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Heli Cage - Getting Started

You will need:

  • 1 x Heli Cage 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 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 Heli Cage Helicopter 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 Heli Cage 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 Heli Cage?

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

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Where can I fly my Heli Cage?

Your Heli Cage 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 Heli Cage?

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

Solid Green – Charging
Green light Off – Fully Charged
Flashing Green – Please try changing batteries
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 Heli Cage controller?

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

  • 1x Phillips Screwdriver

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

  • AND

  • 1x Heli Cage helicopter

  • 1x Heli CageRemote 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 Heli Cage 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 Heli Cage?

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Can I fly more than one Heli Cage at a time?

You can fly 3 Heli Cage 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, or on the underside of the helicopter.

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How long will my Heli Cage fly for?

The average flight time for your Heli Cage 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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What more can you tell me about my Heli Cage?

Heli Cage™

Variety of colors: Red/Grey, Orange/Grey, Blue/Grey


Control Interface:

A, B, C

Controller Range:
Approx. 20 - 30 ft.

Battery Requirement for Heli Cage™:
Rating: DC 3.7 V, 1,8 W, 90 mAh LiPo
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. 30 mins.

Flight Time:
4-6 mins.

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troubleshooting & repair

My Heli Cage keeps spinning! What do I do?

If you 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.

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 Heli Cage?

If the tail blade on your Heli Cage has been damaged, the good news is it can be easily replaced with one of the two spare tail rotors included in your Heli Cage’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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