Introduction

Replacing the camera requires complete dis-assembly of the drone, because the main frame is attached to the receiving board on the very inside of the drone.

  1. Using  a #PH000 screwdriver, remove the 5mm screws retaining each propeller to the rotating post.
    • Using a #PH000 screwdriver, remove the 5mm screws retaining each propeller to the rotating post.

      • As each screw is removed, safely pull the respective propeller from its apparatus.

  2. After removing the propellers, unscrew all 4 (3x3mm) screws connecting the electronics to the frame.
    • After removing the propellers, unscrew all 4 (3x3mm) screws connecting the electronics to the frame.

    • Once all of the screws holding the plastic dust cover to the frame are removed, pull the 2 LED bars through the dust cover and remove the thin plastic dust cover from the drone.

      • As the piece connecting the electronics to the drone cover are accessible, keep note to not remove electronics until after disconnecting the drone head lamp first.

    • Step two is disconnecting and removing the head lamp.

      • Use a screw driver to remove the 5mm screw. Remove head lamp of drone.

    • Disconnect the electronics from the frame of the drone by pulling each arm out of the hole in the frame holding it in place.

    • Do not try to separate the frame from the electronics yet! Check to see if there is tape holding the head lamp wires in place underneath the electronics.

    • If present, remove the white tape over the black and red wires for the head lamp with a metal spudger (a wide flat-head tool for separating plastic parts).

      • If tape is removed, keep in reusable condition to re-secure the headlight later so there are no loose wires.

    • Separate the plastic tabs securing the motor arms to the drone cover and delicately pull out the arm. Do this for all 4 arms to remove the frame from the cover.

    • Use a #PH000 screwdriver to remove all 4 (5mm) corner screws that secure both the receiving board and the motor arm.

    • Notice how the wires tuck neatly in the bottom channel of the motor arm.

    • Carefully slide the arm out from the socket.

    • Use a metal spudger, plastic removal tool or tweezers to remove the connectors from the receiving board.

    • The cables connecting to the receiving board will be secured with a light adhesive that can be easily scraped away to remove the desired connector.

    • Motor direction and propeller direction is crucial to proper flight, refer to this format.

    • The Front Left motor identified by the Red/Blue wires is a Standard(Clockwise) spinning motor, it pairs with a White A2 propeller.

    • The Front Right motor identified by the Black/White wires is a Reverse(CounterClockwise) spinning motor, it pairs with a White B2 propeller.

    • The Back Left motor identified by the Black/White wires is a Reverse(CounterClockwise) spinning motor, it pairs with a Black B1 propeller.

    • The Back Right motor identified by the Red/Blue wires is a Standard(Clockwise) spinning motor, it pairs with a Black A1 propeller.

    • The wiring can appear confusing, don't be alarmed. It's quite easy, and absolutely necessary for proper flight.

    • The 4 bottom connectors receive the motor power cables that are Red/Yellow wire pairs from each motor. Counting the sockets 1-4 from left to right.

      • Front Right motor connects to socket 1.

      • Front Left motor connects to socket 2.

      • Rear Left motor connects to socket 3.

      • Rear Right motor connects to socket 4.

    • The Red/Green wire pairs from each motor power the LED to that branch, they connect to 4 of 6 sockets on the top of the receiving board. There is no sequence required.

    • The headlight LED, and underside LED bars connect to the remaining 2 sockets on the top of the receiving board. Again, no sequence is required. All LED Red/Black and Red/Green wire pairs connect to top of the receiving board.

    • Find the cable which connects camera to the receiving board of the drone.

    • Unplug the cable from chip using a metal spudger.

    • Take out all 4 (5mm) screws from the main frame where camera is fixed using the PH #000 screwdriver.

    • After all four screws are removed from each corner of the camera apparatus, separate it from the main frame.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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