Introduction: How Not to Make a RC Helicopter Conversion

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This is a "normal" picooz conversion i made last year (2010). It is based on a "huey" vietnam type design and despite being my second attempt at a conversion was a steep learning curve in terms of balancing weight and carving the foam.The airframe,like most of my conversions, was a tad underpowered and could never really climb over 10" in height (thats feet,not inches!).Still,it was an interesting experiment.


Matrix-technician (author)2011-10-22

Hi! Did you kow that Robin87 made an "ible" on how to make a Bell Jetranger body? It is very informative and I think you might like it.

yes I did,and it was actually one of the main sources of inspiration for this!
yeah if you did want to make something like this with a picooz airframe,there is definitely no better "ible" to start with.Thanks for the recommendation anyway though Matrix-Technician.

gwapoko (author)2011-09-25

hi, anyone can send me the circuit of this project. Thanks!

here's my email address

watson9194 (author)gwapoko2011-09-30

Just look for a bog standard picooz schematic gwapoko!
I didn't really mess around with the picooz guts on this build,but plenty of other people have,such as the good people at
seriously that is the best site on the web for picooz mods,conversions,silverlit stuff...I use it all the time .You're welcome,by the way.

Raigmoul (author)2011-06-24

I wish I'd taken pictures of my first 5 attempts, yours looks like a masterpiece in comparison :-)

At the end of the day, you live and learn, without trying and failing, you won't learn and you won't succeed.

IMHO, it's not bad at all, just keep trying and experimenting ...
keep posting


watson9194 (author)Raigmoul2011-06-27

My philosophy on making stuff too,thanks.

caitlinsdad (author)2011-06-23

The single quote ' symbol is to designate a foot measurement. a double quote symbol " is for inches.

watson9194 (author)caitlinsdad2011-06-27

thanks Caitlinsdad,i am not very used to imperial measurements!

Kaptain Kool (author)2011-06-24

This looks pretty cool!

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Bio: I am watson9194, and I like RC planes,electronics,Woodwork and most other things on this site.
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