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Wispr Ranger Pro Series Manual

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Wispr Ranger Pro Series Specifications

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Wispr Ranger Pro 1100

Maximum Payload

6 lb.

Max Flight Time

22 minutes with 5-lb
26.5 minutes with 3.3-lb
33 minutes with 0.5-lb
38 minutes with 0-lb

Max Payload Stability Wind Rating

+50mph - Tested

Collision Avoidance

Omni-directional collision avoidance

RTK Compatible?

Yes

PPK Compatible?

Yes

Diagonal Wheelbase

38" unfolded
19" folded

Max Speed

60MPH

Max Takeoff weight

23 lb.

Height

15” without landing gear

28” with landing gear

Width

27.5”

Weight with battery

17 lb.

Max Operating Temperature

122⁰ F

Minimum Operating Temperature

-4⁰ F

Frame material

Carbon Fiber

Battery Requirement

1 x 6S, 25000mAh, 22.8V LiHV

Battery Weight

5.7 lb.

Propeller Size

18.5” x 6.3 folding carbon fiber propellers pair, balanced

24V power port?

Yes

HDMI I/O port?

Yes

Serial I/O port?

Yes

SBUS I/O port?

Yes

PWM

Yes, x3

Altitude accuracy

+/- 1”

Orientation LED light colors

Red, Blue

Hand controller?

Black or Blue Herelink Smart Controller

Flight controller firmware?

WISPR Flight Firmware (Open Source Software)

Ground Control Software?

WISPR Ground Control (Open Source Software)

Frame Type

Quad Copter

Warranty

1 – year manufacturer defect

Made in America?

Yes

Included in Purchase

*Smart Controller
*Case
*Battery
*Dual Battery Fast Charger
*2 - pairs of propellers
*Ranger Pro Carrying Case

Shipping Included

Yes

Made In America

Yes

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Wispr Ranger Pro 1000 Overview

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1. Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Sensors and Antennas:

  • Front LiDAR collision avoidance sensor

  • Altimeter (Barometers) x2 for Altitude Orientation

  • Compass (magnetometers) sensor x2 for Pitch, Roll, Yaw Orientation

  • Accelerometer (magnetometers) sensor x2 for Pitch, Roll, Yaw Orientation

  • Gyroscope sensor x2 for Pitch and Roll Orientation

  • GNSS RTK Receiver Position Orientation

  • Communication Antenna (2.4GHz FHSS)

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2. UAS I/O PUAS I/O Ports and Payload attachment:

  • 24V Power Output Port (XT60-M)

  • 2 - Micro HDMI Port

  • SBUS I/O Port (JST 3 Pin)

  • AUX (SERIAL, SBUS, PWM, Combined) I/O Port (JST 10 Pin)

  • Universal payload mount (Dove tail mount)

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3. Front Overview:

  1. RTK GNSS Receiver

  2. Folding Arm Fold Joint

  3. Landing Gear Detach Joint

  4. 24V XT60-M Power Output Port

  5. Communications Antenna

  6. Dual HDMI Input Ports

  7. Front Collision Avoidance LiDAR Sensor

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4. Starboard Side Overview:

  1. SBUS I/O Port

  2. AUXILIARY Port

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SBUS & AUXILIERY Ports pinout

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5. Port Side Overview:

  1. Compartment cover for Smart Controller Pairing Button

  2. Drone Cooling System

  3. Dove tail mount for payloads

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Smart Controller Pairing Button

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6. Rear Overview:

  1. Flight controller configuration port

  2. Battery Tray

  3. Battery Input Plugin

  4. 5 Volt Out

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Wispr Ranger Pro 1100 Overview

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1. Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Sensors and Antennas:

  • Front LiDAR collision avoidance sensor

  • Altimeter (Barometers) x2 for Altitude Orientation

  • Compass (magnetometers) sensor x2 for Pitch, Roll, Yaw Orientation

  • Accelerometer (magnetometers) sensor x2 for Pitch, Roll, Yaw Orientation

  • Gyroscope sensor x2 for Pitch and Roll Orientation

  • GNSS Receiver (RTK compatible GPS) for position Orientation

  • Communication Antenna (2.4GHz FHSS)

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2. UAS I/O Ports and Payload attachment:

  • 24V Power Port (XT60-M)

  • 2 - Micro HDMI Port

  • SBUS I/O Port (JST 3 Pin)

  • AUX (SERIAL, SBUS, PWM, Combined) I/O Port (JST 10 Pin)

  • Universal payload mount (Dove tail mount)

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3. Front Overview:

  1. RTK GNSS Receiver

  2. Folding Arm Fold Joint

  3. Landing Gear Detach Joint

  4. 24V XT60-M Power Output Port

  5. Communications Antenna

  6. Dual HDMI Input Ports

  7. Omni-directional Collision Avoidance LiDAR Sensor

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4. Starboard Overview:

  1. SBUS I/O Port

  2. AUXILIERY I/O Port

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SBUS & AUXILIERY Ports pinout

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5. Port Overview:

  1. Compartment cover for Smart Controller Pairing Button

  2. Drone Cooling System

  3. Dove tail mount for payloads

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Smart Controller Pairing button

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6. Rear Overview:

  1. Flight controller configuration port

  2. Battery Tray

  3. Battery Input Plugin

  4. 5 Volt Out

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Accessories and Carrying Case Overview

1. Case External Overview

  1. Left Handle

  2. Right Handle

  3. Rolling Wheels

  4. Rolling Extension Handle

  5. 7 – Secure Snaps

2. Inside Carrying Case

3. Accessories Overview in Carrying Case

  1. Drone

  2. Landing Gear 1

  3. Landing Gear 2

  4. Battery Charger and Cables

  5. 2 – Battery

  6. Smart Controller

  7. Small Gimbal Platform

  8. Large Gimbal Platform

  9. Dual Gimbal Platform

4. Charging Batteries

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Assembling the Wispr Ranger Pro Series Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

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1. Attach landing gear to UAS body

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2. Unfolding arms on drone

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3. Inserting Battery into UAS

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Smart Controller

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Overview of Smart Controller

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Top Overview Smart Controller

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Bottom Overview Smart Controller

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Front Overview Smart Controller

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Front Buttons

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Joystick Controls

To Manual Arm and Takeoff follow the diagram below. Once the drone is launched in the air, it will hold position until you send commands via the smart controller for it to move position.

To Manual Land and Disarm follow the diagram below. If you want to land using auto-land button, bring the UAS down to 5 feet above the ground and click the C button to auto-land.

To Increase Altitude, Decrease Altitude, and Rotate follow the diagram below.

To Strafe Left, Right, Forward, and Backwards follow the diagram below.

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Top Buttons

To Capture Pictures, Record Videos, and Tilt the gimbal up & down, follow the diagram below.

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Flight Checklist

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Pre-Flight

  • Check that you are not in any controlled or military airspaces – if in controlled airspace you need LAANC approval to fly which can be done via, Aloft smart phone app.

  • Check that your battery is in good health and not swollen or damaged in anyway including the XT90 female connector

  • Check that landing gear screw joints are tightly secured

  • Check that arm is fully extended and bracket is secured tightly

  • Check that your Battery is fully charged to max capacity prior to flight 26.10V for LiPo-HV

  • Ensure Propellers are attached securely, and the propellers are in the correct orientation CCW – front left and back right motors, and CW – front right and back left motors

  • Payload gimbal platform is attached securely, and the dove tail handle is pressed securely against the dove tail rail mount.

  • Remove lens cap from camera Payloads (if applicable)

  • Motors- Check that motors are not damaged and that they do not have debris in them.

  • Ensure GPS is securely attached and pointing in the correct direction to the front of the UAS

  • Check that Landing Gear screws are tight and that the antennas are secured to each landing gear

  • Check that the wiring harness is plugged in securely and that there is no damage to any of the wireless on the UAS and the payload.

  • Check for any loose screws or nuts and re-tighten if needed

  • Confirm battery is inserted correctly and battery strap is tight

  • Plug in Battery to UAS and confirm the camera is powered

  • Power on Smart Controller after the UAS is powered and open up QGroundControl (QGC) and once all of the parameters are loaded check the following

    • Camera live feed is showing up

    • Maps of the area you are flying in are downloaded to the smart controller. If maps are not on the Smart Controller, connect the smart controller to a 5.8GHz Wi-Fi internet connection and open QGC to download maps to the smart controller.

    • Click A Button and confirm your UAS is in “Loiter” mode not “Stabilize” mode.

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Pre-Launch after powering on the UAS

  • Ground Station Smart Controller- fully charged, powered on, connected to QGroundControl (QGC) and loads parameters.

  • On your Smart Controller check that the battery voltage is around the voltage you believe it to be.

  • Cooling Fans- Check all 4 electronic speed controller (ESC) fans are on and running properly

  • Payload- Camera Powers on and you can trigger pictures properly via the smart controller camera trigger button

  • Groundspeed & Altitude- Both should be at 0 or near 0

  • GPS- has 3D fix and shows correct position on map (has 14+ satellites and 3D Lock)

  • Click A and confirm your UAS is in “Loiter” mode

  • Winds- are within acceptable flying conditions (<= 20-30MPH) for UAS flight and make you’re your UAS is facing into the wind prior to take-off.

  • Area- The flying area should be checked and made sure it is clear and safe to take off and fly. Ensure no obstructions are above the UAS when taking off.

  • Crew/civilians- All people, whether part of the flight crew or not, should be at a safe distance from the UAS prior to takeoff

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Launch/In-flight

  • Click A button and ensure you are in loiter mode prior to arming

  • Arm the UAS using the left joystick on the Smart Controller

  • Ensure all motors spin simultaneously and if so, you are clear to take off; disarm immediately if they do not.

  • After takeoff, ensure stability of UAS and check that the gimbal can rotate using gimbal roller and camera control using the camera trigger button via the smart controller

  • Once you have taken off the screen will start to say Accessing Data, allow the UAS to hover and the geodata to start accessing the EXIF of the pictures. The live camera feed will come back, and the geotagging emblem will be green giving you the good to go to capture data!

    • Be sure to click the land button (C button) after bringing the UAS down to land to ensure geodata is properly saved to the pictures.

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Landing

  • Make sure the UAS facing the wind when coming down to land

  • Ensure clear and level landing area

  • Once you have brought the UAS down to 10ft click the land button (C button) on the hand controller to land the UAS.

    • Always land in land mode when applicable

  • If the UAS does not disarm automatically you can disarm the UAS via the left joystick.

  • The screen on the smart controller will let you know the camera is finishing any processing of the geodata, once the live camera feed comes back up it is safe to close QGC and power down your smart controller.

  • Power down your UAS safely by unplugging the battery from the UAS.

  • Prior to flying after a landing or after a UAS restart always close and reopen QGC.

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Maintenance

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1. Replacing propellers on motors

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  1. The drone uses 2 pairs of counterclockwise (ccw) and clockwise (cw) propeller propellers. The cw propeller has a L marked on the propeller and the ccw propeller has a R marked on it so you can easily tell the difference in the cw and ccw propellers. Ranger Pro Propellers are 18.5” with a pitch of 6.3.

  2. Attach the cw propellers to the front left and back right motors with the logo on the propeller facing upward towards the sky. Screw in propellers using the 2.5mm driver given with each drone sold. Make sure propellers are mounted tight to the motor and have no play.

  3. Attach the ccw propellers to the front right and back left motors with the KDE logo on the propeller facing upward towards the sky. Screw in propellers using the 2.5mm driver given with each drone sold. Make sure propellers are mounted tight to the motor and have no play.

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2. Wispr Basic Tune-up after 200hrs

AFTER 200 HOURS OF ACTUAL FLIGHT CONTACT WISPR SYSTEMS AT SALES@WISPRSYSTEMS.COM FOR BASIC TUNEUP TO REPLACE MOTORS AND RETUNE THE AIRCRAFT.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Prior to flying after a landing or after a UAS restart always close and reopen QGC.

  • After landing restart QGC prior to beginning a new flight.

  • If camera feed starts up by showing a previous picture, click the Auto focus button (AF) on the onscreen MavCam control and live feed will come up.

  • When taking off camera will first allow geodata to start accessing EXIF on the picture files prior to the video stream coming up and allowing you to take pictures.

  • For Sony RX100 VII payloads, you must click the power button on the camera after powering on the UAS for the camera to turn on.

  • Ensure UAS is in loiter mode before arming and taking off

  • Alt hold should be used for emergency situations and gps failures only

  • UAS should be landed before a low battery RTL hit (15% or 21.5V)

  • Do not take off near large metal structures

  • Flying low above large metal structures may inhibit GPS

  • On screen display battery percentage is only valid when fully charged, although a low voltage failsafe is set for backup.

  • Follow ALL FAA guidelines and regulations

  • If you get a GPS error that says GPS glitch, no 3D fix while trying to arm. Click the Satellite emblem on the top of the screen and see how many satellites are visible and connected and if you have 3D lock. If you have more than 14 satellites and 3D lock, then you are good attempt arming. Contact customer support if problem persist.