Receiving IR Signals

If I take alligator clips and clip one end to where the IR transmitter is on a RC helicopter and then connect the other end of the alligator clip to a jumper wire which is in a pin in the Arduino and then have a logic analyzer Arduino program run, will that display the IR signals being sent? And by the way does anyone know any good Arduino logic analyzer programs? Also, does anyone know how to send IR signals with the Arduino so I could control the helicopter with my computer? Thank you so much for your help.

What helicopter do you have that is controlled by IR?