THE HANGAR - SCREEN
- This is the default screen you will see every time you open the app.
- In the Hangar screen you will need to choose what plane you wish to fly, you will have a choice between paper, foam, and balsa wood airplanes.
- Each plane has a video tutorial button which will teach you how to fold or craft your plane. A flight characteristics indicator will inform you how this plane will fly - speedy or slow, aerobatic or lazy and also the expected flight time.
NOTE:The Hangar screen is available also when the module is not connected.
NOT CONNECTED - SCREEN
This screen will show whenever your phone loses communication with your POWERUP module.
Here are some scenarios:
- You do not have a POWERUP 4.0 and you clicked the fly screen.
- Your POWERUP 4.0 is turned on, but your smartphone Bluetooth is off.
- Your POWERUP 4.0 flew out of range and communication is lost.
- Your POWERUP 4.0 battery is too low to initiate connection
Pro-Tip: Connection between your smartphone and your POWERUP is done automatically. You do not need to pair the devices as you would with older bluetooth products.
THE FLIGHT - SCREEN
This screen will show only when your phone is connected to a POWERUP 4.0 module.
- The default state of the screen is - Throttle locked and at home position
- Unlocking the throttle requires pressing the button for 2 seconds. Throttle unlocking and relocking is required to eliminate accidental activation of the propellers.
- Relocking the throttle will happen automatically within 6 seconds when you remove your thumb from the button. this will also cause the button to go back to the home location
- The throttle button is a " Sticky" button and controls the speed of both propellers. this button will cause the airplane to ascend or descend. The blue circular bar and the percentage number will indicate how much thrust you are providing to the airplane during flight.
- Tilting your phone right or left will cause your plane to turn right or left thanks to differential thrust of the propellers. The white airplane indicates the rate your plane will turn and to what direction.
- The gyro of the POWERUP module will affect the artificial horizon on the display and will indicate the airplanes bank angle.
- The Bluetooth dB level indicates the signal strength between the phone and the module. The dB number will change according to the distance between your phone and the module. This parameter is also affected by:local radio interferences, the type of phone you are using, if it has a case, if your antenna is bent or damaged.
- The fuel gauge provides an approximate indication of your battery level and your remaining flight time. The most reliable indication of 100% charging is to verify that the red indicator light has turned OFF when you charge your module.
THE TUNING - SCREEN (Advanced Settings)
The Tuning screen is accessible from your fly screen (bottom button on the fly screen)
- Tuning is your advanced settings of your autopilot control.
- Each plane that you choose on the Hanger screen has it own dedicated tuning screen. changes will be saved between flights.
IMPORTANT! Making changes will alter the way your plane flies and should be done with caution and only after reading the notes below. If you would like to restore the original settings please click the RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS button.
HOW TO TUNE YOUR PLANE
Pro-Tip: each plane type will behave differently when flying and therefore may have a different tuning settings.
Steerings Angle Slider: This is the most important slider, it will let you change the steering sensitivity of your plane. The larger the angle the " lazier" the plane will turn with a larger turning radius. The smaller the angle will make the plane more aerobatic and more difficult to control.
Angle Of Attack Slider: This slider lets you define at what pitch angle your plane will start to cut off thrust. this is used to optimize the " Alfa" angle of your plane and helps eliminate Stalling when you increase thrust.
Pitch KP Slider: This slider controls how fast the plane reaches the desired pitch angle. The higher the value more power will be applied to motors to reach the desired pitch angle.
Pitch Rate KP Slider: This slider controls how fast the plane reaches the desired pitch rate. The higher the value the harder it tries to stabilize the plane in vertical plane. But if PitchR P Coeff is too high, the plane becomes too sensitive, and over-correct itself (overshoot), you will have oscillations.
Roll KP Slider: This slider controls how fast the plane reaches the desired roll angle. The higher the value more differential power will be applied to motors to reach the desired roll angle.
Roll Rate KP Slider: This slider controls how fast the plane reaches the desired roll rate. The higher the value the harder it tries to stabilize the plane. But if RollR P Coeff is too high, the plane becomes too sensitive, over-correct itself (overshoot), and oscillatory.
Yaw KP Slider: This slider controls how fast the plane reaches the desired yaw angle. The higher the value more power will be applied to motors to reach the desired yaw angle. The Yaw angle is described as your airplane heading angle.
Yaw Rate KP Slider: This slider controls how fast the plane reaches the desired yaw rate. The higher the value the harder it tries to stabilize the heading. But if YawR P Coeff is too high, the plane becomes too sensitive, and over-correct itself (overshoot), you will have heading oscillations.
MODULE MOUNTING MODES
CAUTION :These modes are preset for each airplane that you choose, and should not be changed!
The POWERUP module has 4 mounting options.
Normal - Canopy facing up and in the flying direction - this is used for all planes aside of the F22 jet.
Inverted - Canopy is facing the ground and pointing forward - this is used with the F22 jet. Caution - this setup is risky and can damage the antenna during hard landings.
Tractor - Canopy is facing up and propellers are pointing forward - this mode was not tested yet. Caution! you risk damaging the propellers and motors during hard crashes.
Inverted Tractor - Canopy is facing down and propellers are pointing forward - this mode was not tested yet. Caution! you risk damaging the propellers motors and antenna during hard crashes.
NOTE: below you can see the setup required for the F22 jet with inverted setup.