A lot of customers thought that one can place the Micro Mosquito on the base (which looks like a Helicopter Landing Pad) and it will be charged. No, there is a charging cord underneath the charging base that is used. All you need to do is to unlatch the cover and connect to the Mirco Mosquito. When connected properly, the green LED light will flash and once charged, the green LED will stop flashing. This video walks you through the process.