Owner’s Manual &
Technical Information (RTF)
AZSA3150
Mini Gamma RTF
AZSA3150M1 Mini Gamma RTF (Mode 1)
Specification
Wingspan:...................... 408mm (16.0”)
Length:........................... 318mm (12.5”)
All-up weight:................. 40g (1.41oz)
Battery:.......................... 1S 180mAh LiPo
Motor:............................. Brushed, geared
Propeller:....................... 5”
Charger:......................... 1S USB
Transmitter:................... 3-channel 2.4GHz
On-board electronics:.... 6-axis stabilization
Stability modes:............. High, Medium, Off
Controls:......................... Rudder, elevator, throttle
Contents
Introduction................................................................................. 3
FCC Information.......................................................................... 3
Safety Precautions...................................................................... 3
LiPo Battery Warnings................................................................. 4
Box Contents............................................................................... 5
Required to Complete................................................................. 5
Transmitter Details (Mode 2)..................................................... 6
Transmitter Details (Mode 1)..................................................... 7
Preparing for Flight...................................................................... 8
Flight Stabilization Control........................................................12
Finding a Flying Field................................................................12
Flying Conditions and Experience............................................13
Pre- and Post-flight Checklist....................................................13
Propeller Replacement............................................................. 14
Transmitter Pairing.................................................................... 14
Replacement Parts...................................................................15
Warranty, Support and Service................................................15
IMPORTANT! This radio control model is not a toy. It must be operated and
flown according to these instructions and may cause serious injury to persons
or damage to property if not used responsibly or if operated without due
caution. Unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
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Introduction
The heavier they are the harder they fall! It’s a fact, and with this in mind
the light and versatile Ares Mini Gamma makes perfect sense for anyone
seeking a low cost, low commitment introduction to RC model flying. Your
hobby budget will rarely return this much fun and performance for such a
small investment, not to mention a level of sophistication that’ll have you
wondering how we do it. So what’s the key to the Mini Gamma’s success?
Well, let’s start with the light and resilient carbon-braced EPO airframe,
the high-lift wing section and the powerful brushed / geared motor. Crucial
features that are joined by a rock-solid 2.4GHz 3-channel proportional radio
system, turbulence-beating state-of-the-art 6-axis gyro stabilization and
a long-duration 180mAh LiPo that gives 8 to 10 minute flights. Wrap it all
in a striking colour scheme and what you get is a good-looking all-season
sportster that’s not only perfect for flying indoors and out but also suits wind
conditions that see similar aircraft grounded. Beginners will love its simplicity,
its durability and its forgiving flight characteristics. Experts, will delight in
its versatility and its grab ‘n’ go convenience. With a Mini Gamma, there’s
something for everyone.
FCC Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
This product contains a radio transmitter with wireless technology which
has been tested and found to be compliant with the applicable regulations
governing a radio transmitter in the 2.400GHz to 2.4835GHz frequency
range.
The associated regulatory agencies of the following countries recognize the
noted certifications for this product as authorized for sale and use: USA, UK,
AU and EU.
Safety Precautions
Failure to use this product in the intended manner as described in the
following instructions can result in damage and / or personal injury. A Radio
Controlled (RC) airplane is not a toy! If misused it can cause serious bodily
harm and damage to property.
Keep items that could become entangled in the propeller away from the
propeller, including loose clothing, tools, etc. Be especially sure to keep your
hands, face and other parts of your body away from the propeller.
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As the user of this product you are solely and wholly responsible for operating
it in a manner that does not endanger yourself and others or result in
damage to the product or the property of others.
This model is controlled by a radio signal that is subject to possible
interference from a variety of sources outside your control. This interference
can cause momentary loss of control so it’s advisable to always keep a safe
distance from objects and people in all directions around your model as this
will help to avoid collisions and / or injury.
• Never operate your model if the voltage of the batteries in the transmitter
is too low.
• Always operate your model in an open area away from obstacles, people,
vehicles, buildings, etc.
• Carefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional
support equipment (chargers, rechargeable batteries, etc.).
• Keep all chemicals, small parts and all electronic components out of the
reach of children.
• Moisture causes damage to electronic components. Avoid water
exposure to all electronic components, parts, etc. that are not specifically
designed and protected for use in water.
LiPo Battery Warnings
IMPORTANT NOTE: Lithium Polymer batteries are significantly more volatile
than the alkaline, NiCd or NiMH batteries also used in RC applications.
All instructions and warnings must be followed exactly to prevent property
damage and / or personal injury as the mishandling of LiPo batteries can
result in fire. By handling, charging or using the included LiPo battery you
assume all risks associated with LiPo batteries. If you do not agree with these
conditions please return the complete product in new, unused condition to
the place of purchase immediately.
• You MUST charge the LiPo battery in a safe area away from flammable
materials.
• NEVER, at any time, leave the LiPo battery unattended when it’s being
charged.
• When charging the battery you should ALWAYS remain in constant
observation to monitor the charging process and react immediately to
any potential problems that may occur.
• After flying / discharging the battery you must allow it to cool to ambient /
room temperature before recharging.
• To charge the LiPo battery you MUST use only the included USB charge
lead or a dedicated proprietary 1S LiPo charger. Failure to do so may
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result in a fire causing property damage and / or personal injury. DO NOT
use a NiCd or NiMH charger.
• We recommend charging the LiPo in a proprietary, fireproof, dedicated
LiPo charge bag.
If at any time during the charge or discharge process the battery begins to
balloon or swell, discontinue charging or discharging immediately. Quickly
and safely disconnect the battery, then place it in a safe, open area away
from flammable materials to observe for at least 15 minutes. Continuing to
charge or discharge a battery that has begun to balloon or swell can result in
a fire. A battery that has ballooned or swollen, even a small amount, must be
removed from service completely.
For best results, store the battery at room temperature – approximately
68 – 77°Fahrenheit (F) – and in a dry area.
Contents
• 1 x Factory-assembled Mini Gamma airframe.
• 1 x Undercarriage unit.
• 1 x 3-channel 2.4GHz transmitter.
• 1 x 180mAh 3.7V 1S LiPo battery.
• 1 x USB charger.
• 1x Manual.
Required To Complete
• 4 x AA alkaline batteries for the transmitter
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Transmitter Details
Note that since the Mini Gamma is a 3-channel model the rudder is
controlled using the aileron stick.
Mode 2
LED indicator
Throttle / rudder
stick (note that the
Mini Gamma’s
rudder is controlled
by the aileron
channel)
Antenna
Stabilization
mode switch
Elevator /
aileron stick
Elevator
trim
buttons
Throttle trim
button
Aileron
trim buttons
ON/OFF
switch
Antenna
Mode 1
LED indicator
Elevator / rudder
stick (note that the
Mini Gamma’s
rudder is controlled
by the aileron
channel)
Elevator trim
button
Stabilization
mode switch
Throttle /
aileron stick
Throttle
trim
buttons
Aileron
trim buttons
ON/OFF
switch
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Preparing for Flight
1. Plug the undercarriage into the slot just forward of the battery bay and
push it right home.
2. Remove the transmitter battery cover and insert four AA alkaline
batteries making sure to observe the correct polarity. For guidance the
cell orientation is indicated inside the battery box. Replace the battery
cover.
3. Locate the USB charger and connect it to a suitable port, noting that,
upon connection, the red LED on the charger will illuminate.
4. Connect the white two pin plug of the 1S 180mAh LiPo battery to the USB
charger noting the orientation of the two pin connector and making sure
to align the slots for correct polarity.
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On connection of a discharged battery the red LED will turn off. A
discharged battery will be charged in approximately 60 minutes and can
be seen to be fully charged when the red LED light comes on. When this
happens the battery is ready to use and can be disconnected from the
charge lead.
5. Ensure the throttle stick is in the low position, with the Stabilization Mode
switch in the OFF position. Power the transmitter ON, then connect the
battery to the white two pin plug on the underside of the fuselage. Make
sure to align the slots to ensure correct polarity. Do not move the Mini
Gamma during pairing. Tidy the plug and battery lead into the fuselage then
secure the battery using the hook and loop tape.
6. When the battery is connected your transmitter and Mini Gamma will
instantly pair allowing control of the elevator and rudder only. In the unlikely
event that the rudder and elevator do not operate, see the section entitled
Transmitter Pairing.
Note: As a safety precaution the motor will not be armed at this stage.
Leave the motor unarmed until you complete the set-up of your Mini
Gamma. Instructions for arming the motor are given in Step 11.
7.Check that the control surfaces are centered and, if necessary, use the
transmitter’s digital trim buttons to set them at neutral. For example, if the
rudder displays a slight bias to the left, press the right side of the rudder
trim button repeatedly to bring it back into line.
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8. In the unlikely event that the trim buttons are not sufficient to center the
control surfaces, use a pair of needle-nose pliers to open or close the gap in
the U-section of the pushrod to achieve the same result.
9. Check that the rudder operates in the correct direction. Moving the aileron
stick to the left should cause the rudder to move left in response. Right
aileron stick will move the rudder to the right.
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
10. Check that the elevator operates in the correct direction. Pulling the
elevator stick back should cause the elevator to move up in response.
Pushing the elevator stick forward should cause the elevator to move down
in response.
DOWN
UP
UP
DOWN
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11.Clear the propeller of obstructions and hold the model firmly at the tail
with the propeller facing away from you. Arm the motor by raising the
throttle stick to full then lowering it to the off position. To confirm that the
motor is live the rudder and elevator will temporarily move to the full right
and full up position, then return to center.
12.Whilst maintaining your grip of the model, check that the propeller
rotates in the correct direction. To do this, open the throttle slowly. The
propeller should turn in an anticlockwise direction when viewed from the
front.
13.The set-up and checking process of your Mini Gamma is now complete.
See the section entitled Finding a Flying Field to ensure you operate your
airplane safely and in the correct environment.
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Flight Stabilization Control
The Mini Gamma is equipped with a three-position, 6-axis gyro-assisted
flight stabilzation control that reduces the control sensitivity for beginners,
limits the airplane’s angle of bank and helps dampen the effects of wind and
turbulence during a flight. The three positions are:
0 –OFF – Expert mode (No flight stabilization is applied).
1 –Medium – Intermediate mode. (Full flight stabilization with increased
control throws).
2 –High – Beginner mode. (Full flight stabilization is applied).
When connecting a flight battery with the switch set to position 1 and 2
(Intermediate and Beginner mode) is it important to allow the Mini Gamma to
sit on a level surface without movement for a period of 5 – 7 seconds. This
will allow the gyro to properly calibrate.
Finding a Flying Field
Based on the size and weight of the Mini Gamma it is classified as a Park
Flyer and therefore requires a flying area of a size similar to a park, school
yard, football field or regular model flying field. Of course, larger areas are
even more suited, particularly if you’re new to model flying and wishing to
learn. Do not fly in car parks, built up areas, crowded locations or within
close proximity to highways, railway lines, high tension cables, people,
animals or residential areas. Your flying area must be free of obstructions.
Our suggestion is that you also fly over grass as this is a much more forgiving
surface that will cause less damage in the unfortunate event of a crash.
Short grass is better for take-offs and landings as long grass can cause the
airplane to nose over. An ideal flying area allows take-off and landing from
a smooth surface (such as asphalt) and flying over grass. Note: the Mini
Gamma is designed to be flown outdoors only.
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Flying Conditions and Experience
It is typically best to fly on days that are calm, especially when learning. When
learning to fly even light winds can make things difficult and can even carry
the model beyond your range of vision. When you have properly trimmed the
airplane in calm conditions and become familiar with its handling and capability
you will be able to fly it in light winds of up to 7mph. Do not fly when it’s snowing
or raining.
If you are a new or low-hours pilot we highly recommend that you allow a more
experienced flyer to test and trim your model before you attempt your first flight.
A properly trimmed airplane is significantly easier and more enjoyable to fly. We
also suggest that your first few flights be carried out with the flight stabilization
control set to Beginner mode (switch position 2).
Pre- and Post-flight Checklist
• Always power the transmitter ON first.
• Ensure the throttle stick is in the low position before connecting the battery.
• Make sure the control surfaces operate in the correct direction.
• Arm the motor only when ready to take off.
• Take off from a smooth / level surface or hand-launch the airplane at full
power in a slightly nose high attitude.
• Land on a smooth / level surface.
• Unplug the battery from the model.
• Always power the transmitter OFF last.
Propeller Replacement
Do not attempt to fly your Mini Gamma with a damaged or broken propeller. In
the event that you damage the propeller, replace it with a new one using the
following procedure:
• Disconnect the battery from the airplane.
• Prise the rubber spinner from the propeller hub and put to one side for
reuse.
• Hold the propeller shaft tightly with a pair of needle-nose pliers and rotate
the propeller in an anticlockwise direction to unscrew it from the shaft.
• Fit the new propeller in a reverse operation of the above, using rubberized,
foam-friendly glue to carefully refit the spinner.
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Transmitter Pairing
Pairing is the process of programming the receiver in the Mini Gamma to
recognize the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) code of a single specific
transmitter. If ever you find that the transmitter does not operate your Mini
Gamma as it should, it may be necessary for you to re-pair the transmitter
and receiver using the following procedure:
• With the transmitter switched OFF, prepare it for pairing by pulling the
throttle stick back to its lowest point. Switch the Stabilization Mode to the
OFF position.
• Connect a fully charged battery to the airplane, place the Mini Gamma
on a level surface where it can remain still and undisturbed by wind, then
power the transmitter ON within 5 seconds of connecting the battery.
Important: Do not move the Mini Gamma during the pairing process.
• The transmitter and Mini Gamma will pair within 8 seconds.
• Check the controls for correct operation.
• If pairing is unsuccessful, unplug the LiPo battery, ensure you have fresh
AA batteries in the transmitter, then repeat the process.
Replacement Parts
AZSA3151
Fuselage
AZSA3152
Wing and tail set
AZSA3153
Wing strut set
AZSA3154
Window decals
AZSA3155
Landing gear
AZSA3156
Spinner
AZSA3157
Propeller 5”
AZSA3158
Pushrod set
AZSA3159
Servo horn set
AZSA3160
Motor and gearbox
AZSA3161
180mAh 3.7V LiPo
AZSA3162 4 in 1 control unit
AZSA3163
2.4GHz transmitter
AZSA3164
3.7V USB charger
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30 DAY WARRANTY
Model Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. warrants this product to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for 30 days from the date of purchase and will repair, replace or refund the
purchase should the product prove to be defective.
This warranty does not apply to any unit or system or component which has been dropped,
damaged in a crash, improperly installed, assembled, handled or abused.
Model Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. reserves the right to void the warranty if the product has
been altered or modified, has had a foreign part added, has been misused or not used for the
purpose for which it was designed, has been used near or in salt water, has been water
damaged, or if the damage has been caused by the customer’s use of the product.
Under no circumstances does Model Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. warrant nor will the consumer
be entitled to consequential or incidental damages. Model Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. assumes
no responsibility for any other damage, inconvenience or other claims whatsoever.
LODGING A CLAIM
To lodge a claim, present the goods to your place of purchase (retailer where you bought the
product) with your original purchase receipt and a written explanation of the defect.
The place of purchase (retailer where you bought the product) will then contact Model
Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. for a Return Authority number and will return the item for warranty
assessment to Model Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.. Items delivered to Model Engines (Aust.)
Pty. Ltd. for warranty assessment without a Return Authority number will be returned to
sender.
The warranty process may take up to 14 business days from the date of receipt. Model
Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. must assess each item and if warranty applies must repair or replace
the item at its discretion and return it to the place of purchase (retailer where you bought the
product).
Goods presented for warranty may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather
than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods.
If the product is proved to be defective the cost and expenses relating to the delivery of the
goods to Model Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., will be borne by Model Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd..
The benefits of this warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies of the customer
under any law to which this warranty relates.
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian consumer
Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation
for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods
repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not
amount to a major failure.
Model Engines (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Unit 1, 158-168 Browns Road, Noble Park, Victoria, 3174,
Australia.
www.modelengines.com.au
Ph (03) 8793 5555 warranties@modelengines.com.au
This warranty information relates to goods supplied on a wholesale basis by Model Engines
(Aust.) Pty. Ltd. to Australian Retailers. The warranty complies with Australian regulatory
requirements and supersedes all warranty information from the original manufacturer.
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Warranty, support and service (UK)
This product is covered by the current statutory guarantee regulations. If you
wish to make a warranty claim, please contact the model shop where you
originally purchased the product from. You should also present your proof of
purchase.
• The guarantee does not cover faults or damage caused by:
• Incorrect handling or operation
• The use of incompatible accessories
• Modification or unauthorised repairs
• Accidental or deliberate damage
• Normal wear and tear
• Using the product outside of its stated specification
Firelands Group LLC accepts no liability for loss, damage or costs which are
incurred due to the incorrect or incompetent use of the product.
CE Conformity Declaration
This device has been tested in accordance with the relevant harmonised
European directives. This product’s design fulfils the protective aims of the
European Community relating to the safe operation of this equipment.
For a copy of the Declaration of Conformity, please visit:
www.ikonnik-rc.com/support
Disposal
Electrical equipment marked with the crossed out wheelie bin symbol must
not be disposed of in household waste, but must be taken to a specialist
disposal or recycling system. In EU member countries, electrical equipment
must not be discarded via the normal domestic refuse channels (WEEE
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EG). You
should take unwanted electrical equipment to your nearest local authority
waste collection point or recycling centre.
Distributed in the UK by:
J Perkins Distribution Ltd,
Lenham,
Kent,
UK
ME17 2DL.
www.jperkins.com
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Warranty, support and service (USA)
30-Day Limited Warranty Term Period:
We warranty that the Product(s) purchased (the ‘Product’) will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship when the product is new (before
being used) for the limited warranty term period, 30 days, from the date of
purchase by the Purchaser.
If you believe a defect in material, workmanship, etc. was not apparent when
the Product was new and only became evident after the Product was used,
take the following steps:
If you purchased the Product at a HobbyTown store, please contact your local
HobbyTown store for warranty support and/or service.
If you purchased the Product from the Firelands website, use the contact
information found under the Support heading to contact Firelands directly.
If you contact Firelands, you may be asked to send the product to Firelands,
at your cost, for inspection. Provided the warranty conditions have been
met within the warranty term period, the components that are found to
be defective, incorrectly manufactured or assembled may be repaired or
replaced, at the sole discretion of Firelands. Your warranty item will be
returned to you at Firelands’ expense. In the event your product needs
repair or a replacement part that is not covered by this warranty, your local
HobbyTown store or Firelands can assist you with support and in obtaining
the genuine replacement parts to repair your Product. Firelands will charge
$40.00 per hour plus the cost of replacement parts to service your vehicle
if after contacting you, you so authorize such repairs. Your product will be
returned to you at your expense.
If you purchased your Product from a HobbyTown Internet site not affiliated
with a local store, please consult that site for its support and service policies.
You can also find more information at:
www.Hobbytown.com
by emailing customerservice@firelandsgroup.com
or by calling 800-205-6773
www. Ares-RC.com
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