When you first pair Pixy you’ll see a short video on how to get started, don’t worry if you missed it, you can view it any time in Pixy Settings under ‘How to Fly’.
Here’s how to have a great flight!
Firstly, make sure to charge Pixy, and any additional batteries you’ll be using, before you start. Then it’s time to get outside!
Pixy captures its best Snaps in good lighting, so avoid dusk, dawn and other low-light conditions.
Please avoid wind and rain as Pixy is not water resistant and won’t be able to complete its flight paths if there’s too much wind. Pixy works best when there’s no more than a light breeze (4-7mph), if you see Pixy making lots of adjustments in flight there is likely too much wind.
Find a clear area where Pixy can complete your chosen flight path and easily return to you. If using the bumper, make sure you take it off before the flight. Keep propellers clear of objects including hair and fingers. We would also recommend tying back long hair to reduce the risk of accidents.
Pixy takes flight from the flat palm of your outstretched hand, which should be held at eye level. Pixy tracks the location of your head and body when it flies, that’s how it knows where to fly from and where to come back to.
Stay still during take off and landing so Pixy can get its bearings. After Pixy is in the air and the white camera LED flashes you can start moving:
- Reveal and Orbit come back to the original take off position
- For Follow and Hover, Pixy is designed to track you as you move
When deciding on a flightpath, avoid ones that take Pixy over water and other highly reflective surfaces, or where there’s an abrupt change of elevation (cliffs, ledges or off buildings). These changes may incorrectly trigger a landing, even if Pixy is over the water or somewhere else that would be inaccessible. And speaking of elevation, keep it under 7,000 ft! Never grab Pixy out of the air.
Remember that your videos from Pixy won’t have sound, so you’re free to add music or a voiceover after you import to Snapchat.
For more information we recommend reading the Safety Warnings before your first flight.