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How to make a remote controlled helicopter with engines?

Updated on March 21, 2012

Besides the info provided in this hub, do you want to know the exact process of making your RC helicopters step by step

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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.


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:

http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-make-a-Remote-Controlled-Robot-Car

A man giving the final touches to the RC heli.
A man giving the final touches to the RC heli.
Eagle Eye Radio controlled helicopter
Eagle Eye Radio controlled helicopter
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RC heli Germany
Raptor Radio-remote controlled helicopter
Raptor Radio-remote controlled helicopter

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      Sagar Gupta 2 years ago

      thanks please tell how we can make working helicopter in easy manner

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      manish 2 years ago

      How make remote control helicopter

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      Rajeev 2 years ago

      thermacol

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      hiren patel 2 years ago

      Hello sir ...please help me to mack simpal ...helicopter.....

      Hirenpatel. HP206@gmail.com

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      rajesh kumar 2 years ago

      plz help me fb 9122949878

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      abhishek raj 2 years ago

      Soni plz help me a make a helicopter step by step and what items should be used my email is rajabhishek014@gmail.com

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      SPINDIA 2 years ago

      Hi Soni, Please guide me making a helicopter at home. I am a beginner and want step by step guide for it. Also from where I will get the parts in India. Basically I belong to Kolkata.

      Please send me the details to pattnaik.sushant@gmail.com.

      Thanks a lot for your help.

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      Aashish Thakur 2 years ago

      Nice add but we want more information.

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      vicky prasad 2 years ago

      sir, I want to made the simple helicopter project.but I didn't know how to made it .so please sir give me idea.

      vickyprasad1995@gmail.com

      please sir reply me

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      Vishnu Das 3 years ago

      I like your hub.friend can you suggest me which motor details for making a helicam.im planning to make a helicam.but I not yet have any clear idea for making .

      vishnudasck@hotmail.com is my mail id.

      Hope you will reply

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      kishan 3 years ago

      Plz ......know how making helicopter

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      sham kadukar 3 years ago

      hi, i want to make a rc helicopter will you provide me with each and every step to make it . and also the materials required and the place where it will be available.please all this information to vinodkesarkar007@gmail.com

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      anandakumar 3 years ago

      Plz give me all helicopter parts details and prize plz.... send my mail id

      anandhbanu77@gmail.com

      Plz quick

      I want it

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      I want buy rc helicopter spare parts where I found .this is my mail id kjahangir786@gmail.com please send some information. 3 years ago

      For spar e parts shop

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      Avijit pauk 3 years ago

      Please tell me name of all part of helicopter for home making.please mention price of parts.

      To my email-avijitpaul31@ymail.com

      Ans me soon. Please......

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      haseeb 3 years ago

      helow sir your article about helicopter have good explanation .but kindly tell me about its parts and some steps to assemble it because I want to make this type of project in my institute and this will all done with your help .thanks

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      ombabu 3 years ago

      hi.......sir, i read your letter but i am not satisfied and do not take proper knowledge so,please give details how to build, availability of spear part, practical knowledge, how much price, how much rupees in Indian currency,which book I refer please proper detail about RC helicopter I AM NEW ABOUT SUBJECT BUT PLEASE GIVE DETAIL OR CONTACT MY facebook id is ombabu choudhary and my mobile number is-7759853997 sir please tel me how to make my own Rc Helicopter with a camera

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      rodrick buaka 3 years ago

      I like the micro maestro 6

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      DJ rockey 3 years ago

      your helicopter making steps are very goooooooooood. also coooooool, but rotten,and also its like a cow dung AND pizza dung

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      Salman 3 years ago

      Hi Soni can you please tell me which parts and what material will be required to built an RC helicopter and also ,can a servomotor lift 1kg load please send that information to me at my Email ID:msalman.msa.sa@gmail.com

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      Salman 3 years ago

      Hi Soni can you please tell me which parts and what material will be required to built an RC helicopter and also ,can a servomotor lift 1kg load please send that information to me at my Email ID:msalman.msa.sa@gmail.com

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      binyura 3 years ago

      it is possible

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      vijay singh 3 years ago

      I want to made flying halicoptar

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      Amit 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this information. It is really nice.

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      Joachim 4 years ago

      i want to no how to construct an helicopter and the remote, please email me at Inyiamajoachim@yahoo.com

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      ROHITSINGH 4 years ago

      PLEASE PLEASE REPLAY ME THAT HOW TO MAKE A FLYING HALICOPTER I DON'T NO ANY THING THAT SO I WANT TO KNOW FROM YOU MY FACEBOOK ID PLEASE CONTACT ME rohitsinghiskingh888 PLEASE.............................................................................................................................

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      muhammad abubakar 4 years ago

      my name is muhammad abubakar i want to make a helicopter at my home plz tell me the detailed list of material required for that onmy gmail adreess abubakarsultan1992@gmail.com

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      sam 4 years ago

      hey tell me howto make a simple plane plz

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      aayush kumar tiwari 4 years ago

      how to make flying helicopter

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      jatin 4 years ago

      hi.......sir, i read your letter but i am not setishfide and do not take proper knowedge so,please give details how to build, avelibility of spear part, practical knowedge, how much price, how much rupees in indian curancy,which book I refear please proper detail about RC helicopter I AM NEW ABOUT SUBJECT BUT PLEASE GIVE DETAIL OR CONTACT MY email . jatinkadia4543@gmail.com thanking you

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      Ramesh R 4 years ago

      Hi,

      Im Ramesh From chennai,im very intrested to make toy helicopter and i want to business inthis field,so pls help me where i get the parts and give me some idea about it,

      pls contact me to

      email : r.ram2012@gmail.com

      Mobile : 9884167701

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      okunlola abraham 4 years ago

      pls sir, i'm Phd student from federal university of technology, akure, i'm working on design and construction of how to measure wind and temperature profiles, i want to make a rc helicopter which can fly up to 3 km height and with any weight as my project will you provide me with each and every step to make it . and also the materials required and the place where it will be available.please contact me fatherab2003@yahoo.com.hk,fatherab2003.hubpages.com. i am from Nigeria . thank you.

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      okunlola abraham 4 years ago

      pls sir, i'm Phd student from federal university of technology, akure, i'm working on design and construction of how to measure wind and temperature profiles, i want to make a rc helicopter which can fly up to 3 km height and with any weight as my project will you provide me with each and every step to make it . and also the materials required and the place where it will be available.please contact me fatherab2003@yahoo.com.hk i am from Nigeria . thank you.

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      supen kumar 4 years ago

      hiiiii guys.....my project is RC QUARDROTOR ,,,if u hv any idea about about the calculation nd its design....tnh plzzzzzz mail me at supen146@gmail.com

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      charles 4 years ago

      hi pls i'll like to have an infor on how to build a helicoter,the materals needed and the price of the materals,pls reach through my mail@ techwiz55@yahoo.com,or obahcharles@gmail.com

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Bikash, frankly speaking I cannot share the circuit diagram for this as it is highly confidential.

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      kasinath swain 4 years ago

      hello sir, good evening.realy i am very intersted to make toy helicopter. so i want business this item.are you intersted business with me?

      plz contact -

      (swaink96@gmail.com)

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      rajnish 4 years ago

      sir plz tell me ,i live punjab wheres i buy parts and how much money,,and tell me 7.4 v 1100 mah li-polymer battery wheres found battery plz tell me rajnish2367@yahoo.com,and tq for u

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      Mahi 4 years ago

      Please tell me about how to make toy helicopter and describe about that engine??

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks buddy

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      Danish 4 years ago

      gr8ful knowledge

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      alamin 4 years ago

      hi, i want to make a rc helicopter will you provide me with each and every step to make it . and also the materials required and the place where it will be available.please all this information to aamin796@gmail.com

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      bikash 4 years ago

      can u mail complete process with circuit diagram on flying helicopter plz to bikashagrawal562@gmail.com

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      mirza SH 4 years ago

      im not studying in this field, but i am so interested to do something around this types of workings.

      please let me know new technological information

      im from Bangladesh

      cell : +88-01671-924202

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      Amir 4 years ago

      sir main kai bar heliop bana chuka hu lekin wo ud ni saka kuch kamiyo kiwajha se

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      Vijay Prakash 4 years ago

      hi, i want to make a rc helicopter which can fly up to any height and with any weight as my project will you provide me with each and every step to make it . and also the materials required and the place where it will be available.please contact me vizayprakash.830@gmail.com i am from Bangalore . thank you.

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      hardik 4 years ago

      can you tel me how to make a helicopter in detal my facebook acount hardik.agra1234@gmail.com

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      christy 4 years ago

      sir can u give me a new useful idea which is useful in future, related to electronics for the science exhibition?

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      Slowpoke 5 years ago

      I need a complete process of making a RC Helicopter from the scratch as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Please do contact me at slowpokeid@gmail.com

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      mahesh 5 years ago

      very much useful blog

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      asna 5 years ago

      hello Sir :]

      can u plzzz send me the whole process of creating a wireless remote control helicopter

      email:

      asnaa83@gmail.com

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      abhishek 5 years ago

      Sir,

      liked your article and interested in building the one from scratch please mail me the procedure at softranicarobotics@gmail.com,

      waiting possitively

      Thanx for emitting the knowledge across young generations

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      hitesh ratnaparkhi (soni) 5 years ago

      please I need a complete information about making RC helicopters

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      rahul mishra 5 years ago

      sir we want to make a wireless helicopter...its our project...can you send me a step by step solution....soon..9457964588 its my no....

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      Abdul kadir 5 years ago

      please I need a complete information about making RC helicopters

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      prakash ranjan 5 years ago

      hello every one.....can any one help ...,,,can any one giv me a detail of a motor that can use in a helicopter and can carry weight of 72 kg.......,

      it must be small motor,,,,,

      any type,,,AC or DC

      mail me prakash09rock@gmail.com

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      Jay 5 years ago

      Heyy thanks for sharing your such a beautiful experience n knowledge..

      Here i am d beginner of dis robo n need much more information, just want to make my own helicopter.please help me bro.

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      hemanath.v 5 years ago

      hi.........

      I'm very much interested to make a rc(remote controller) helicopter but I don't have sufficient information, can you please tell me about rc helicopter making... send information to my mail id: post2hema@gmail.com

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      AFTHAL 5 years ago

      Hi,

      iam afthal i like to build a toy halycopter.but i don't no how to build it so plz explain me that how to make a fly halycopter

      IT IS MY LONG DAY DREAM so plz...

      afthalm@yahoo.com

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      Harish 5 years ago

      Hai am also rc helicopter lover i want to make a rc helicopter but i am not infarmation in field make model helicopter... Please guide me please,..please replay me (harikochharla@gmail.com) ar sand me msg 9490312400

      .

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      ritesh rahangdale 5 years ago

      thanks for useful article.......

      mr.soni

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      Akash asthana 5 years ago

      Hi soni sir can you give me this information in hindi on my id ansh.love05@gmail.com

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      Harry 5 years ago

      Nice work

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      satyam gupta 5 years ago

      Please sir tell me how to made remote control helicopter,because that is my dream. sir.please i need all the detail and material to achieve my dream sir and u can email on gupta.satyam@yahoo.com

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      pawan paudel 5 years ago

      chocolaty_kanchha@yahoo.com itis my accoynt you can send me some descriptiton

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      pawan paudel 5 years ago

      can you post some instruction of how to make remot control car

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      karthi 5 years ago

      thank you soni...

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      Destiny buck 5 years ago

      Please sir tell me how to made helicopter,because that is my dream to be creative and my first construction start with helicopter sir.please i need all the detail and material to achieve my dream sir and u can email on destinynosa@yahoo.com

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      sanket 5 years ago

      i am trying to makr a plane but iam nao succesful but i am tryinh aaaaaaaaa

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      Mr. Lonely 5 years ago

      Hai... any one can tell make rc helichpoter... My id. suxusweb@gmail.com

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      jim 5 years ago

      i want a copter kit and i want to use a weed eater moter what and were willl i do this

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      pradumna 5 years ago

      sir plz tel the itms needed to make a rc helicopter.we wnt to enjoyed it in summer vacation.

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      imran 5 years ago

      awsome

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      rocky 5 years ago

      hiiii

      iam rocky.now i am continuing diploma.hiii i want to know how to build RC helicoper at home and i want to know all parts required to build the helicopter and also i want to the price of to build RC helicopter can u please snd that information to my E-mail id-aryaprasaddash@gmail.com

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      santosh ahirrao 5 years ago

      Hi,

      Can any one tell from where i can get the spares in mumbai to repair the helicopter as i know the problem but spare reqired to repair it

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      Nanilan 5 years ago

      hiii i want to know how to build RC helicoper at home and i want to know all parts required to build the helicopter and also i want to the price of to build RC helicopter can u please snd that information to my E-mail id: muthu.nanilan@gmail.com

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      manoj yadav 5 years ago

      Hi mr. soni

      good article my all the praises to you' would like to build RC helicopter of my own. where can i find parts in india.what will be the approx. cost of making it. i am basically an electrical engineer based in delhi.kindly advice me at manuneeru04@yahoo.co.in regds

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      bob 5 years ago

      hey me and my friends want to build a remote control helicopter but we don't know where to get strated we have wanted to be able to acually be able to ride in please help us

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      Anil 5 years ago

      Dear Sir Mai ek 17 years ka ladka hu mai bhi ek RC Heicopter banana chahta hu meri help kijiye my contact +919208542632,8090269126 anilkum021@gmail.com

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      fereydoon 5 years ago

      hi

      i com from iran

      i want to make a model helicopter ...

      but i am not information in field make model helicopter ...

      please guide me .

      very very thanks

      my address email: Fery_avr@yahoo.com

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      deepak raju 5 years ago

      i love rc helicopters i also know how to fly but i don't no how to make

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      shripad joshi 5 years ago

      Hello sir

      I want to make RC heli & Real Helicopter by understanding the RC heli's atonomy,can I make it?

      please guide me!

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      susanta 5 years ago

      please tell me how can i make a toy remote control helicopeter for my doughter.

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      aditya s nair 5 years ago

      hi soni sir i want to make my project so how can i make rc helicopter and their parts where can i find it in india in which state and please e-mail me on; adityasnair1999@gmail.com please sir help me ,thank you.

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      pooja 5 years ago

      hi ,

      nice

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      Akshay pv 5 years ago

      Wher i get brshls motor

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      Namah Eliot 5 years ago

      i want how to prepar electricl RC helicopter

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      kiran 5 years ago

      i want how to prepar the electricl moter of an RC helicopter

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      hargopal 5 years ago

      hiiiiiiiiii soni sir,

      hi i m from nagpur i want to make this project pls help me sir before 10/01/2012. this is my contact no.-8446573776. or mail me step by step :- me_hargopal@rediffmil.com

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      youfil s m 5 years ago

      hi, i am youfil.+1 science students. in my olden days itself i really like flying aircraft and helicopters . Now i really like to build a dc rc helicopter . So u can only help by giving details and information step by step.Its e-mail address:'YOUFIL.SM@GMAIL.COM' so pleasez help me, its a request from your yonuger brother. plz plz plz plz..............................................................

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      wyndel albos 5 years ago

      wow i have to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!1.,.,.,.,.

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      benedict tuazon 5 years ago

      that is nice!!!!!

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      Sahil 5 years ago

      Hi soni do you help me make my my own rc helicopter all materials,equipment and information please send me on

      sahil_dehankar@rediffmail.com

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      rubayat 5 years ago

      Hi.... soni,

      m a student of EEE dept. Final and giving a project on rc airplane can u give me the full procedure, parts used & material name to build a rc airplane.

      Plz mail at gurmeetsingh. islam.rubayat@gmail.com

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      om prakash bhagat 5 years ago

      hey friends i have to make a simlest helicipter

      plzz help me ...............

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      kaushik 5 years ago

      hi. hey , i want to make a rc helicopter will you provide me with each and every step to make it . and also the materials required and the place where it will be available.please all this information to ktandurkar@gmail.com. thank you.

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      police 5 years ago

      WOW! I'M GONNA TRY THIS

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      Faizal Rj 5 years ago

      i m gonna try it ...

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      talha jawed 5 years ago

      nce .... all about

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      shubham singh don 5 years ago

      hi imake one helicopter please give me some infor mation please help because in feuture i am a engginear