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FAT SHARK 101

  • The quadcopter and the goggles need to be on the same channel in order for a feed to be seen.

    First, ensure that the lens cap is off on the quad. Then, power up both the quad and the goggles. Scroll through channels on the goggles until a clear signal pops up.

    If necessary, it’s possible to change video feed bands on the quadcopter by holding down the channel button on the body of the shark. Change channels on the quad by tapping the button. The quad only works on Race and Fat Shark Bands.

  • In some rare cases, the quadcopter shipped from the factory may not be linked to the radio that comes in the same box. To fix this, it’s necessary to “bind” the two components together so they can properly communicate.

    Read a full,  illustrated blog post on the process here.

  • The mode switch on the top left corner of the Shark Radio sets the flight mode among Beginner, Intermediate and Pro. 

    Beginner: With the radio in your hands, move the flight mode switch in the top left corner to the top position (away from you) for Beginner mode. In this mode, the quadcopter will automatically level and flight controls will be eased. When the pitch and roll sticks are centered, the aircraft will maintain a level attitude. Moving the pitch and roll stick will cause the quadcopter to tilt in the desired direction. This mode is also called Angle mode because the control stick position dictates a bank angle.

    Intermediate: Move the flight mode switch to the middle position for Intermediate mode. When flying in this mode, the aircraft does what the pilot commands with no automatic stabilization, however the maximum speed and rates will be reduced. This is also called Rate command or Acro mode.

    Pro: Move the flight mode switch to the lower position for Pro mode — or Acro mode without limits. In general, the quadcopter in this mode will hold an attitude when the stick is released; when then stick is moved again the aircraft will continue to flip or roll as long as the stick is held.

  • Propellers on the Shark Quad fit onto the motors by a simple press fit. It’s fairly simple to grip a propeller firmly and peel it off of a motor. If that doesn’t work, try using a fork.

  • To register the Fat Shark 101 Drone Training Kit and get free simulator and AMA access, plug in the registration code included inside of each box into the form at fatshark.com/register. The code comes on a square piece of paper and is inside of the box. It looks like this.

  • The quadcopter and the goggles need to be on the same channel in order for a feed to be seen.

    First, ensure that the lens cap is off on the quad. Then, power up both the quad and the goggles. Scroll through channels on the goggles until a clear signal pops up.

    If necessary, it’s possible to change video feed bands on the quadcopter by holding down the channel button on the body of the shark. Change channels on the quad by tapping the button. The quad only works on Race and Fat Shark Bands.

  • The Shark Quad transmits the goggles over 5.8GHz on either Fat Shark or Race Bands. This allows easy upgrades to higher-tier Fat Shark goggles such as the HD3.

    The Shark Radio uses a Fly Sky compatible protocol to communicate with the quad. The quad also binds with other Fly Sky controllers.

  • Yes! The Recon Goggles work with all 5.8GHz systems while the radio works with any Fly Sky-compatible receiver.

  • The Shark Quad can fly about 100 feet away from the pilot at speeds of up to 30MPH.

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