Introduction: Making Your Micro Mosquito Helicopter Easier to Fly

This instructable will show you a simple way to modify your micro mosquito making it easier to steer left, right, forward, and backward. It will also keep the body of the helicopter from spinning as much. It may not be the best way to prevent this problem, but it is very easy to do and does not require any skill or tools. If this correction does not work as well for you as it did for me it is also easy to undo.

Step 1: Gathering Your Materials

For this instructable you will need:
-scotch tape (this is what I used, there may be other kinds of tape that work better)
-Micro Mosquito helicopter (duh)

Step 2: Cutting the Tape

You will need to cut eight pieces of tape each being about two inches long. Make sure that each piece of tape is the same size, or else when you put it on the propellors it will be off balance and mess the whole thing up. To be sure that they are the same size place the first piece you cut next to the piece you are about to cut and cut it where they are the same size. To keep the tape that you have just cut from getting stuck on everything, stick the end of it on the edge of a table while it is waiting to be put on your helicopter.

Step 3: Putting the Tape on Your Helicopter

Pick up a piece of tape and stick the end of it on the wire that wraps around the propellor blades. To make sure that each piece of tape is in the same spot on all sides of the propellor you should put the tape next to a blade (either on the right or the left it doesn't matter, but which ever one you choose you must do that with all the pieces of tape). Wrap the tape around the wire very carefully, because you don't want the tape to be wrinkled or it could effect the way the propellor turns. Do this with the rest of your tape until each propellor has four pieces of tape on it.

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antagonizer (author)2008-12-27

This is a great trick. Really balances it. After replacing the blades twice, another thing I did was to put epoxy on the blade tips where they meets the wire ring. Not only does it reinforce it, but balances them like the tape does. Now if only you could solve my problem with the trim controls, I'd be extremely grateful.

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rschack (author)antagonizer2008-12-28

I just got the micro mosquito for christmas, so I am still discovering new problems with it. I've noticed that I have to adjust the trim quite often during flight, since the batteries run down fast.

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rschack (author)rschack2008-12-28

I had some problems steering my helicopter, so I looked on the internet for solutions and someone said to wrap thin wire around the circle thats around the blades. I did not have any thin wire to do this (I was too lazy to wrap the wire around and around), so I figured that tape would work just fine. Here is the website that tells about the wire though...
http://www.rctoys.com/pr/2008/06/11/modifying-the-micro-mosquito-tutorial/

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