General Information


Using the product

  • Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations in 14 C.F.R. Part 107, while using the aircraft and remote controller.
  • For safety, do not change or modify aircraft components. When installing external devices, be aware of the aircraft weight after installation. Do not install external devices that exceed the maximum payload. As external devices, use only genuine Sony devices or devices recommended by Sony, and install in the correct position as described in the instruction manual. Devices that shift the aircraft center of gravity pose a risk of crashes.

Included AC power cord

Use only the included or Sony recommended AC power cord.

AC adapters

Use only the included or Sony recommended AC adapters.

Carrying components

  • When carrying the aircraft, hold it securely by the frame arms. If you do not hold it securely by the frame arms, you may drop and damage the aircraft or hurt yourself.
  • When carrying the remote controller, hold it by the handle bar. Do not apply excessive force to the handle bar, control sticks, or mobile device holder, which may damage these parts.
  • Be careful not to drop the aircraft or remote controller when carrying these components. Drops may cause damage or injury.

Installing external devices

The aircraft USB port can supply up to 500 mA of current. If overcurrent conditions exceeding 500 mA occur while an external device is installed, it may affect flight performance.

Maintenance and storage

  • The recommended ambient temperature range for storage is 18 °C (64 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F).
  • Thoroughly wipe off any water that has adhered to the aircraft before storing it.
  • Do not use the product if you notice any damage or deterioration to the propellers or propeller attachment points of the aircraft.
  • Gently wipe off any dirt or dust on the aircraft, remote controller, battery charger, or battery packs with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Do not use volatile substances such as alcohol or paint thinner as they may damage the parts and cause deterioration.
  • This product contains consumable/wear parts such as rubber parts, motors, etc.
  • To use the product safely, regular inspections are required in addition to the preflight checks mentioned in this Help Guide.
  • It is recommended that you perform regular inspections after 250 flights or 50 hours of total flight, although it depends on the usage conditions and environment.
  • Items subject to regular inspection include the following: movement of the moving parts such as motors, condition of the consumable/wear parts, damage or deformation in each part of the cabinet, and basic functions such as the sensors and communication function.
  • For detailed information, contact the place of purchase or Sony Customer Support.

Remote Controller

  • This product is designed for use only in the U.S.A. Operation is not guaranteed when used in other countries or regions.
  • Do not connect the AC adapter to an electronic transformer (travel converter). This may cause heat generation or product failure.
  • The wireless transmission function of the product is designed for use only in the U.S.A. Use in other countries or regions may be punishable by law.

Caution when carrying the unit

Carry the unit by the handle bar. The handle bar, control sticks, and mobile device holder may break if excessive force is applied to these parts.

Battery Charger

  • This product is designed for use only in the U.S.A. Operation is not guaranteed when used in other countries or regions.

About charging

  • Two battery packs can be inserted into the unit, but they cannot be charged at the same time. After one battery pack is fully charged, the other will start charging.
  • It may take about 20 seconds to start charging. Wait until the battery level LEDs on the battery pack blink.
  • If the battery temperature is too high or low, charging will not start due to the protection function. When the battery temperature enters the chargeable range in a room-temperature environment, charging will start automatically.
  • If charging does not start indefinitely, remove the battery pack from the unit, unplug the AC adapter power cord from the wall outlet, and then reconnect it. If charging still does not start, refer to our support website for a solution.

Caution when carrying the unit

When carrying the unit, take care not to drop it. If the unit is dropped, this may cause damage to the unit or injuries.

Battery Pack

Charging the battery pack

  • Before using the battery pack, be sure to charge it with a Sony dedicated battery charger or a Sony device with a battery-charging function (a device capable of charging this battery pack). To charge the battery efficiently, fully charge it in an ambient temperature of 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F - 104 °F). See the instruction manual of the device that is to perform charging for details of the charging method and the charging time.
  • Do not touch the battery pack while charging is in process.
  • Do not charge the battery pack for longer than the specified charging time.

Effective use of the battery pack

Battery pack performance decreases in low-temperature surroundings.

How to store the battery pack

  • Do not short-circuit or allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery terminals when carrying or storing a battery pack.
  • Do not store the battery pack for long periods in a completely discharged state.
  • When storing the battery pack for long periods, first remove it from the aircraft or battery charger and then store it in a cool place.

Battery life

  • The battery life is limited. The battery capacity will decrease little by little with repeated use and over time. If the remaining battery time is considerably shortened, the battery pack is reaching the end of its life. Replace with a new battery pack.
  • The battery life varies according to the storage, operating conditions and environment.