Getting into the RC world with a brand new Air Hog Helicopter is an excellent choice. However, it can get pretty overwhelming if we don’t know the basics. Charging our Air Hog Helicopter is an example. But we’re here to make this easier for you.
So, how to charge Air Hog Helicopter?
To charge the Air Hog helicopter you need to turn off the helicopter first. Then plug the charging cord of the controller into the helicopter’s charging socket. The green light on the controller means that the heli is charging. Once the charging is complete the light will automatically turn off. You can also use a USB connector to charge the helicopter as well.
2 Easy Methods to Charge an Air Hog Helicopter
As fun as Air Hog Helicopters are, you’ll need to charge these at least twice a day. However, if you don’t charge properly, you’ll end up with an Air Hog that can’t be charged. This is why you’ll need to learn how to charge this RC the right way.
We hope these 2 air hogs helicopter charging instructions will assist you in doing so–
Method 1: Charging Air Hog Helicopter with Remote Control
In order to charge an Air Hog helicopter with the remote control, you need to follow the following steps.
- Start by detaching the charging lead box from the remote control’s bottom left corner. The charging cord should then be extended.
- Next, you need to turn off the helicopter. You will find the switch at the bottom side of the helicopter. (If not then check the sides)
- Now take the charging socket and insert it into the helicopter’s socket that can be found at the sides of the heli.
- If the controller is on and the heli is plugged in then the green light on the controller should be lit up.
- Once the helicopter is charged fully then the light will turn off.
Tip: Let the helicopter’s battery cool down for approximately 15 minutes before you start charging.
Method 2: Charging with USB
USB cables are now fast becoming a handy way to charge any device. Air Hog Helicopters are no different. They’ll come with a cable that works with your device. You can charge your RC in two methods. One is plugging it into the wall outlet and the other way is using your computer.
Don’t worry, we won’t keep you in the dark. We’ll describe both the methods here-
With Wall Outlet
First, make sure the power switch is switched off before connecting. You’ll need a NiMh or Li-Ion charger for the next part. After getting it, please attach the charger to the helicopter first. Regardless of the power source you pick.
If you want to connect it to a wall outlet, you’ll need an AC converter. The indicator will turn off when the helicopter is fully charged.
The flying duration is determined by the time it takes to charge. It can last around the same amount of time depending on the brand, size, and model.
It is recommended that you unplug the charger as soon as the charging is complete.
Wondering where to find a good charger? We got you. Here are some Li-Po chargers that we recommend for your Air Hog Helicopter-
We hope these will serve you well. Let us now carry on-
You can charge your Air Hog Helicopter with your computer as well. Check that the USB cable is compatible with your computer.
Simply plug one end of the USB cable into your computer. And the opposite end to your RC..
You’ll have to wait since the PC will first install the charger’s driver. After that, you’ll see the Air Hog is successfully charging. Keep in mind, charging with your PC is a slower process.
Lastly, if your USB cable isn’t working, you’ll need to learn how to charge a Li-Po without a charger.
That’s how you should charge your Air Hog Helicopter.
Air Hog Helicopter Charging Problems
Air Hog helicopter sometimes faces issues while charging up. These issues occur due to loose connections in the charging port, faulty chargers, issues with the battery, etc. However, don’t become sad just yet. Because there is some solution to Air Hog Helicopter charging problems. These are pretty basic solutions and you can do it on your own.
At times, the remote charger is at fault here. In that case, it’s best to take apart the remote charger and put on an electrician cap yourself. You have to solder the power input ports and voila! Your problem should get solved.
This was one of the worst-case scenarios. However, you don’t need to do these always. Most of the time, getting new batteries, or just turning off the helicopter simply solves these problems.
Now we’ll be discussing some of the most commonly asked questions regarding this.
Why is Li-Po so expensive?
Li-Po batteries are made of volatile and costly materials. Because of increased demand and limited availability, the cost of the materials has risen. Making the batteries more expensive.
How long does it take to fully charge an Air Hog Helicopter?
It depends on what method you’re using. Charging via USB will take around an hour. If you’re using the remote control, it’ll take 40-50 minutes.
Can I charge an Air Hog Helicopter with any charger I want?
Nope. Charging Air Hogs with just about any chargers won’t work as they won’t be compatible. Even if it charges, they will damage the battery fast. Please be sure to only use the recommended ones.
That concludes our guide on how to charge Air Hog helicopter.
We hope we could assist you in some way. If you apply whatever you read, charging the helicopter won’t be too difficult. Have a lot of fun flying.
See you soon. Take care!