Before each flight you must double-check the active direction of the swash plate and the tail rotor. To do so, lift the helicopter up and move it along the three axes as shown in the three pictures below. Helis different from the Mikado Logo shown below may show different movements and have to be checked at your own discretion.
Checking elevator function
Checking aileron function
Checking tail function (trailing edge of the blades moves against the direction of rotation)