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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    42 Discussions

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    rgreene11
    rgreene11

    6 years ago

    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

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    Kryptonite
    Kryptonite

    10 years ago on Introduction

    The problem with mine is I keep hitting the roof!

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    MCzone
    MCzone

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    The nerdling
    The nerdling

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Emoo
    Emoo

    13 years ago on Introduction

    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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    i make shooting things
    i make shooting things

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    martzsam
    martzsam

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Caleb Nehrbass
    Caleb Nehrbass

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    MCzone
    MCzone

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    asingh40
    asingh40

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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