Flying at a Constant Altitude
The power from the Smart Module’s motor controls your airplane’s altitude. When the throttle is high, the plane ascends. When the throttle is low or all the way down, the airplane descends (or glides).
Note: The amount of thrust that the airplane needs varies according to the wind conditions and the particular paper airplane that you are using.
- When the airplane is in the air, adjust the thrust gradually (using the throttle) until you find the right amount of thrust to keep the airplane flying at a constant altitude.
- To turn your airplane, tilt your smartphone gently to the left or right until the airplane is going in the desired direction, and then hold your smartphone level.
Note: If FlightAssist is turned on, the thrust adjusts automatically to keep your airplane flying steadily while it is banking. This automatic adjustment is necessary because lift is lost when the wings are not leveled.
Controlling an Airplane When It Is Coming Toward You
The biggest challenge with remote controlled flying is controlling the airplane when it is coming toward you. When trying to make a left turn, you might end up making a right turn instead. To control an airplane when it is headed toward you, try one of these methods:
- Make the airplane level by tilting your smartphone to the side with the lower wing.
- Hold your smartphone in the exact direction of the airplane, and keep your phone in that position. You will have to move all the time so that your body stays in the same direction as the airplane. If the airplane is behind you, turn only your head to see the plane. When your body is imitating the airplane’s direction in this way, controlling the airplane should be easier.
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