Make a test stand for large helicopters and Quadcopters out of PVC pipe and dowel rods.
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Step 1: What You Need.
First of I have to say I built this completely from what I found laying around the house and garage. This instructable I hope will give you an idea on how to make your own with what ever you have available.
1. PVC: A 10 foot length of regular PVC ought to be enough with some left over.
PVC: 4 elbows and 3 T-joints.
2. Three feet of dowel rod.
3. Some springs. Its up to your how many you use. I went with two. In the one picture you see the springs. I had to stretch the one to get more bounce out of it.
I'm going to include the dimensions but mind you these are not exact. There to the nearest inch, not 1/16th of an inch.
Overall height: 44 1/2 inches.
Base: 1ft. X 1ft.
Table Base: 7 1/2 inches X 12. inches.
Step 2: Put Together
The base is pretty self explanatory. The basic construction is simple too. Put your base together. If you chose to use two springs I put one in the bottom and then a small piece of dowel rod, then a less denser spring. The nylon strap is a propane tank carrier handle that was being thrown away and i "rescued" it. The strap works as a handle and keeps the helicopter or Quadcopter from pulling the dowel rod out. Originally, I zip tied the helicopter to the board, but this was not very economical since I kept wasting zip ties. So I came up with the what I have now. I took some scrap pieces of wood and drilled holes for some bolts to screw the helicopter down. Dada! that was easy.
Step 3: Done
The way you do this is really all up to you. I included the dimensions just to give you an idea how big it is. All you really need is the pictures and a good imagination. Good luck and have fun.
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