I want an rc helicopter that is reasonably priced, easy to manever (the type that you can go forward and backward, up and down, not too touchy, etc.) tough (i am a beginner, so i crash alot) has a long battery life (unless it's a gas) weather proof (will not get blown so easily by the wind) and if it's outdoors a reasonable size (i want to make a bombay door or something so i can drop stuff

Topic by TheInventor1997   |  last reply

how to build an heli?

Question by rijan   |  last reply

iPhone, IR transmitter for Heli?

Hello all, does anyone know how to make IR transmitter for heli? You can look at here what I mean: http://www.ihelicopters.net/ I already have such heli at home, also apps is free, I don't know how transmitter works, but I thinks it's just audio->IR->heli any ideas, suggestions? thanks

Question by mcride   |  last reply

Inspector gadget heli-hat

Hey all, So this year I am going as Inspector Gadget for Halloween and wanted to do my best to have a couple functioning gizmos. The piece I'm focusing on for now is the trademark helicopter that comes out of his hat. I just want the blades to move. Preferably it would be something with an on/off switch (I'm thinking a toggle with strings or something that lead down the handles). Unfortunately I have little small motor experience and I don't know where to start. I know this wouldn't be a very difficult thing for a seasoned person, so I was hoping to get a little direction. Thanks a bunch!

Topic by TheUnholyTaco   |  last reply

Could I make a mini RC plane from a broken micro heli? Answered

Hi Everyone My name is Si Thu Zaw from Myanmar so please forgive me if I made mistakes in English.I had a micro RC heli.But now,the main rotor is broken.I'm planning to make a mini rc plane from the electronics.Is it possible?

Question by Si Thu Zaw   |  last reply

havoc=picco z=venom micro rescue?

Im pretty sure that the "havoc heli" and the "picoo z" are the same. the back of the box both say "silverlit", and the helis both look exactly alike. pleez give me your feedback on what ya think. thanx. edit: i found this thing at towerhobbies.com called the venom micro recue, and it has the same exact rotors and IR controller.

Topic by nerfer192   |  last reply

replacement transmitter for an rc helicopter?

So i bought a rc heli from a thrift store and it turns on when the switch is flicked, but it came without the transmitter/controller for it, i checked the hobby shops and they said that they don't have any spares for it it says on a sticker that the heli is a 27MHz, so i was wondering, if i got a transmitter that was designed for helis and ran on the same frequency, in theory it'd work, right? can anyone lend me some advice?

Question by mammasboy   |  last reply

Carbon Fibre Rotor Blade

I wish to construct a pair of 70cm long carbon fibre rotor blade for my rc helicopter. The inner part of the blade is hollow to reduce weight. I understand that I need to make a two-piece mould out from a sample blade, with some kind of rasin. Any idea or suggestion is very much wellcome. Thanks to all for sharing.

Question by choonsiong08   |  last reply

spy aircraft

Is there a RC plane or aircraft, (like helicopters or hovercrafts) that can carry a camera and drop a payload. This would be great for pranks or dropping weapons for allies in an airsoft war, maybe even shoot airsoft bb's, that would be awesome. If you know how to make at least the first two or know a product that can do that tell me.

Topic by TheInventor1997   |  last reply

Heavy aerial lift quadcopter?

Hi, I am in a local competition where they are asking for a quadcopter that can lift a box of lead. The box weigh's 25kg. Yes, you read that right 25 kg. The rules state that it must be a quadcopter and it must fit in a meter by meter by meter cube. This limits the prop size to 500mm diameter unless the height of the blades is different so they overlap. I would prefer not to do this. each rotor must lift 7000 grams (payload + weight of quad). I have been using this thrust calculator : http://personal.osi.hu/fuzesisz/strc_eng/ and according to it a 500mm (20") at 4.5" pitch (I just put that as standard) will need to spin at 6000 RPM to produce 7.12 kg of thrust. It also says it will need an 800 Watt motor. I plan on using these motors http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24433__NTM_Rotor_Drive_450_Series_1700KV_930W.html. They are 930 watts and 1700kv. they run on a 6s lipo. A 6s lipo is 22.2 volts. 22.2 X 1700 = 37,740. 37,740 RPM is the theoretical speed of the motor. I only need 6000 RPM. 37,740 / 6000 = about 6. so the motor has an 8 tooth gear on it and the prop has a 42 tooth gear on it. This makes a roughly 6:1 ratio to slow down and power up the rotor. The motor is 30A constant current, 42A burst. The ESC will be this one http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__25366__Turnigy_Multistar_45_Amp_Multi_rotor_Brushless_ESC_2_6S.html and the battery will be this two of these: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9176__Turnigy_5000mAh_6S_20C_Lipo_Pack.html.          When I started writing this I had a question that I answered myself but now I just want to know if you see any faults with this. PS, the winner of the competition is the one who can hover the longest. I also want to do it for as cheap as possible

Question by monty324   |  last reply

Can I use a RC TOY transmitter to control an advanced receiver?

I have one of those micro rc cars.The car died and I'm experimenting with its parts. I was wondering if it's possible for a simple Tx ,like this one, to control an advanced Rx connected with a Brushless ESC. By simple I mean single speed(forward without ESC) and with advanced those used for example in rc helis(advanced tech,many ch). I am definitely talking about the same Quarz crystal controlled frequency. Thanks you.

Question by Zafictus   |  last reply

Converting an RC Helicopter to a wired one.? Answered

Hello all, I am currently involved in a competition for my school and my question is as follows. We are utilizing an RC Helicopter and I was wondering if it is possible to convert one to a wired one? As in there is a physical wire connecting the controller and helicopter and it is using that rather then and frequencies to control it. The reason being there is going to be a huge amount of students also using RC Helicopters and we wish to eliminate any possible interference.

Question by nicksam112   |  last reply

Knex Transformer Contest: Blackout

Hello everyone, I am going to have a knex transformers contest as you can tell. If you don't know what a transformer or knex are you better get off this forum, just kidding. Anyone interested I will be more than happy to see your work. You will build the fist model from May 5,2009 to May 18,2009. You will then build a second model the next two weeks, then the third model the next two weeks. Each model will be judged three times!!! Build away and good luck. PS> I might enter <

Topic by FeverSoccer   |  last reply

What should i do with my keychain camera?

My rc heli can't carry it so what else can i do to make cool videos?

Question by hmfoster   |  last reply

Potential $5 RC Hovercraft

Hey y'all, I was bored, so I made this RC hovercraft, kinda like a Tiny Whoov, from the guts of a $5 RC helicopter (sold at most FiveBelows). The idea is that a hovercraft is more fun than a cruddy helicopter, in addition to being a fun and easy DIY project for the weekend. It could be a nice gift to a kid. My first concern was that the motors would not provide enough power to get the thing moving. They give more than enough power, and this thing can MOVE. My second concern is that the differential thrust steering system (one motor turns faster than the other, steering the hovercraft) would not be effective enough. This is still a problem that I don't have the enthusiasm or time to solve anymore. Maybe someone could figure out how to reprogram the FC board to have more differential thrust (is that possible?), or somehow configure a servo or actuator without raising the cost of materials too much. Anyway, here's the concept, go have fun with it.Supplies:Foam platesHot glue$5 RC helicopter with 2 motors and receiver (LED optional, but really cool)Connector (the battery might be soldered directly to the FC board, so this will make it easier to fiddle with)Soldering iron (not %100 necessary, but it can come in handy)Propellers (see design notes)Design notes:Notice how the underside of the hull is curved and smooth. I used propellers from a Blade Inductrix FPV Pro, but any micro quad propellers should work. Notice the nice little compartment under the FC board where you can stick a battery without the need for Velcro or glue. This would be a very easy FPV mod, but that would add about $20 to the cost.

Topic by Thorondor95 

How many do you have?

Ive got a Mini-t, micro-t, xmod, zip zap, spin master havoc heli, and my dad haz a mini-baja and my sister has the lego r/c.

Topic by nerfer192   |  last reply

Can I get a 20 pound CO2 cylinder filled with Helium? Answered

I recently got a 20 pound CO2 cylinder and was wondering if I would be able to get it filled with helium gas.

Question by workinprogress37   |  last reply

Make picooz micro heli controller run from ac/dc adator

Hi all, this is my first question so bear with me.... I want to mod all my micro heli transmitter/chargers to run of a 9V dc power adaptor, I'm tired of changing/charging batteries for them and seen as I sit next to a power socket when I fly this is the best option. For this question I am focusing on the picooz sidewinder remote. What I have planned is to use a dc barrel or 3.5mm jack socket, connect - to the battery - on the pcb and connect the tip to +in on the pcb the switched tip to the battery so that when nothing is plugged in it automatically runs from battery. what I would like to know is... where to add a capacitor and what rating, this to provide enough power for the fraction of a second when the plug is pulled out, without this I would have to "trim" the controller each time because it would turn off for that small amount of time and forgotten where it has been trimmed to. thanks in advance. ps once I have this working I will be doing a full Instructable on this subject.

Topic by Djdavies83   |  last reply

Hirobo XRB Remote control helicopter

I have a Wireless remote control twin blade helicopter for sale. This is not the cheapo mini copter you see on Ebay. This is an hirobo XRB, cost me $400 new still have the reciept. Comes with xtra rotor blades, remote, 2 Lipo batteries. I have cut some of the plastic away to make it lighter in weight. The X and Y axis are adjustable on the heli and the radio. It flew great 1 year ago, The blades are a foam composite, ( you can buy carbon fiber ones online.) The colars where the blades mount are broken, so if you want to use it as the heli you have to purchase new ones from Hirobo, couple bucks I assume. Or you can use it for whatever you want to, everyone in this community is quite creative, I however am not. I'll try to post pics. Someone can build some cool stuff with this. Make me an offer

Topic by fineglock9   |  last reply

Help on R/C plane workings

This is my first time on the site and first time with trying to build a rc anything.  My mind is so scrambled due to constant searching online and I still don't know where to start. First, I thought of building a brushless motor.  Seeing some online looks awesome.  Just some wire, rod and a magnet to a battery.  But I do not know the size of battery nor  how the size of the wire will change my project. Second, it would be fun to have my PS2 controller, control the heli or plane I choose to build. Is this possible. Third, can I use a motor from a cheap heli in a plane and have control over the speed? Lastly for now, is there a way to figure what motor I need if I was going to build a slow flyer vs a outdoor micro flyer?  I have been looking at weight mostly and don't know if I need to be that concerned. Please help if you dare to take me on as a challenge case.

Topic by Todd M   |  last reply

does anybody know how to make a small, indoor, remote control plane? Answered

I want to make a small remote control airplane. i have havoc helis but i like airplanes better and i dont know where i can buy any and i would rather make one. so tell me what you know. thanks!!

Question by EncasedDeath   |  last reply

HOW to control a dc motor of 7.2v 500mah wirelessly?

HOW to make a circuit to control a dc motor of 7.2v 500mah wirelessly at the range of 5 metres please help i have made an heli recently ,the further project has been completed but this wireless work remains so please tell me how to control the motor whether it is difficult or easy, whether it is radio contrlled or infrared i would be very very very thankful for that

Question by sahilnarang   |  last reply

RC helicopter Hirobo XRB with pics now!!!!

I have a Wireless remote control twin blade helicopter for sale. This is not the cheapo mini copter you see on Ebay. This is an hirobo XRB, cost me $400 new still have the reciept. Comes with xtra rotor blades, remote, Lipo batterie. I have cut some of the plastic away to make it lighter in weight. The X and Y axis are adjustable on the heli and the radio. It flew great 1 year ago, The blades are a foam composite, ( you can buy carbon fiber ones online.) The colars where the blades mount are broken, so if you want to use it as the heli you have to purchase new ones from Hirobo, couple bucks I assume. Twin roto design ( no tail rotor ) this allows you to take everthing off including tail boom and jus tfly the little silver box in the center if you wanted to. Or you can use it for whatever you want to, everyone in this community is quite creative, I however am not. Someone can build some cool stuff with this. $100 OBO

Topic by fineglock9 

RC helicopter cinematography

Both RC helicopters and DSLRs have shown some amazing advances and when they're combined the results are amazing. Eric Austin has a company called Heli Video that specializes in this with a helicopter-mounted Canon 7D and the footage rocks. With a free-roaming helicopter he can get shots that swoop in and out and then look down from above without any need for a crane or anything else. There are also no mistakes allowed as a crash means several thousand dollars worth of gear get wrecked. Check out the first video to see what this technique can do and the second for a view of the helicopter at work. via Core77

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply

Can i use an old wireless mouse rc transmitter to switch something close range on&off?

Hi guys, having a bit of trouble figuring this out. I'd like to use an old wireless mouse with a nano receiver/transmitter from my laptop.  I'm a bit of a newbie so thats why i cant figure it out.. :-#  so the exact project is this.  Im trying to build a foam drone/heli with some electromotors  from a broken trimmer and such. Cool thing would be if i can switch this on/off wireless. Any other tips/tricks/hacks/goodtolookat are welcome.  Thanks in advance! 

Question by KrmL   |  last reply

Need a clock pulse switch circuit!

I cannot not for the life of me figure out how to make this circuit.  The circuit needs to do this: I push a button that sends a single signal to the circuit.  With each push of the button the circuit activates a seperate relay in sequence.  I need 6 relays to activate with 6 button pushes in sequence.  I know this is a very simple circuit to design.  I just can't figure it out nor find out how to make it. I'm not sure what the voltage of the relays coil should be.  My goal is to make bottle rockets launch off of my RC helicopter.  I'm going to use a 9vdc power source, a couple capacitors and some nichrome wire.  The relays are there so that each rocket launches seperately.  Hense the need for the circuit.   So with each push of the button on the transmitter...a seperate rocket is fired.  Thanks for any help ya'll.

Topic by rock0nman   |  last reply