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CONTENTS
Welcome & General Safety Precautions························ 3
LI-PO Battery Care ························································ 4
Drone Battery Charging················································ 5
Contents & Drone Overview········································· 6
Transmitter Overview····················································· 7
Transmitter Battery Installation······································ 8
Throttle Mode Selection ··············································· 9
Drone Assembly·························································· 10
Calibration··································································· 12
Basic Flight Controls···················································· 14
Functions····································································· 15
Indicator Lights Overview ··········································· 18
Spare Parts·································································· 20
Troubleshooting ························································· 21
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WELCOME!
Welcome to the Force1 Team, and thank you for your Force1 drone purchase. Please read this manual
carefully before drone operation.
(1) This drone is not a toy! It’s a pro-level drone suitable for experienced RC drone users aged 14 years and
older. You accept all liability for operation.
(2) This drone does not require FAA registration or permitting, but FAA rules still apply. Please download
the B4UFLY mobile app for the most up-to-date zoning info, and heed all local government ordinances.
(3) The flying field must be legally approved by your local government.
Any questions? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us at support@force1rc.com any time and we’ll
be happy to help.
*Please use only original Force1 parts and accessories.
*Please keep the packaging and this user manual for future reference.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This drone is suitable for experienced RC drone operators aged 14 years and older. It contains small
parts, and should be kept out of reach of small children.
Please follow these safety procedures:
(1) Flight Zone
This drone does not require FAA registration or permitting, but FAA rules still apply. Please download
the B4UFLY mobile app for the most up-to-date zoning info, and heed all local government
ordinances.
(2) Avoid Moisture
Humidity and water can damage your drone, which in turn may cause accidents.
(3) Fly Safely
Please operate your drone as your skill level allows. User fatigue, impairment and improper operation
can cause accidents.
(4) Avoid Moving Parts & Hot Motors
Do not touch propellers, motors or other moving parts while your drone is on.
(5) Avoid Heat
Keep your drone away from heat and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight to avoid damage.
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LI-PO BATTERY CARE
Avoid Overheating
Your batteries will sometimes be warm/hot to the touch after use. This is normal, but beware that battery
components will fail it not allowed to cool down between uses. Also, do not leave batteries exposed to
direct sunlight.
Store Properly
Store batteries at room temperature, between 5C°/40°F and 27°C/80°F.
Use Carefully: Follow these tips when charging your battery
• Leave time between charging and using the battery
• To extend the lifetime of the battery time your flights to leave about 20% power remaining in the
batteries (rather than completely draining them)
• If the battery is pushed beyond its limits, the battery could get hot and the performance will drop
• When using the battery for a long time, the battery will increase in temperature. If it is sealed, the air
inside will inflate rapidly causing further heating
Charging:
• DO NOT overcharge the battery; never charge batteries unattended, and stop charging as soon as your
batteries indicate they are charged
• DO NOT attempt to charge batteries that appear damaged in any way (cracking, swelling, discoloration, etc.)
• If you feel a battery isn’t charging properly, try using another charger if possible. If you find your battery
or charger is defective, please visit force1rc.com for a replacement, or email us at support@force1rc.com
• To inspect a battery, remove it from the device and examine the battery, battery pins and contacts. If
you notice damage, please visit force1rc.com for a replacement, or email us at support@force1rc.com
• Check your battery and connections after every crash
• Please use genuine factory parts and replacements from force1rc.com
WARNING:
DO NOT LEAVE BATTERY
CHARGING UNSUPERVISED
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DRONE BATTERY CHARGING
Follow the steps below to charge your battery (failure to follow instructions precisely may result in damage
to your battery charger):
1. Connect the charging cord to the charger.
2. Plug in the charger.
3. Carefully connect the battery cable to the charger as shown below.
4. Charger indicator light will turn green when charging is complete.
NOTE
DO NOT plug the battery cable into the battery charger upside down. This will
render the charger inoperable.
LI-PO BATTERY DISPOSAL & RECYCLING
Do not put lithium-polymer batteries in household trash. Please contact your
local waste management agency or LI-PO battery recycling center for more info.
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BOX CONTENTS
DRONE WITH CAMERA
TRANSMITTER
7.4V 1800MAH LIPO BATTERY (2)
BALANCE CHARGER
DRONE TOOLS
PROPELLERS (4)
DRONE OVERVIEW
FRONT
A PROPELLER
CLOCKWISE
B PROPELLER
COUNTERCLOCKWISE
LEFT
RIGHT
B PROPELLER
COUNTERCLOCKWISE
A PROPELLER
CLOCKWISE
REAR
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TRANSMITTER OVERVIEW
UNLOCK (SHORT-PRESS)
LOCK (LONG-PRESS)
ENTER/EXIT RETURN TO HOME
PHOTO (SHORT-PRESS)/
VIDEO (LONG-PRESS)
(APPLICABLE WHEN
TF CARD IS CONNECTED)
ONE-KEY RETURN/
ONE-KEY LANDING
POWER SWITCH
POWER INDICATOR
THROTTLE/RUDDER STICK (DEFAULT)
DIRECTION CONTROL STICK (DEFAULT)
GESTURE/GPS MODE SWITCH
HEADLESS MODE SWITCH
LCD SCREEN
ALTITUDE FROM
HOME POINT
1-KEY RETURN
SIGNAL
STRENGTH
VIDEO
TRANSMITTER
THROTTLE MODE
TRANSMITTER
BATTERY LEVEL
GPS MODE
(7+ SATELLITES)
SATELLITE
NUMBER
DISTANCE FROM
HOME POINT
HEADLESS
MODE
PHOTO
DRONE
BATTERY LEVEL
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TRANSMITTER BATTERY INSTALLATION
Open the battery cover and insert 4 AA batteries as shown below.
CAUTION:
• The transmitter needs 4 AA batteries to work
• Insert batteries in correct polarity (+) and (-)
• Don’t mix old and new batteries
• Don’t mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) and rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries
• Remove rechargeable batteries before charging
• Only charge batteries under adult supervision
• Remove spent batteries from the transmitter
• Regularly inspect the charging cable, cord, plug, enclose and other parts; if you notice damage, please visit Force1rc.com for a replacement, or email us at support@force1rc.com
TRANSMITTER SIGNAL CONNECTION
Press and hold the top-left red button and then power on the transmitter (Fig. 1). It will beep twice, and the
indicator light will flash as the transmitter establishes a GPS satellite signal. Flashing will stop when a signal
is found.
FIGURE 1
CAUTION:
Keep the transmitter steady during this process, or it may result in signal connection failure.
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THROTTLE MODE SELECTION
Your transmitter allows for left or right-hand throttle in a total of 4
different modes, depending on your preference.
To change the throttle mode press and hold the top-right button for 3
seconds (Fig. 2). The mode number is shown on the LCD screen (Fig. 3).
Keep pressing to cycle through modes, but note: Mode 2 is the default.
NOTE
Mode selection must occur when your transmitter is in signal connection
and the transmitter light is blinking.
FIGURE 2
4 MODES
THROTTLE
FORWARD
ROTATE
LEFT/RIGHT
LEFTWARD/
RIGHTWARD
FOREWARD
THROTTLE
ROTATE
LEFT/RIGHT
LEFTWARD/
RIGHTWARD
BACKWARDS
BACKWARDS
MODE 1
MODE 2
THROTTLE
FORWARD
LEFTWARD/
RIGHTWARD
ROTATE
LEFT/RIGHT
THROTTLE
FOREWARD
LEFTWARD/
RIGHTWARD
ROTATE
LEFT/RIGHT
BACKWARDS
BACKWARDS
MODE 3
MODE 4
THROTTLE
MODE DISPLAY
FIGURE 3
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DRONE ASSEMBLY
BATTERY INSTALLATION
Insert the battery into the battery compartment until you hear a click. Turn the lock button on the
bottom 90° to the “lock position.”
SLIDE BATTERY IN COMPARTMENT
LOCK COMPARTMENT
CAUTION:
Install the battery firmly; failure to do so may affect flight safety.
BATTERY REMOVAL
Turn the lock button counterclockwise 90° to the “unlock position.” Use your thumb to press down
the tab and remove the battery. NOTE: Battery removal is the ONLY WAY to power off the drone.
DRONE OVERVIEW
[1]
[1] BRUSHLESS MOTOR
[2]
[2] PROPELLER
[3] CAMERA
[3]
[6]
[4]
[5]
[7]
[4] TF CARD SLOT
[5] LOCK/UNLOCK
[6] FRONT INDICATOR LIGHT
[7] BATTERY
[8] REAR INDICATOR LIGHT
[8]
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DRONE ASSEMBLY CONT.
PROPELLER INSTALLATION/REMOVAL
PROPELLER A INSTALLATION
Place propeller A on the corresponding motor shaft (Fig. 4). The side marked A should be facing
upwards. Fix the rotor propellers by rotating them as per the “lock direction shown on the propellers.”
Place the rubber ring into the center bore of the propeller, then tighten the screws counterclockwise.
Propeller A screws have a dot on top.
PROPELLER B INSTALLATION
Place propeller B on the corresponding motor shaft (Fig. 4). The side marked B should be facing
upwards. Fix the rotor propellers by rotating them as per the “lock direction shown on the propellers.”
Place the rubber ring into the center bore of the propeller, then tighten the screws clockwise. Propeller
B screws do not contain a dot on the top.
REMOVAL
Hold the brushless motor and unscrew the A screws clockwise and the B screws counterclockwise. Then
rotate and remove the propellers as per the “unlock” direction shown on the propellers.
PROPELLER A REMOVAL
SCREW WITH DOT
RUBBER RING
PROPELLER B REMOVAL
SCREW WITHOUT DOT
FRONT
A
A
B
B
A
B
RUBBER RING
B
A
REAR
PROPELLER A (CLOCKWISE)
PROPELLER B (COUNTERCLOCKWISE)
FIGURE 4
CLOCKWISE ROTATING
MOTOR IS MARKED
WITH A WHITE DOT.
COUNTERCLOCKWISE
ROTATING MOTOR IS MARKED
WITH A BLACK DOT.
CAUTION:
• Please be sure to install the correct propellers (matching A and B)
• Be careful with propellers, as they can be sharp
• Purchase extra propellers at force1rc.com
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TURN ON YOUR DRONE
SIGNAL CONNECTION AND PAIRING
Press and hold the top-left red button while powering on the transmitter (Fig. 2). The transmitter will
beep twice, and the indicator light will flash green as it establishes a GPS satellite signal. Immediately
insert the drone battery once the indicator light starts flashing. The transmitter will emit a single beep
sound, and the signal icon
will appear on the LCD screen. This means that the drone has successfully
paired with the transmitter.
FIGURE 2
CAUTION:
Keep the transmitter steady during this process, or it may result in signal connection failure.
DRONE CALIBRATION
GYROSCOPE CALIBRATION
Set the drone on a horizontal surface. Move both sticks to the bottom-left position (Fig. 8). The drone
lights will flash green rapidly. Wait for the lights to flash yellow alternately. At this point, the gyroscope
calibration is successful, and your drone is ready for compass calibration.
FIGURE 8
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COMPASS CALIBRATION
Drone compass calibration should be done before every flight, after every battery change and after
every transmitter pairing.
HORIZONTAL CALIBRATION
When the drone’s front and rear lights flash yellow, rotate the drone horizontally 3 times (parallel to the
ground) or until the lights start flashing green (Fig. 9).
VERTICAL CALIBRATION
Now, point the drone nose down and rotate the drone 3 times (perpendicular to the ground) until you see
solid red and yellow lights. (Fig. 10).
Now compass calibration is successful.
FIGURE 9
FIGURE 10
NOTE
• To fly in GPS mode, choose an open flight area and make sure the satellite number is 7+
• Don’t calibrate the compass in strong magnetic areas like parking lots or construction areas
• Don’t carry magnetic materials with you like key fobs and cellphones
2 WAYS TO LOCK/UNLOCK YOUR DRONE
UNLOCK
1. Press the red button; the motors rotate and the drone is unlocked (Fig. 6).
2. Push both joysticks down and inward (Fig. 11). The propellers will start, and
your drone is ready to fly.
LOCK
3. Pull the throttle control stick to the bottom position, then press and hold the red button (Fig. 6) for 3 seconds. The motor will stop immediately and the drone will lock.
4. After the drone lands on the ground, push both joysticks down and outward. The motor will stop immediately and the drone will lock.
FIGURE 11
PREFLIGHT CHECKLIST
1. Fly in an open area and abide by all local and federal guidelines. Check the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile app
for up-to-date drone flight info.
2. Make sure your drone and transmitter batteries are fully charged.
3. Put the left stick of the transmitter in the middle position.
4. Follow power on instructions closely. Always turn ON your transmitter first before flying, and turn OFF
the drone first when you’re finished.
5. Make sure the connection is solid between your battery and motor; vibration may cause loosening.
6. Make sure the propellers are installed correctly and the motors are working normally after unlocking.
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BASIC FLIGHT CONTROLS
HOVER UP AND DOWN
Push the THROTTLE/RUDDER STICK up to fly
the drone up, and pull the THROTTLE/RUDDER
STICK down to fly the drone down.
FLY FORWARD OR BACKWARD
Push the DIRECTION CONTROL STICK up to
fly the drone forward, and pull the DIRECTION
CONTROL STICK down to fly the drone
backward.
FLY LEFT OR RIGHT
Move the DIRECTION CONTROL STICK to
the left to fly the drone to the left, and move
the DIRECTION CONTROL STICK to the
right to fly the drone to the right.
ROTATE LEFT OR RIGHT
Move the THROTTLE/RUDDER STICK to the
left to rotate the drone to the left, and move
the THROTTLE/RUDDER STICK to the right to
rotate the drone to the right.
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FUNCTIONS
ONE-KEY TAKEOFF / LANDING
• After the drone is unlocked, press the one-key button (Fig. •
11). The drone will automatically take off and hover at an altitude of around 5 feet
When the drone is flying, press the one-key button; drone will automatically land
GESTURE MODE
FIGURE 11
To activate Gesture Mode, slide the Gesture/GPS button to
position A (Fig. 12). In Gesture Mode, the drone uses its barometer
to maintain altitude rather than GPS. It cannot fly with precise
positioning and hovering. Gesture Mode requires a skilled pilot.
FIGURE 12
GPS MODE
In GPS mode, the drone can precisely position and hover using the GPS module. To activate GPS mode,
slide the Gesture/GPS button to position B (Fig. 12).
HEADLESS MODE
Headless Mode allows you to fly your drone without knowing its orientation. Slide the Headless Mode
button to position B. When the drone is in Headless Mode, push the right stick forward/backward/left/
right and the drone will fly accordingly.
Prerequisite: Position the drone in such a way that its front is your front (Fig. 13).
TIP: Do not change the orientation of the transmitter (Fig. 14) after entering Headless Mode.
FRONT
FRONT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
REAR
RIGHT
REAR
✔
FIGURE 13
✖
FIGURE 14
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FUNCTIONS CONT.
RETURN TO HOME (RTH)
GPS SIGNAL
STRENGTH
The Return-to-Home function brings your
drone back to the last recorded home point.
A GPS signal of 7+ must be available for
the drone to record its home point (Fig. 15).
There are three RTH functions: Smart RTH,
Failsafe RTH and Low-Battery RTH.
FIGURE 15
SMART RTH
If you have a 7+ GPS signal and your home point
is recorded, press the RTH button (Fig. 16) and the
drone will return to the previously recorded home
point. During Smart RTH, you can use the transmitter
to guide the drone around obstacles. Press the
button again to exit RTH and regain drone control.
FIGURE 16
FAILSAFE RTH
If you have a 7+ GPS signal and your home point is recorded, Failsafe RTH is triggered when the
transmitter signal is lost for more than 6 seconds. The drone will automatically return to the previously
recorded home point. Press the button again to exit RTH and regain drone control if you regain the signal.
NOTE
Your drone will not avoid obstacles during Failsafe RTH
The drone cannot return if the GPS signal is weak (less than 7+ GPS signal)
Your drone will land slowly if there is no GPS signal and the transmitter signal is lost for more than 6
seconds
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•
•
LOW-BATTERY RTH
Your drone will return automatically if it detects a low battery while flying at an altitude of 100+ meters
or at a distance of 300+ meters when you see this battery icon:
. Your drone’s lights will also slowly
flash red.
Similarly, your drone will return automatically if it detects a low battery while flying at an altitude of 15+
meters or at a distance of 15+ meters when you see this battery icon:
. Your drone’s lights will also
slowly flash red.
NOTE
You can’t regain control of your drone in Low-Battery RTH Mode.
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FUNCTIONS CONT.
PHOTO / VIDEO
• Press the photo/video button on the top right of the •
transmitter to take a photo (Fig. 17). The camera icon on the LCD screen will flash once indicating that a photo has been taken
Press and hold the photo/video button to start recording video. The video icon on the LCD screen will flash slowly, indicating that a video is being recorded. Press the button again to stop recording
NOTE
Photos/video can’t be taken when the drone camera
has no memory card inserted.
FIGURE 17
LOW BATTERY WARNING
• The battery is nearing low voltage when the battery icon in Figure 18 appears on the LCD screen and the rear lights of the drone flash slowly (the front lights remain the same)
• Low voltage is indicated by the battery icon in Figure 19, and the rear lights of the drone flash rapidly
(the front lights remain the same)
FIGURE 18
FIGURE 19
FRONT INDICATOR LIGHTS
BACK INDICATOR LIGHTS
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DRONE INDICATOR LIGHT
NO.
STATUS
1
The front and rear lights of the
drone flash yellow rapidly.
The transmitter is not linked to the aircraft, and it
requires completing the signal connection steps.
2
Front and rear lights flash green
rapidly.
The drone is in gyroscope calibration mode.
3
The front and rear lights alternate
flashing yellow.
The drone is in horizontal compass calibration.
4
The front and rear lights alternate
flashing green.
The drone is in vertical compass calibration.
5
The front and rear lights of the
drone alternate flashing green,
red and yellow.
The drone is in initialization detection mode.
6
The front lights glow solid red, the
rear lights glow solid yellow.
No GPS signal, the drone is in gesture mode.
7
The front lights glow solid red, the
rear lights glow solid green.
Good GPS signal, drone is preparing for GPS mode.
8
The front lights glow solid red, the
rear lights flash red slowly.
The drone is nearly low voltage, 1/4 of the battery is left.
9
The front lights glow solid red, the
rear lights flash red rapidly.
The drone is in low voltage, only 1/6 of the battery is
remaining.
10
The front and rear lights flash
once, then stop for 1.5 seconds.
Something is wrong with the gyroscope.
11
The front and rear lights flash
twice, then stop for 1.5 seconds.
Something is wrong with the barometer.
12
The front and rear lights flash three
times, then stop for 1.5 seconds.
Something is wrong with the compass.
13
The front and rear lights flash four
times, then stop for 1.5 seconds.
Something is wrong with the GPS module.
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TRANSMITTER INDICATOR LIGHT
POWER INDICATOR LIGHT
TRANSMITTER STATUS
1
Indicator lights flash rapidly.
OPERATION
The transmitter is under signal connection
status.
2
Indicator lights flash slowly with a steady
beep and the battery icon
on display is
flashing.
The transmitter has low voltage.
3
Battery icon
on LCD display is shown,
with a steady beeping sound.
Battery is running out. The aircraft will return
when drone is at an altitude is over 100m or
a distance of over 300m.
4
Battery icon
on LCD display is shown,
with a long beeping sound.
Battery is low. The drone will return when
the alititude is over 15m or the distance is
over 15m.
5
Signal legend on LCD display is less than
two grids or not displaying, with a steady
beeping sound.
1) The distance between the drone and
transmitter is so far that the signal is weak.
2) The battery was removed after the drone
connected to the transmitter.
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SPARE PARTS
Upper Cover
001
Lower Cover
002
Propellers A/B
003
Front/Rear Light Covers
004
Propeller Screws (A/B)
005
Front/Rear LED Indicator
006
Camera PCB
007
GPS Module
008
ESC
009
Interleaving Paper
B010
Compass
011
Receiver PCB
012
Clockwise Motor
013
Counterclockwise Motor
014
Battery
015
Screws Pack
016
Propeller Changing Tool
017
Silicone Rubber Ring
018
Anti-Vibration Pad
019
Transmitter
020
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TROUBLESHOOTING
NO.
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
1
The front and rear lights of the drone flash
The transmitter is not linked to the aircraft, and it requires completing
green rapidly.
the signal connection steps.
2
The front and rear lights of the drone flash
1) Check to see if the drone is in the stationary state.
red, yellow and green alternately and do
2) Recalibrate the gyroscope.
not change.
3
The front and rear lights of the drone flash
1) Complete the horizontal compass calibration steps.
yellow alternately.
2) The compass of the drone is broken and needs to be replaced.
4
The front and rear lights of the drone flash
1) Complete the vertical compass calibration steps.
green alternately.
2) The compass of the drone is broken and needs to be replaced.
5
The drone isn’t positioning propertly.
1) The GPS signal is weak; fly in another location.
6
The return point of the drone is far away
1) The GPS signal is weak; fly in another location.
from the takeoff point.
2) The drone cannot receive a satellite signal while taking off; fly the
drone again when you have a 7+ GPS signal.
7
The drone fails to unlock.
1) The battery of the drone is low; replace/charge the battery.
2) The drone is in initialization status; re-calibrate the gyroscope.
NOTE
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guaantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the reciever is connected
Consult the dealer or an experience radio/TV technician for help
•
•
•
•
•
•
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FCC INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide residential protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not Installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception. Which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on the circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
FCC WARNING
The equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this
equipment may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the
instruction manual. Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void user’s authority to
operate this device.
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.
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