Micro Rc Heli to Rc Plane

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

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

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

Step 3: Step 2

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

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.

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14 Discussions


2 years ago

can anyone tell me a $10 transmitter


3 years ago on Introduction

show us the video of the plane flying

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


5 years ago on Introduction

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????

5 replies

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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.


Reply 4 years ago

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


Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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....


Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

charles gray

5 years ago on Introduction

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


5 years ago on Step 5

Nice instructable !

A video of this plane flying would be awesome !