5 flying tips for your Lutema RC helicopter


Your remote control 3-channel Lutema helicopter is fun to fly but if you’re a beginner you’ll need to give yourself some time to master the remote control and certain maneuvers. With a bit of practice you’ll be flying your Lutema RC helicopter like a pro in no time at all. Here are some basic tips to help you get started.

These instructions are compatible with models: MIT35CMHB, MIT35CMHY, MIT35CMHR, MIT35CMHO


Tip 1: Stay safe

Be sure to monitor your Lutema R/C helicopter when the battery is recharging. Lithium batteries can heat up quickly. While the RC helicopter is charging, get your space ready. Close windows and doors, move any objects out of the way and make sure you have enough space between the remote control helicopter blades and people around you.

Before you start flying your RC helicopter, make sure the it’s turned off and the throttle on the remote control is all the way down. You don’t want the helicopter spinning off before you’re ready to take control. And you don’t want any of the R/C helicopter blades to hit anyone.

Tip 2: Learn the basics

Your R/C helicopter remote has three main controls: the throttle, the direction and the trim.

  • The throttle is the left hand control stick. It controls the horizontal movements. Pushing it all the way up will make the R/C helicopter gain height. Push it all the way down and the remote control helicopter will slowly descend.
  • The direction is the right hand control stick, also called the steering lever. Push it to the right and the helicopter moves in a clockwise direction. Push it to the left and the RC helicopter will spin in an anti-clockwise direction.
  • Use the trim button to stop uncontrolled movements. If the remote control helicopter starts spinning off into an clockwise spin, press the right trim button to correct it. If it starts spinning in a counter-clockwise direction, press the left trim button.

Step 3: Altitude control and stabilization

Your first practice will be to learn how to keep the helicopter at a constant and stable altitude.

  • Switch the RC helicopter to ON. You should see some flashing lights.
  • Place the R/C helicopter on a flat surface with nothing it its way.
  • Take a few steps back before turning on the remote control.
  • Slowly push the throttle up until the helicopter lifts off.
  • Use the right trim button to stop uncontrolled clockwise spinning. Use the left button to stop uncontrolled counter-clockwise spinning.
  • Land the remote control helicopter by slowing releasing the throttle stick. The RC helicopter will slowly descend.


Step 4: Steering

Once you’re comfortable with getting the R/C helicopter off the ground, try doing some maneuvers.

  • Push the throttle stick up and stabilize the remote control helicopter.
  • To make the RC helicopter move forward, press the direction gently to the right. Not too far to the right because the helicopter will just spin rather than moving forward
  • Push the direction stick to the left and the R/C helicopter will move to counter clockwise
  • Push the direction stick to the right and get the remote control helicopter to start flying in a clockwise circle.


Step 5: Practice makes perfect

Once you get the handle on how the remote works and the various directions the RC helicopter can fly, experiment with the controls. You’ll find your natural flying style and start doing more complicated maneuvers in no time.



Click on the photo to watch a video on how to use the remote control


27 comments on “5 flying tips for your Lutema RC helicopter
  1. avatar Rod Waller says:

    Just got an MIT35CMHR as a gift. It will not respond to the controls. Power supply was red when charging, then green. Switch is “ON”. Red solid light on controller. Nothing. No response. Your instructions are ambiguous. “Turn switch ON when charging”. Then two sentences down “Turn switch off when charging.” Taking this back to Fry’s if I don’t hear back in 48 hours. Web search reveals many unsatisfied customers with this product.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Rod,
      Sorry for the trouble. Let me contact customer service and have someone connect with you directly.

  2. avatar gaspar says:

    hello I’m having the same issue with the charging not able to charge at all. have it about a couple weeks now

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Gaspar,
      I will get someone from customer service to contact you and help you with the problem. Sorry for the trouble.

  3. avatar Shelagh McNally says:

    Hi Louis,
    A new helicopter is on its way to you.

  4. avatar james says:

    when will you have spare parts for the MIT35CMHB, I’d like to get a shaft kit for mid 3.5 ch helo. have been trying the website for two months now..

  5. avatar Vince says:

    I’m having the same issue with the charging not able to charge at all I got this product from fry’s also. It’s already too late to return since I had this for over a month and now just opened it.

  6. avatar Sophie says:

    My helicopter isn’t flying, it only spins around in circles.

  7. avatar Ron says:

    same problem wont charge

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Ron,
      Contact the customer service line at 800-290-6285. You may have a model with defective battery. They are very good at replacing them and helping people out. They will also go over the procedure for charging and syncing your helicopter to the remote. Good luck and please let me know how things are going.

  8. avatar Louis G says:

    how long does it take to completly charge

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Louis,
      It takes about 45 minutes to fully charged. Once charged you will get about 15 minutes of flying time. Lots of people buy an extra battery so they don’t have to wait for the battery to recharge.

  9. avatar Tommy says:

    On the controller, the speed button is hard to tell. When it is up/down is it fast/slow or slow/fast.

  10. avatar Thomas N says:

    PLEASE HELP! My charger has been charging the ORAGNE REX for well over 2 HRS and the thing hasnt turned green. Suggestions? or should i wait even longer.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Thomas,
      Is the actual heli turned off? If you leave it on, sometimes the battery won’t charge.

  11. avatar Barry says:

    Just got it for my sons birthday and it won’t respond to remote. Thought Ivwas doing something wrong. Disappointed.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Barry,
      I suggest calling the company directly at their toll free number at (800) 290-6285. They can ship you a new remote or help you with a new model. They have a great customer service department.

  12. avatar Jon C says:

    The helicopter won’t charge after the first use.
    I bought this helicopter a few days ago and unboxed it tonight. I plugged it in for a few minutes then sync’d it up and flew it for about 5 minutes on and off. The battery wore out and the strobe light flickered on the front very quickly indicating it was out of power then shut off.
    I plugged it back in for about 20 minutes but after about 10 seconds after turning it on the same thing happened.
    I plugged it in for 45 minutes this time and the same thing happened.
    It won’t take a charge after its very first flight? Are you kidding me?

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Jon C,
      I’ve emailed the customer service at Lutema to contact you and discuss the issue. You may have a defective battery. There was an issue with some of the batteries for this model. So sorry you had to go through this frustrating experience. Someone will be contacting you shortly.

  13. avatar Mark says:

    HI Shelagh! Glad i’m not the only that enjoy’s flying the Lutema. I have my own review of it on my website.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks for that nice review. I sent it over to the Lutema gang and they tweeted it out on Twitter and Facebook with a link to your website. Glad you are having fun with it.

  14. avatar Bratt says:

    When I push the throttle up all my helicopter is it tips over

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