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Frequently Asked Questions

Flight Tips

PRE-FLIGHT CHECK FOR INDOOR CHOPPERS
Always remember safety first! All good pilots have to ensure flight conditions are optimal before launch.

  • EXRC indoor choppers are sophisticated machines sensitive to even minimal wind conditions. Heavy air-conditioning can be too strong for them resulting in a "Mayday" situation.
  • It is also highly recommended to turn off all electric fans, air conditioning units, or reading lamps that could impair flying.
  • We recommend that the area/space for flight be at least 10 ft. x 15 ft. x 10 ft.
  • Pick your flight plan carefully. Do not fly in cluttered spaces. Indoor choppers should operate in an obstacle, people, and pet free environment.
  • Pilots must always keep focus on your chopper. Do not attempt to fly, land or crash anywhere on or near any other people or animals.
  • The rotating parts on the chopper could lead to injury. Never put any body part including the hands and face, close to the rotating parts.
  • Only operate this product standing, as it allows for quick movement away from the chopper if necessary.
  • Never operate the chopper using parts that are altered in shape or damaged in any form.

REMOTE CONTROL CHARGING FOR INDOOR CHOPPERS
Cadets, you can’t charge in to the skies without chargin’ your chopper. Therefore, be sure to:

  • Install 6 x AA batteries in your controller and then, turn it on.
  • Turn the chopper OFF and insert the charging line.
  • Charging takes about 45 minutes for 6 minutes of flight time. Do not overcharge.
  • For best results, do not use batteries with power strip indicators (such as Duracell Ultra Power batteries and Duracell Ultra Advanced with a Powercheck). Should you wish to continue to use these batteries, please be sure that all power strips are facing forward when placed in the battery compartment. In some cases, it may also help to remove, reinsert and push the batteries forward ensuring proper contacts are being made.

IN-FLIGHT TROUBLE SHOOTING

  • If your chopper is not responding to your remote this is possibly due to incorrect band selection. To reset the band selection, turn the chopper off. Turn the remote off and then on again. Select a band. Turn the chopper on and press forward on the left joystick and back. The frequency on the chopper will automatically sync. You may need to do this a few times before the chopper syncs with the correct band.
  • If you lose control of your chopper, it could be due to interference from another remote controlled device. Avoid all other remote controlled devices running on the same band. When flying multi- chopper missions in the same room, each chopper should use a different band.
  • If your chopper spins out of control it is probably due to incorrect trim adjustment. Adjust the trim by turning the “trim control” dial in the opposite direction your chopper is spinning.
  • If your chopper suddenly stops and drops mid flight or seems to have weak performance, then your battery power is weak. Recharge the chopper battery. If this does not work, replace the batteries in the remote and recharge off fresh batteries.

  • If the propellers are not moving, the chopper is either:
    • Powered off in which case you set the ON/OFF Switch to the ON position.
    • Or, it has weak battery power in which case you would recharge the chopper battery. If this does not work, replace the batteries in the remote and recharge off fresh batteries.
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