Model or radio does not work
1. Transmitter battery is dead or installed
incorrectly; a flashing LED on transmitter indicates this.
2. No electrical connection.
3. Flight battery not charged.
1. Check installation or replace with new batteries.
2. Check battery connections or installation.
3. Charge the planes flight battery fully.
Motor will not run.
1. Battery not charged.
2. The plane has not been ”armed” properly.
1. Recharge the battery.
2. You have to “arm” the motor by pulling the
throttle (left) stick back first.
Aircraft keeps turning in one direction.
1. Tail flaps need adjusting.
2. Wing is not centred over the fuselage.
3. Decals may be lifting up on wing, causing drag on one side.
1. Adjust stick trim lever or adjust tail flap position.
2. Centre the wing before each flight.
3. Tape or press down decals.
Aircraft is difficult to control.
1. Tail flaps aren’t adjusted properly.
2. Wing or tail is damaged.
1. Adjust tail flaps or the angle of the tail (angle that tail sits
2. Repair or replace.
Aircraft keeps pitching up steeply.
1. Tail incidence needs adjustment (angle that tail sits on fuselage)
2. Wind is too gusty or strong.
1. Adjust tail plane mounting screws.
2. Postpone flying until wind has calmed down.
Aircraft won’t climb or gain altitude.
1. Battery is not fully charged.
2. Tail needs adjustment.
1. Charge battery before flying.
2. Adjust tail screws.
Motor shuts off after short flight in cold weather.
Battery is cold, or stored in a cold location, batteries loose efficiency
in cold climates.
Always use the battery as soon as it’s charged, when it is
warm for best results.
Aircraft will not take of from the ground.
1. HobbyZone planes are best suited to be HAND launched into wind.
2. Smooth tarmac runways are best suited.
3. Long grass runways can have too much resistance.
The engine keeps coming on, even though the transmitter is off.
You should always disconnect the battery when you have finished flying.
This will prevent the engine from automatically coming on upon turning
off the transmitter, and prevent outside signals from interfering
with the plane.
Motor not working but other control surfaces are working.
When the battery gets low it shuts off power to the motor and leaves
power only to the controls surfaces so you still have a steering
control, and can land the model.
Once the model has landed simply recharge the battery and fly again.
Prop hits the wing.
Heavy landings or landing on a wing tip can cause the wing to twist
on the model which may become damaged by the prop. Always try to
land with the throttle off.