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RC Helicopter
About this creation
100% LEGO parts and sounds.
Custom stickers applied
Motorized model of RC Helicopter.
Very light and small. My first full studless build.



I was always fascinated by RC (radio/remote controlled) scale models, mainly with dirt cars and trucks and machinery, but when I was young, I also loved RC Helicopters.
Back then I never understood anything about them, just that they are cool and well designed.



Later I experimented with LEGO Town Fire Helicopter, I made it big, but never motorized.
So, I was browsing some RC stuff, and I saw this:
Brilliantly designed RC helicopter model, with two Strife motors and two main rotors, and with unusual back rotor, pointing upward.



I immediately started building it in my head, and in few minutes, I had rough sketch.
The only thing that troubled me was the cabin. First I wanted it to be brick built, but later I remembered that there is quite nice LEGO Aircraft Fuselage, part 54092c01:
Which is actually quite fitting to the theme. Only thing did not match is the color of the cabin. It was white, and I wanted to be dark red with black large windows.



So, I made a few stickers on my PC, print them and carefully apply them on the part 54092c01.
It turn out better than I hoped for.
It looked very close to the original, and I did not use any non-LEGO parts.
For the chassis, I use exclusively studless beams, first time ever!

And the experience was very good. It is very different from building with studded bricks.
I wanted to make chassis as light as possible and to have as low part-count as possible. I think I did it.



The chassis is very strong and it contains XL motor (partly hidden in cabin), central gearbox, that transmit power to four different ways, and PF receiver.
Tail was made with axles, grey axles are use for tail itself, while single 32 lack axle is used as drivesft for powering tail blades.
Tail is slightly angled, like on real RC Heli.
Side Strife blades I made from LEGO dark red rims, and as blade protectors, I used black dish 6 webbed. They are motorized.



Battery box is hidden in the cabin, and ll the wires are transmitted out of sight.
All the gears are side frame, protected and locked by chassis beams.

Main rotor blades are 60 studs in length, and are partly covered with sticker. I made the sticker from white paper, myst-sprayed with black can-paint.

Make sure to watch 1min video of it woking and sounding :)



NOTE: Sound in the video is from LEGO sound brick!
Helicopter is operated by Speed remote controlled, hence the gradually acceleration and deceleration.

And volume UP!

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Comments

 I made it 
  May 3, 2014
Quoting Yann (XY EZ) Excellent job! I love the sound of it? One question: is there any possibility to build a lego flying rc heli? I mean also just leaving the floor with help of the rotor, no real flight of course... 8-) 5/5
Thanks! Your question - just partly... Zblj went further of all and succeeded to build just rotor and overpowered RC motor, which then went to air few cm off the ground. But motor was powered with more volts than normal LEGO batteries can provide, so you may call it a cheat. It is up to you to choose it. But Zblj showed that RC motor (with some more voltage) can lift itself with propeller.
 I like it 
  May 2, 2014
Excellent job! I love the sound of it? One question: is there any possibility to build a lego flying rc heli? I mean also just leaving the floor with help of the rotor, no real flight of course... 8-) 5/5
 I like it 
  March 18, 2014
Very cool!
 
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