Training Wheels for Your Helicopter.

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Introduction: Training Wheels for Your Helicopter.

Or perhaps more appropriately training balls.

This is an old idea reminded to me by Zach Radding.

It works great.

Problem:

You break your new remote control helicopter every time you try to learn to use it.

Solution:

You give it training stabilizers.

Step 1: Add Stabilizer Arms and Ping Pong Ball Ends.

two pieces of carbon fiber rod or even wooden dowel work great. you need 4 rubber bands and 4 old ping pong balls too.

cross the two pieces of carbon rod and elastic band them to the bottom of helicopter.

Step 2: Add Ping Pong Balls to Ends.

this prevents you from poking your or other people's eyes out.

puncture a hole in ping pong ball then stuff it on the rods.

i used a darning needle to puncture the ping pong ball.

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    I found two old fishing rod and use the smaller ends nip off the eyelets and use some strap ties and it works great thanks for the ideal

    build a higher roof...;)))

    I'd have to move my upstairs though :P

    ;D or learn to fly better!

    Never buy those airhogs, invest in a gyro, they are alot better

    you can get those cheep rc helis at k-mart, jaycar, targt with gyros

    fly upstairs and have no roof

    Gets blown away; sadly.

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    Nice and simple...now I just need to find some wire rod. Did the helicopter have any noticeable difficulty lifting the extra payload?

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    Most good helicopters (electric or glow) should have no problem with extra weight but cheep crapy toysRus types might not be able to. How ever they could affect the balance of some small electric and probably some glow too. Just make sure their evenly balanced.

    Haha, Ahhh the sound of a newbie RC pilot... The "cheap" helicopters are any thing from $10 - 150. The helicopters that are expensive range from $150 - 2000. It is not a cheap hobby.

    I've just bought a $160 :D I think I'm making progress in this hobby.

    is a double horse 9098 cheap???
    I got that and a similar helicopter that cost twice as much.

    Great work and I have got great idea. I will also try to make balance like this. This is good use of ping pong ball.
    http://www.commercialpilottraining.net/FlightTraining/Helicopter-Flight-Lessons.htm