GD96 Midnight Alpha Step-by-Step Guide

iOS app link:

Android app link:

To help you get started, we've prepared a straightforward setup guide for you to have a look at. Just follow these steps, and you'll be flying in no time:

1. Once you've taken the drone out of its case, gently remove the protective cover from the camera. Adjust the camera manually. Then, slowly unfold each of the drone's arms, ensuring they fully extend. This is vital to avoid unexpected mishaps during flight.

2. Look for a flat surface and place your drone on it. To power on the remote control, give the power button a short press, then hold it for about 5 seconds. You'll hear three beeps once the remote is active, and the green LED light on the drone's front will remain lit.

3. Next, find the drone's power button. Press it shortly, then hold it down for 5 seconds until the drone activates. Give it a minute for the automatic frequency alignment before moving on.

4. Once the alignment is complete, the remote will emit a beep. This confirms that the drone and the remote are successfully connected.

5. On your remote, find the geomagnetic calibration button. Hold it for around 5 seconds. You'll hear a beep from the remote and see the drone's LED lights flash, signaling you're ready to begin the calibration.

6. Stand facing the drone. Rotate it clockwise three times. A confirming beep from the remote means you've successfully calibrated the drone's horizontal direction.

7. Then, point the drone's camera downwards. Rotate it clockwise three more times. When you hear another beep, you know the geomagnetic calibration was successful.

8. Place the drone on a level surface. Then, on the remote, locate the Gyroscope calibration button. Press and hold it for 5 seconds. A beep from the remote will indicate that the calibration was successful.

9. Put the drone on a flat surface with the front facing you. Step back to a distance of at least 1 meter. Wait a couple of minutes to let the drone establish its Positioning and GPS signals.

10. Keep an eye on the drone during this period. Listen for a beep from the remote. Once you notice the LED light on the drone's rear/back arm change from a slow flash to a steady light, and see a GPS star count of more than 8 on the display, you'll know the drone has a strong GPS signal. It's now ready and safe to take off."

• How to Unlock/Lock the Drone

Push both the left and right throttles outward at the same time to unlock the drone's propellers, and push them inward at the same time to lock the propellers. This can also be done in reverse order.

Connecting to the Drone's Application:

Step 1: Prepare the Drone Application

• Locate and scan the QR code provided in the app operating instructions using any QR scanner application. You can download one from your app store (App Store or Google Play Store).
• Alternatively, search and directly install the "XL-Super" application from your app store.

Step 2: Connect Your Phone to the Drone's Wi-Fi

• Turn off your mobile data to prevent interference during the process.
• Open your phone's Settings.
• Find and select "Wi-Fi."
• Look for the drone's Wi-Fi network name, which usually starts with "HF-GPS5G-XX." This network should be listed among the available networks. If you can't find the drone's Wi-Fi network, try enabling and disabling your phone's Wi-Fi to refresh the network list.

Step 3: Launch the "XL-Super" Application

• Open the "XL-Super" application on your phone.
• If prompted, agree to the user agreement and privacy policy.
• When asked, grant the necessary permissions for the application to function properly.
• Inside the application, press the "PLAY" button.
• Wait for the drone's camera image to appear on your phone's screen. Once you see the image from the drone’s camera on your phone’s screen, it indicates that the drone application is successfully connected and ready to use.

Enjoy your flying experience with the GD96 Midnight Alpha drone! If you have any questions or need any more help, please don't hesitate to contact our customer support team.

* To ensure optimal performance and prevent potential issues with your drone, kindly adhere to the following professional guidelines: *

• Ideal First Flight Location: It is highly recommended for the first flight to be in a completely open space. This allows for safer maneuvering and control and significantly reduces the risk of potential collisions. Flying in such an environment enables you to understand the drone's controls and responses in a hazard-free setting, setting the stage for more complex flights in the future.

• Safe Environment: Opt for flying in open, unobstructed areas. Avoid areas with buildings, trees, power lines, or any potential hazards that may interfere with your flight.

• Comprehensive Understanding: Prior to flight, familiarize yourself completely with the drone's functions and operations. Refer to the user manual and setup video for detailed instructions.

• Routine Inspection: Always perform a thorough pre-flight inspection. This should include an assessment of the propellers, battery, camera, and any other equipment for potential issues. This step is crucial for maintaining your drone's optimal performance.

* It's typically advised to wait until the drone has connected to a sufficient number of satellites (indicated on the controller or app interface) before taking off. More satellites will result in better performance. *

1. Positioning Accuracy: GPS systems in drones use signals from multiple satellites to determine the drone's precise location. A low number of satellites can result in less accurate positioning data. This might cause the drone to drift or not hold its position well, especially when flying in GPS mode.

2. Stability: Drones often rely on GPS data for stabilization. If the drone is not connected to enough satellites, it may struggle to maintain a stable hover, leading to erratic movements.

3. Return to Home (RTH) Function: Many drones have an RTH function that relies on GPS data to return the drone to its takeoff point if the battery gets low or the connection with the controller is lost. If the drone is not connected to enough satellites, this function may not work properly, or the drone might not return to the exact takeoff location.

4. Flight Planning and Waypoint Navigation: For more advanced flight planning and waypoint navigation, a strong satellite connection is necessary. A low number of satellites can cause errors in these operations.

5. Risk of Crashes: In worst-case scenarios, poor satellite connection might lead to a complete loss of control, resulting in a crash.

Happy flying!