How To Make An RC Helicopter
If you want learn how to make an RC helicopter from scratch, you probably know a lot about aerodynamics. If you do not have a degree in aeronautical engineering, it is probably best to buy a kit, buy an engine and a few other devices to throw an RC flying vehicle together
Things You Will Need to Make an RC Helicopter:
- Helicopter Engine
- Radio Receiver Battery
- Buy an RC helicopter body. Unless you are an experienced aeronautical engineer, the odds of you making a helicopter body that will fly are slim. A skilled craftsmen may be able to find the schematics for commercial helicopters and make new parts to scale. Trust us, buying the body is easier.
- Install the RC Helicopter engine first. Center the engine carefully according to the instructions on the body kit. If you do not place the engine in the body properly, the engine will not fly. As Scotty on Star Trek once said, “Ye canna change the laws of physics.”
- Attach the battery to the engine. The battery provides the energy needed for motive force in RC helicopters. Gas powered helicopter use the battery to start the engine, much like it starts in the car.
- Attach the receiver to the engine's electrical system. Wires are usually color coated, but the important part is making sure the circuit is completed and the wires get grounded.
- Attach the panels covering the engine with screws. Maintenance to the helicopter requires this panel to come off periodically.
- If you are flying the helicopter for the first time, you may want to consider attaching training gear to the vehicle. Training gear makes the helicopter easier to handle and less likely to crash it.