Scratch built RC helicopter

rc helicopter

Ben Hui had been planning on purchasing an RC helicopter, but with a little more reading he was determined to build his own (cache). Most of the bracketry is built out of the fiber board base used for PCBS. He has details of how he constructed the swashplate, rotor head, tail rotor, and how to make your own blades. He eventually modified a brushless CDROM motor to drive the main rotor.

[thanks Jan]

Comments

  1. KurtRoedeger says:

    I always love the RC hacks. This guy put some thought into this.

    –KurtRoedeger

  2. k lol hax m8 ^^ omfg teh hax ams on k? says:

    omg omog mogmogmogmogmgomg first post !!!

  3. Rj says:

    Amazing work. Can we get some more mirrors once Angelfire gives way?

  4. armindilo says:

    #2: lol, first post? I think not!

    Ya, I agree with #1, rc hacks are sweet! anyone know of a site similar to this but for an airplane? I am planning on building one soon, 100% scratch built. I am planning on building the esc, tx, rx, and using ben hui’s cd-rom hack.

    This is just an all around sweet hack!

  5. Yimmy says:

    rcgroups.com has a bunch of threads on building motors out of CD-Roms, scratch built planes, even a DIY Electronics forum.

  6. k lol hax m8 ^^ omfg teh hax ams on k? says:

    4 me it ams teh first post k? u hafe liek a problem w/ dat? i ams pwn and u no it k?

  7. Tavor says:

    Hm. Looks more like a brushless VCR motor than a CD-ROM motor. Too tall to be the motor from a CD- ROM, and anyhow the VCR kind are stronger and more readily available. Just go dump/dumpster-diving/neighborhood scanning.

  8. emm says:

    wow “k lol hax m8 ^^ omfg teh hax ams on k?” your lack of basic english really makes me respect you. note the sarcasm. please dont spam the comments with your mindless drivel.

    that seems like a good mod, but it seems really hard. and also, a cd motor has that much power?

  9. Joatmon says:

    If you want to make your own plane
    first go by some cheep modles(rc o corse)
    see how they are put toggether, then lean to fly using said models, the build.
    with model aircraft (my dad builds them) there are some golden rules however my mind sucks and i cant rember
    good luck

  10. Jan-Dirk says:

    For more information on making your own brushless motors, have a look at the earlier mentioned website http://www.rcgroups.com (power system section) and http://www.gobrushless.com (they have forums too, but not very active)

    Have fun!

  11. Weazuul says:

    i would like to add that this site is quite old and not updated in a long time but a rather good one to give you and idea where to start.
    if you look closer on http://www.rcgroups.com you will find DIY threads on every little thing you need including on more complicated and well designed helis(built from scratch), BLMC’s, IR remotes etc

  12. davy says:

    ummmm i tried submitting this back a while back…

  13. Sweet. Too bad it has fixed pitch.

  14. xpn$v says:

    beautiful helicopter

  15. armindilo says:

    Thanks for links guys! If I end up making my own 100% scratchbuilt plane (using non-airplane parts) I will see if I can get it posted here. Thanks again!

  16. JAN says:

    this is a very inspiring project! this is in my opinion by far the greatest hack of the last 3 months.

    jan

  17. Salman says:

    I have to admin that is very impressive. A helicopter is something that needs to be built very accurately as one can imagine its a very delicate setup!

  18. ryan says:

    yeah im building my own heli from scratch and its not that easy right now im building my frame and and collecting stuff to make my heli. when i first saw that this guy made one i was really impressed

  19. hichem says:

    excuse me i need a doc from step of building a mini rc helicopter

  20. Antony says:

    marvellous work dude!!.. anybody knows email id or something??..
    i am plannin to do a rc heli for my graduation project.. and i’m at ground zero..
    someone pls help me out!!
    if anybody else also hav been successful in making one by themselves and has the details (if possible with pics) in pdf or doc or any other format, can you send me that plsssssss???….

  21. jack says:

    marvellous work dude!!.. anybody knows email id or something??..
    i am plannin to do a rc heli for my graduation project.. and i’m at ground zero..
    someone pls help me out!!
    if anybody else also hav been successful in making one by themselves and has the details (if possible with pics) in pdf or doc or any other format, can you send me that plsssssss???….

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