Autel Smart Controller User Manual

Autel Smart Controller User Manual

1. DISCLAIMER

To ensure safe and successful operation of your Autel smart remote controller, please strictly follow the operating instructions and steps in this guide.

If the user does not abide by the safety operation instructions, Autel Robotics will not be responsible for any product damage or loss in use, whether direct or indirect, legal, special, accident or economic loss (including but not limited to loss of profit), and does not provide warranty service. Do not use incompatible parts or use any method that does not comply with the official instructions of Autel Robotics to modify the product.

The safety guidelines in this document will be updated from time to time. To ensure you get the latest version, please visit the official website: https://www.autelrobotics.com/

2. BATTERY SAFETY

The Autel smart remote controller is powered by a smart lithium-ion battery. Improper use of lithium-ion batteries can be dangerous. Please ensure that the following battery usage, charging and storage guidelines are strictly followed.

⚠ WARNING:

  • Only use the battery and charger provided by Autel Robotics. It is forbidden to modify the battery assembly and its charger or use a third-party equipment to replace it.
  • The electrolyte in the battery is extremely corrosive. If the electrolyte spills into your eyes or skin accidentally, please rinse the affected area with clean water and seek medical attention immediately.

3. PRECAUTIONS

When using the Autel Smart Controller (hereinafter referred to as the “Smart Controller”), if improperly used, the aircraft may cause a certain degree of injury and damage to people and property. Please be cautious while using it. For details, please refer to the aircraft’s disclaimer and safety operation guidelines.

  1. Before each flight, make sure that the Smart Controller is fully charged.
  2. Make sure the Smart Controller antennas are unfolded and adjusted to the appropriate position to ensure the best possible flight results.
  3. If the Smart Controller antennas are damaged, it will affect the performance, please contact the after-sales technical support immediately.
  4. If the aircraft is changed, it needs to be repaired before using.
  5. Make sure to turn off the aircraft power before turning off the remote controller each time.
  6. When not in use, make sure to fully charge the smart controller every three months.
  7. Once the power of the smart controller is less than 10%, please charge it to prevent an over-discharge error. This is caused by the long-term storage with a low battery charge. When the smart controller will not be in use for an extended time, discharge the battery between 40%-60% before storage.
  8. Do not block the vent of the Smart Controller to prevent overheating and diminished performance.
  9. Do not disassemble the smart controller. If any parts of the controller are damaged, contact Autel Robotics After-Sale Support.

4. AUTEL SMART CONTROLLER

The Autel Smart Controller can be used with any supported aircraft, and it provides a high-definition real time image transmission and it can control the aircraft and camera up to 13km (8.08 miles) [1] communication distance. The Smart Controller has a built-in 7.9-inch 2048×1536 ultra-high-definition, ultra-bright screen with a maximum 2000nit brightness. It provides clear image display under the bright sunlight. With its convenient, built-in 128G memory it can store your photos and videos on board. The operating time is about 4.5 hours when the battery is fully charged and the screen is at 50% brightness [2].

5. ITEM LIST

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[1] Fly in an open, unobstructed, electromagnetic interference-free environment. The smart controller can reach the maximum communication distance under FCC standards. Actual distance may be less based on the local flight environment.
[2] The above-mentioned working time is measured in a laboratory environment at room temperature. The battery life will vary in different usage scenarios.

6. CONTROLLER LAYOUT

Autel Smart Controller User Manual - CONTROLLER LAYOUT

Top view 

Autel Smart Controller User Manual - CONTROLLER LAYOUT

Front view 

Autel Smart Controller User Manual - CONTROLLER LAYOUT

Rear view 

  1. Left Command Stick
  2. Gimbal Pitch Angle Wheel
  3. Video Recording Button
  4. Customizable Button C1
  5. Air Outlet
  6. HDMI Port
  7. USB TYPE-C Port
  8. USB TYPE-A Port
  9. Power Button
  10. Customizable Button C2
  11. Photo Shutter Button
  12. * Zoom Control Wheel
  13. Right Command Stick
    *The function may alter, please take the practical effect as standard.
  14. Battery Indicator
  15. Antenna
  16. Touch Screen
  17. Pause Button
  18. Return to Home (RTH) Button
  19. Microphone
  20. Speaker hole
  21. Tripod Mount Hole
  22. Air Vent
  23. Bottom Hook
  24. Grips

7. POWER ON THE SMART CONTROLLER

7.1 Check Battery Level

Press the power button to check the battery life

Autel Smart Controller User Manual - Check Battery Level

7.2 Powering on/off

Press and hold the power button for 2 sec to turn on and off the Smart Controller.

7.3 Charging

Remote Controller indication light status

Autel Smart Controller User Manual - Charging

📑NOTE: LED indication light will blink while charging

8. ANTENNA ADJUSTMENT

Unfold the Smart Controller antennas and adjust them to the optimal angle. The signal strength varies when the antenna angle is different. When the antenna and the back of the remote controller are at an angle of 180° or 260°, and the antenna surface is facing the aircraft, the signal quality of aircraft and controller will reach the optimal condition.

Autel Smart Controller User Manual - ANTENNA ADJUSTMENT

9. FREQUENCY MATCH

When the Smart Controller and the aircraft are purchased as a set, the Smart Controller has been matched to the aircraft at the factory, and it can be used directly after the aircraft is activated.
If purchased separately, please use the following 2 methods to link.
Method 1:

  1. Press (short press) the linking button next to the USB port on the right side of the aircraft body to put the aircraft into the linking mode;
  2. Power on the Smart Controller and run the Autel Explorer app, enter the mission flight interface, click the gear icon in the upper right corner, enter the settings menu, click “remote control -> data transmission and image transmission linking> start linking”, wait a few seconds until the transmission is set correctly and the linking is a success.

Method 2:

  1. Press (short press) the linking button next to the USB port on the right side of the aircraft body to put the aircraft into the linking mode;
  2. Press and hold the Power Button and Go Home Button simultaneously for 2 seconds, wait a few seconds until the transmission is set correctly and the linking is a success.

10. FLIGHT

Open the Autel Explorer app and enter the flight interface.
Before takeoff, place the aircraft on a flat and level surface and face the rear side of the aircraft towards you.

Manual takeoff and landing (Mode 2)
Toe in or out on both command sticks for about 2 seconds to start the motors

Autel Smart Controller User Manual - FLIGHT

⚠ NOTE:
Before takeoff, place the aircraft on a flat and level surface and face the rear side of the aircraft towards you.
Mode 2 is the default control mode of the Smart Controller. During the flight, you can use the left stick to control the flight altitude and direction, and use the right stick to control the forward, backward, left and right directions of the aircraft.

📑 NOTE:

  • Please make sure that the Smart Controller has successfully matched with the aircraft.
  • For more functions of the Smart Controller, please read the user manual for details

11. Command Stick Control (Mode 2)

Autel Smart Controller User Manual - Command Stick Control Autel Smart Controller User Manual - Command Stick Control

12. Specifications

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📑 NOTE:
* The working frequency band varies according to different countries and models.
** We will support more Autel Robotics aircraft in the future, please visit our official website https://www.autelrobotics.com/ for the latest information.

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