Flying a 3 Channel RC (gyro) Helicopter.




Introduction: Flying a 3 Channel RC (gyro) Helicopter.

Flying a RC helicopter is easy, but flying one with a gyro is a whole lot easier. If you don't know what a gyro is. I'll tell you in  step one. I will be showing the following, charging dock, throttle, steering, landing, lift off, what a gyro is, and what is a three channeled controller. 

Step 1: What Is a Three Channel Control and Gyro?

A three channel controlled helicopter, means that you can make it fly six directions. Forward, backwards, left, right, up, and down.
There is more than one definition of a gyro. So, what it basically does is it Auto-stabilizes the helicopter. Even though it has a gyro you still will need to use the trim. If you want to see a gyro Google search "toy gyro";  this is the best way to see what a gyro is, because there is websites that will tell you more facts than what I know.

Step 2: Flying

If the throttle stick does not have a spring, it can hover. The left side of the controller is to gain and lose altitude, and the right side is to move it forward, backwards, and side to side (L & R)

Step 3: Trimming

Trimming is super simple. If the helicopter is spinning to  the right (clockwise), you move the trim knob to the left.
If the helicopter is spinning to the left (counter clockwise), you move the trim knob to the right .  It's that simple.


Charging is important if you want your helicopter to last. If you don't fully charge the helicopter, you will have to replace the battery. Some helicopters can be charged by USB. But they are commonly charged by the charging dock in the controller. 

Step 5: Landing and Lift Off.

I will show you a video flying the helicopter.  You will be able to see my other Instructable's video, but don't see them because that's not what you want unless you are interested in making an RC car out of  Legos  So here is the video, hope you like it.

Step 6: Have Fun!!!

Once you know how to fly it, you will be able to have hours of fun.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this Instructables, and learned something. 



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60 Discussions

I can only get my helicopter up off the ground 2-3 inches. What am I doing wrong?

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If it is Air Hogs, they stop working after a few days.

Can u please show helicopter reciver connections

My helicopter starts up just fine but when i trottle up it cuts out, it starts up again only after i power off, but repeats all over again.

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Hello.i am going to buy SYMA S107G.but there is 3ch and 3.5ch in this brand.can anyone tell what is the difference between these two?which is good?

My son got a z32 by P.D. Toys. We tried flying it , but the rear rotor does not spin at all. What is wrong, and how can I fix it?


2 years ago

hello. I have a 3.5 ch original streethunter.air helikopter. I need a manual. Can anyone give me a link

Can i remove the led lights, because i have seizures.


How much can my rc gro 3 band helicopter lift? Mine is similar to yours but it is the red one with the full metal tale amd back propeller is facing the roof.

Guys i have a syma S5 its really awesome to control and its soo stable im a beginner too it costs about 55$ and it can take lots of hits too i would recomend this to other beginners

i have just bought a caipo helicopter it has no instructions at all and I have no idea what I am doing can anyone help, I have plugged it in the charger as it looks like that's what you have to do? Any help would be great xxx

I have lost the charger, do you know where I can get another one please?

My son's gyro is not working. It's brand new. When "on" button is pushed after charging the gyro the LED lights are not coming on and nothing happens. Can you please advice?

if it doesn't turn on.... It's a faulty remote. If it's not controlling the heli, then it could be that the remote needs to be changed from chanel. Some remotes have a switch to change the channel apart from the trim jobs and power switch. Try switching the channel from the remote would be my advice based on the info given. Hope this helps.

model airfin AF902. it is spin on the ground. Never fly

what is the problem? how to troubleshoot?

it is a new one . please help

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could be calibration of the gyro. Try using the trim nob to stabilize it. You could try to contact a near by rc hobby shop to ask if they have experience this problem with this model since (in all the cases where I've goon) they have tested all if not most of the rc helicopters they sell. (Sorry for a late reply, have been busy)


3 years ago

I got an air hogs 2.4 ghz black hawk and the main blades click. It wont takeoff. Any ideas