Air Hogs remote control aircraft are designed to be easy to fly and use, and rarely have flying issues. However, there are the occasional issues that the company can't really predict. Some Air Hogs helicopters, for example, have a hard time flying forward without some assistance. If you're having this problem with your helicopter, this can be annoying, but it is not the end of the world. There is as solution, and it's easier than you might think.
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Power off the helicopter and remote control and charge the helicopter using the charge wire hidden inside the centre compartment. Plug it in and switch the charger on. Charge until the LED on the controller goes out. Then remove the cord and return it to the compartment.
Power on the controller and helicopter again, and ease the throttle up to lift the helicopter off the ground. Try to get it into a straight hover.
Adjust the trim if the helicopter is spinning. If the helicopter is spinning clockwise, adjust the trim to the right. If spinning to the right, adjust the trim to the left.
Try to ease the aircraft forward using the throttle and controls. If you cannot get it to fly forward, bring the helicopter back down by easing the throttle down and letting the copter land.
Add the adhesive weights included with the helicopter and take off again. Add one at a time and keep retesting the aircraft until it successfully starts flying forward as you want it to.
Tips and warnings
- The helicopter responds best to easy, controlled movements on the controller. If you're having problems flying, they may be due to an erratic control style.
- Never insert things into the foam on the helicopter's body, or you may risk puncturing the battery. This not only breaks the helicopter, but it can also cause dangerous battery fluids to leak from the toy.
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