Please make sure initial charge of batteries are between 4-5 hours, there after all charges are to be 2-3 hours. If battery is not drain after flight, do not put batteries onto charger or else it may diminish the battery life. Only charge the battery when it is almost dead. 1)Put batteries into remote. Extend remote antenna and turn on helicopter. 2)Within 2-3 seconds after remote is turned on, turn on the helicopter or plug the battery into the helicopter. 3) Place helicopter on level surface and stand a couple feet away: 4)Apply throttle and helicopter will begin to fly. 5)When finish playing, unplug battery from helicopter or turn off helicopter first. 6)Then turn off remote and contract antenna.