Dominator

Revison History:

June 30:  New page creation,  Avatar 20.22.4 f/w uploaded
July 5:  New f/w:  Avatar 21.2.5 uploaded (improved clarity)
July 17:  New f/w:  Avatar 23.23.4 (50Mbps mode, image and performance optimization, fixed other known issues)

Dominator Manual

Dominator update procedure:   

IMPORTANT:  ENSURE YOU USE A FULLY CHARGED BATTERY TO POWER GOGGLES DURING UPDATE.   LOSS OF POWER DURING THE 10-MINUTE UPDATE MAY RESULT IN A BRICKED SYSTEM

  1. Download the latest Avatar_XX.XX.X ZIP package above (in revision history) to a computer.
  2. Use the Dominator headset to format an SD card.
    1. Settings > Record Set > Format SD Card
  3. Remove the SD card from your goggles and insert it into your computer.
  4. Put the Avatar_Gnd_XX.XX.X.img file onto the SD card.
  5. Eject the SD card from your computer and insert it back into the Dominator headset.
  6. Power up the headset. Wait for it to finish booting up so you see the Standby screen.
  7. Using a tool, push and hold the red Link button for 8 seconds. The headset screens will go black indicating the start of the update process.
  8. The update will take approximately 10 minutes.
  9. During the update, the goggles will beep. This is normal. DO NOT turn off the headset until the update is finished.
  10. When the update is complete, the beeping will stop and the headset will boot back up to the Standby screen
  11. Enter goggle settings menu and select RESET

Avatar HD Video Transmitter update procedure

  1. Download the latest Avatar_XX.XX.X ZIP package above (in revision history) to a computer.
  2. Connect your transmitter to your computer using the USB cable that was included with the transmitter.
  3. Supply power to the video transmitter. If your transmitter is wired to your drone, simply power up your drone with the props off for safety.
  4. The transmitter storage should appear on your computer as an external storage device.
  5. Put the Avatar_Sky_XX.XX.X.img file onto the transmitter's storage.
  6. Disconnect the transmitter from your computer.
  7. The LED on the transmitter should be blinking green.
  8. Push and hold the Link button on the back of the transmitter for 8 seconds.
  9. The LED on the transmitter will turn off indicating the start of the update process.
  10. During the update, the LED on the transmitter will blink red.
  11. When the update is complete, the LED will blink green.

UNLOCK PROCEDURE

To access all 8 channels and higher power levels for your Avatar HD system, you must unlock your Dominator headset.

Only perform this procedure if the channels and power levels are in accordance with the rules and regulations of your region and you hold any necessary licenses to broadcast on these channels and power levels.

To unlock the headset:

  1. To download the two txt files avatar_std.txt and avatar_pwr.txt to your computer, right-click on the file name and choose Save-As (make sure the names match). You can also download this archive file with both txt files. AvatarHD unlock files archive
    1. ‘Avatar_std.txt’ unlocks all 8 channels
    2. ‘Avatar_pwr.txt’ unlocks 1000mw and 1200mw transmit power
  2. Remove the SD card from your goggles and insert it into your computer.
  3. Put the txt files onto the SD card.
    1. You can put just ‘Avatar_std.txt’ to only unlock 8 channels
    2. Or you can put both files to unlock channels and transmit power.
  4. Eject the SD card from your computer and insert it back into the Dominator headset.
  5. Power up the headset. Wait for it to finish booting up so you see the Standby screen.
  6. The procedure is complete, your Dominator headset will now have access to more channels and higher power levels.