Position your ANAFI series drone on a flat, even, and clear surface.
Power it on, move at least 2 m (6 ft) away from your ANAFI series drone and check that the surroundings of the drone are absolutely clear.
Press the button on your Parrot Skycontroller 3, or tap the green “TAKE-OFF” box, on the screen of your device.
Your ANAFI series drone takes off and stabilizes at 1 m (3 ft) from the ground, waiting for commands from the pilot.
⚠ Be especially careful when you hand launch your ANAFI series drone. This procedure is safe provided you are not distracted or startled by an outside event with a live drone in your hand: concentrate on what you are doing, but always stay aware of your surroundings.
Upon first opening of FreeFlight 6, a hand launch tutorial reminds you the following procedure. You can activate hand launch from this tutorial page.
You can also activate the hand launch option from the “Interface” menu of FreeFlight 6 “PREFERENCES” (refer to the “PREFERENCES – Interface” section of this online help for further information).
Power your ANAFI series drone on and position the drone on your flat, open hand. On the screen of your device, the green “TAKE-OFF” box is replaced by a blue “HAND LAUNCH” box.
Press the button on your Parrot Skycontroller 3, or tap the blue “HAND LAUNCH” box on the screen of your device. The drone’s blades start rotating slowly and the screen of your device displays a hand-launch animation.
Briefly and briskly lift your ANAFI series drone up and forward with your open hand. The drone is airborne. It stabilizes, waiting for commands from the pilot.