Basic setup is simple. With all controls at neutral, the swasplate should be level, perpendicular to the main rotor shaft.
Note that when you do lift off, the heli will probably require a bit of right aileron (cyclic) to overcome the side thrust produced by your tail rotor.
As you get trimmed out, you will eventually find that you need to run something on the order of one to two degrees of right cyclic due to the tail rotor thrust.
Also, never expect the heli to just lift straight up into a hover. Helis must be flown constantly. Even if you are sitting on the ground, engine running and clutch engaged, and at an RPM where you think the heli is safe -- you must always be in full control of the heli.
It is a good idea to have an experienced pilot go over your machine if you aren't fully competent at the initial set up. But get the fellow to teach you what to look for at the same time, and how to do it yourself, so you can attain the level of competency to set up the heli and take care of it.
Then, pass the knowledge on to the next newbie.