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1.0 out of 5 stars Flew great one time., March 8, 2011
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Helizone RC Firebird Mini Remote Control Helicopter- Black (Toy)
Is it me, or are most of the reviews for helizone and syma helicopters a conspiracy? Ha. I had tow symas, they both worked on initial charge and would not charge again. The helizone came charged, flew like a charm, with pin point accuracy. I could not charge it with the Remote control. The remote control green light kept turning on and off. I tried to charge it with the USB wire, the the red color on/off didn't work as documented. I think it charged, but on second flight, it would suddenly drop to the ground. Maybe I had a bad remote control. Getting kind of tired of buying and returning helicopters. The return policies are great btw, but my son keeps asking me when a helicopter will arrive that works. I had one that I paid $19 for in 2009 and it worked for 11 months.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2012 4:57:15 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2012 5:03:25 AM PST
D. Billings says:
People often ruin their batteries with their first use because they don't know the following....
When you first get your helicopter, charge it fully before your first use, then let it cool for about 10 minutes before flying. (I know, you really don't want to wait, LOL!) Once cool, only fly it until you begin to have problems keeping it in the air, don't drain lower than that. Then let the 'copter cool again before you re-charge and repeat the process again as described. You have to let the batteries cool once they get hot or you can damage/ruin them with only one use. Hope this is helpful, we've all been there, and this process will insure your helicopter has a long and rewarding life.
P.S. Your old 'copter had a different type of battery in it, that's why you didn't have the problem then.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2014 7:51:38 PM PST
This does apply to many batteries although not all products will act the same way.

For example, some cordless drill battery chargers will not work/charge if the batteries do not have a minimum voltage, or if the battery gets too hot.
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