Introduction: Micro Rc Heli to Rc Plane

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This is how i made a old micro rc heli into a flying 2 channel rc plane.

ALL up cost about $4 nz as i allready had a micro rc heli.

Step 1: What You Need

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A 3 channel micro rc helicopter like the one below.
A $2.00 ruber band powered foam plane.
A hot glue gun.

Step 2: Step 1

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Get your ruber band powered plane and asemble it but with out the rubber band or the propeler.

Step 3: Step 2

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pull apart rc helicopter.  

Step 4: Step 3

atatching all parts together. just follow the video its simple just hot glue everything on.

Step 5: Finished

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ok now you have a finished IR rc plane made for about $4 the range isn't that far and it depends on how you set the board on the plane as to how much range you get.


RobertA30 made it! (author)2017-02-03

This is my version. The body is a balsa glider.

22alexander (author)2016-03-31

can anyone tell me a $10 transmitter

expertman (author)2015-09-18

show us the video of the plane flying

and how much did it weigh and the thrust of the motor

DEEJAY642 made it! (author)2015-09-12

i did the same thing when my rc heli broke (actually it was a dud and couldnt turn or go backwards or forwards) except the wires broke when installing so i made this instead. By the way are you from NZ like me

dmagryta124 made it! (author)2015-06-25

Woah! My brother thought of this exact same idea, without ever seeing this tutorial. His R/C helicopter broke, but he was clever just like you were. He built the air frame with foam board from Dollar Tree, not from a balsa glider though. If you used a non-infrared RC helicopter it will work outside if there is no wind.

Timofte Andrei (author)2015-01-05

show us the thing flying!

dil2abu (author)2014-08-23

how it turns left and right?

remzak (author)dil2abu2014-12-19

Differential thrust.

Soundshock (author)2013-06-20

is there any other possible way of making it rc plane without the rc helicopter....... example = using a single toy motor or like a 2volt or a 3volt motor????

dlane7 (author)Soundshock2013-06-20

you can make a rc glider from a rc car but it would be hard to power it with a motor. do you have like a rc transmitter for rc planes and other stuff like that. if not i know a store where you can get a profesional one cheap and get all the right motors and servos really cheap and reliable.

dil2abu (author)dlane72014-08-23

I have a rc heli.. I am about to buy a rubber powered foam plane..
any suggestions for the propellers?
does it flies well?

_-_I_-_ (author)Soundshock2013-09-21

Try to connect a motor power output form the cheap controller rc unit to a mosfet/transistor.
You also have to add a few ressistors for protecting the mosfet/transistor.
Secundairy ciruit from the transistor you can connect with other batteries and other dc motors.
Easy job ...
Just look for information about Pulse Wide Modulation (PWM = output RC controller) and transistors (amplifier for power).

Sry for my bad English....

Soundshock (author)_-_I_-_2013-09-29

my 1v motor was getting very hot easily and i need a propeller too .

Soundshock (author)_-_I_-_2013-09-29

I didn't understand the process (of the transistors and resistors). What is 'pulse wide modulation'? What are resistors used for in remote controlled gadgets?
Please tell me, I was trying to build one but I lacked power (rc airplane).
I forgive you for your bad english. :p

musicalgenius! (author)2014-03-27

Does it fly well?

charles gray (author)2013-06-24

This is really great job and nicely done I was looking for the information about how to build an own RC Plane and your post is really helpful for me and also for others who wants to build their own RC plane thanks for sharing this informative post

ianmcmill (author)2013-06-21

Nice instructable !

A video of this plane flying would be awesome !

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