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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:31 pm
PostPost subject: How To Build an RC helicopter
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How To Build an RC helicopter

When you decide to Build an RC helicopter and jump into the RC helicopter hobby, the first thing you will need to do is decide on and purchase a model.Last month,I bought a model from

However, you will not be ready to fly immediately; no matter what model you choose, you will need to build it before you can fly.

Building an RC helicopter can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and information you will gain a lot of knowledge and joy for completing this task.

The first thing to do is to decide on what helicopter to buy.

The best way to determine this is to find out the different kinds of RC helicopters, read reviews on various models of the types you are interested in, and make an informed decision from this information on how to Build an RC helicopter.

After you've decided on and purchased your RC helicopter, you will also need to purchase the various parts for it.

You will need an engine to make it run, servos to control various mechanical parts in the helicopter, a gyro to control the tail rotor, a radio to control it once it's ready to fly, and receivers to transmit signals from the radio to the servos.

You should also make sure you have the tools necessary to Build an RC helicopter; screw drivers, ball drivers, nut drivers, wrenches, pliers, fuel-filters, addition glow plugs, ball link pliers, and a pitch gauge. You may also want to see what kind of bolts and screws you will be using so you can purchase additional ones, just in case the kit is missing some, or through mischance one rolls off and goes missing during assembly.

Finally, you should prepare for when you are ready for your test flight by having field equipment - which should definitely include the type of starter your helicopter requires!

When you begin building your helicopter, it is extremely important you read and re-read the instructions until you fully understand them and how the parts will fit together when you begin building the helicopter. When you start the actual assembly of the helicopter, it is of prime importance that you take your time.

Anything that turns should be balanced, all end points should be equal, and all bolts are tightened enough - but not too much.

You will also want to balance your blades, which is best done with a blade balancer. Afterwards, you will need to set up your radio. The more familiar with your radio you can be before you fly, the better off you will be.

Finally, before you fly, you may want to have an experienced RC helicopter pilot look over your model. Oftentimes you can find a person to do this at the shop you bought your helicopter and parts from. Having an experienced hobbyist look over your Build an RC helicopter can help ensure that everything is put together properly and ease your mind about your upcoming first flight.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:23 am
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Hello buddy. I am kingsley,from Nigeria..
I am currently building a fixed pitch helicoper. Size 450.
It is almost entirely homebuilt.
When i first made the commitment to build this helicopter. My location and dwindling funds made it impossible to buy most of the critical components required to build a docile heli. But having made a commitment,i went on to fabricate those parts i couldn't buy. These parts includes,the rotor head,swashplate,oneway bearing,main rotor blades(wooden) and a Brushed Motor modification(to increas the Motor Kv).
All these aforementioned parts have all been fabricated and tested to certify worthiness. The Heli is almost done. It took me roughly 800 hours,including several trial and errors to get it up to the current stage now
As situation stands right now. The heli does lift up under its own power and is capable of carying the full heli weight including the li-ion battery pack. However,i don't do this for long as i have to hold and steady the tail with my left hand so the Heli does not roll or pitch. The reason is; i haven't installed the servos that control the swashplate.
I'm still looking for servos and a 4 channel Tx/Rx. The one i am currently using for testing purposes,has only 3 channels. So it would be fatal to attempt to use it to fly the heli. I will pretty well appreciate it alot if some nice friend out here offers me any. In case you wish to contact me,here's my email add.; ... Thanks
Here is my progress work on the Heli:
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