MODEL 7908
MODEL 7909
OWNER’S MANUAL
MANUEL DU PROPRIÉTAIRE
MANUAL DEL USUARIO
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
KC2363-R06 160330
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................... 2
INCLUDED SUPPORT EQUIPMENT............................................................................ 2
MODEL ORIENTATION................................................................................................ 2
KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY............................................................................................ 3
FLIGHT CONTROLS.................................................................................................... 4
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.............................................................................................. 5
PREPARING FOR FLIGHT.......................................................................................... 6
FLYING YOUR MODEL................................................................................................ 7
AUTO TAKE-OFF......................................................................................................... 7
RETURN TO HOME..................................................................................................... 7
FLIGHT MODES........................................................................................................ 10
FILM MODE....................................................................................................... 10
SPORT MODE................................................................................................... 11
EXPERT MODE.................................................................................................. 12
CARING FOR YOUR HELICOPTER........................................................................... 12
ROTOR BLADE INSTALLATION................................................................................ 12
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.................................................................................... 13
All instructions and precautions outlined in this manual should be strictly followed to ensure safe operation of your model.
Failure to comply with the warnings, instructions, and precautions in this manual could lead to product damage and personal injury.
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the Traxxas Āton quad rotor high
performance helicopter. This manual contains the instructions you
will need to operate and maintain your model. Even if you are an
experienced R/C enthusiast, it’s important to read and follow the
procedures in this manual so that you are fully knowledgeable on
the operation and care of your Āton. We want you to feel confident
that you own one of the best-performing models in the market
and that it is backed by a team of professionals who aim to provide
the highest level of factory support possible. Our Customer
Support team is with you every step of the way. If you have any
questions about your model or its operation, call the Traxxas
Technical Support Line toll-free at: 1-888-TRAXXAS (1-888-8729927) (Toll-free support is available to U.S. residents only).
MODEL ORIENTATION
REAR
Black Rotor Blades
White Lights
QUICK START GUIDE
See the included Quick Start Guide for initial setup of your
helicopter. The Quick Start Guide is not intended to replace the
full operating instructions available in this manual. Please read
this entire manual to become familiar with the controls and
operations of the model before attempting to fly it the first time.
FRONT
Color Rotor Blades
Red Lights
INCLUDED SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
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High capacity LiPo iD battery
LiPo battery charger with AC power cord
4 Traxxas AAA alkaline batteries
Landing gear with hardware
Camera mounting bracket with hardware
(designed for use with GoPro® action cameras*)
2mm hex wrench (to assist with repairs)
Spare rotor blade set
Spare hardware
Transmitter sticks (interchangeable with the thumb pads)
AAA Batteries
Landing Gear and Camera Mount
LiPo Battery
LiPo Charger
Hex Wrench, Spare Parts, and Accessories
*Camera not included
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GoPro is a registered trademark of GoPro, Inc.
*Compatible with GoPro® Hero3, Hero3+, or Hero4
KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY
Welcome to the world of fun and excitement with model aviation.
The Āton is designed for the purpose of easily capturing beautiful
and exciting imagery or to explore the freedom of flight just for the
fun of it. The included Quick Start Guide contains an overview of the
operation of the Āton and the steps you need to take to get flying
quickly. We recommend that you review both the Quick Start Guide
and this full Owner’s Manual so that you are fully knowledgeable on
the operation and care of your Āton. This will help you maintain and
enjoy the model for years to come. Traxxas support is always available
to answer your questions and help you with any issues you may
encounter. Our contact information is on the previous page.
The Āton is a high performance model that has tremendous power
and capability. With that comes the responsibility to read, understand,
and follow all warnings, precautions, and instructions to ensure the
safe operation of the model. Failure to operate the model in a safe and
responsible manner may result in property damage and serious injury
to yourself and others. As the pilot, you alone are responsible for
ensuring that all instructions and precautions are adhered to.
Your Important Responsibility as a Pilot
The Āton must operate in shared air space with other model aircraft and
more importantly, full-sized aircraft. It is critically important to choose
a flying/filming location that meets the rules and regulations that have
been established by local and national regulating bodies so that you will
not create a hazard for any other aircraft in flight or person on the ground.
Where Can I Fly:
Choose a location that offers plenty of open space, away from people.
Your Āton is controlled by radio which is subject to interference from
sources beyond your control. Fly in locations that minimize any possible
risk to people or property if you somehow lose control of your model.
1. Some areas such as parks or schools may be restricted for operation
of radio control models. Look for posted signs or check with local
authorities.
2.Look for natural or man-made obstacles that can interfere with your
flight or block your line of site to the model. Examples include:
• Tree lines
• Power lines
• Buildings
• Light poles
• Water towers
3.You must be able
to maintain line
of sight to your
model at all times
during flight.
Places You Should Not Fly:
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governs the use of
US airspace. The FAA classifies the Āton as an unmanned aircraft
system (UAS) and RC model pilots are expected to comply with FAA
regulations and restrictions for UASs.
• Do Not Fly over roads or highways
where your model could disrupt
or distract passing traffic.
• Do Not Fly within a 5-mile
radius of an airport without
first contacting the tower or
airport authorities.
• Do Not Interfere with manned aircraft operations, and you must see
and avoid other aircraft and obstacles at all times. If you are able to
fly near manned aircraft then it is likely you are flying in a restricted
area. Land immediately and find another location.
•Do Not Fly in areas with temporary flight restrictions. Examples of
temporary flight restrictions include but are not limited to:
• Sports stadiums and other
similar venues
• Racetracks
• Disaster and hazard areas
(such as fires or traffic accidents)
• Large public gatherings
•Consult with local airport officials to determine if there are flight
restrictions where you intend to fly.
•Do Not Fly near or over sensitive infrastructure
or property such as power stations, water
treatment facilities, correctional facilities, heavily
400 feet
traveled roadways, government facilities, etc.
(122
•Limit your altitude to 400 feet (122 meters)
meters)
maximum.
•Check and Follow all local laws and ordinances
before flying or filming over private property.
Safety for Everyone
•Do Not Fly while impaired by any substance or physical ailment.
•Do Not intentionally fly over unprotected persons or moving
vehicles, and remain at least 25 feet (7.5 meters) away from
individuals and vulnerable property.
•Do Not Fly in adverse weather conditions such as in high winds or
reduced visibility.
•Keep your model in sight at all times.
•Do Not conduct surveillance or photograph persons in areas where
there is an expectation of privacy without the individual’s permission.
•Maintain your model to prevent mechanical problems.
•Do Not Attempt to rescue your model in dangerous areas or
conditions. If the model does get tangled in trees, power lines, or
lands on rooftops, in water, and so on, do not risk personal injury or
death to yourself or others attempting to retrieve the model.
•Know How to disarm your model. If a bystander approaches
the model while in operation, land and disarm immediately to
prevent injury. Spinning props are dangerous. Keep spectators and
bystanders well clear of the model while in operation.
Who is Know Before You Fly?
Know Before You Fly is an education campaign founded by the Association
for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Academy of Model
Aeronautics (AMA), and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to educate prospective users about
the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). At
the Know Before You Fly website you will find additional information and
useful links to learn even more about safe flying. For more information visit
www.knowbeforeyoufly.org
No Commercial Use
The Āton is intended for personal recreational use. At the time this
publication was created, the FAA requires anyone using an unmanned
aircraft system for non-hobby purposes to acquire authorization from
the FAA. Non-hobby purposes include but are not limited to commercial
activities such as for-hire film and photography services, real estate and
wedding photography, commercial film and television production, and
for-hire inspection and survey services. For more information on what types
of activities constitute non-hobby use and how to obtain authorizations and
exemptions, visit www.faa.gov/uas.
For operation outside of the US, be sure to consult regulations specific to
your country and/or local region..
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Pre-Flight Checklist
Read all manufacturer supplied instructions and precautions
before attempting to operate the model.
Make sure that you as a pilot are competent and proficient in the
operation of your model. It is important to become familiar with
the controls and operations of the model before attempting to
operate it the first time.
Make sure that your batteries are charged and the model is fully
operational. Do not operate a damaged or malfunctioning model.
Make sure you have a GPS satellite signal.
Make sure the operating environment is safe.
Controls (Mode 2 Operation)
Status Bar
• Altitude Up
• Rotate Left
• Forward
• Rotate Right
• Altitude Hold
• Altitude Down
GPS
Home
• Backward
Throttle Stick
Up
HOLD
Hold
AUX1 Button
Air Brake Button
(AUX2)
Default Setting:
Initiate Trick Sequence
(Sport (Fast) Mode only;
see Owner’s Manual for details)
Press and release to enter transmitter menu while disarmed
Rotate
Left
Power
• Sideways
Right
• Sideways
Left
Rotate
Right
Flight Stick
Press and release to change Flight Mode while disarmed
Forward
Sideways
Left
Down
Sideways
Right
Backward
Menu Navigation
(Up/Down)
Arm/Disarm Button
Return to Home Button
Power Switch
LCD Screen
Transmitter Battery
Charge Level
Throttle Rate
AUX1 Status Indicator
AUX2 Status Indicator
Helicopter Lights Status
Mode Indicator
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Helicopter Battery
Charge Level
Info
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING!
CAUTION!
DANGER!
• Never fly the helicopter with low batteries. Low battery indicators
include:
• The transmitter or the receiver battery level indicator on the
transmitter LCD starts flashing, and the transmitter starts beeping
continuously.
• The rear-facing green Info Status LED on the helicopter is flashing.
• The helicopter loses power and lands itself (low voltage cutoff).
• Alert tones from the transmitter.
• Automatic return to home.
• The helicopter has rotating blades that move at high speed, posing
danger of damage and injury. Pilots are responsible for any actions
that result in damage or injury from the improper operation of the
helicopter. Choose an adequate flying space without obstacles.
Do not operate the helicopter near buildings, crowds of people,
high-voltage power lines, or trees to ensure the safety of yourself,
others, and your model. Wear eye protection when operating your
helicopter and keep your hands, face, hair, loose clothing, and
foreign objects away from the rotating blades.
• This model has small parts that may pose a choking hazard. Keep
all small parts and electrical devices out of the reach of children and
animals.
• Pets can become excited by radio-controlled models. Keep pets away
from your model at all times.
• Your Āton is controlled by radio which is subject to interference
from sources beyond your control. Radio interference can cause
momentary losses of radio control; always allow a safety margin in all
directions around the model to prevent collisions.
• Do not attempt to rescue your model in dangerous areas or
conditions. If the model does get tangled in trees, power lines, or
lands on rooftops, in water, and so on, do not risk personal injury or
death to yourself or others attempting to retrieve the model.
• Do not fly while impaired by any substance or physical ailment.
• Moisture causes damage to electronics. Avoid exposing your model,
transmitter, and battery to water.
• The motor, batteries, and speed control can become hot during use.
Allow parts to cool before handling.
• Do not leave the model unattended while it is turned on.
Immediately turn the model and the transmitter off after you have
safely landed the model.
• Most importantly, use good common sense at all times.
FIRE HAZARD! Charging and discharging batteries has the potential for fire, explosion,
serious injury, and property damage if not performed per the instructions. In addition,
Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries pose a SEVERE risk of fire if not properly handled per
the instructions and require special care and handling procedures for long life and
safe operation. WARNING: LiPo batteries are intended only for advanced users that are educated on
the risks associated with LiPo battery use. Traxxas does not recommend that anyone under the age
of 14 use or handle LiPo battery packs without the supervision of a knowledgeable and responsible
adult. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
• Your model requires the use of LiPo batteries. LiPo batteries have a minimum safe discharge
voltage threshold that should not be exceeded. The Traxxas Āton is equipped with built-in
Low-Voltage Detection that alerts the pilot when LiPo batteries have reached their minimum
voltage (discharge) threshold. It is the pilot’s responsibility to stop immediately to prevent the
battery pack from being discharged below its safe minimum threshold.
• Low-Voltage Detection is just one part of a comprehensive plan for safe LiPo battery use.
It is critical to follow all instructions for safe and proper charging, use, and storage of LiPo
batteries. Make sure you understand how to use your LiPo batteries. If you have questions
about LiPo battery usage, please consult with your local hobby dealer or contact the battery
manufacturer. As a reminder, all batteries should be recycled at the end of their useful life.
• The included LiPo battery pack must be charged ONLY with a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) balance
charger, such as the included LiPo balance charger, the Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus, part #2970, or the
Traxxas EZ-Peak Dual, part #2972. Only use a LiPo charger compatible with Traxxas iD batteries.
If you are using a LiPo balance charger that is not compatible with Traxxas iD batteries, the
Traxxas balance adapter (part #2938) is required.
•DO NOT use a charger designed for NiMH or NiCad batteries. Failure to use the correct charger may
result in battery damage, fire, personal injury, and/or property damage.
• The use of a NiMH or NiCad charger or charge mode will damage the batteries and may cause fire
and personal injury.
• ALWAYS inspect your LiPo batteries carefully before charging. Do not use or charge battery packs that
have been damaged in any way (bent, dented, swollen, torn covering, or otherwise damaged).
• DO NOT remove or change the connector on Traxxas iD batteries. Changing the connector could
remove the ability to balance charge the battery pack.
• BEFORE you charge, ALWAYS confirm that the charger settings exactly match the type (chemistry),
specification, and configuration of the battery to be charged. DO NOT exceed the maximum
manufacturer recommended charge rate. DO NOT attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries
(explosion hazard), batteries that have an internal charge circuit or a protection circuit, or batteries
that have been altered from original manufacturer configuration.
• While charging or discharging, ALWAYS place the battery (all types of batteries) in a fire
retardant/fire proof container and on a non-flammable surface such as concrete.
• ALWAYS charge batteries in a well-ventilated area.
• Charge the battery in a safe area away from flammable materials. Monitor the charging process
and never leave batteries unattended while charging. Do not allow small children to charge or
handle LiPo batteries.
• DO NOT disassemble, crush, short circuit, or expose the batteries to flame or other source of
ignition.
• DO NOT let any exposed battery contacts or wires touch each other. This will cause the battery to
short circuit and create the risk of fire.
TERMS OF USE - The buyer assumes all risk associated with using this
• DO NOT leave the charger and battery unattended while charging, discharging, or anytime the
product. Traxxas, its affiliates, manufacturers, distributors, and retail
charger is ON with a battery connected. If there are any signs of a malfunction, unplug the power
partners cannot control the use, application, charging or installation of
source and/or stop the charging process immediately.
this product and shall not be held responsible for any accident, injury to • ALWAYS unplug the charger from the wall outlet and disconnect the battery when not in use.
persons, or damage to property resulting from the use of this product.
• Never charge LiPo battery packs in series or parallel with this charger. Charging packs in series or
parallel may result in improper charger cell recognition and an improper charging rate that may
After reading all, if you do not agree with these terms and conditions
lead to overcharging, cell imbalance, cell damage and fire.
and are not prepared to accept complete liability for the use of this
• If a battery gets hot to the touch during the charging process (temperature greater than 110°F /
product, return this product immediately in new/unused condition to
43°C), immediately disconnect the battery from the charger and discontinue charging.
your place of purchase. Your retailer absolutely cannot accept product
• DO NOT store or charge LiPo batteries with or around other batteries or battery packs of any
for return or exchange if it has been used in any way.
type, including other LiPos.
If you have any questions, call Traxxas Customer Support at
• Store and transport your LiPo batteries in a cool dry place. DO NOT store in direct sunlight. DO
1-888-TRAXXAS (1-888-872-9927). Outside the US, call +1-972-549NOT allow the storage temperature to exceed 140°F or 60°C or the cells may be damaged and risk
3000 or e-mail support@traxxas.com.
of fire created. ALWAYS store battery packs safely out of the reach of children and pets.
• Keep a Class D fire extinguisher nearby in case of fire.
• DO NOT disassemble LiPo batteries or cells. DO NOT disassemble the charger.
• DO NOT attempt to build your own LiPo battery pack from loose cells.
• REMOVE the battery from your model or device before charging.
• DO NOT expose the charger to water or moisture.
TRAXXAS • 5
PREPARING FOR FLIGHT
1. Charge the battery pack
A.
2. Install batteries in the transmitter
B.
45min
CHARGE PROGRESS
(Green LED)
Red LED
AAA Alkaline x 4
WARNING! It is critical to follow all instructions for safe and proper use, charging,
and storage of LiPo batteries (see page 5).
3. Turn on the transmitter
The transmitter will emit a rising musical tone. Always turn the
transmitter on first, before connecting the helicopter battery.
Green LED on
LCD screen flashing “00”
4. Turn on the helicopter
Open the battery compartment (A). Install the fully charged battery with
the wires facing the rear of the model. Connect the battery. The helicopter
will emit a musical tone and the rear-facing Power and Info Status LEDs on
the helicopter will glow solid. The GPS Status LED will blink slowly (B).
A.
B.
Confirm that the Āton is in Film Mode.
If it is in Sport (Fast) or Expert Mode,
press the control stick (flight stick,
Mode 2) to cycle through the modes. Press the
control stick until the Film Mode icon appears.
5. Locating GPS Satellites
Āton is intended for outdoor flight. Select a flying location with a clear,
unobstructed view of the sky. Place the helicopter on a level surface
with the Status Bar facing you (nose out).
A.
GPS
30s- 45s
A.
B.
GPS Home
Ready to Take Off!
The helicopter will sound a descending tone indicating that the flight
system is ready. The GPS Status LED on the Status Bar will continue to blink
slowly while the helicopter is searching for GPS satellites (A). Once the GPS
position is established (usually about a minute), it will also glow solid.
The Home Status LED on the Status Bar will then glow solid indicating
that the current position of the helicopter has been set as the Return
to Home location (B). When all four LEDs on the Status Bar are solid
green, you are ready to take off!
Note: If a GPS signal can not be found, move the helicopter to a different
location. We recommend that you do not fly the model without GPS or
a Return to Home location (see “Flying without GPS” on page 9). These
features are critical to help prevent loss of your helicopter.
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6. Arm your helicopter for flight
B.
C.
Move the throttle stick to the full down
position. The helicopter will not arm unless
the throttle stick is in the down position (A).
Press and release the Arm/Disarm button on
the transmitter to arm your model for take
off (B). The transmitter will emit a tone and
the Arm/Disarm button will glow solid green.
The helicopter will emit a long tone and all
four rotors will spin at idle speed (C). The
helicopter is armed and ready for take off.
Note: While idling, the helicopter will
automatically disarm when the throttle stick
is left in the full down position (zero on the
LCD screen) for 2 seconds in Film Mode or 15
seconds in Sport Mode, one or more of the
rotors are obstructed, or the helicopter detects
an impact.
AUTO TAKE-OFF
(Film Mode only) With the helicopter armed and idling, gently raise
the throttle stick to the center position (the LCD screen will read 50%).
The transmitter will emit a descending tone until you reach the center
position. The center position activates Auto Take-Off. The helicopter will
automatically take off and maintain hover at 8-10 feet (2-3 meters).
8-10 feet
(2-3 meters)
RETURN TO HOME
When all four status LEDs are glowing solid, you can automatically
return to your original take-off location at any time during flight by
pressing the Return to Home button on the transmitter (A).
The Home status LED on the Status Bar and the Home button on the
transmitter will blink slowly (B). The helicopter will position itself with
the Status Bar facing the Return to Home location (nose out); then, it
will rapidly move in a straight flight path back to the home location,
descend, land, and disarm. The transmitter will emit a low-high-mid
tone indicating that the model is returning to home. If the helicopter
was flying at an altitude below 45 feet (14 meters), it will ascend to this
altitude; if it was flying at an altitude above 45 feet (14 meters), it will
maintain its current altitude while returning. Note: While the helicopter
is descending, the control stick can be used to land the Āton in a
different location other than the set home position.
A.
B.
CONTROLLING ĀTON (FILM MODE)
Your helicopter is set by default to Film Mode. Film Mode is the easiest
to fly and will allow you to quickly become familiar with the controls.
• Fly Higher: Raise the throttle stick past the center
position and the helicopter will gain altitude. The
transmitter will beep a high tone alerting you that
it is climbing. The farther up you move the stick,
the faster it will climb. When the desired altitude is
reached, move the stick back to the center position
(no sound) and the model will maintain altitude.
• Fly Lower: Lower the throttle stick past the center
position and the helicopter will lose altitude. The
transmitter will beep a low tone alerting you that it
is descending. The farther down you move the stick,
the faster it will descend. When the desired altitude
is reached, move the stick back to the center position
(no sound) and the model will maintain altitude.
• Rotating (Yaw): Move the throttle stick left or right
to rotate the model around its center axis. This has
no effect on the altitude.
• Maneuvering: Move the
control stick in the direction
you want the model to travel.
The farther you move the
stick, the faster it will travel.
Note that if the helicopter has
been rotated so that the front
is facing you (nose in), then
the controls will seem reversed.
LANDING
When you are finished flying, either press the Return to Home button
to automatically land the helicopter (see Return to Home below) or
manually land the helicopter in a safe location by gently lowering the
throttle stick to the full down position. Once you have safely landed,
press and hold the fast blinking green Arm/Disarm button on the
transmitter for 2 seconds to disarm your model. The helicopter will not
disarm unless the throttle stick is in the down position.
Above 45 feet (14 meters)
45 feet (14 meters)
Below 45 feet (14 meters)
B.
Note: The pilot may at any time cancel Return to Home by pressing the
Air Brakes button. If you press and hold the Air Brakes button, the Āton
will stop and hover in place. When you release the Air Brakes button, the
Āton will be operating in Film Mode. Depending on where the throttle
stick is located, Āton may be moving up or down. If necessary, adjust
the throttle stick to move up, move down, or hover. Use this feature to
navigate around an obstacle in the Return to Home path of the model.
Press the Return to Home button on the transmitter to reactivate.
Resetting Home Location
A.
When you land and disarm
the helicopter away from
the original home location,
the Home Status LED and
the Return to Home button
on your transmitter will both
blink fast (A).
You can set the new
B.
position as the Return to
Home landing location by
pressing the blinking Return
to Home button on the
transmitter (B).
Note: If you do not wish to
reset your home landing
location, arm the helicopter
and continue flying. Āton will retain the original home location.
TRAXXAS • 7
Return to Home - Out of Radio Control Range Failsafe
The transmitter and helicopter are equipped with an automatic fail-safe
system. In the event of signal loss or interference, the transmitter will
automatically switch to Film Mode and the transmitter will emit the
Return to Home sound (low-high-mid tone followed by a beep). The
helicopter will automatically return to the home location, land, and
disarm (with a set home location) or immediately land and disarm
(without a set home location; see “Flying without GPS” on page 9).
Determine the reason for signal loss and resolve the problem before
operating the helicopter again.
Above 45 feet (14 meters)
45 feet (14 meters)
+2 Beeps
+2 Beeps
Below 45 feet (14 meters)
+2 Beeps
Geofence
Boundary
Flying Range
Approximately 500 feet (150 meters)
Above 45 feet (14 meters)
45 feet (14 meters)
+1 Beep
+1 Beep
Below 45 feet (14 meters)
+1 Beep
Telemetry
Range Limit
Control
Range Limit
Note: If a control signal is reestablished between the transmitter and
receiver along the return to home flight path, you may cancel Return
to Home by pressing the Air Brakes button (see “Air Brakes” on page 11).
Release the button to regain complete control of the model in Film Mode.
Return to Home - Geofence Breach
Āton comes configured with a GPS-controlled boundary (geofence)
with a radius of approximately 500 feet (150 meters). When Āton
flies beyond this boundary, it will automatically return to home. The
transmitter will emit the Return to Home sound followed by 2 beeps,
indicating a geofence breach. Once inside the geofence, you may
press the Air Brakes button to cancel return to home and continue
flying in Film Mode. The geofence boundary does not represent the
control range of the radio system. You may use the Traxxas Flight
Link application to modify the distance of or remove the geofence
boundary. Removing the geofence boundary can create situations
where the Āton at far distances may perform autonomous behavior
(such as Return to Home) and won’t be able to communicate to the
operator what it is doing until it is back within telemetry range. The
geofence boundary keeps Āton approximately within telemetry range
for two-way communication between Āton and the operator.
Return to Home - Low Voltage Failsafe (Telemetry)
Within a range of about 500 feet (150 meters), the helicopter has
2-way communication with the transmitter and will alert you when
the battery level is low. When the battery is nearly discharged
(approximately 30 seconds before entering low voltage emergency
reserve mode), the transmitter will emit a tone every 5 seconds.
Immediately fly the helicopter to a safe location and land it. In the
last 5 seconds, the tone will be continuous. After that, the transmitter
will emit the Return to Home sound (low-high-mid tone followed by
3 beeps) and the helicopter will automatically return to the home
location, land, and disarm. If necessary, use the Air Brakes button to
cancel Return to Home to steer around unexpected obstacles in the
return to home path. Once clear, press the Return to Home button
again to continue, or maneuver and land the Āton on your own as
quickly and safely as possible. WARNING: DO NOT always rely on the
emergency reserve return to home function to land. Conditions
such as distance, wind, and temperature can affect the battery’s end
of charge reserve, resulting in a shutdown in flight. DO NOT ignore
the first battery low voltage warning, but safely return and land as
soon as possible. To prevent permanent damage to your battery
pack, ALWAYS disconnect the battery whenever the helicopter is
not in use. Please note that if you have disabled or increased the
radius of the default geofence, this will affect your ability to receive
battery alerts. Refer to the the section “Flying without the Geofence
Protection” on page 9 for more information.
Above 45 feet (14 meters)
45 feet (14 meters)
+3 Beeps
+3 Beeps
Below 45 feet (14 meters)
+3 Beeps
Low Battery
Warning Tone
Timeline
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Urgent
Warning
Tone
Return to Home is Your Extra Security
Āton’s sophisticated Return to Home functions are there to
help whenever you need it. If you ever encounter a difficult or
uncomfortable situation, such as losing directional orientation, loss
of visual contact, high winds, flying too high and so on, simply press
the Return to Home button. Let Āton bring itself back to you quickly
and safely. Āton’s Return to Home function can be especially helpful
if you are learning how to fly for fun in Sport or Expert Modes.
Flying without GPS (without a Return to Home Location)
WARNING: The Āton has tremendous power and capability; it
can very easily get out of your line of sight. Flying the helicopter
without a satellite GPS signal and a set Return to Home location
has the risk of losing your helicopter. We do not recommend flying
Āton without GPS fully enabled and functioning. If the helicopter
encounters an emergency situation during flight without GPS, such
as loss of the radio control signal or critically low battery, Āton will
attempt to safely land and disarm. This can result in loss of the Āton
if it is, for example, over water or some other area where it can’t be
retrieved. To help prevent problems, always fly with GPS enabled
and avoid flying over areas where an unexpected emergency
landing could endanger the Āton or nearby people and property.
If for some reason you decide it is necessary to operate Āton without
GPS, you can override the satellite search function by pressing and
holding the Arm/Disarm button on the transmitter for 2 seconds. This
will arm the helicopter for flight, but the Return to Home function will
be deactivated (the GPS Status LED on the Status Bar will continue to
blink green slowly during flight).
When you are finished flying, land the helicopter in a safe location.
Move the throttle stick to the full down position. Press and hold the
fast blinking green Arm/Disarm button on the transmitter for 2 seconds
to disarm your model. The helicopter will not disarm unless the throttle
stick is in the full down position.
Note: If a satellite GPS signal is found during flight, the GPS Status LED
on the Status Bar will glow solid green indicating that the Return to
Home function is now active. This location will be set as the Return
to Home location. To choose a different location, land the helicopter,
disarm it, and then follow the instructions in the “Resetting Home
Location” section on page 7.
Flying without the Geofence Protection
The Āton is programmed with default geofence protection that keeps
Āton within the range of the telemetry communication. The geofence
radius is set to about 500 feet (150 meters) and can be adjusted or
removed using the Traxxas Flight Link App. If you remove the geofence,
you can encounter situations where the Āton is flying autonomously
(such as Return to Home) without providing information to the pilot
about its actions until it flies within telemetry range. Once in range,
the tansmitter will provide alerts to the pilot. For example, if the Āton’s
battery reaches the end of its charge while the Āton is flying beyond
telemetry range, the pilot will not receive the progression of prompts
from the transmitter to return and land. When the battery reaches its
critical threshold, Āton will return to home automatically without alerting
the pilot until Āton is inside telemetry range with the Return to Home
sound followed by three beeps. When you observe the Āton flying
autonomously and returning to home, do not cancel return to home until
you receive an alert that informs you of the reason it is returning to home.
If the reason is a low battery, then allow Āton to return and land on its
own. We recommend that pilots do not disable or extend the geofence
range unless they are fully familiar and confident in how the Āton
responds to different circumstances.
*Compatible with GoPro® Hero3, Hero3+, or Hero4
If one or more of the rotor blades are obstructed, the helicopter
will disarm itself. Move the helicopter to a clear area, remove
the obstruction, arm the helicopter again, and continue flying. If the
helicopter will not fly correctly, unplug the battery and inspect the
helicopter for damage.
“FIND ME” BEEPER
If the helicopter lands and disarms
out of your line of sight, it is
equipped with a beeper to help
determine its location. To activate
the beeper, move the throttle stick
on the transmitter to the full down
position (the beeper will not activate
unless the throttle stick is in the down
position); then, move the flight stick
right and back.
HELPFUL FLYING TIPS
Controls are reversed as the model flies toward you.
• When your model is flying away from you, the helicopter reacts to
direction changes just as you command. If you command the model
to move right, it will move to your right as you commanded.
• When the helicopter is coming toward you and you command
the model to move right, the model will move to your left. Always
remember that the model flies forward, reverse, right, and left relative
to the position of itself, not relative to your position.
• Until you become used to reversing your control inputs as the model
changes direction, allow yourself extra flying room to accommodate
pilot error.
• To help with directional control, it may help to imagine yourself
sitting in the cockpit of the helicopter.
• The model will react quickly to your commands. At first, move the
controls SLOWLY and make small, gentle control movements to
avoid loss of control. If you ever feel you don’t have complete control
of the helicopter, maintain altitude with the throttle stick and release
the opposite stick to return to level flight (Film and Fast Mode).
• Fly the Āton with the Status Bar facing you (nose out) until you
become familiar with the flight controls and different behaviors of
the helicopter.
• Fly at least 8-10 feet (2-3 meters) above the ground to avoid ground
turbulence for a more stable and controllable flight.
Be prepared for altitude changes as you fly. Forward/reverse
and left/right movements may increase or reduce lift, causing
the helicopter to gain or lose altitude. Be prepared to react to altitude
changes by adjusting the throttle as you fly the model.
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CAPTURING VIDEO
Film Mode
The transmitter will always power up in Film Mode. Film Mode is the
easiest to fly (see “Controlling Āton” on page 7 for flight control instructions).
Install the included landing gear and fixed camera mount to the Āton;
then, use your GoPro® or other action camera and accessories (not
included)* to capture aerial video.
IMPORTANT: Consult local laws and ordinances before installing and
operating any type of photograph-capable or video recording device on
this model.
WARNING: To prevent radio interference and loss of control, always
disable Wi-Fi on your GoPro® or other action camera (if so equipped)
BEFORE flying the Āton.
WARNING: Some GoPro® cameras, specifically the Hero 3 and Hero
4 series with LCD screen, are known to produce radio frequency
emissions that could interfere with Aton’s ability to acquire GPS
satellite communications. The Āton is equipped with shielding to help
protect it from these radio frequency emissions. Use caution with
these cameras and test in a safe area to be sure Āton is acquiring GPS
satellites and setting a Return to Home location when these cameras
are attached, powered on, and recording video. DO NOT operate Āton
with these cameras if you are not connected to GPS (four green LEDs on
the Status Bar).
2. CAMERA BRACKET INSTALLATION
Attach the fixed camera mount to the front landing gear by aligning the
tabs. Slide the mount toward the rear of the helicopter until the tabs
snap into place.
Tabs
Bottom View
of Camera Bracket
Tabs
1. LANDING GEAR INSTALLATION
Use the included 2.6x8mm screws to mount the front and rear landing gear
to the helicopter.
FINAL ASSEMBLY
GoPro® Camera and
accessories not included
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Note: The following instructions are for Mode 2 transmitters
(throttle stick on the left, flight control stick on the right).
Sport Mode
Selecting Sport Mode (while disarmed)
For those that want to go
x1
beyond simply directing
Āton in the sky and explore
x1
what it’s like to actually take
more control and fly, Āton is
Click Once
Flashing
equipped with Sport Mode.
Sport (Fast) Mode uses the full capability of the 6-axis flight control
system (auto leveling) for high-speed sport flying. Altitude hold is
disabled and both altitude and throttle are controlled by the throttle
stick (left stick, Mode 2). Sport Mode also enables trick functions.
To enter Sport Mode, the Āton should be powered on and disarmed.
Press to click the flight control stick (right stick) once to toggle the
Āton into Sport Mode. The transmitter will beep 2 times, the green LED
will begin flashing, and the LCD will display FAST.
Performing tricks
In Sport (Fast) Mode, Āton can perform automated expert flips and
rolls when you press the AUX1 button, and then enter a quick stick
command in the chosen direction. Do not attempt these flight
tricks until you are able to fly confidently in Sport Mode. Choose
an area that will provide a soft landing and maintain enough altitude
to allow room to recover control as you practice flipping the model.
The number of flips and rolls performed can be set using the Traxxas
Flight Link App (see page 14 for more information).
There are also menu functions in the transmitter that allow you to
customize the settings. Refer to the instructions online for using the
transmitter menu.
Note: Always remove camera frame and landing gear BEFORE
attempting flight tricks.
AIR BRAKES
If you lose control of Āton at any point, press and hold the Air Brakes
button and Āton will come to a stop and hover in place. When you are
ready, release the Air Brakes button and continue flying in the currently
selected mode (Film, Sport, or Expert).
RETURN TO HOME
The Return to Home button may be pressed at anytime to stabilize Āton
and return it to you. You may cancel return to home by pressing and
releasing the Air Brakes button. Āton will then be flying in Film Mode
under your control.
ADVANCED: CHANGING MODES DURING FLIGHT
Advanced pilots may find it helpful to be able to change modes during
flight. For example, if you are flying in Sport Mode, use Return to Home,
and then cancel return to home. Āton will then be flying in Film Mode.
You can switch back to Sport Mode and continue flying by pressing
and holding the Air Brakes button, and then pressing (clicking) the flight
control stick to toggle through the modes...one click for Sport Mode, 2
clicks for Expert Mode. Release the Air Brakes button to continue flying
in the selected mode.
Front and Back Flips
1.
2.
Front Flip
Back Flip
Press AUX1
Diagonal Front and Back Flips
1.
Diagonal Front Left
Diagonal Front Right
Diagonal Back Right
Diagonal Back Left
2.
Press AUX1
Side Flips
1.
2.
Left Flip
Right Flip
Press AUX1
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Expert Mode
Selecting Expert Mode (while disarmed)
x2
In Expert Mode, the 6-axis
flight control system (auto
leveling) is disabled, allowing
x2
the pilot to have full control
over all aspects of flight. Expert
Click Twice
Double
Mode is truly for experts. If you (Click again to return to Flashing
Film Mode)
find yourself flying Āton out of
control, press and hold the Air Brakes button or press the Return to Home
button. When flying in Expert Mode, move the flight stick toward
the highest side of the helicopter (left or right) to level it. Choose a
location that allows you to fly over grass or another soft surface.
From Film Mode with the helicopter landed and disarmed, click the
flight stick twice to activate Expert Mode. The transmitter will beep
3 times, the green LED will begin double flashing, and the LCD will
display EXPERT.
WARNING: This mode is intended for expert level pilots only!
For more information on how to perform expert tricks and flips
and learn how to access the menu and advanced controls, visit
Traxxas.com for additional details and instructions.
CARING FOR YOUR HELICOPTER
• After each flight and immediately after any crash, inspect your model
for worn or damaged parts. If required, parts are available from your
local Traxxas hobby dealer or at Traxxas.com. For a complete parts list
and exploded view of your model, refer to the Service and Support
Guide in this manual.
• When not in use, store your model in its original packaging with the
batteries removed from the transmitter and helicopter.
• If you do not plan to fly your model for a week or more, store
the battery approximately 50% charged to maintain battery
performance and life. To achieve a 50% charge, fly the model until
the battery requires recharging. Charge the battery for half the time
typically required to fully charge the battery or fly the model until a
50% charge remains.
WARNING! Do not store or attempt to charge a swollen or
damaged battery! See “Safety Precautions” on page 5 for more
information on LiPo batteries.
ROTOR BLADE INSTALLATION
The Āton’s rotor blades
are not identical. Each
blade is labeled with an
A or B. When installing
replacement rotor blades,
be certain to install the
rotor blades with the
corresponding A or B
for each of the legs (A or
B labels for the legs are
molded on the LED lens).
The helicopter will not fly
if the rotor blades are not
installed in the proper locations.
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B
A
Front
A
B
LED STATUS BAR
The LED Status Bar on the model is your flight information center. The
chart below defines common Status Bar messages.
Power
On
(Not Available)
Slow Flashing
(Active)
Home
Info
Linked to
transmitter
GPS signal
acquired
Home
location set
All systems
normal, Ready
to Fly
Battery
disconnected
–
Return to
Home not
available
Battery
disconnected
Return to
Home active
Low battery
Helicopter has
landed away
from the set
home location
–
(Working /
Available)
Off
GPS
Looking
Searching
for transmitter
for satellites
signal
Fast Flashing
(User Action
Needed)
Transmitter
signal lost
–
TRANSMITTER CODES
Home Button Fast Flashing:
Helicopter has landed away
from set home location
Arm/Disarm Button Flashing:
Helicopter is disarmed
Home Button Slow Flashing:
Helicopter returning to home
landing location
Power Indicator Flashing:
Low batteries in transmitter;
land immediately
RETURN TO HOME REFERENCE GUIDE
Tone/Beep Pattern
Name
Description
Low-mid-high tone
Return to Home
Return to Home
button pressed
Low-mid-high tone +
1 beep
Out of Radio
Control Range
Radio signal loss or interference
Low-mid-high tone +
2 beeps
Āton has flown beyond
Geofence Breach GPS-controlled boundary
(geofence)
Low-mid-high tone +
3 beeps
Low-Voltage
Failsafe
Transmitter or helicopter battery
is nearly discharged.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
• The helicopter can’t find a satellite GPS signal.
1. Certain surfaces can cause signal interference between the
helicopter and GPS satellites. Move the helicopter to different
launch locations and away from buildings, parked cars, and
other obstructions until a signal can be established. We don’t
recommend flying without a GPS signal.
• The transmitter and the helicopter are on,
but the helicopter won’t fly.
1. The model is not armed or has timed-out. See step 6 of the
“Flying Your Model” section to arm your helicopter.
• The helicopter does not perform a trick when the AUX1 button is
pressed and then a stick command is given.
1. The transmitter is not in Fast Mode. See the “Flight Modes”
section.
• The helicopter battery is fully charged and the rotor blades are
spinning, but the helicopter will not lift off.
1. The rotor blades have been installed incorrectly. See “Rotor Blade
Installation.”
• The helicopter does not fly as expected or the helicopter performs
erratically in Film Mode.
1. The helicopter has lost the GPS signal. Fly the helicopter to a
suitable flying area with a clear view of the sky to reestablish the
GPS signal.
• The helicopter does not fly as expected or the helicopter performs
erratically in Fast or Expert Mode.
1. The accelerometer or flight compass needs to be reset. Go to
Traxxas.com for additional information and instructions or call the
Traxxas Technical Support Line toll-free at: 1-888-TRAXXAS
(1-888-872-9927).
• The helicopter landed by itself, and now the throttle will not respond.
1. The helicopter battery needs to be recharged (low voltage).
• The LED is blinking on the transmitter, and the transmitter will not
control the model.
1. The transmitter is in binding mode. Confirm that the helicopter is
powered on and the transmitter is in binding mode (blinking LED,
LCD displays rotating segments). Move the transmitter to within
one foot of the helicopter. The transmitter and helicopter should
bind (indicated by a tone from the transmitter, solid green LED
on the transmitter, solid green Power and Info Status LED on the
helicopter, and the Disarmed Flight Screen on the transmitter LCD).
2. There was a problem with the binding process. Power down the
transmitter and the helicopter, and then power them on again
(transmitter first, then helicopter). The transmitter and helicopter
should bind (indicated by a tone from the transmitter, solid green
LED on the transmitter, solid green Power and Info Status LEDs on
the helicopter, and the Disarmed Flight Screen on the transmitter
LCD).
3. The model is not armed or has timed-out. To arm your
helicopter, see step 6 of the “Preparing for Flight” section
on page 6.
• The transmitter settings have been adjusted incorrectly
for optimal flight.
1. Return the transmitter to the default settings.
A. Ensure the transmitter is off.
B. Press and hold the AUX2 button and the Menu Down button.
C. While holding both buttons, turn the transmitter on.
D. Continue holding both buttons for 3 seconds until the
transmitter beeps. Release both buttons.
E. The transmitter is reset and is in bind mode (blinking LED, LCD
displays rotating segments).
F. Confirm that the helicopter is powered on and is in binding
mode (Info Status LED blinking fast green).
G.Move the transmitter to within one foot of the helicopter. The
transmitter and helicopter should bind (indicated by a tone from
the transmitter, solid green LED on the transmitter, solid green
Power and Info Status LEDs on the helicopter, and the Disarmed
Flight Screen on the transmitter LCD).
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ADVANCED TUNING GUIDE
Programming your helicopter with your Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch,
or Android device
The Āton is equipped with Bluetooth®. This transforms your Apple®
iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or Android™ device into a powerful tool that
equips the Āton with an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user
interface.
Traxxas Flight Link™ App
The powerful Traxxas Flight Link App (available in the Apple App Store℠
or on Google Play™) makes it easy to learn, understand, and access
powerful tuning and adjustment options. Use the app to verify flight
status and GPS connection or confirm transmitter and receiver radio
signal. Adjust flight controls and settings by simply touching and
dragging the sliders on the screen.
The Traxxas Flight Link app contains step-by-step instructions for pairing
the app with your Āton via Bluetooth®.
LED
Bluetooth®
button
If you do not have a smart phone or similiar device, the transmitter contains
a menu that allows you to adjust flight settings and customize buttons.
Visit Traxxas.com for a guide to using the built-in transmitter menu
functions.
•
Check helicopter flight status
•
Adjust Film Mode speeds
•
Navigate the transmitter Menu Tree
•
Program the AUX1 button functions
•
Modify geofence boundaries
•
Adjust helicopter LED light settings
•
Select and save user profiles
•
Upgrade the helicopter firmware
Updating Firmware:
Your Āton has the ability to receive firmware updates that can add new
features and capabilities. Firmware updates are performed via a microSD
card (not included) that installs on the main board. The microSD card slot
can be accessed by removing the front canopy (two screws). Visit Traxxas.
com for the latest firmware updates and instructions for how to install
them on your model.
Ground Control Station:
Āton’s autonomous flight control is open source and it is compatible with
ground control station applications, such as Mission Planner, available
at www.dronecode.org. With Mission Planner you can review flight logs,
overlay your path onto maps, and see your altitude.*
*Viewing flight logs requires a desktop PC and installation of a micro SD
card (not included).
© 2016 Google – Map data © TeleAtlas, imagery © 2016 TerraMetrics
Āton software contains open source components. Please visit Traxxas.com/
open-source for license information.
Compatible with:
iPod touch (5th generation
and later)
iPad (3rd generation and later)
iPad mini
Android 4.4 (and later)
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
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Phone: 1-888-TRAXXAS (1-888-872-9927) (US residents only)*
1-972-549-3000*
Online: Traxxas.com/support
E-mail: support@Traxxas.com
*Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 9:00pm central time.
Warranty Coverage
Your new helicopter is considered to be a hobby-class model. We have made every
effort in component design, material selection, and assembly to make our products as
durable as possible. Because our products are not considered to be “toys,” no warranties
are expressed or implied that cover damage caused by normal use or wear, or cover or
imply how long any part will last before requiring replacement due to wear. Parts will
wear from use and occasionally require replacement. The helicopter and its components
are only covered against manufacturer’s defects in materials, workmanship, or assembly
when new (before being used).
Traxxas electronic components are warranted to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase. Electronic
components consist of the radio system (transmitter, receiver, servos, switches, chargers,
adapters, and receiver battery holders) and any other Traxxas electronic component. See
the additional limitations that apply.
Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Statement (Transmitter)
For body-worn operation, this device has been tested and meets FCC and Industry
Canada RF exposure guidelines when used with an accessory that contains no
metal and that positions the device a minimum of 5mm from the body. Use of other
accessories may not ensure compliance with RF exposure guidelines. To comply with
the FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, this device and its antenna must not
be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Statement (Helicopter)
This equipment complies with radio frequency exposure limits set forth by FCC and
Industry Canada for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed
and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and
your body or bystanders and must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
CYCL
RER B R C
E
Electronic Components
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003 and RSS-210. This device
complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Battery Recycling (for U.S.A.)
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRCTM) seal on your
model’s included battery indicates that Traxxas is voluntarily participating
8 . BAT T in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end of
their useful lives, when taken out of service within the United States. The RBRC program
provides a convenient alternative to placing used NiMH batteries into the trash or
municipal waste system, which is illegal in some areas. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY (1800-8-228-8379) for information on battery recycling in your area. Traxxas’ involvement
in this program is part of its commitment to protecting the environment and natural
resources that we all share. RBRCTM is a trademark of the Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation.
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If any component is found to be defective, incorrectly made, or incorrectly assembled within
the warranty coverage time period (where applicable), it will be repaired or replaced at
the sole discretion of Traxxas. This will be done within a reasonable time period and free
of charge. If you believe a defect in materials, workmanship, or assembly was not apparent
when the product was new and only became evident after the product was used, then
please contact Traxxas Technical Support. We stand behind our products and reputation
and pledge to do our best to make sure you are satisfied with your Traxxas product.
Canada, Industry Canada (IC)
0.
ERY
TRAXXAS SERVICE AND SUPPORT
Limitations
Any and all warranty coverage does not cover replacement of parts and components
damaged by abuse, neglect, improper or unreasonable use, crash damage, water or
excessive moisture, chemical damage, improper or infrequent maintenance, accident,
unauthorized alteration or modification, or items that are considered consumable.
Traxxas will not pay for the cost of shipping or transportation of a defective component
to us. This warranty is limited to the charger only and does not cover batteries, vehicles,
and other accessories used in conjunction with the charger.
CE Compliance for Users in the European Union
WEEE Compliance:
Your Hobby Dealer’s Role
Please help the environment by disposing of your product
responsibly at the end of its life. The wheeled bin symbol indicates
that this product should not be disposed of in your household waste containers.
Instead, the product should be disposed of by using a designated collection point for
the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The Waste of Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (2002/96/EC) requires that the best available
recycling techniques be employed to minimize the impact on the environment.
All warranty claims are handled directly by Traxxas. Your dealer can assist you in
contacting Traxxas and determining which components might be defective, but he
is under no obligation to provide free replacement parts or service. Traxxas does not
authorize dealers to make over-the-counter exchanges or refunds for Traxxas products
that have been used. Traxxas will make the sole and final determination if a product or
component can be covered under warranty.
Recycling electronics helps by keeping harmful chemicals out of the environment, and
also saves money by reusing precious metals. Remove any batteries and dispose of
them and the product at your local authority’s recycling facility. For more information
about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact
your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the location where you
purchased this product.
Limitations of Liability
Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE Directive
In accordance with IEC 17050-1
Traxxas makes no other warranties expressed or implied, including the implied
warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Traxxas shall
not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of
the assembly, installation, or use of their products or any accessory or chemical required
to use their products. By the act of operating/using the product, the user accepts all
resulting liability. In no case shall Traxxas’ liability exceed the actual purchase price
paid for the product. Traxxas reserves the right to modify warranty provisions without
notice. All warranty claims will be handled directly by Traxxas. This warranty gives the
customer specific legal rights and possibly other rights that vary from state to state.
All dollar amounts stated are in United States dollars. The term “lifetime” shall refer to
the product’s production life at Traxxas. Traxxas is not obligated to provide upgraded
products at a reduced rate when a previous product’s production cycle has ended.
Traxxas encourages you to register your model online at Traxxas.com/register.
FCC Compliance
This device contains a module that complies with the limits for a Class B
digital device as described in 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.
The limits for a Class B digital device are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in residential settings. This product generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy, and, if not operated in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This is to certify that the following products conform to the requirements of the
R&TTE Directive 99/5/EC and that all essential test suites have been carried out.
Product: Traxxas Āton (7908) / Āton Plus (7909) Quad Rotor Helicopter)
Operating Frequency Range: 2406MHz to 2453MHz
Standards applied:
EN 300 328 v1.8.1:2012
EN 55014-1:2006+A1:2009+A2:2011
EN 300 440-1 v1.6.1:2010
EN 55014-2:1997+A1:2001+A2:2008
EN 300 440-2 v1.4.1:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2014
EN 301 489-1 v.1.9.2:2011
EN 61000-3-3:2013
EN 301 489-3 v1.6.1:2013
EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014
EN 301 489-17 v.2.2.1:2012
EN 60335-2-29:2004+A2:2010
EN 55022:2010/AC:2011
EN 62233:2008
EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
March 30, 2016
Signed: _______________________________ Date: __________________
Traxxas, 6250 Traxxas Way, McKinney, Texas 75070
THIS MODEL IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14 WITHOUT
THE SUPERVISION OF A RESPONSIBLE ADULT.
WARNING!
POTENTIAL CHOKING HAZARD! KEEP THIS MODEL, ITS TRANSMITTER, AND EXTRA
EQUIPMENT OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE!
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Aton (7908) Parts List
Parts shown in bold are optional accessories. Part categories and individual part listings are arranged alphabetically. Prices are shown in US Dollars.
If you have questions or need technical assistance, call Traxxas at:
Canopies & Blades
7913
7912
7914
7911
7916
7919
7921
7920
7918
7922
7981
7983
7982
7980
7984
7926
7929
7931
7930
7928
7927
7942
Canopy, front, black/white, Aton .....................................................
Canopy, front, blue/white, Aton ......................................................
Canopy, front, green/white, Aton ....................................................
Canopy, front, red/white, Aton ........................................................
Canopy, rear, black, Aton ...............................................................
Canopy, roll hoop, blue ..................................................................
Canopy, roll hoop, green ................................................................
Canopy, roll hoop, orange ..............................................................
Canopy, roll hoop, red ....................................................................
Canopy, roll hoop, white .................................................................
Decals, high visibility, blue .............................................................
Decals, high visibility, green ...........................................................
Decals, high visibility, orange .........................................................
Decals, high visibility, red ...............................................................
Decals, high visibility, white ............................................................
Rotor blade set, black (2) (with screws)..........................................
Rotor blade set, blue (2) (with screws) ...........................................
Rotor blade set, green (2) (with screws) .........................................
Rotor blade set, orange (2) (with screws) .......................................
Rotor blade set, red (2) (with screws) .............................................
Rotor blade set, white (2) (with screws)..........................................
Wrench, rotor blade, 2mm (hex) .....................................................
$10.00
$10.00
$10.00
$10.00
$5.00
$6.00
$6.00
$6.00
$6.00
$6.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$5.00
$3.00
3229
7944
7943
Screws, 2.5x10mm cap-head machine (hex drive) (6)....................
Screws, 2.6x5mm button-head, self-tapping (hex drive) (6)............
Screws, 2.6x8mm button-head, self-tapping (hex drive) (6)............
7972
7949
7973
7952
7950
7954
7953
7951
7962
7960
7964
7963
7961
7957
7955
7959
7958
7956
7923
7924
7925
7971
Damper balls, anti-vibration, gimbal (4) (yellow dot)/ camera
mount (4)........................................................................................
Feet, non-skid, LED lens (4)/ landing gear (4) ................................
Landing gear, tall............................................................................
LED lens, front, blue (left & right) ...................................................
LED lens, front, clear (left & right) ..................................................
LED lens, front, green (left & right) .................................................
LED lens, front, orange (left & right) ...............................................
LED lens, front, red (left & right) .....................................................
LED lens, motor, blue (left & right) .................................................
LED lens, motor, clear (left & right) ................................................
LED lens, motor, green (left & right) ...............................................
LED lens, motor, orange (left & right) .............................................
LED lens, motor, red (left & right) ...................................................
LED lens, rear, blue (left & right) ....................................................
LED lens, rear, clear (left & right) ...................................................
LED lens, rear, green (left & right) ..................................................
LED lens, rear, orange (left & right) ................................................
LED lens, rear, red (left & right) ......................................................
Main frame (black) .........................................................................
Main frame, lower (black) ...............................................................
Main frame, upper (black) ..............................................................
Mount, camera/gimbal (anti-vibration) ............................................
7970
7947
7948
7934
Gimbal, 2-axis ............................................................................... $152.00
LED light harness, front .................................................................. $8.00
LED light harness, rear................................................................... $8.00
Motor, brushless............................................................................. $45.00
1-888-TRAXXAS
(1-888-872-9927) (U.S. residents only)
For orders, calls outside the U.S., and other information, call 972-549-3000,
or fax to 972-549-3011 e-mail Traxxas at support@Traxxas.com
TRAXXAS.com
Hardware
$2.50
$1.50
$1.50
Main Frame & LED Lenses
$10.00
$3.00
$10.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$18.00
$10.00
$5.00
$15.00
Motors & Electronics
Radio System, Batteries & Chargers
2830X
2831X
2948
2972
3000mAh 11.1v 3-Cell 20C LiPo Battery ........................................ $75.00
5000mAh 11.1v 3-Cell 20C LiPo Battery ..................................... $100.00
Charger, 2-3 Cell LiPo Balance ...................................................... $50.00
Charger, EZ-Peak Dual, 100W, NiMH/LiPo with iD Auto
Battery Identification.................................................................... $130.00
2970 Charger, EZ-Peak Plus, 4 amp, NiMH/LiPo with iD Auto
Battery Identification.................................................................... $65.00
6640X Gimbal sticks, transmitter (thumb pads) ......................................... $4.00
7939 Transmitter, Aton............................................................................ $75.00
For assistance, call 1-888-TRAXXAS, or e-mail Traxxas anytime at support@Traxxas.com
58 • TRAXXAS
REV. 160330 0952
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7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7949
7973
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7918 (red)
7919 (blue)
7920 (orange)
7921 (green)
7922 (white)
7911 (red/white)
7912 (blue/white)
7913 (black/white)
7914 (green/white)
7949
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7971
7949
7971
7971
7949
3229
2.5x10mm CS
7971
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7971
7971
7950 (clear)
7951 (red)
7952 (blue)
7953 (orange)
7954 (green)
7947
7949
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7934
7934
7924
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7944
2.6x5mm BCS
Self-tapping
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7934
7949
3229
2.5x10mm CS
7948
7925
7926 (black)
7927 (white)
7928 (red)
7929 (blue)
7930 (orange)
7931 (green)
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
See Parts List for a complete listing of optional accessories.
7947
7944
2.6x5mm BCS
Self-tapping
7944
2.6x5mm BCS
Self-tapping
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7923
7960 (clear)
7961 (red)
7962 (blue)
7963 (orange)
7964 (green)
3229
2.5x10mm CS
7934
3229
2.5x10mm CS
7926 (black)
7927 (white)
7928 (red)
7929 (blue)
7930 (orange)
7931 (green)
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
Specifications on this page are subject to change without notice. Every attempt has been made to ensure
the accuracy of this drawing, however Traxxas cannot be held responsible for typographical or other errors.
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7949
7973
7943
2.6x8mm BCS
Self-tapping
7916
7971
7971
7960 (clear)
7961 (red)
7962 (blue)
7963 (orange)
7964 (green)
7960 (clear)
7961 (red)
7962 (blue)
7963 (orange)
7964 (green)
7955 (clear)
7956 (red)
7957 (blue)
7958 (orange)
7959 (green)
7926 (black)
7927 (white)
7928 (red)
7929 (blue)
7930 (orange)
7931 (green)
7948
7926 (black)
7927 (white)
7928 (red)
7929 (blue)
7930 (orange)
7931 (green)
REV 160330-R04
3229
2.5x10mm CS
7949
Model Assembly
MODEL 7908/7909
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