Here is a video of getting the copter ready to fly. As you can see the propeller guard is under the packaging. It comes shipped with the propellers attached so you actually have to remove them to put the guard on. Like most quads, you have to make sure you use the right propeller in the right location. They are labelled A or B and have to be in the right spot to balance everything. It comes with a tool to pop the propellers off, but I’m just using my hands now. Maybe if it is too tight you can use the tool? The small battery took about 40 minutes to charge and seems to fit in one way better than the other. Finally, you have to calibrate the remote the first time you turn it on. You can see the lights on the quad blink until it connects with the remote.