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Electric Remote Control Airplane

CONdOR
92912

ASSEMBLY & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT: If damage is caused due to a crash, your warranty is void.


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SAVE THE RECEIPT, WARRANTY AND THESE INSTRUCTIONS. It is important that you read the entire manual to become familiar with the unit BEFORE you begin assembly. Technical Specifications Wingspan .............................. 263/4 Wing Area ............................. 96.1 sq. in. Fuselage Length ................... 191/2 Weight ................................... ~41/4 oz. Battery .................................. 4.8V, 300 mAh, NiMh Flight Time ............................ About 10-15 minutes Remote Control ..................... 2 Channel Remote Power ...................... 6 AA Batteries (Not included) Battery Charger Input ........... 120 VAC, 60 Hz

Safety Warnings and Precautions WARNING: When using product, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to equipment. Read all instructions before using this product! 1. 2. Store idle equipment. When not in use, the Airplane must be stored in a dry location to inhibit damage from moisture and salt air. Check for damaged parts. Before using the Airplane, any part that appears damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for any broken or damaged parts and any other conditions that may affect its operation. Replace or repair damaged or worn parts immediately. Do not use the Airplane if any part is damaged or broken. Replacement parts and accessories. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts will void the warranty. For ages 16 and over. do not let children use the Airplane without adult supervision. Failure to do so could result in personal injury and/or property damage. Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents. Always check hardware and assembled parts after assembling. All connections should be tight and hardware tightened.
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dress properly. Wear restrictive hair covering to contain long hair. Use eye protection. Always wear ANSI approved impact safety goggles when assembling and using this product. Use the right Airplane and components. There are certain applications for which this Airplane was designed. Do not modify this Airplane and do not use this Airplane for a purpose for which it was not intended. do not use or assemble the Airplane if under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read warning labels on prescriptions to determine if your judgement or reflexes are impaired while taking drugs. If there is any doubt, do not assemble or use the Airplane. do not pick up the Airplane while it is in motion. Use only Batteries of the type recommended. do not mix old and new batteries. Remove batteries if the Airplane is not used for a long period of time. Make certain to use the Airplane in a large area free from interference from trees, electrical power lines and other obstacles. Never fly near buildings, cars or busy streets. do not fly the Airplane at or near other people or animals. Keep this product away from small children; small parts can be easily swallowed. The warnings, cautions, and instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.

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WARNING:

Unpacking When unpacking your Airplane with Radio Controller, check to make sure the parts listed on the next page are included. If any parts are missing or broken, please call HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS at 1-800-444-3353.

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THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.

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Assembly/ Operation Your Airplane with Radio Controller will require complete assembly. It is important that you read the entire manual to become familiar with the product BEFORE you use the Airplane. Before assembling the Airplane be sure that you have all parts described in the Parts List and Assembly Diagram, below. Parts List
Part 1 2 3 4 5 6 description Fuselage Windshield Wings Motor Cover (pair) Motor Propeller Qty 1 1 1 2 2 2 Part 7 8 9 10 11 description Tail Stabilizer Tail Fin Remote Control Receiver Battery Pack Qty Part 1 1 1 1 1 12 13 14 15 16 description Charger Antenna Ribbon Screw Motor Cover Screw Qty 1 1 1 5 6

Assembly diagram

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Set out all parts on a clear and level surface prior to assembly.

Assembly 1. 2. Connect the plug from the Motors (5) to the connector on the Receiver (10). See Figure 1. Make sure that the plug is securely attached to the connector. Place the Wings (3) on top of the Fuselage (1). Make sure that all wires fit within the Fuselage without being pinched or kinked. Attach the Wings (3) to the Fuselage (1) using three Screws (15) as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 1
Fuselage (1) Wings (3)

Figure 2

Screws (15)

Wings (3)

Fuselage (1)

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Place the bracket on the Tail Fin (8) through the Tail Stabilizer (7) (shown in Figure 3) and into the holes at the back of the Fuselage (1). Secure the Tail Fin (8) to the Fuselage (1) using two screws from underneath as shown in Figure 4. Figure 3 Figure 4

Tail Fin (8)

Screws (15)

Tail Stabilizer (7)

Tail Stabilizer & Fin (7,8)

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Battery Charging/Installation 1. If the Battery Pack (11) is inside the Fuselage (1), pull the tab on the Windshield (2) toward the nose of the plane and lift the Windshield off - see Figure 5. Underneath, press the latch on the side of the connector, gently disconnect the plug, and remove the Battery Pack (11). Plug the Battery Pack (11) into the Charger (12). Plug the Charger (12) into a 120V electrical outlet. Allow up to one and a half hours for the initial charge. Do not leave unattended when charging. Disconnect the Battery Pack (11) from the Charger (12) when the charge is complete. The batteries will become warm when they are ready for use. If you feel them becoming overly hot, immediately disconnect the Charger (12). Make certain that the ON/OFF Switch for the Airplane is in the OFF position. Plug the Battery Packs (11) plug into the connector located underneath the Windshield (2) - see Figure 6. Insert the Battery Pack (11) into the Fuselage (1) and hold the tab on the Windshield (2) forward while putting it back in place. Figure 5
Fuselage (1)

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Figure 6

Windshield (2)

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Switch OFF the ON/ OFF Switch on the Remote Control (9). Remove the two screws at IMPORTANT: the base of the remote and slide the cover off. Remote (9) is face down. Insert six AA batteries (not included) into the Remote Control (9) in the orientation shown in Figure 7 and close the cover.

Figure 7

Remote (9)

IMPORTANT: The Remote (9) is shown face down in Figure 7. If the batteries are installed improperly, dAMAGE may result to the Remote and the batteries. Setting up The Controls 1. Insert the Antenna (13), threaded end first, into the Remote Control (9) and tighten it until it is secure. Tie the Ribbon (14) to the end of the Antenna (13), as shown in Figure 8. The direction control stick controls the motors to turn the plane right or left. The motor control button activates the motors. The motors operate while the button is pressed and stop when both the button and the stick are released.

Remote battery cover

Figure 8
ON/OFF switch Low Battery LED (REd)

Ribbon (14)

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Channel 2 (CH2) -motor control button

Channel 1 (CH1) -direction control stick

Power LED
(GREEN)

Antenna (13)

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Flying the Airplane FAMILIARIzE YOURSELF WITH ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO LAUNCH OR FLY THIS PLANE. 1. Choose a day when the wind is light. The Ribbon (14) attached to the Antenna (13) should be blowing slightly (not greater than 30 degrees) and not be blowing straight out. Find a wide-open field. Switch the Remote Control (9) ON, the green Power LEd on the remote should illuminate- see Figure 8. If the red Low Battery LEd illuminates, change the batteries in the remote before use. Turn the switch on the Fuselage (1) to ON, also. Face the Airplane into the wind. Hold the motor control button down so that the motor is running at full power.

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Note: It is recommended that two people work together to hand launch the Airplane. One should control the Remote Control and one will launch the Airplane. 4. 5. 6. With the Airplane tilted at about 10 degrees upward, propel and release it into the wind. Hold the motor control button down until the Airplane climbs to about 100 to 150 feet high. If the Airplane does not climb smoothly, follow the following steps until the problem is corrected: a. If the Airplane rises too slowly or dives, land the plane immediately and adjust the entire back edge of the Tail Stabilizer (8) up (no more than 1/16 at a time). Adjust the entire back edge evenly. b. If the Airplane continually rises then dives, land the plane immediately and adjust the entire back edge of the Tail Stabilizer (7) down (no more than 1/16 at a time). Adjust the entire back edge evenly. 7. 8. Move the direction control stick to the left to steer to the left, and right to steer it right. If the airplane drifts to the right or left excessively, land the plane and adjust the Tail Fin (8) accordingly. If the plane drifts right, adjust the Fin to the left (no more than 1/16 at a time). If the plane drifts left, adjust the Fin to the right (no more than 1/16 at a time). Note that letting go of the control stick and the button will automatically bring them to a neutral position. This will cause the Airplane to glide, unpowered. Normal flight time for one full charge is about ten (10) minutes. If the plane appears to be losing power or climbs with difficulty, the batteries are low. Land the plane. When the remote controls battery begins to reach the end of its power, the red indicator light will illuminate or blink. When this occurs, IMMEdIATELY LANd THE AIRPLANE. If the remote controls battery is allowed to die completely, the plane will be uncontrolled and may cause damage to property or SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY. To bring in the Airplane for landing, release the motor control button and glide the Airplane down against the wind. If airplane descends too quickly, briefly press the motor control button to compensate.

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