Handling of WingtraOne

Learn best practices for holding, carrying and powering on WingtraOne to ensure your mapping success.

Best practices for carrying the WingtraOne

You can carry the WingtraOne easily if you hold along the wing, specifically between the propellers and the battery compartment or at the motor mounts. Never hold and carry the WingtraOne from the flaps.

Attach and detach the middle stand

The middle stand is not symmetrical. Make sure that the shape of the mid-section of the middle stand matches the shape of the airframe, because the middle stand can not be inserted properly in the wrong direction.

To attach the middle stand, hold the WingtraOne with one hand and turn it vertically. Then push the middle stand lightly but firmly toward the drone until it clicks (see following video).

To detach the middle stand, lift the WingtraOne by holding the two motor mounts. Turn WingtraOne vertically and place one hand between the upper motor mount and the battery compartment. With the other hand, pull the middle stand, as shown in the video below.


Place the WingtraOne with the propellers inside the carrying sleeve.

drone in sleeve

The propellers do not need to be removed for transporting the WingtraOne. We only recommend removing the propellers if they are damaged or to mount the High Altitude Propellers.

In case you need to replace the propellers, follow carefully the step-by-step instructions of the article Replace the propellers. Not mounting the propellers properly can lead to incidents during the flight.

Power on WingtraOne

  • Open the battery compartment and insert the batteries (see below image)
  • Power on WingtraOne by connecting the yellow ports, noting that the cables need a firm push
  • Plug in the 2 small black micro-USB signal ports

batteries in drone

Power off the WingtraOne

Disconnect at least one of the batteries as soon as WingtraOne lands or when it is no longer in use. Note that it is very important that the drone is not powered when you move it and especially when you place it back to the carrying sleeve or hard case for transportation, as external forces (e.g. stress, vibrations) might move the flap during transportation, causing severe damages to the servo.

WingtraOne should not be transported, stored or left for long periods with the batteries connected, as this may damage the servos and void the warranty.