Introduction: Picoo Z Hovercraft Mod

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Do you have a picoo Z, a little rc helicopter? You probably cant fly with it because it is destabilized due to all the crashes you made. Turn it Into a hovercraft!

The helicopter will be able to float in and outdoor and even on water.

Step 1: Requirements

Picture of Requirements

-Picoo Z (Havoc) helicopter with remote
-Plastic 'throw away' dining plate
-Stick tape

-Pair of scissors
-Permanent marker

Step 2: Making

Picture of Making

-search the midpoint of the bord and mark it (pic)
-put the helicopter on the bord so the shaft points at the midpoint (pic)
-now mark where the side wings are located like in the picture
-Draw a patern on the plate like I did (pic)
-Cut out the patern
-Put our little picoo back on the stutting point (pic)
-Tape the side wings and tail on the bord (pic)

Now just start its engine.
It'll levitate about half an inch above the ground!


Fizzxwizz (author)2008-06-04

I had a Havoc, It wouldn't fly worth poop though. Ever since it came out of the box all it did was spin in the air, uncontrollably. If I find it, I will definitely do this.

angryrobot17 (author)Fizzxwizz2013-07-05

same here their not a very good company

Caleb Nehrbass (author)Fizzxwizz2012-01-25

Got a couple of those... Only paid once though :) Hobby People was nice to me. I've gotten them to work, but 2 channel sucks though... Especially the Havocs..

sharlston (author)Fizzxwizz2011-01-07

Thats a 2ch helicopter for you

dombeef (author)sharlston2011-02-21


BlueX273 (author)Fizzxwizz2009-06-25

Dude, the only place you can find a Picco Z is in the Philipines. I should know, I'm from the Philipines.

MadBricoleur (author)BlueX2732009-08-12

They're the same thing, just marketed from different companies.

BlueX273 (author)MadBricoleur2009-08-14

Good point.

jedi pen-gui-n (author)Fizzxwizz2009-06-01

I have that problem occasionally. If trimming doesn't fix it try changing the tail rotor.

bombmaker2 (author)Fizzxwizz2008-09-14

did you use the adjuster button

casvandegoor (author)Fizzxwizz2008-06-05

ok, I like that!

sevndedlysinz (author)2011-09-09

this is terribad but pretty clutch

Paintballer98 (author)2011-02-17

how do you get it to go forward and turn?

You should attach the helicopter at an angle to the plastic plate, so the main rotorblades provide up- and forward thrust. The small back rotor should work in order to turn.

Thanx, I cant believe I didn't think of that

wodahs (author)2010-08-28

I have an exsesivly large, eighty dollar RC heli with a tail rotor that dosen't spin so I'm gonna make a less permanent version

lockpick (author)2010-07-04

It's kinda hard to make it go forward

ElvenChild (author)2010-03-27

 On my heli the tail motor came out when I was trying to switch the rear propellor

BlueX273 (author)2009-06-25

Picco Z? ROFL! You must be from the Philipines. I got one of those 2 years ago when I came back to the Philipines for the summer. It's pretty nice.

darkbain (author)2008-03-02

I have a couple of piccos floating around, this is strangely interesting. Thanks for the instructable :).

jedi pen-gui-n (author)darkbain2009-06-01

don't you mean flying?

darkbain (author)jedi pen-gui-n2009-06-01

Hehe, this had more power than I thought when I did mine and now they nor float nor fly =-/

casvandegoor (author)darkbain2008-03-03

Thanks! I like to here this!

Capt. Fat (author)2009-04-19

Would this work for similar rc indoor helicopters? I got a Blade Runner series BlackGhost.

dombeef (author)Capt. Fat2009-05-02


Riojelon (author)2009-04-18

My picoo z got zapped by the sun's infrared rays. It couldn't receive any order from the remote. Maybe I will do this after I buy and get bored of a new one!

Acer81996 (author)2009-04-06

thanks! i dont need to trash my sucky chopper at last!

josh1324 (author)2009-03-28


Instructable - er... (author)2007-12-30

Wow! Thanks for posting this instructable. My dad just bought this exact mini-copter, and on my first try I crashed it and those little silver stabilizers flew off into who knows where. Every time we glue the stabilizers back on they seem to come off again... Even with Gorilla Glue! Maybe he'll let my try this, cuz' he was pissed.

-ible - er...

I know I'm like a year late but if you bend the rear propeller it affects the stabilization. bend it out if it spins right and bend it in if it spins left

i had the exact same problem with mine, i eventually lost 1 and now its sitting in a drawr somewherer collecting dust with the rest of my broken rc stuff.

casvandegoor (author)sockeye1012008-03-25

that's a good thing! but now I want my FLYING picoo back ):

CriticaL9151 (author)2009-03-17

if your scared of it sinking cant you just stick like foam around the edges of the plate disk thingy... im sure it would float then

Radioactive_Legos (author)2009-02-07

Wow! This is probably the best thing I've done with my Havoc Heli (the Air Hogs version. The original, I think). After some fine tuning and practice, it's really fun! Thanks for posting!

Plasmana (author)2008-05-24

Wow! I have a picoo Z helicopter that looks exactly like yours and it won't fly again after it has got tangled in hair... Your instructable will be perfect for my poor little picoo Z. Thank you for this great instructable!! *****ratings :-)

minerug (author)Plasmana2008-07-22

hmm, did you fly your heli at your sister?

Plasmana (author)minerug2008-07-23

Well, kind of, I put my heli ON my sister's head and the moment I turned it on, my sister started running around freaking out and my heli tipped and fell into the hair of DOOM... But it was funny though.

A few months later...

I managed to get all of the hair of my heli and it is working again! Yay!
And... I shall never make that same mistake again...

minerug (author)Plasmana2008-07-24

Hehehehe, im still laughing

Plasmana (author)minerug2008-07-24

Yes, it was funny!

mspark400 (author)Plasmana2008-12-23

i got my copter stuck in my own hair once lol luckily the rotors were removable and that made it easy to remove the hair Nice ible cheers, spark400

Plasmana (author)mspark4002008-12-26

Too bad my heli's blades cannot be removed...

xproplayer (author)Plasmana2008-12-29

Replace them w/ razors and try the head thiing again on your sister

Plasmana (author)xproplayer2009-01-01

How? I cannot remove the plastic blades...

xproplayer (author)Plasmana2009-01-01

just tape them on and make sure there balanced

mspark400 (author)Plasmana2008-12-31

unfortunate... cheers, mspark400

Plasmana (author)mspark4002009-01-01

Its chinese crap anyway, almost everything is made in China nowadays... :-(

casvandegoor (author)Plasmana2008-05-25

thanks a lot!

Dorkfish92 (author)2008-09-18

cool. I made a boat out of my PicooZ

peach_fart (author)2008-09-07

i had a havoc heli but it fell into the fish tank back in vegas...=( but ive got a better one, the micro reflex(still need to fix the stabilizer that broke off after hitting a vertical blind when my dog jumped at it...unlocked a rotor and made it go all crazy.)

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