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User’s Manual
Fly & Discover Globe™
© 2002 VTECH
Printed in China
91-01570-000
Dear Parent,
At VTech®, we know how important the first day of school is for
your child. To help prepare preschoolers for this important event,
VTech® has developed the Ready, Set, School ™ series of interactive
toys.
Ready, Set, School ™ features fun characters and inviting school
themes that use technology to capture a child’s attention and teach
important preschool skills like spelling, counting and the alphabet.
These vital skills are taught in a way that’s both fun and highly
engaging to maintain a child’s interest. Children will also be
introduced to fun school subjects such as art class, music class and
even recess! With Ready, Set, School ™, learning is fun from day
one!
At VTech®, we know that a child has the ability to do great things.
That’s why all of our electronic learning products are uniquely
designed to develop a child’s mind and allow them to learn to the
best of their ability. We thank you for trusting VTech® with the
important job of helping your child learn and grow!
Sincerely,
Your Friends at VTech®
To learn more about Ready, Set, School ™ and other
VTech® toys, visit www.vtechkids.com
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Fly & Discover Globe™
learning toy!
MOVING
AIRPLANE
MAGNIFYING
GLASS
Introduction
The VTech® Fly & Discover Globe™ learning toy is an interactive
globe that allows your child to engage in role-play while learning
through entertaining play. By following the pilot’s instructions, children
will be exposed to simple geography, including continents, oceans,
rivers, and mountains while learning about animals, their sounds
and where they live. The interactive joystick allows children to fly the
plane to various locations and hear appropriate responses. Fun
sounds and melodies provide added fun!
JOYSTICK
BUTTON
GLOBE
JOYSTICK
ON/OFF
BUTTON
ON
Bright
Flight
OFF
Tricky
Travels
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Creatu e
Featur
ACTIVITY
BUTTONS
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INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
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One VTech® Fly & Discover Globe™ learning toy
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One instruction manual
WARNING: All packing materials such as tape, plastic sheets, wire
ties and tags are not part of this toy, and should be discarded for
your child’s safety.
GETTING STARTED
1. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
2. Locate the battery cover on the
bottom of the unit. Use a
screwdriver to loosen the screw.
3. Install 4 new “AA” (LR 06) batteries
following the diagram inside the
battery box. (The use of new,
alkaline batteries is recommended
for maximum performance.)
Introduction
BATTERY INSTALLATION
4. Replace the battery cover and tighten the screw to secure the
battery cover.
BATTERY NOTICE
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Install batteries correctly observing the polarity (+, -) signs to
avoid leakage.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
Do not use batteries of different types.
Remove exhausted or new batteries from the equipment when
the unit will not be used for an extended period of time.
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Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
Do not attempt to recharge ordinary batteries.
The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
Only batteries of the same and equivalent type as recommended
are to be used.
PRODUCT FEATURES
1. ON/OFF BUTTON
To turn the unit on, press the ON/OFF
BUTTON. You will hear an opening
melody and a friendly phrase. The unit
will automatically enter the Free Play
mode.
ON
OFF
Creat
2. Press the ON/OFF BUTTON again to
turn the unit off.
Instructions & Activities
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF RECHARGEABLE
BATTERIES.
3. INTERACTIVE JOYSTICK
Move the joystick left or right to fly the
plane forward or backward. Move the
joystick up and down to fly the plane
up or down. Release the joystick to stop
the plane.
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Creatu e
Featur
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4. MODES OF PLAY
The four modes of play include Free Play, Bright Flight, Tricky
Travels, and Creature Feature. Press one of the activity buttons
to select a mode. If an activity button is not pressed, the globe will
automatically default to the Free Play mode.
To preserve battery life, the VTech® Fly & Discover Globe™
learning toy will automatically turn off after several minutes without
input. The unit can be turned on again by pressing the ON/OFF
button.
ACTIVITIES
Free Play Mode
1. Press the ON/OFF Button and you
will hear a short tune followed by
“Let’s explore our world, captain! Use
your joystick to fly your plane!” If you
do not press an activity button, the
unit will automatically launch this
mode.
2. Control the joystick to fly the plane
anywhere on the globe. Release the
joystick when you reach your
destination, and you will hear the
specific locations or animals identified.
You can either press the joystick button
or simply land the plane to hear the
destination identified.
“Let’s explore
our world,
captain!”
ON
Bright
Flight
OFF
Tricky
Travels
Creature
Feature
Instructions & Activities
5. AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF
“Giraffe”
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3. If there is no input after 30 seconds,
you will hear an encouraging phrase
inviting you to play again.
Bright Flight Mode
Tricky
Travel
Bright
Flight
Instructions & Activities
1. Press the Bright Flight Button to
enter this activity. You will hear a short
tune and an introductory phrase. If you
press the Bright Flight Button again,
you will enter the Free Play mode.
“Let’s fly to
your favorite
continent!”
2. You will be asked to find your favorite
geographic location or animal. For
example, you will hear “Let’s fly to your
favorite continent!”
Europe
Asia
Atlantic
Oceam
Alps
Gobi Dese
Danube
Riner
Mount Everest
Sahara Desert
Africa
Rain Forest
African
Savanna
Amazon
River
South
America
3. If you fly to the correct location, for
example, North America, you will hear
a rewarding sound effect and the unit
will say “North America!” followed by a
specific melody for that region.
Indian
Ocean
Australia
“North
America”
Arctic
Ocean
North
America
A
O
Great
Lakes
Rocky
Mountains
Cobr
a
Pacific
Ocean
Rain Forest
Amaz
Rive
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4. If you land on a location which is not a
continent, the unit will identify it and ask
you to keep searching for the correct
location.
“Keep flying!”
Europe
Atlantic
Oceam
Great
Lakes
Asia
Alps
Gobi Des
Danube
Riner
Mount Everest
Sahara Desert
Africa
Rain Forest
South
America
Indian
Ocean
Australia
5. If you answer incorrectly after three
tries, the unit will ask you to try to
answer a new question.
Tricky Travels
1. Press the Tricky Travels Button and
you will hear a short tune and an
introductory phrase. If you press the
Tricky Travels Button again, you will
enter the Free Play mode.
2. You will be asked to fly to a certain
geographic location. For example, you
will hear “Let’s fly to a desert in Asia!”
ght
ght
Tricky
Travels
re
Creatuure
Feat
Instructions & Activities
African
Savanna
Amazon
River
“Let’s fly to a
desert in Asia!”
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3. If you fly to the correct location, for
example, Gobi Desert, you will hear
an encouraging sound effect. Then the
unit will identify that location and play
an encouraging phrase, “You found it!”
“You found it!”
Asia
Gobi Desert
Cobr
a
Danube
Riner
Mount Everest
a
Equator
Indian
Ocean
Great
Barrier Reef
Australia
Outback
Instructions & Activities
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4. If you fly to an incorrect location, the
unit will identify it and ask you to keep
finding the correct location.
5. If you answer incorrectly after three
tries, the unit will ask you to try to
answer a new question.
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Creature Feature
1. Press the Creature Feature Button to
hear a short tune and an introductory
phrase. If you press the Creature
Feature Button again, you will enter
the Free Play mode.
ture
Crea ture
F ea
Tricky
Travels
“Where is the
camel?”
2. You will be asked to find a certain
animal. For example, you will hear
“Where is the camel?”
Europe
Atlantic
Oceam
Asia
Alps
Gobi Dese
Danube
Riner
Mount Everest
Sahara Desert
Africa
Rain Forest
African
Savanna
Amazon
River
South
America
Indian
Ocean
Australia
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3. If you fly to the correct location, for
example, the camel, you will hear a
positive sound effect. Then the unit will
identify the camel, where it lives, and
play its sound.
5. If you answer incorrectly after three
tries, the unit will ask you to try to
answer a new question.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
1. Keep the unit clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth.
2. Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from any direct heat
source.
3. Remove the batteries when the unit is not in use for an extended
period of time.
Care & Maintenance
4. If you fly to an incorrect animal, the unit
will ask you to keep finding the correct
one.
4. Do not drop the unit on a hard surface and do not expose the unit
to moisture or water.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If for some reason the program/activity stops working, please follow
these steps:
1. Please turn the unit OFF.
2. Interrupt the power supply by removing the batteries.
3. Let the unit stand for a few minutes, then replace the batteries.
4. Turn the unit ON. The unit should now be ready to play again.
If the problem persists, please call our Consumer Services Department
at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-800-267-7377 in Canada, and a
service representative will be happy to help you.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Creating and developing Ready, Set, School™ products is
accompanied by a responsibility that we at VTech® take very
seriously. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the
information which forms the value of our products. However, errors
sometimes can occur. It is important for you to know that we
stand behind our products and encourage you to call our
Consumer Services Department at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S.,
or 1-800-267-7377 in Canada with any problems and/or
suggestions that you might have. A service representative will be
happy to help you.
Troubleshooting
5. If the product still does not work, replace with an entire set of new
batteries.
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This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not
installed and used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions, it may cause interference to radio and
television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply
within the limits for a Class B computing device in accordance with
the specifications in Sub-part J of Part 15 FCC rules, which are
designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference
in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference with radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment on and off, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient the receiving antenna
•
Relocate this product with respect to the receiver
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Move this product away from the receiver
Other Info
NOTE:
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