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Kopter Basics

Thank you for choosing us for your helicopter purchase. We are the only company in the nation to offer repair services and parts for these "Toy Grade" helicopters. We understand that most people who buy these are by no means a seasoned pilot, in fact this is probably your first R/C helicopter purchase or maybe you have bought another "toy grade" helicopter from one of the leading department stores which in most cases do not offer replacement parts... let alone a repair service, which is what puts us above the leading department stores.

    To start off you must realize that all of these helicopters go thru a Quality Control inspection at the factory which is usually indicated by a QC sticker that is usually on the bottom of the helicopter, on the remote and the box. So to say the least these all work right from the box except for the very rare damage that may have occurred during shipping.

    The first thing you'll want to do is make sure and put fresh alkaline batteries in your remote, be sure NOT to use rechargeable batteries in your remote especially if you are using it to recharge your micro helicopter. Rechargeable batteries are ok to use in the larger indoor/outdoor helicopters but is not recommended due to possible signal strength weakness which may cause a noticeable loss in range.

    Once you have your remote batteries installed you may then turn on the remote and then the helicopter always in this order or you may receive interference. Some helicopter models will require you to bind them to the remote. On some models it's as easy as simple as turning on the remote and then the helicopter and then cycling the throttle to full throttle and then back to neutral. However on some of the 2.4ghz models you may have to go through a sequence that will be described in the instruction pamphlet that came with your particular model.

If you plan on flying more than one helicopter at once with your friend's you must follow these simple rules.

  1. You can't fly two helicopters at the same time that are the same frequency (i.e. 27 MHz with another helicopter with a 27 MHz remote) because they will interfere with each other.
  2. Infrared helicopters (most of the micro helicopters) only have three bands A,B,and C which means you can only fly up to three at once. In order to fly them all at once you must put all the remotes on different bands and turn each helicopter on separately from each other.
  3. 2.4ghz models have no specific band or frequency which means you could literally fly 100 helicopters in the same place at the same time.
  4. If you are flying more than one helicopter at a time at the same location just be sure to keep your distance from your friend's helicopter.

Find a good open space to practice flying you helicopter inside your house or garage is the best bet because you won't have to worry about wind affecting the way you helicopter flies. The best way to start out is by sitting on the ground with the helicopter about five feet in front of you. With the helicopter pointed away from you and on the ground slowly lift the left throttle stick till you get the blades to spin but the helicopter stays on the ground. You may notice at this time that the helicopter may turn slightly to the left or right without you telling it to. If this is the case you will need to trim the helicopter with the trim knob, trim buttons, or the trim adjustment switch. Once the helicopter stops tuning on its own then it is trimmed. At this point you may pull up slowly on the throttle stick (left stick) till you get it to hover about eye-level.

    Be sure not to try to hover it less than about two feet off the ground or you may have a hard time controlling it due to a phenomenon known as prop-wash. Once you get good at taking it off and landing it I would say you are now safe to stand up and try getting to eye-level. Once you feel comfortable with hovering at eye-level you may then start to incorporate the right stick, pushing up on the right stick will make the helicopter go forward and pulling back on the right stick will make it go backwards. Pushing the stick to the right or left will make it turn right or left accordingly. I tend to have the right stick pushed forward and turning left or right from there.

    If you have a larger or 4ch helicopter you may want to take it outside but keep in mind that if you can feel a breeze so will your helicopter. My general rule of thumb is if you can see the trees moving because of the wind it is probably too windy. 4ch helicopters and the very large helicopters tend to do much better in the wind but are still affected.

    So as the old saying goes "practice makes perfect" so go and practice have fun with it and keep in mind that if anything falls from the sky whether it be a toy car, your helicopter or even a human being, you're probably going to break something. It's not because the product or yourself were defective it's because, well you fell. This is why we offer replacement parts and a repair service.

Happy flying!

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