. Power off while not in charging state RC Low Battery Warning (10%) 1 quick beep every second (lasts for 5s) 5 quick beeps every second (last for 3s), RC Critical Low Battery Warning (5%) with 2 RC vibrations 2 quick beeps every second (last for 5s), Aircraft & RC Communication Lost with 1 RC vibration Video Link Disconnected 3 quick beeps in 1 second G-●: Activate each button by holding for 2s until you hear a beep sound Compass Interference 3 beeps with 3 RC vibrations ○: 1s after you release each button Standby Notification Tone 3 beeps every 15 minutes of inactivity G-◎: (Go Home The aircraft is performing the Go Home procedure Button) 16 17

3 ¾¾ To remove the battery 1. Make sure the battery is powered off before removal. 2. Press and hold the top Preparing the Flight and bottom tabs on the battery, and pull it out slowly. The X-Star/X-Star Premium features a user-friendly design that requires very simple assembly to get the aircraft ready to fly. However, it is essential to read and follow all the instructions and warnings in this manual prior to assembly, setup or Charging use, in order to operate safely. The aircraft battery and the remote controller can be charged simultaneously with WARNING the charger supplied in the X-Star/X-Star Premium package. Do not use incompatible components or alter this product in any way inconsistent with this manual. Failure to operate this product in a safe and responsible manner could result in injury or damage. ¾¾ To charge the aircraft and remote controller Preparing the Battery Installing and Removing the Aircraft Battery ¾¾ To install the battery 1. Make sure the battery is powered off before installation. 2. Insert the battery into the aircraft battery compartment as 1. Remove the battery from the aircraft and connect it to the charger. shown on the right. The battery will firmly IMPORTANT click in when it is properly installed. • The aircraft battery should be fully charged before use for the first time. • If the current battery level is ≥80%, turn on the battery before charging. 2. Connect the charging cable to the Power Port on your remote controller. 18 19

3. Connect the charger to a power outlet. Reinstall the gimbal holder after using the aircraft to protect the gimbal from unwanted movements when not in use. ●● The battery level indicator lights on the aircraft battery will illuminate and indicate the current battery level during charging, and will turn off when the battery is fully charged. Installing Propellers Battery Level Indicator Status While Charging WARNING Do not power up the aircraft while installing or removing the propellers. IMPORTANT ● - Indicates solid green light; ◎ – Indicates flashing green light It is recommended to wear protective gloves when assembling or removing the propellers to protect you from the sharp edges. Use tools (e.g., wrench, plier, etc.) when necessary. ●● The button on the remote controller will illuminate solid green light (when RC power on) or solid red light (when RC power off) during charging. When charging is completed, it is prompted on the Flight On each of the propellers there is one Lock icon and one Unlock icon indicating Information Panel, and you will hear two beep sounds. the rotate direction to fasten or unfasten the propellers. 4. When charging is completed, disconnect the charger and the aircraft battery/remote controller. Fasten the propeller by rotating the propeller in the indicated direction. NOTE Unfasten the propeller by rotating the propeller in the indicated direction. For a full charge, the aircraft battery requires 1 hour and the remote controller requires 4.5 hours approximately. ¾¾ To install the propellers Preparing the Aircraft 1. Remove the warning cards from motors after reading. Do not power up the aircraft. Follow the instructions in this section to prepare the aircraft for a safe flight. 2. Match two of the propellers with red nuts Removing Gimbal Holder to the corresponding motors with red paint, Remove the gimbal holder before powering up the aircraft to avoid damage. Pull and the other two with out the attached gimbal holder carefully as illustrated below. silver/black nuts to the unpainted motors. 3. Fasten the propeller by rotating in the direction indicated by the icon printed on the propeller. ¾¾ To remove the propellers 1. Power off the aircraft. 2. Unfasten the propeller by rotating in the direction indicated by the icon printed on the propeller. 20 21

IMPORTANT NOTE • Check and ensure every propeller is stably mounted and in good The remote controller is made to comply with both CE and FCC standards. condition before each flight. Do not use aged or damaged propellers. The system automatically chooses to comply with CE or FCC standard depending on the GPS locations. • Power off the aircraft before installing or removing the propellers. Keep off the propellers or motors when they are spinning. Remove the propellers when testing the motors’ operation. Preparing the Mobile Device TIPS By connecting your mobile device to the aircraft, the X-Star mobile app StarlinkTM configures your mobile device to perform as a First Person View (FPV) monitor and It is recommended to remove the propellers when the aircraft is not in use. a ground station for remote piloting, flight configuration and waypoint navigation. The StarlinkTM app works on both iOS and Android smart phones and tablets. You Preparing the Remote Controller can download it from our official website, Google Play or App Store. Supported systems: ¾¾ To power up the remote controller • iOS 8.0 or later (only compatible with iPhone 5 or later iPhone models) Press and hold the button for 2 seconds until it lights up as solid green. • Android 4.0 or later IMPORTANT It is recommended to power up the remote controller before turning on Installing the Mobile App – StarlinkTM the aircraft. Download and install the X-Star/X-Star Premium mobile app StarlinkTM according to the following procedures. ¾¾ To power off the remote controller ¾¾ To install StarlinkTM: Press and hold the button for 2 seconds until you hear a short beep sound. A. Search in App Store/Google Play by entering the keyword Starlink (case insensitive) to download and install the app on your mobile device. NOTE The remote controller makes an alert sound after 15 minutes of inactivity, and turns off automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity. When powering on/off the remote controller, you can check the CE/FCC standard on the upper left corner as shown below. B. Download StarlinkTM from the official website: 1. Visit http://www.autelrobotics.com 2. Download from Support > Downloads > Software & App 3. Install the mobile app on your mobile device NOTE StarlinkTM will be updated regularly. Please check occasionally for latest updates. 22 23

detects compass deviation, indicating that you should change a place and Connecting the Mobile Device calibrate the compass. If a drift occurs when the aircraft is hovering, the compass calibration is also necessary. The X-Star/X-Star Premium network is established when the aircraft, the remote controller and the mobile device are properly connected. This enables the mobile device to receive real-time flight data and video footage during flight so you can WARNING monitor flight maneuvers through the mobile app. The compass is very sensitive to electromagnetic interference that may cause compass error and poor flight. If you find the compass abnormal ¾¾ To connect the mobile device to the aircraft after calibration, move the aircraft to another location and try again. 1. Power up the remote controller and the aircraft successively. Remember to meet the following requirements when carrying out compass 2. Connect your mobile device. calibration: X-Star: • Operate calibration outdoors (ideally on an open space such as a lawn). Turn on the WiFi connection on your mobile • Be free from all magnetic interferences, such as magnetite or steel device, select X-Star_×××××× from the WiFi reinforcement found in concrete. list, and enter the default password 99999999. • Stay away from both underground and overhead power lines. • Do not carry ferromagnetic materials (e.g., keys) with you. X-Star Premium: ¾¾ To calibrate the compass: Use a USB cable to connect your mobile 1. Begin calibration with your app: Settings ( ) > Flight Control Settings device to the USB ( ) > Compass Calibration, and follow the on-screen instructions that Port on the back of the help you monitor the calibration status. When the calibration process has remote controller. been initiated, the 4 LEDs on the aircraft will flash yellow light. 3. Launch the mobile app ( ) on your mobile device. When the connection 2. Hold the aircraft horizontally is successful, the Home Page of the app displays Connected in the upper and rotate it until the 4 LEDs left corner, and the Flight Information Panel on the remote controller on the aircraft change into displays App Connected in the Flight Status Bar. flashing green light, indicating that this step is completed successfully. 3. Hold the aircraft vertically and rotate it again with its nose facing downwards. When calibration succeeds, the 4 LEDs on the aircraft will illuminate solid green light for Calibrating the Compass 5s. Make sure to calibrate the compass every time when flying in a new location. The rear 2 LEDs on the aircraft will show solid yellow light when the flight system 24 25

4 NOTE • When the mobile app displays instructions or alerts, please perform the required task in time to ensure your operation can be carried out successfully. • You can also start the calibration process with the remote controller by pressing ( ) and ( ) Flight Operations simultaneously for 2 seconds. Then continue to perform Steps 2 and 3 to complete the procedure. After all pre-flight preparations have been done properly, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the controls of your X-Star/X-Star Premium by following the operation instructions described in this section before flying. WARNING • If the calibration is unsuccessful, the 4 LEDs on the aircraft will illuminate IMPORTANT solid yellow light. In this case, repeat the above steps to try again. Before flying the X-Star/X-Star Premium aircraft, make sure those who • If severe drifting occurs during flight or the aircraft seems unstable for operate or come into contact with this product have read and understood any reason, please land immediately. all safety instructions presented throughout this manual. Preflight Checklist Follow the steps below to carry out a full preflight check-up to maximize safety. • The aircraft battery, the remote controller and the mobile device are fully charged • The gimbal holder is removed. • The propellers are properly installed and are in good condition. • The antennas of the remote controller are unfolded and well adapted for a good position to obtain the best transmission quality ( 28). • The aircraft and the remote controller are bound. • The mobile app is properly installed and your mobile device is connected to the aircraft. • The camera view on the X-Star mobile app is synchronized with the mounted camera. • The firmware has been updated to the latest version. • Familiarize yourself with the flight controls. • Your flight area is an open, unobstructed and uncrowded area. 26 27

Remote Controller and Flight Operations ¾¾ When the motors are turned on, use one of the following methods to take off the aircraft: The remote controller has 2 command sticks designed for convenient remote flight controls for aerial maneuvers, including aircraft ascent/descent, left/right rotation, forward/backward and left/right sideway movements. WARNING When the GPS signal is not strong enough, the aircraft will not take off in GPS mode. Takeoff/Landing Button: Ascent Stick: Hold for 2s push gently For the aircraft to receive maximum signal strength from the controller, position the two antennas so that they are parallel to each other and that their pointing If you command the aircraft to take off using , the aircraft will ascend direction is perpendicular to the direction of the aircraft’s position, as shown in the automatically to a height of 4 meters. images below. NOTE can only be activated after 3 seconds upon motor start-up, and does not work in ATTI Mode. WARNING Do not block any of the air vents located beside the motors. Make sure the motors have cooled down completely before you touch it. Command Stick Control Motor Start-up and Take-off The aircraft reacts to the control of the command sticks through the RF transmission. The flight speed depends on the magnitude of the stick commands. Start the motors before commanding the aircraft to take off. TIPS NOTE For beginners, it is recommended to move the command sticks lightly and The aircraft will not take off if the battery level is 15% or lower. slowly to keep the aircraft flying in a controllable speed. ¾¾ Start the motors in one of the following ways: zz Left Command Stick A. Ascent/Descent – commands the aircraft to ascend by pushing the stick upward, and descend by pushing it downward. Motor Starter: Both Command Sticks: Hold for 2s Hold toe-in or toe-out for 2s 28 29

B. Rotate Left/Rotate Right – commands the heading of the aircraft to rotate left or right by pushing the stick left or right. Smart Flight Features zz Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) To activate the IOC function during flight, slide the Flight Mode Switch at the side of the remote controller to the left. IOC mode is also known as Carefree Mode. It is used to keep the aircraft’s zz Right Command Stick direction controls locked regardless of its nose direction. It is most useful A. Forward/Backward – commands the aircraft to move forward or when you are unable to observe the nose direction of the aircraft. IOC works backward by pushing the stick upward or downward. only in GPS mode, and has 2 control modes: Home Lock and Course Lock. Home Lock The Forward/Backward and Move Left/Right command stick controls are always in the radial or tangential directions of the aircraft position relative to the home point regardless B. Move Left/Move Right – commands the aircraft to move left or right by of the aircraft nose direction. pushing the stick left or right. Course Lock The Forward/Backward and Move Left/Right command stick controls are set in the parallel and perpendicular directions, respectively, to the reference line between the home point and the point where the IOC is activated NOTE regardless of the aircraft nose The controls illustrated above are set as the default command stick direction. mode (Mode 2). The left command stick controls aircraft ascent/ descent and left/right rotation; The right command stick controls NOTE aircraft forward/backward and left/right sideway movements. You can change the control settings via the app: Settings ( ) > RC Settings • The flight direction is relative to the home point instead of the ( ) > Command Stick Mode. ( 53) location of the pilot. • IOC mode can only be activated when the aircraft is at least 10 meters away from you. 30 31

zz Go Home zz Failsafe The Go Home function only works in GPS mode. To manually activate the The Failsafe function is designed to help your X-Star/X-Star Premium Go Home function, you can press the Go Home button ( ) on the remote automatically return home or land onsite when necessary. controller. • Communication Lost When the Go Home command has been successfully received, the aircraft Failsafe will be triggered 5s after the communication between your automatically maneuvers itself to return directly and land at the preset home aircraft and remote controller gets lost. point. Make sure there are no buildings or other obstacles in the flight path. If GPS is available when Failsafe is activated, the aircraft will start the Go When Go Home is activated, the remote controller’s functionality will be Home procedure automatically. disabled temporarily while the aircraft returns to the home point. The remote controller’s functionality can be regained during this period, allowing you to If GPS is unavailable (i.e. less than 6 satellites are found) when Failsafe stop the aircraft Going Home when you consider it is safe. is activated, the aircraft will hover for 10s. If 6 or more satellites are found during this period, the aircraft will start the Go Home procedure; IMPORTANT otherwise, the aircraft will land onsite. • When the Go Home function is activated, for safety reasons, if the • Low Aircraft Battery aircraft is hovering at the altitude lower than 30 meters , it will ascend Failsafe will also be activated if one of the following low battery conditions to an altitude of 30 meters above the home point before starting to are met. return. You can adjust the Go Home altitude in the app: Settings ( ) > Flight Control Settings ( ) > Go Home Altitude A. Your aircraft’s battery constantly calculates the required battery level ( 51). for the aircraft to return to the home point from its current location. When the battery level reaches the minimum level required for the • If the Go Home function is activated within 10 meters radius from aircraft to return to the home point, Failsafe will be activated and your the home point, the aircraft will land automatically onsite. aircraft will automatically Go Home. You can regain control of the aircraft during the Go Home process ( 32). ¾¾ To manually regain control of the aircraft during Go Home B. Anytime your aircraft’s remaining battery level reaches 25% (Low procedure: Battery Warning), Failsafe will be activated and your aircraft will Push the Ascent stick to the position of 90% in range and hold for 2 automatically Go Home. If you choose to regain control during this seconds (illustration below as mode 2). The aircraft will stop flying towards process, the aircraft will automatically land onsite when the remaining the home point and may fly upward slightly when the remote controller battery reaches 15% (Critical Low Battery Warning). In this case, control is recovered. you may push the Ascent stick to stop the aircraft landing and command it to fly away from the current location for a safe landing in case of an emergency. NOTE • If the aircraft is only within 50m away from the home point when your aircraft’s battery level reaches 25% (Low Battery Warning), the aircraft will not perform the Go Home procedure. • If GPS is unavailable when Failsafe is activated at Low Battery Alternatively, you can simply press the Pause Button ( ) to regain Warning, Go Home procedure will not be executed. In this control of your aircraft. case, the aircraft will land automatically when the remaining battery level reaches 15% (Critical Low Battery Warning). 32 33

zz StarpointTM Positioning System TIPS The StarpointTM Positioning • Always keep the monocular camera lens clean for a clear view. System installed on the X-Star/X- Star Premium functions through • Do not use other 40KHz ultrasonic devices nearby when the a monocular camera ① and two StarpointTM Positioning System is activated. ultrasonic sensors ② on the bottom of the aircraft. The sensors help to identify the current height of the Landing and Motor Shut-down aircraft through ultrasound, and the The aircraft can be landed manually, automatically, or passively. camera obtains location information through image analysis. With the help of the StarpointTM Positioning IMPORTANT System, the aircraft can hover in place more precisely when flying indoors or The aircraft must be landed gently on a flat surface to avoid damage. in other environments where the GPS signal is unavailable. zz Manual Landing NOTE You can manually land the aircraft whenever and wherever you want by • The StarpointTM Positioning System is activated by default when maneuvering the command sticks on the remote controller. the aircraft is turned on. • The StarpointTM Positioning System works both in GPS and ATTI ¾¾ To land the aircraft manually modes and is only valid when the aircraft is between 30cm and 1. Maneuver the aircraft to the desired position for landing. 300cm above the surface. 2. Release the command sticks when the aircraft reaches the target position to let it hover. IMPORTANT 3. Push the Descent stick steadily and gently to land the aircraft. The performance of the StarpointTM Positioning System is affected by the brightness and texture of the surface over which the aircraft ¾¾ To shut down the motors is flying. The ultrasonic sensors may not function accurately above When the aircraft has properly landed, use one of the methods below to sound-absorbing materials. Please try to avoid the following situations: shut down the motors: • Flying over a monochrome surface (e.g. pure black, white, or red) or a highly reflective surface (e.g. water, transparent surfaces). • Flying over extremely dark or bright surfaces, or in an area where the lighting changes frequently. • Flying over surfaces with unclear patterns or texture, or highly repeating patterns or texture (e.g. tiles with the same design). Descent Stick: Both Command Sticks: • Flying over surfaces (e.g. thick carpet) that can absorb or deflect Push to the end Hold toe-in or toe-out for 2s sound waves. and hold for 2s • Flying at a high speed: over 8m/s at a 2-meter height, or over 4m/s at a 1-meter height. WARNING The toe-in action will always shut down the motors even if the • Flying over moving surfaces or objects. aircraft is in midair. Please be extra cautious and use this feature only in an emergency, e.g., when the aircraft gets out of control. 34 35

zz Automatic Landing allowing aircraft control, flight data review, remote camera shooting, preset- waypoint navigation, general settings and so on. Your mobile device will perform You can use the ( ) button on the remote controller to land the aircraft as the central monitor for remote piloting control, aerial photographing and filming, automatically from its current hover position with one single click. and flight parameter tuning to achieve optimal flight performance. ¾¾ To land the aircraft automatically with the ( ) button: Home Page 1. Maneuver the aircraft to the desired position for landing. 2. Release the command sticks when the aircraft reaches the target position to let it hover. 3. Press and hold the ( ) button for 2 seconds until you hear a beep sound. 4. The aircraft will descend to land and shut off its motors automatically. During descent, you will also have control of the pitch, roll and yaw adjustments. TIPS During the automatic descent process, you can regain control by pushing the Ascent stick to at least 90% level and maintaining for 2 seconds. ( 32) FLIGHT RECORD NOTE View detailed record of all your flights such as time, distance and actions taken. • Automatic landing is also available in ATTI mode but you should control the attitude of the aircraft manually. ACADEMY • It is recommended that you land the View documents and videos, such as Packing List, Quick Guide, User Manual aircraft immediately when Low Battery and Guided Tour. Warning (25% or lower) is shown, i.e., the rear LEDs on the aircraft illuminate flashing red light, and the LEARN MORE ( ) button on the remote controller Slide the center of the screen to find the aircraft you wish to learn more about and lights up in solid yellow light. tap on it to get more information. zz Passive landing MEDIA When Failsafe is triggered by any of the following conditions, the aircraft will View and edit the photos and videos that you have downloaded. be forced to land onsite automatically. • Low Battery Warning is activated in non-GPS environment. STORE • Critical Low Battery Warning is activated. Enter Autel Robotics’ online store where you can purchase the products and accessories. Using the StarlinkTM App ME The X-Star/X-Star Premium application, StarlinkTM, is a full-featured program Register or log into your Autel Robotics account. 36 37

① Flight Control Panel ④ General Information Bar ② Aircraft Status Bar ⑤ Map Split Screen Slide the center of the screen to choose your aircraft and tap this button to follow ③ Camera Operation Panel the pop-up instructions to connect your mobile device. When your connection is successful, this button turns to green and displays Connected. zz Flight Control Panel NOTE AUTOPILOT When your aircraft is used for the first time, you will be guided to the Command the aircraft to fly automatically according to the registration page after the connection is completed. Please follow the on- intelligent flight mode you have selected, including Orbit, Follow screen instructions to activate your X-Star/X-Star Premium: and Waypoint modes. ( 44) 1. Create an account and set a password for your account. TAKE-OFF / LAND 2. Name your X-Star/X-Star Premium. Command the aircraft to take off or land. 3. Select a Command Stick Mode, Parameter Unit and System. 4. Confirm that the Beginner Mode is enabled. This mode is enabled GO HOME by default when you use the product for the first time, and you may Command the aircraft to return to the specified home point. disable Beginner Mode through the app: Settings ( ) > Flight Control Settings ( ) > Beginner Mode ( 51). HOME POINT Choose a new location as your home point. Options include the location where you are standing ( ) and the real-time location of the aircraft when you tap this icon ( ). The rear LEDs of the Enter the camera screen for a First Person View. aircraft will flash green light quickly for 3 seconds, indicating that When your mobile device has been connected to the aircraft, the system will run a the home point reset is successful. self-check to ensure it is safe to fly. You can check the overall status in a prompted window and eliminate the abnormal conditions before your flight. zz Aircraft Status Bar First Person View (FPV) DISTANCE This interface synchronizes your screen display with the on-board camera for a The horizontal distance between the aircraft and the home point. real-time first person view, allowing you to perform various camera operations and configurations for aerial photography. ALTITUDE The altitude of the aircraft relative to the home point level. FLIGHT SPEED The current flying speed of the aircraft. REMAINING TIME The remaining time for the aircraft to fly. BATTERY LEVEL The current battery level of the aircraft. 38 39

STARPOINTTM POSITIONING SYSTEM CAMERA SETTINGS The distance between the surface and the StarpointTM Perform Photo Settings ( ), Video Settings ( ) and Positioning System’s sensors. This icon is highlighted only when Camera Settings ( ). the StarpointTM Positioning System is in working state. (* default value) FLIGHT STATUS Mode *Single Shot, Burst Shooting (3/*5/7), AEB (*3/5), Time Lapse • The arrow indicates the yaw angle of the aircraft’s nose. (*5/7/10/20/30) Size *4000×3000(4:3), 4000×2250(16:9) • The colored ring indicates the current battery level of the aircraft. The green bar is present when there is abundant Format *JPG, DNG, JPG+DNG battery. The yellow bar indicates Low Battery and you Style *Standard, Soft, Landscape, Custom should let your aircraft Go Home. The red bar means WB *Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Neon Critical Low Battery and the aircraft will land onsite. Color *None, Nostalgia,Art, Beach, Classic, Vivid, Dream, Film, Log, B&W zz Camera Operation Panel (* default value) Resolution 4096×2160p 24/25, *3840×2160p 24/25/30, 2704×1520p PITCH CONTROL BUTTON 24/25/30/48/50/60, 1920×1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60/120, Tap this button to open the Pitch Scroll Bar which you can scroll 1280×720p 24/25/30/48/50/60/240 up and down to control the camera pitch movement. A camera Standard *NTSC, PAL pitch angle indicator will show up accordingly on the upper right Format *MOV, MP4 corner of this button. Style *Standard, Soft, Landscape, Custom PLAY BUTTON WB *Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Neon This icon displays the most recent photo/video taken. You may Color *None, Nostalgia, Art, Beach, Classic, Vivid, Dream, Film, tap it to view and download/delete your photos and videos one by Log, B&W one or in groups. (* default value) RECORD BUTTON Histogram ON, *OFF Tap this button to record a video. Tap it again to stop recording. Over Exposure Warning ON, *OFF Video Settings are available in ( ). Subtitle. SRT Files ON, *OFF Anti-Flicker *Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz SHUTTER BUTTON Grid *None, Grid Lines, Grid+Diagonals, Center Point Tap this button to take a photo. Photo Settings are available in File Index Mode Continuous, *Reset ( ). Before taking a photo, select a shooting mode (Single Shot, Reset Settings ON, *OFF Burst Shooting, AEB, Time Lapse) from Photo Settings. This icon Format SD Card ON, *OFF may appear differently depending on different shooting modes you have chosen. Version Displays the current version of the camera ADVANCED CAMERA SETTINGS NOTE Automatic Settings ( ) allows you to adjust EV; Manual Settings Please format the SD card only via the StarlinkTM app. The ( ) allows you to adjust ISO and Shutter Speed. camera may not be able to recognize the SD card if you format it using other devices. 40 41

The three function icons on the right provide different options for you to view WARNING the map: The Format SD Card option in Camera Settings will format the inserted SD card. Make sure to back up your files Icon Name Function beforehand. For whatever reasons, Autel Robotics will not be responsible for any unrecorded or unreadable image or Choose the area around the home point. video. Location Choose the area around the aircraft’s location. zz General Information Bar Compass Lock/unlock the compass of the map. SETTINGS Tap this icon to open the Settings page where you can manage Choose a map view from Normal, Hybrid and Satellite Map View view. Flight Control, Remote Controller, Video Link, Aircraft Battery, Gimbal and General Settings. ( 50) Autopilot SYSTEM STATUS Displays the real-time status of your aircraft. The Autopilot function includes a series of smart flight modes that command your aircraft to fly in a specific pattern automatically, providing a carefree piloting experience for you. Tapping ( ) leads you to the Autopilot options below. The FLIGHT MODE ( ) button on the upper right corner grants access to the instructions for each The information displayed on this icon varies depending on the mode: current flight mode of the aircraft, including GPS, ATTI, IOC, Follow, Orbit, Failsafe, etc.. GPS SIGNAL Displays the current GPS signal strength. zz Map Split Screen In the FPV interference, you will see a smaller split screen at the bottom left displaying the map of the surrounding area of your aircraft. Tap on this screen to switch to the map view as shown below. IMPORTANT During Autopilot Mode, please always keep a clear path for the aircraft as it cannot avoid obstacles that come into the flight path autonomously. zz Orbit Mode When Orbit mode is activated, the aircraft flies in a circle with the camera fixed on a point of interest (POI). Please follow the app to perform Orbit: To view different areas, you can zoom in, zoom out or move 1. Choose a POI you prefer from below: the map. 42 43

3. A Go Home Altitude setting will pop up for you to set a safe altitude for the aircraft to perform Go Home at low battery level. Once you click OK, your aircraft will initiate Autopilot. • Aircraft: The current location of the aircraft • Me: Your current location • New: Pin a new point within a safe round zone displayed on the map 4. Use the left and right command sticks to adjust the position of the aircraft 2. Follow one of the methods below to set the orbit radius before starting as illustrated on the right side of the screen. You can change the orbit the program. direction (CW/CCW) or turn the aircraft’s nose towards the POI (Face POI) . A. Move your aircraft from the current location O to your desired location R to set the orbit radius. POI Orbit Radius Aircraft Distance between O and R. Me Distance between you and R. New Distance between R and the point you choose on the map. B. Tap on the top box in the right panel on the screen to input a number to manually adjust the orbit radius between the aircraft and the POI. Then decide the laps, the orbit direction (CW/CCW), and whether the aircraft is to Hover or Go Home when Orbit is finished. The aircraft will automatically face the POI when you initiate Orbit mode. You can still control the camera any time you wish. Click Start when ready. 5. Tap Pause to let the aircraft hover, or tap Exit to exit Orbit mode. NOTE The orbit radius can only be set between 10m and 100m. When flying within 10m or beyond 100m radius centering the POI, the aircraft will adjust its orbit radius to 10m and 100m respectively. zz Follow Mode In Follow mode, the aircraft tracks you as you move with its nose pointing at you. The speed will depend on your moving speed but cannot exceed the flight speed you set in the app: Settings ( ) > Flight Control Settings ( )> Flight Speed. The table below illustrates how to control the relative position of the aircraft 44 45

using the remote controller during Follow mode. you have set. You can command the aircraft to fly along the route you have saved in Favorites, or create a new route. Adjust the altitude of the aircraft. IMPORTANT For X-Star Premium, you can use this function directly and the map will be downloaded automatically. For X-Star, if you use the app on an Android mobile device, you need to download the map before using Change the direction of the aircraft’s this function for the first time; this is not necessary if you use an iOS nose. device, as the iOS system allows simultaneous connection with the aircraft self-generated WiFi network and the 3G/4G network. ¾¾ To download the map on X-Star Adjust the distance between you and the aircraft. 1. Disconnect your mobile device from the X-Star WiFi network. 2. Connect your mobile device to the Internet and enter the map from Map Split Screen to download the map. Command the aircraft to follow you in a circular course leftward or rightward. 3. Reconnect your mobile device to the X-Star WiFi network and come back to this function. ¾¾ To perform Waypoint mode NOTE 1. Choose one of the following 3 ways to set up your waypoints. • Follow mode is valid within 100 meters radius centering the mobile • Aircraft - Select Aircraft from the drop-down box of Waypoint device. However, the aircraft will not turn its nose towards the Location. Move your aircraft to a target position and tap Mark mobile device when the horizontal distance between them is less Waypoint to set it as one of your waypoints. The rest of your than 3 meters. waypoints can be done in the same manner. The Delete Waypoint button is used to remove the last waypoint you set. When you • You can choose a location (your current position or the initial home have confirmed all the waypoints, tap Finish. point) for your aircraft to return to when Failsafe is activated in Follow mode. IMPORTANT • Orbit and Follow modes cannot be activated when the aircraft is less than 10 meters high above the home point. Once you have activated Follow or Orbit mode, the altitude limit will be cancelled. • In Follow or Orbit mode, if the GPS signal of your mobile device is too weak, the aircraft will switch to hover mode until the GPS signal quality becomes acceptable again. Follow/Orbit mode will be cancelled automatically after 15 seconds of poor GPS reception of • Draw on Map - Select Draw on Map from the drop-down box of the mobile device. Waypoint Location and your screen will be switched to the map. Move your finger to draw a route on the map, and the waypoints will be identified automatically according to your route. The Clear zz Waypoint Mode Waypoints button is used to delete the entire route. When you This mode allows the aircraft to fly in a preset route according to the waypoints have confirmed your route, tap Finish. 46 47

3. Set a safe altitude for the aircraft to perform Go Home at low battery level. • Point on Map - Select Point on Map from the drop-down box of Waypoint Location and your screen will display the map. Tap on the map to pin down up to 15 waypoints and they will be linked automatically as a route. Tapping Delete Waypoint can remove the last waypoint you pinned down. When you have confirmed all the waypoints, tap Finish. 4. When the aircraft is performing a Waypoint mission, you may adjust the aircraft's speed with the right command stick and command its nose to face next waypoint with the Face Next Waypoint button. The Exit button is used to exit this mode. Tapping ( ) on the upper right corner will save the current route into Favourites. NOTE To edit a selected waypoint before Finish, tap on the waypoint you wish to edit and Waypoint Settings will pop up. You can then set the waypoint altitude, hover duration, and decide TIPS whether to delete the waypoint. To terminate the Waypoint mission at any point, perform one of the following actions: 2. Decide whether the aircraft will Hover or Go Home upon task completion, and tap Start. • Regain control of the aircraft by sliding the Flight Mode Switch on the remote controller to ATTI position. (Only available when ATTI is enabled on the app) The aircraft will terminate the mission and respond to the remote controller. • Press ( ) on the remote controller and hold for 2 seconds. The aircraft will terminate the mission and land at the home point. • Push the Ascent stick to the position of 90% in range and hold for 2 seconds. This is the same with the method to regain control of the aircraft during Go Home. ( 32) 48 49

6. Go Home Altitude Settings Set a safe altitude for your aircraft to Go Home automatically in case of Tapping the Settings icon ( ) on the General Informaton Bar allows you to an emergency. If you set the Go Home Altitude to a certain value, the adjust 6 categories of settings displayed on this menu, including Flight Control aircraft will adjust its altitude to this value before returning to the home Settings ( ), Remote Controller Settings ( ), Video Link Settings point. The default Go Home Altitude is 30m. ( ),Aircraft Battery Settings ( ), Gimbal Settings ( ) and General Settings ( ). 7. Advanced Settings • Enable ATTI Mode zz Flight Control Settings Switch this button on so you can activate ATTI mode on the remote In Flight Control Settings, you can manage the following settings: controller directly, as this mode is disabled by default to prevent 1. Compass Calibration accidental disabling of GPS mode. Please refer to details on Page 24. • IOC Mode 2. Beginner Mode You can choose from Home Lock and Course Lock as you need. ( 31) Slide this button to enable or disable Beginner Mode. This mode has a fixed maximum flight altitude (30m), distance (100m) and speed • Front LED Indicator Lights (horizontal: 6m/s, ascent: 4m/s, descent: 1m/s) designed to keep Slide this button to turn on or turn off the two red front LED indicator beginners’ flights safe. lights. These LEDs help you to identify the aircraft’s nose direction during flight. NOTE • Read Flight Data When Beginner Mode is activated, the motors cannot be started in non-GPS mode. Connect your aircraft to a computer with a USB cable to read the flight data. Then you need to reboot the aircraft before use. 3. Flight Speed zz Remote Controller Settings Set a horizontal speed when Beginner Mode is disabled. (defalt: 15m/s) The Remote Controller Settings function grants access to Gimbal Pitch Dial Speed, RC Binding, RC Calibration, Command Stick Mode and RC 4. Altitude Limit Language Settings and Teaching Mode. Set a maximum altitude for your flight when Beginner Mode is disabled to 1. Gimbal Pitch Dial Speed protect the aircraft from losing signal or flying out of sight. (default: 120m) Slide the scroll bar left or right to adjust the speed of the Gimbal Pitch 5. Distance Limit Dial on the remote controller. Slide this button to enable or disable the default distance limit (800m) 2. RC Calibration when Beginner Mode is disabled. This function includes the calibration of the Left Command Stick, Right Command Stick and Gimbal Pitch Dial. You will only need to calibrate NOTE your remote controller when using it for the first time or after your remote When the altitude and distance limits are determined, the controller has been replaced. aircraft cannot fly outside the preset boundaries under GPS mode. In non-GPS mode, the aircraft is only restricted to the The horizontal bar on the upper part of the screen represents the Pitch preset altitude limit; the distance limit under non-GPS mode Control Dial, and the two crossed bars on the sides represent the left and may vary depending on the regulations and laws in different right command sticks. areas and countries. ¾¾ To calibrate the remote controller 50 51

I. Release the two command sticks and the Gimbal Pitch Dial to their central position and tap Start. Indicator Icons Aircraft Movement Ascend Descend / / Nose rotates left Nose rotates right Move forward Move backward II. Push both command sticks and turn the Gimbal Pitch Dial to their complete range of motion. The progress bars will be in response to Move left Move right your calibration. Below is an example for illustration. 5. RC Language Set the language displayed on the LCD Flight Information Panel. 6. Teaching Mode This mode creates a simultaneous connection between an aircraft and two remote controllers for teaching purposes. One of the remote controllers (which is bound with the aircraft) is set as Learner, and the other is set as Instructor. When Instructor is operating, Learner’s functions will III. After each bar has been highlighted 100%, tap Finish and your be disabled automatically (excluding the Gimbal Pitch Dial). This helps remote controller calibration is completed. Instructor to demonstrate the operation methods and gain control of the aircraft from Learner in an emergency. To activate Teaching Mode, connect two remote controllers with a CAN cable, and designate them on the app respectively. To designate the remote controller as Learner, connect your mobile device to the remote controller bound with the aircraft and tap the Learner button on the app (Settings > Remote Controller Settings > Teaching Mode). To designate the other remote controller as Instructor, disconnect your mobile device from Learner and connect it to the other remote controller, or use another mobile device to connect it, 3. RC Binding then tap the Instructor button on the app. Instructor and Learner can be set in a random order. Press the Bind button and then hold the RC Binding Button on the aircraft for 3s as instructed on the app to bind your aircraft and remote controller. You will be prompted when this is done successfully. NOTE 4. Command Stick Mode To connect your mobile device and the remote controller, you need to use WiFi for X-Star and a USB cable for X-Star Premium. Choose a command stick mode to control your aircraft. There are 3 modes ( 24) available: Mode 1, Mode 2 and Mode 3, controlling the aircraft in different manners. Below are the illustrations of these 3 modes. zz Video Link Settings For the X-Star, you can rename the WiFi SSID and reset the password in this 52 53

section. NOTE For your own safety, the Low Battery Warning cannot be set below NOTE 25%, i.e., the minimum battery level for Go Home; and the Critical To reset the WiFi video link, toggle the Flight Mode Switch back and Low Battery Warning cannot be set below 15%, i.e., the minimum forth quickly for at least 4 times. The remote controller will make a battery level for landing. beep sound when the WiFi SSID and password have been reset to the default values. zz Gimbal Settings For the X-Star Premium, you can check the noise condition of each channel This section allows you to adjust gimbal settings. and choose the one with minimum noise. 1. Gimbal Mode Choose a working mode for your gimbal from Stabilized mode and PFV mode. ( 8) 2. Adjust Gimbal Roll You can adjust the roll axis of your gimbal slightly while watching the camera view to find the best angle for your photography. zz General Settings 1. Parameter Unit zz Aircraft Battery Settings Choose your preferred unit system: Imperial or Metric. 2. Tutorial You can also enter this section by tapping ( ) on the Aircraft Status Bar. This function allows you to view the current status and general Slide this button to display or hide the tips for your operation. information of the aircraft battery. Low Battery Warning and Critical 3. Map Low Battery Warning settings are also available in this section. • Show Flight Route Slide this button to display or hide your flight route on the map. • Calibrate Coordinates (For Mainland China) Slide this button to enable or disable the map calibration. 54 55

5 • Background Caching Slide this button to enable or disable map caching in the background. • Clear Flight Route Clear your flight route on the map. 4. YouTube Live Streaming Slide this button to enable or disable the real-time YouTube streaming. Maintenance and Service 5. Firmware Version View the firmware version of different components. Firmware Upgrade 6. About To optimize the performance of your X-Star/X-Star Premium, firmware updates View your StarlinkTM version. will be provided on a regular basis. You can download the latest firmware (Flight Control, Gimbal, Camera, Remote Controller, etc.) in one package from our official website. When a firmware update is available, you will be prompted by the app once it is connected to the aircraft. IMPORTANT Before updating, please make sure: • The four motors have stopped completely. • The battery level of both your aircraft and remote controller is not less than 25%. • There is enough space available in your camera’s SD card to store the firmware upgrade data. ¾¾ To download and upgrade the firmware 1. Download the all-in-one firmware upgrade package (with a .zip file extension) from Autel Robotics’ official website: www.autelrobotics.com. 2. Insert the SD card into your computer and extract the downloaded file (into a .bin file extension) into your SD card. Then remove your SD card from the computer. 3. Turn on the remote controller and aircraft. 4. Insert the SD card into the aircraft to start the upgrade process automatically. You can check the real-time upgrade status displayed on the Flight Information Panel. 5. Reboot the remote controller and aircraft before use. 56 57

If the camera is powered off during video recording NOTE • The upgrade process lasts about 30 minutes. Do not turn off any device • Keep the Micro-SD card inside the camera. Restart the camera and wait until or take out your SD card from the camera during the process. Do not the video files are recovered (partial data may be lost) start the motors. If acquisition of the WiFi SSID fails • After the upgrade is completed, the remote controller may be • Check if both the aircraft and the remote controller are powered on disconnected from the aircraft, and you will need to rebind the devices. • Make sure WiFi is enabled on the mobile device If the aircraft is out of sight and the video link is lost Troubleshooting Tips • Activate Go Home procedure to have the aircraft automatically return or Should you have any issues operating the product, read this section for possible activate IOC procedure (Home Lock) to manually navigate it to return solutions. If the mobile app is accidentally closed when the aircraft is executing a When the aircraft indicates failure during self-check (with 4 LED lights flashing Waypoint mission quickly in red and the buzzers beep continuously) • If the app is closed when the flight mission is under execution, the aircraft will • Hardware proplems detected and you need to contact the Customer Service continue to execute the given command When the aircraft motors fail to start up • You can regain control of the aircraft with the remote controller manually at any time • Check if the remote controller and the aircraft are properly bound • Check if the remote controller is properly calibrated Storage and Maintenance Instructions • Check if the battery level is below 15% To ensure optimum performance of the product, we advise you read and follow • Check if the compass is experiencing interference the maintenance instructions in this section carefully. • Make sure the Flight Mode Switch is not in the GPS position if the GPS • Keep the devices in a clean, dry and ventilated environment within normal signal is not strong enough operating temperatures. • Make sure GPS is available when Beginner Mode is activated • Keep the devices out of sunlight when not in use When take-off fails after motors start • Dry your hands before using the devices. • Check if the aircraft is in a no-fly zone • Use a soft cloth with alcohol or a mild window cleaner to clean the lens of the camera, instead of any abrasive cleansers, detergent or chemicals. • Make sure the aircraft is placed on a flat, leveled surface • Ensure that the battery charger does not come in contact with conductive When the aircraft’s flight time reduces material. • This is possibly due to low temperature of the operating environment or • Avoid dropping your devices, especially on a hard surface. Check it in detail increased take-off weight after any crash or impact, and contact a local Autel Robotics agent in time if When pairing up, the aircraft does not respond to the remote controller you have any problem. • Make sure there are no metal objects, wireless sources or other remote • Only use the battery chargers or other accessories authorized by Autel controllers around Robotics. Failure to do so may void the warranty. If Video link fails or disconnects frequently • Make sure your aircraft and remote controller are free from all magnetic or Customer Service signal interferences This section contains information regarding technical support, repair service, and 58 59

6 application for replacements or optional parts. Technical Support If you have any questions or concerns regarding our products, please contact us by: • Telephone: (844)-898-0290 (U.S.A.) Warranty • Email: [email protected] • In person: local distributors or agents Autel Robotics (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this Repair Service product, that should this product or any part thereof during normal consumer usage and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship that results If it is necessary to return your device for repair, please fill in and submit the in product failure within the valid warrant period from the date of purchase, such repair service form on http://www.autelrobotics.com. The following information is defect(s) will be repaired, or replaced (with new or refurbished parts or products) required: at the Company’s option, with Proof of Purchase, without charge for parts or labor directly related to the defect(s). Some states do not allow limitation on how long • Contact name an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. • Email address The Company shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages • Mailing address arising from the use, misuse, or mounting of the device. The extent of Autel Robotics’ liability under this warranty is limited to the repair and replacement • Telephone number provided above and, in no event, shall its liability exceed the purchase price paid • Product name by purchaser for the product. • Complete description of the problem with photo attachments Please visit www.autelrobotics.com for details of the limited periods warranted for the different parts of this product. • Proof-of-purchase for warranty repairs • Preferred method of payment for non-warranty repairs This warranty does not apply to: Autel Robotics’ support team will review your application within 72 hours after • Batteries that cycle-charged for more than 200 times; receiving your application. After a preliminary evaluation of the problem, our • Products subjected to abnormal use or environmental conditions, accident, customer support will contact you for further updates or follow-ups. mishandling, neglect, unauthorized alteration, misuse, improper installation or repair, or improper storage; • Products with signs of tempering or altering of the serial number label, waterproof mark, etc.; • Damage resulting from connection to, or use of any accessory or other product not approved or authorized by the Company; • Defects in appearance, cosmetic, decorative or structural items such as framing and non-operative parts. • Products damaged from external causes including but not limited to fire, water, dirt, sand, battery leakage, blown fuse, theft or improper usage of any electrical source. 60 61

Appendix pilots’ safe and legal operations of the product. The flight restricted areas are divided into 2 protection categories. Category I: Major airports and flight areas where manned aircrafts operate at low altitudes Regulatory Compliance and Flight Restricted Area • Take-off Restricted Zones (No-Fly Zones) These areas are set within 2.4km around the central point of specified airports. Compliance and Advisory • Altitude Restricted Zones FCC Compliance In these areas, the aircraft is only allowed to fly within limited altitudes. From 8km to 2.4km around the airport’s central point, the flight altitude decreases This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the progressively from 120m to 10.5m. following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference thay • Warning Zones may cause undesired operation. Once the aircraft enters a region within 8.1 km from the central point of the airport, the app will prompt a warning message. FCC Radiation Exposure Statement This device abides by FCC radiation exposure limits releasing for an uncontrolled NOTE environment. The minimum distance between the radiator and the user is If the aircraft enters any Altitude Restricted Zones, its maximum designed to be 20cm when the aircraft and its accessories are in function. It is allowable altitude will be reduced accordingly. If the aircraft enters any also forbidden to co-ordinate any other transmitter or antenna with this transmitter Take-off Restricted Zones, it will land automatically. You should pay in use. special attention to the warning messages displayed on your app. Autel Robotics announces that the X-Star and X-Star Premium are in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1995/5/ EC. IC RSS Warning This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference thay may cause undesired operation of the device. IC Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with IC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrollable environment. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antennas or transmitter. This equipment should be Category II: Sensitive areas and institutes such as military sites and border lines installed and operated with at least 20cm between the radiator and your body. between countries Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for • Take-off Restricted Zones (No-Fly Zones) compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. These areas are set within 1km around the center of the specified sites where take-off and flight are prohibited. Flight Restricted Area Illustration • Warning Zone The X-Star and X-Star Premium system automatically recognizes the Flight Restricted Area, in which flights are limited by default. This feature guarantees Once the aircraft enters the region within 2km from the center of the site, the 62 63

app will prompt a warning message. Charging Environment Temperature 10°C~45°C (50°F~113°F) Discharging Environment 5°C~45°C (41°F~113°F) Temperature Temp: -10°C~45°C (14°F~113°F); Storage Temperature & Humidity Humidity: 45~85% Camera Gimbal Specifications [email protected] (Non-video Mode) Operating Current [email protected] (Video Mode) Input Voltage 12V Operating Temperature -10°C~50°C Weight 175g (Camera incl.) Technical Specifications Dimensions (Damping Device excl.) 88mm X 76.5mm X 80mm Control Accuracy Pitch: ±0.015°; Roll: ±0.015°; Yaw: ±0.015° Aircraft Specifications Max. Angular Velocity Pitch: ±300°/S Yaw: ±360°/S Hover Precision Horizontal: ±2.5m; Vertical: ±1m; Controllable Range Pitch: 0°~90° Yaw: ±50° Max Yaw Rate 150°/s Max Inclination Angle GPS Mode: 20°; ATTI Mode: 25° Camera Specifications Max Ascent/Descent Speed Ascent: 6m/s; Descent: 3m/s Operating Environment Temperature 0°C~40°C (32°F~104°F) Max Horizontal Speed 15m/s Single shot Diagonal Wheelbase 352mm Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames Propeller Size 9.4”x5.5” Still Photography Modes Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 X-Star: 2.412GHz~2.462GHz Bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias Video Link Frequency X-Star Premium: 902MHz~928MHz Time-lapse Receiver Frequency 5.727GHz~5.799GHz UHD: 4096x2160p 24/25, 3840x2160p 24/25/30 Flight Modes GPS, ATTI, IOC QHD: 2704x1520p 24/25/30/48/50/60 Operating Environment Temperature -10°C~45°C (14°F~113°F) Video Recording Modes FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60/120 Storage Temperature -20°C~80°C (-4°F~176°F) HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60/240 Weight SUPERVIEW: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60 1.42kg (Battery & Propellers included) Max. Field of View 108° Micro-SD card Supported SD Card Types Storage capacity: 4GB - 64GB Aircraft Battery Specifications Class level: Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required Battery Type Rechargeable Li-Po battery FAT32/exFAT Capacity 4900mAh File Formats Photo: JPG/DNG/JPG+DNG Battery Voltage 14.8V Video: MOV/MP4 64 65

Remote Controller Specifications RF Receiver Operating Frequency 5.727GHz~5.799GHz X-Star 2.412GHz~2.462GHz Video Link Frequency X-Star 902MHz~928MHz (America) Premium 915MHz~928MHz (Australia) Operating Temperature -20°C~60°C (-4°F~140°F) Charging Temperature 5°C~45°C (41°F~113°F) Less than 1 month: -10°C~45°C(14°F~113°F) Storage Temperature 1~6 months: -10°C~35°C (14°F~95°F) X-Star CE: 500m; FCC: 1000m Communication Distance (Open Area) X-Star FCC: 2000m Premium X-Star 750mA/3.7V Operating Current/Voltage X-Star 350mA/3.7V (App disconnected) Premium 1400mA/3.7V (App connected) Battery 6000mAh rechargeable Li-Ion Battery X-Star 2.8W Power Consumption X-Star 5.2W Premium X-Star 830g Weight (battery included) X-Star 840g Premium 66