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Instructions - Drop Strike

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Drop Strike - Getting Started

You will need:

  • 1 x Drop Strike Helicopter
  • 1 x Remote Control
  • 6 x AA Premium Alkaline Non-Rechargeable Batteries (not included)
  • 1 x Phillips Screwdriver (not included)

Install the batteries. Open the battery compartment on the back of your controller using a Phillips head screwdriver. Place the 6 AA batteries in the battery compartment, making sure you are putting these in the right way.

Charge your helicopter. Plug the controller wire (which is behind the compartment marked “Air Hogs”) into the helicopter, move the power switch on the controller into the CHG position (or towards the lightning bolt), and you will see a flashing red light on the controller. The helicopter is now charging. When both the red and green lights flash together, your helicopter will be ready to fly.

Check your environment. The Drop Strike Helicopter is an indoor only helicopter, so before flying, make sure you are indoors, away from any other Infrared devices, bright lights, air vents or open windows.

Turn the helicopter and the controller on. Have fun.

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general info

Instructions - Drop Strike

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How do I install batteries in my Drop Strike Controller?

You will need (not included with your Drop Strike Helicopter):

  • 1 x Phillips Screwdriver
  • 6 x AA New Premium Alkaline Non-Rechargeable Batteries of the same brand.
AND
  • 1 x Drop Strike Helicopter
  • 1 x Drop Strike Helicopter Remote Control/Charger

Installing the Batteries
  1. Open the battery door cover using your Phillips Screwdriver.
  2. Remove any used batteries from your remote control.
  3. Put in your new batteries as shown in the battery compartment of your remote.
  4. Using the Phillips Screwdriver, screw in the battery door cover back onto the remote control.
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    How long should it take to charge my Drop Strike?

    Your Drop Strike will take around 30-45 minutes to charge. You will know when the helicopter is fully charged because the red and green lights on your controller will be flashing together!

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    Where can I fly my Drop Strike?

    Your Drop Strike is designed to be flown indoors only, so do not fly it outside! The room you are in should have lots of space to fly with no breakable objects. Try to avoid direct sunlight or other IR (infrared) devices. The IR signal between the controller and the heli will not work well near sunlight so you may lose connection and crash. It’s also a really small helicopter - it doesn’t take much to knock the little guy off course! Turn off any ceiling fans and stay away from any other air vents.

    Follow these tips and you will be an expert pilot in no time!

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    What do the controller / helicopter lights mean for my Drop Strike?

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    How far can my Drop Strike fly?

    The signal is good for around 20-30 feet. This should be plenty of distance for most indoor areas you will be flying your Drop Strike!

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    Can I fly more than one Drop Strike at a time?

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    How long will my Drop Strike fly for?

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    How do I charge my Drop Strike?

    What you need:

    • 1 x Drop Strike Helicopter
    • 1 x Drop Strike remote/charger with batteries already installed.

    1. Your remote control for your Drop Strike is also your charger. Lift up the charge cable cover located in the middle of your controller indicated by the "AIR HOGS" logo.
    2. Make sure that both the Remote and the Hover Assault Helicopter power switches are turned to the "OFF" position.
    3. Plug in the end of the charging wire into the charge port square on the side or bottom of the helicopter. You will want to make sure that the little arrow on the end of the charge cord lines up with the arrow on the charge port of the toy.
    4. Once plugged in, turn the power switch on the Remote Control/Charger down to the "CHG" position. You will know that the Helicopter is charging when you see the Red charging light blinking on the remote.
    5. When your helicopter is fully charged, both the Red charge light and Green power light will flash off and on together. Once complete, turn everything off and unplug and store the cord back in the remote. You are now ready to fly!
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      My Drop Strike keeps spinning! What do I do?

      If your helicopter is spinning in circles, the first thing you’re going to want to do is check all your rotors to see if there is any hair or debris caught in that area. Even just one little piece of hair can make your helicopter spin out of control!

      Now try and fly your helicopter. If it’s still spinning, the next step would be to “trim” your helicopter.
      See that little dial on your controller that says "Trim"? This will help you get your helicopter to stop spinning.

      Setting the Trim:

      1. Figure out which direction your helicopter is spinning. Are you spinning to the left (counter-clockwise) or to the right (clockwise)?
      2. Make sure your remote is pointed at the helicopter for the best possible response.
      3. Give your helicopter a bit of throttle and get it up in the air. Start trimming in the opposite direction of the spin.
        • If your helicopter is spinning to the right (clockwise), turn the trim dial counter-clockwise.
        • Same thing goes for the other way around. If your helicopter is spinning to the left (counter-clockwise), turn the trim dial clockwise.

      • The trim might need to be fixed after charging the helicopter and it will definitely need to be adjusted after crashes!
      • Sometimes you’ll need to rotate the trim dial only 5 times or so, and sometimes you’ll need to rotate the trim dial up to 50 times. Try trimming it just a little bit. If it seems like it’s working, but it’s not quite there yet, turn it a few times more. It’ll even out eventually, so be patient!
      • If your helicopter starts to spin the other way after trimming, you may have over-trimmed! If this happens, all you need to do is trim it in the opposite direction.

      Troubleshooting
      If you’ve trimmed your helicopter and it is still spinning in circles, check for the following:

      Signal Interference: Fly indoors. Sunlight and other strong light sources may interfere with the signal from the remote to the helicopter, so try and stay away from these. Make sure you are also not flying around other R/C product that might be sharing the same channel/frequency/bandwidth.
      Batteries: For trimming to work, your helicopter needs to be fully charged. Make sure you are using brand new, premium, non-rechargeable batteries.

      If your helicopter is still spinning, give our Customer Care Team a call at 1-800-622-8339 and they’ll love to help out!

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      What more can you tell me about my Drop Strike?

      Name:
      Drop Strike™

      Colors:
      Red, Black

      Indoor/Outdoor:
      Indoor - Indicated on box art

      Control Interface:
      IR

      Frequencies:
      Channel A, Channel B

      Controller Range:
      Approx. 20 - 30 ft.

      Battery Requirement for Drop Strike™:
      Rating: DC 3.7 V, 1,8 W
      Batteries: 1 x 3.7 V Li-Poly Rechargeable Battery Pack
      Requires: 1 x 3.7 V Li-Poly Rechargeable Battery Pack (included)

      Battery Requirement for Controller/Charger:
      Rating: DC 9 V, 0,45 W
      Batteries: 6 x 1.5 V "AA"/LR6/AM3
      Requires: 6 x 1.5 V "AA" size batteries (not included)

      Charge Time:
      Approx. 35 mins.

      Flight Time:
      Approx. 5 mins.

      Recommended Age:
      10+ Years

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troubleshooting & repair

Instructions - Drop Strike

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Are there any parts available for my Drop Strike?

There are extra missiles for your helicopter included in the box. Other parts may not be available, so give our Customer Care Department a call at 1-800-622-8339 and they’ll love to help you out!

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