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Sharper Image DX-3 Video Drone User Manual

Sharper Image DX-3 Drone Manual Rechargeable 2.4GHz Video Drone

Rechargeable 2.4GHz DX-3 VIDEO DRONE




  • Drone must be charged before each use (USB cable included)
  • Indicator light will turn off once fully charged
  • Install batteries in remote


  • Before each flight pair the remote with the drone:
  • Turn your drone on and place on a flat, level surface
  • Turn on the remote on and move the left joystick down, then up, then down again
  • The beep will indicate successful pairing


  • White lights indicate the front of the drone
  • Red lights indicate the back of the drone
  • Not applicable in auto-orientation mode


Practice flying your drone below 10 feet and at low speeds until comfortable with all controls to avoid unnecessary damage or injury

  • Left joystick
  • Up/Down controls elevation
  • Left/Right controls spin
  • The right joystick controls flight direction
  • Direction Trim use to eliminate drift
  • To cut power to drone, move left joystick to down position




CUSTOMER SERVICE(800)374-2744Before Calling please locate the 10 digits code printed on the back of your remote


Congratulations on your purchase of the Sharper Image Rechargeable 2.4 GHz DX-3 Video Drone. Get ready to soar to new heights. Master the art of drone flying and stunting with remote control maneuverability. This lightweight stunting drone will provide hours of fun.


Remote Controller Battery:6×1.5V AA
Charging Time: Approximately 120 minutes
Drone Battery: 800 mAh Li-po
Maximum Recommended Altitude 150 ft.

General Warnings



  • Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. As with all electrical products, precautionhould be observed during handling and use to reduce the risk of electrical shock.
  • Adult supervision is required at all times.
  • Before each use, an adult should review the product and battery to determine that no damage or hazards exist
  • Do not allow anything to intentionally make contact in any way with spinning propellers
  • Prevent contact with spinning blades by turning off remote prior to handling drone
  • Use caution and pay attention to your surroundings while operating drone
  • Do not fly drone into animals, people, or inanimate objects
  • Keep drone away from power lines, buildings, trees, public areas, and any other potentially hazardous areas.
  • Do not operate in rain, heavy wind, and or any type of severe weather
  • Do not land drone on wet surfaces
  • Never touch or allow others to touch drone while it is flying
  • Always turn drone off when it is not in use
  • Always fly drone in large open areas
  • Never fly drones above or near people, sudden changes in wind or other conditions could lead to unexpected crashes.
  • Always use caution when flying drone vehicles, obey relevant laws, respect the privacy and property rights of others.
  • The drone shall never be modified or used for anything except its intended purpose.


Invasion of Privacy Warning

Always be mindful of others privacy and do not record videos or take images of others without their consent. Check and comply with your federal, state and local laws regarding privacy.

Contents and Remote Battery Installation


“AA” batteries

AA batteries install guide


  1. Slide open battery compartment
  2. Install 6 “AA” batteries as shown in the diagram shown above
  3. Replace and close battery compartment


There is a risk of fire and personal injury if Li-Po battery is punctured, damaged or misused

  • Never expose battery to extreme temperatures or moisture
  • Do not subject battery to strong impacts
  • Always keep battery away from flammable materials
  • Only use manufacturer specified batter(ies), charger(s), and/or adapters, if applicable, specified by the manufacturer
  • Battery is not serviceable
  • Let battery cool to room temperature before charging
  • While charging, never leave battery unattended
  • Recycle or dispose of battery according to federal state and local laws



  • Do not mix old and new batteries
  • Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries
  • Insert batteries using the correct polarity. Do not short-circuit the supply terminal
  • Only use manufacturer specified batter(ies), charger(s), and/or adapters, if applicable, specified by the manufacturer
  • Always use, replace, and recharge (if applicable) batteries under adult supervision.


Note: The Battery Charger will light up when it is charging the battery and turn off when the battery is fully charged. Charge time is approximately 120 minutes.

Turn off the drone before charging.

Connect the Battery Charger to the Micro USB port on the Drone.

Connect USB connector to a power source.

COnnecting the drone to the charger


Replacing Propellers

  1. Follow the diagram.
  2. Remove screw from top of Propeller
  3. Remove broken Propeller and replace with new Propeller.
  4. Make sure you installed the correct blade. Each blade has a number written on it. Match the blades with the corresponding number on the drone.
  5. Insert the screw into top of Propeller
Unscrewing the propeller

Uninstall Propeller

Uninstalling the propeller on the Sharper Image DX-3 Video Drone

Remote Overview

DX-3 Video Drone Remote Control Diagram


Pre Flight Checklist

  1. Read all warnings and instructions.
  2. Install remote batteries, page 2.
  3. Make sure that drone and remote are powered off.
  4. Assemble Drone, page 3.
  5. Charge batteries, page 3.

Choosing a location

  • Drone is designed to be flown indoors and outdoors
  • Always make sure you have enough space to fly drone
  • Always follow warnings, page 1

Starting Drone

  • Making sure your remote is off, slide drone switch to ON. Drone lights will begin to flicker
  • Choose a flat even surface and follow the diagram
  • Turn remote on. Bring the Throttle all the way up then bring it all the way down. Remote will beep and drone lights will flicker rapidly then turn on permanently once paired.
  • Drone is ready for flight.

Step 4 – Lift Off

  1. Slowly and carefully press the Throttle Joystick up. Drone will begin to elevate. You can compensate for some of the drones drifting by using the Multi Directional Button or by following step 5. You may need to practice this step several times before successfully getting drone into the air.
  2. You can let go of the throttle once you get to your desired elevation. The drone will engage its auto hover function.
Space required around pilot to be safe

Step 5 – Drone Begins to Drift

Follow this step if your drone begins to drift while take off or during flight

  • Drone drifts backwards: Press the forward Adjustment Button
  • Drone drifts forwards: Press the Backwards Adjustment Button
  • Drone drifts left: Press the Right Adjustment Button
  • Drone drifts right: Press the Left Adjustment Button
  • Drone spins clockwise (viewing drone from top): Slide the spin Adjustment to the left
  • Drone spins counter-clockwise (viewing drone from top): Slide the Spin Adjustment to the right

Step 6 – Operating Drone in Flight

The drones range is approximately 400 feet or 150 feet of altitude

  • Read and be aware of all warnings found on page 1.
  • Maintain your desired elevation by using the Throttle
  • Push the Throttle joystick to right or left to spin the drone.
  • Use the Multi Directional Joystick to move forwards, backwards, and side to side
  • Review step 5 if your drone begins to drift
  • Drone will begin to blink when drone is paired to remote and battery is low

Step 7 – Landing Drone

There are two ways to land the drone

  1. Press the Auto Land Button. The drone will slowly begin to land. If the drone begins to drift, you can still control the drone’s direction using the Multi Directional Button.
  2. Slowly and carefully press the Throttle Joystick down until drone lands. If the drone begins to drift, you can still control the drone’s direction using the Multi Directional Button

Always turn off remote prior to retrieving or picking up drone. This will help you avoid accidently activating propellers.

Modes and Installing Blade Gaurds


Stunt Button

Once you are comfortable flying the drone, use the Stunt Button to perform acrobatic stunts.

  1. Hover the drone to at least above 10 feet.
  2. Press the Stunt Button. You will hear beeping coming from the remote
  3. Move the Multi Directional Button to the desired direction that you would like the drone to flip

Auto Orientation Button

  • Auto Orientation default setting is off. To enter this mode press Auto Orientation “+” button. Re mote will beep twice.
  • After drone success paired, the 2 white LED lights toward orientation will be the original forward orientation, when drone is in auto orientation mode, whatever the drone spin, the forward orientation will be previous original forward orientation.
  • Remote will beep every 6s to indicate the drone is in Auto Orientation mode.
  • To exit mode, press the “+“ button. Remote will sound 1 long beep indicating that it has exited Auto Orientation mode.

Auto Landing Button

  • Make sure you have achieved level, balanced flight, where the drone is neither climbing nor descending.This mode allows you to safely and slowly land your drone without having to control the speed. It is done for you automatically.
  • The ideal auto landing height is 25ft.
  • Press the “-“ button to trigger auto land. Remote will beep continuously until drone lands
  • Do NOT touch the left control stick. This will interrupt the landing sequence.
  • To steer the drone during landing, use the right control until drone has reached the ground.
  • Press the “-“ button again to exit auto landing mode.

NOTE: Please make sure the throttle joystick is on down position before exit auto landing mode.

Camera – taking pictures and creating videos

  • Taking a picture- press Camera Button once to take a picture. 4 main lights will blink once and audible beep heard indicating photo has been taken.
  • Creating video- press Video Button once to take a video. Main lights will blink continuously indicating video is being recorded. Lights will go solid (stop blinking) when video recording has stopped.
  • Please press the video button again to stop the video creating.

NOTE: Please make sure the throttle joystick is on down position before exit auto landing mode.


  • Click blade guards in place per diagrams below.
  • Use provided screws and a small screwdriver to secure the blade gaurds before use.
Blade guard example diagram


  • Do not crash drone into sand or dirt. Drone gears may become clogged
  • When first learning to fly, practice lifting off and hovering
  • Stay several feet from walls and buildings
  • Always Press Throttle all the way down after crashing or when something gets stuck in propellers
  • Never fly drones above or near people, sudden changes in wind or other conditions could lead to unexpected crashes.
  • Always use caution when flying drone vehicles, obey relevant laws, respect the privacy and property rights of others.
  • The drone shall never be modified or used for anything except its intended purpose.

WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.


When remote switch is turned on, the remote light does not illuminate:

  1. Check that batteries in the remote are installed correctly OR
  2. Replace with new batteries

During drone flight, the remote LED is flashing:

1) Remote batteries are low; replace them with new batteries

Drone and remote properly pair, but the drone will not lift-off:

1) Drone Li-Po needs charging. Use charging cable to connect the drone to power source.

After trimming the drone, the drone flight is very unstable and cannot fly properly:

1) One or more blades are most likely damaged;
2) Turn off the drone and remote.
3) Replace with the proper number replacement blade and try flying again.

After impact, the drone is unstable:

1) Put the left remote control lever to the left bottom and put the right remote control lever
to the right bottom at the same time which connected to the drone (diagram to right).
2) If the above does not resolve the issue, reboot the drone and controller and pair again.

Remote Controller and Drone can not be paired:

1) Check Point: Remote Controller must be closed to Drone, not exceed 4 meters.

Note: If there are 2 sets of Drones within 4 meters for Pairing, you must pair one successfully before pairing the second set.

FC logo

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.

Remote controller diagram
Remote Controller

NOTE: 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 commu- nications.

However there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in aparticular 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 a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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