Introduction: R/C Grinder Gear!

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take an old rc helicopter and make a new toy!

i am pretty sure that this can be done with any helicopter that can be taken apart.

Step 1: Gather Ing the Materials.

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im sorry if this picture is fuzzy, but my cam sucks.

the materials are;
1.old rc helicopter
(these are from the heli)
2.the battery recharger
3.the rechargable battery
4.the motor(it needs to have a metal gear)
5.the control panel+antenna
6.the remote control(not in pic)
7.electrical tape

Step 2: Assembly #1

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take the battery and the control panel and tape them together as shown.

you need to make sure that the 2 plugs can connect after taping.

Step 3: Assembly #2

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take the completed battery assembly and the motor. whe n taping these, you neec to be careful not to tape over the heat holes.

after taping , connect the wire from the motor into the slot.

Step 4: Finishing Up

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first get the antenna and tape it to the side of the control panel

then hook up the battery.

there u go!

Step 5: Using It

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all u need to do is find something to grind,(plastic is best)
turn on the remote control and the grinder, and rev it up!


David97 (author)2011-08-19

I need a new Rc reciver.

Can you buy replacement recivers for this model because I got a simmalar reciver and broke it?
It was from a rc plane.
Where did you buy this helicopter?
Is their a online store?

Sorry for clogging up comments but I am desprate to get my reciver fixed.

stephenniall (author)2008-12-25

i have a crappy £10 ($20 approx) and its run by a capacitator so theres no need to buy batteries So its gd for this project!

SuperJane (author)stephenniall2010-10-09

Very nice.. I have also managed to do this from the internal parts of RC Tanks PM me if you need any help!

Dantex (author)2007-08-17

that picture is better then many pictures on instructables

milsorgen (author)Dantex2009-12-30


joemonkey (author)2007-03-13

actually, i used a 30$ peice of crap-quality-crap, and the whole rear rotor system was shatered. =P

westfw (author)joemonkey2007-03-14

That's better then; turning a broken toy into ... anything is better than just throwing it out.

joemonkey (author)westfw2007-03-14

thanks it is really funny cuz i drilled a hole in a soda can and it spilled on my grandma

thermoelectric (author)joemonkey2008-09-03


GorillazMiko (author)2007-12-05

cool! seriously, this is really nice. if i can and remember or whatever, ill probably do this.

Kaiven (author)GorillazMiko2008-04-12

Still remember to do this?

lovejobworknomore (author)2008-01-11

this is nice. i'll hook it to my dog.

pieplay (author)2007-07-11

What's the use of using a R/C ;? A switch was to fancy i guess :P

bigpinecone (author)2007-03-15

it only had a 2 channel radio??? damn that sucks my micro mosquito has a 3 channel

lemonie (author)2007-03-13

Your gear looks like it is made of brass. With reference to e.g. this instructable:

-could you adapt the cutting part?


westfw (author)2007-03-13

How to turn a $200 toy into a $20 tool ? Ouch!

Weissensteinburg (author)2007-03-13

Take a video, then go to YouTube, upload it there, and use the code that they give you to put it up. Won't this wear out the gear? I was thinking about doing this as a head for my homemade Dremel, but it seems it would wear out. The train that I made it from had a gear on it to drive the wheels.

i forgot to mention to use a motop with a hard steel gear.

joemonkey (author)2007-03-13

if anyone will tell me how i will put a video of me usnig it! thnx!!

trebuchet03 (author)joemonkey2007-03-13

upload your video to google video or youtube ;) Then click the "video" button while editing and copy/paste the url for the video ;)

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