Introduction: Helicam

Transform your rc helicopter into a high tech stealth spy unit.

Step 1: Buying a Heli and Removing Any Graphics.

When searching for a rc heli bigger is always better. The heli I bought was called the Lamav4. A good heli for someone who has never flown one before. The 2 rotors make it one of the more stable rc helis´s. Today´s rc helis are pretty cheap. This one was 75 euros so that´s probably around 2000 dollars.

Most heli´s have very lame graphics so it is essential to remove these. Maybe make some graphics of your own.

Step 2: More Things You Need

You of course need a small wireless camera and a receiver. I picked this up via a friend but they should cost around 40 to 60 euros

If you want record the footage on let´s say a laptop you should get an av to usb adaptor. Maybe there are smarter way´s of doing it but i did this. Because I had one laying around.

Don't forget to pick up a few 9 volt batteries.

Step 3: Putting It All Together

Try to put the 9 volt battery directly under the heli´s own battery. So it doesnt f up it´s balance to much. I used a rubber band and some tape to secure it. (very high tech)

I positioned the camera to look straight down. You can of course put it anywhere you like. because it´s not heavy at all.

Step 4: DONE!

And boom! your done! get ready for some stealth action!

here´s a movie testing it




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    the lama v4 is $73.00

    great job though, looks cool

    75 euros is $108

    is not that heavy 9v battery and wireless camera? if is not a secret, may you please tell which helicopter model did you use?

    he told u i think it is the lam4 or the lama 4 or something

     2000 is cheap! and i thought that 20 dolors was cheap. Nice instructable

    I want to get me a helicopter and fit it with a wireless camera, cos I can hook up the receiver to my camcorder (it has a VCR function, so I can record from external sources) and record the flight without the need for a laptop... :D Just need a small camera, batteries, and, oh, say a helicopter too... :P

    i want to do this to my little Air Hog Havoc Heli but the 9v is probably too heavy and im trying to think of wut else i could do w/ it cuz im getting bored w/ it just aimlessly flying in circles and into walls. anyone got any ideas?

    strap a couple of rocket motors or bottle rockets to it. make it go faster.

    yeah...not happenin i plan on using it again. thanx for the suggestion tho!