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Havoc Stinger - Getting Started

You will need:

  • 1 x Havoc Stinger
  • 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.

Check the frequency. Take a look on the underside of your Havoc Stinger and it should say either ‘Ch-A’, ‘Ch-B’, or ‘Ch-C’. Now make sure the band (channel) selector switch on the controller is in the same position (either A, B or C).

Charge your helicopter. Plug the controller wire into the helicopter, move the power switch on the controller into the On/Chg position, and you will see a solid green light on the controller. The helicopter is now charging. When the green light goes out, your helicopter will be ready to fly.

Check your environment. The Havoc Stinger 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.

If you need some more help flying your helicopter, check out some of our other guides!

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general info

How long should it take to charge my Havoc Heli?

Your Havoc Heli will take around 25-35 minutes to charge. You will know when the helicopter is fully charged because the green charge light on the controller will go out!

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How do I install batteries in my Havoc Heli controller?

You will need: (not included with your Havoc Heli)

  • 1x Phillips Screwdriver
  • 6x AA New Premium Alkaline Non-Rechargeable Batteries of the same brand.


  • AND

  • 1x Havoc Heli

  • 1x Havoc Heli 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 do I charge my Havoc Heli?

What you need:

  • 1x Havoc Heli
  • 1x Havoc Heli Remote/Charger with batteries already installed.

  1. Your Havoc Heli remote control is also your charger. Slide down the charge cable cover located in the middle of your controller under the "Air Hogs" logo.


  2. Make sure that both the remote control and the 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 up to the "CHG/ON" position. You will know that the helicopter is charging when you see both the green charging light and red power light on.


  5. When your helicopter is fully charged, the green charge light will go off but the red power light will remain on. Once complete, turn everything off and unplug and store the cable back in the remote. You are now ready to fly!

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What more can you tell me about my Havoc Stinger?

Name:
Havoc Stinger™

Colors:
Variety of colors

Indoor/Outdoor:
Indoor

Control Interface:
IR

Frequencies:
A, B, C

Controller Range:
Approx. 20 - 25 ft.

Battery Requirement for Havoc Stinger™:
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. 25 mins.

Flight Time:
5-7 mins.

Recommended Age:
8+

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How long should it take to charge my Havoc Stinger?

Your Havoc Stinger will take around 25-35 minutes to charge. You will know when the helicopter is fully charged because green charging light on the controller will go out!

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Where can I fly my Havoc Stinger?

Your Havoc Stinger 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 Havoc Stinger?

Here are the different types of lights you may get on your remote control or helicopter and what they mean:

  • Solid Green – Charging
  • Green light Off – Fully Charged
  • Flashing Green – Bad Connection
  • Solid Red – Controller ON
  • Red light Off – Controller OFF
  • Flashing Red – Replace Batteries
Are you seeing different lights that aren't on this list? If so, call our Customer Care Department at 1-800-622-8339. They’d love to help!

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How do I install batteries in my Havoc Stinger controller?

You will need: (not included with your Havoc Stinger Helicopter)

  • 1 x Phillips Screwdriver
  • 6 x AA New Premium Alkaline Non-Rechargeable Batteries of the same brand.

  • AND

  • 1 x Havoc Stinger Helicopter
  • 1 x Havoc Stinger 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 far can my Havoc Stinger 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 Havoc Stinger!

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    Can I fly more than one Havoc Stinger at a time?

    You can fly 3 Havoc Stinger Helicopters together at any one time; just make sure you have 3 helicopters in 3 separate frequencies – either A, B or C.

    The frequency will be printed on the front of the box in the lower right hand corner and on the underside of the helicopter.

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    How long will my Havoc Stinger fly for?

    The average flight time for your Havoc Stinger Helicopter is around 4-6 minutes on a full charge. The flight time may vary depending on where you’re flying it, the type of batteries you are using, and how much throttle you give the helicopter!

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troubleshooting & repair

Are there replacement parts available for my Havoc Heli?

If the tail blade on your Havoc Heli has been damaged, the good news is it can be easily replaced with one of the two spare tail rotors included in your Havoc Heli's box. Simply slide the old blade off and replace it with one of the new blades and you'll be good to fly again!

While other parts may not be replaceable, we would love to see if there is anything we can do for you. Give our Customer Care Department a call at 1-800-622-8339 and they will be glad to help you out!

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How do I charge my Havoc Stinger?

What you need:

  • 1 x Havoc Stinger Helicopter
  • 1 x Havoc Stinger Helicopter remote/charger with batteries already installed.

  1. Your Havoc Stinger Helicopter remote control is also your charger. Slide down the charge cable cover located in the middle of your controller under the "Air Hogs" logo.
  2. Make sure that both the remote control and the 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 up to the "CHG/ON" position. You will know that the helicopter is charging when you see both the green charging light and red power light on.
  5. When your helicopter is fully charged, the green charge light will go off but the red power light will remain on. Once complete, turn everything off and unplug and store the cable back in the remote. You are now ready to fly!
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    My Havoc Stinger 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 the tail rotor 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! Carefully remove the tail rotor with your rotor removal tool and take out anything which could get in the way of the tail rotor spinning.

    Now try and fly your helicopter. If it’s still spinning, the next step would be to “trim” your helicopter. See that little button on your controller that says "ST-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), tap the left trim button.
      • Same thing goes for the other way around. If your helicopter is spinning to the left (counter-clockwise), tap on the right trim button.

    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 tap the trim button only 5 times or so, and sometimes you’ll need to tap the trim button 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, tap 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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    Are there replacement parts available for my Havoc Stinger?

    If the tail blade on your Havoc Stinger has been damaged, the good news is it can be easily replaced with one of the two spare tail rotors included in your Havoc Stinger’s box. Simply slide the old blade off and replace it with one of the new blades and you’ll be good to fly again!

    While other parts may not be replaceable, we would love to see if there is anything we can do for you. Give our Customer Care Department a call at 1-800-622-8339 and they will be glad to help you out!

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