Orginally, I thought this Sky Messenger Helicopter was junk, because it wouldn't charge up from the remote control, but then I read a review from someone that had the same problem. They plugged the helicopter into the USB on the computer and left the helicopter on. Let it charge for 30 minutes. Then try it. It worked for us.
It works for the first while, but I use it EXACTLY how I'm supposed to and how it says to on the instructions, but It works at first, then goes slowly to the ground and acts like it has no more battery! I recharge it and it works for 2 seconds, then falls down again. I charge the battery properly.
Unfortunately the Sky Messenger 3.5CH RC arrived significantly late. I was unable to use it for a Christmas gift. That's OK, It is put away for another holiday, It look good, we just haven't seen it fly yet. The price was great and it looks great.