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How to make a remote controlled helicopter with engines?
Besides the info provided in this hub, do you want to know the exact process of making your RC helicopters step by step
I have experience in RC planes and RC robot cars and now also in building RC helicopters, and I have a lot of useful information to share with you, as I have seen a couple of helicopters with engines and electric motors with some of my friends who have built some for their own for fun. I would like to encourage new RC enthusiasts to utilize their RC building talents, as I feel that they are not very difficult to construct and also, there is a lot of creativity and interest involved.
A professional helicopter not only involves motors to control them but professionals also use an electronic gyroscope to control the position of the helicopter.
So I will list a few things involved in building a RC helicopter.
Servomotor used in building remote-controlled helicopters
A servomotor is a motor which has precision control, meaning it rotates through an angle of about 180 degrees or so and has a servo arm on it which is connected to the flap or mechanism which you want to control, for example in R/C planes, the ailerons (hinged control parts attached to wings), rudder, steering mechanism, throttle control of the engine is controlled with the help of the servomotor.
A connecting rod similar to a cycle spoke is connected at one end to a servo arm fixed on the shaft of the servomotor and the other end is fixed to the throttle or whatever you want to control
How a servomotor is controlled?
A servomotor is controlled with the help of a 4-channel controller or any controller for that matter. A 4 channel radio comes with a transmitter and a receiver. The receiver should be placed on your RC helicopter, RC plane, RC car, or RC boat and all the servomotors should be connected to the receiver along with the receiver's battery supply.
How rotation of the blades of the RC helicopters is powered?
The rotation of the blades of the helicopter have to be powered either by an engine or with some other electric motor and preferably the motor should be designed for using them in helicopters as they need very high RPM and torque, so try buying some good motor or engine. The engines for helicopters also have to be very good as it should not switch off when in flight or else your helicopter will come down like a dead box......straight down.
Micro Maestro 6-channel USB Servo Controller
You can find several servos available on sale at Ebay and Amazon at low cost.
These are a few things involved in building RC helicopters. For more information, you can google "build RC helicopters". I will come up with my own details in a few days after building one of my own with help of my friends who are very much involved in this, some as a hobby and others as a career. I will then publish the details over here in my upcoming hub. As I want to gain practical knowledge before releasing any useful information. By that time, bye and take care.
Also read my hub on building a remote controlled robo car:
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