How to Fix Your Bladez Micro Helicopter Control Pad

Updated March 28, 2017

BladezToyz makes a series of small radio-controlled helicopters. These rotor aircraft are designed for indoor and outdoor flight, model depending, and are available with two- and three-channel controls. If you are experiencing trouble with you Bladez control pad, try these quick fixes to get the controls working again and your helicopter flying.

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the retaining screws holding the two plastic housing-panels together. Gently remove the top plastic panel to expose the wires and motherboard of the control pad. The control pad is surrounded by two plastic panel-plates, much like a clam shell. Inspect all wire connections for damaged or disconnected wires. If a wire has been damaged, use wire strippers to remove one inch of the rubber coating from the damaged end of the wire.

Unscrew the retaining screw of the damaged wire and remove the damaged piece of wire. Thread the newly exposed end you have made under the retaining screw and tighten the screw. Blow compressed air on the wires to clean the pad. Replace the control pad housing.

Open the battery panel on the back of the control pad. Remove the old batteries. Look for any corrosion. If corrosion is present, pour cola into a cup, dip a toothbrush in the cola and scrub off the battery corrosion with the cola-soaked toothbrush. Cola breaks down battery corrosion and helps clean battery terminals. Wipe off excess cola with a rag.

Place new batteries in the panel and close the battery housing. Turn the helicopter and control pad on. Test the controls with a Bladez helicopter flight around the house.

Things You'll Need

  • Toothbrush
  • Cola and cup
  • Rags
  • Small Phillips screwdriver
  • Wire cutters and strippers
  • Compressed air canister
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A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.