Questions tagged [helicopters]

For questions relating to rotary wing aircraft that typically use one or two propellers to generate lift.

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Is there a simulator in which you can test your own helicopter model?

I am currently trying to make a model helicopter. I have calculated lift generated by the blades and upward acceleration of the helicopter. However, I amn't very sure if my helicopter will fly or not. ...
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How to calculate how much lift to be generated for my helicopter to takeoff?

I am currently making a model helicopter. I wanted to know how fast must my blades spin so that it can takeoff. I guess, for that I would need to calculate lift produced right? Can someone help me ...
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Question about Mars Ingenuity helicopter's wide-chord blades

I marveled at the two flight videos today on YouTube by Perseverance helicopter flights during Ingenuity mission. Got me thinking. Why aren’t the helicopter blades wider? I would like to think that in ...
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Can I use a quadcopter AIO FC (or stack) to control a micro helicopter via Arducopter or iNAV?

I have found a lot of resources on building your own quadcopter(drone)...but none on micro helicopters. The only helicopter resources I have found were large model helicopters. However I want to ...
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Why don't solutions exist for a 3-axis helicopter flight controller?

So I've been searching around for a 3-axis flight controller for my 450-size helicopter. It seems that nearly every flight controller which is sold today is configured for solely the control of quad/...
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Methodology and sources for obtaining the correct replacement batteries for low-end RC aircraft

According to Mark's answer to this Drones and Model Aircraft SE question, I likely need to buy quite a few replacement LiPo batteries. Finding large LiPo batteries for expensive aircraft is usually ...
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How to restore LiPo-powered aircraft that have not been flown for years?

I have a bunch of relatively inexpensive battery-powered radio-controlled aircraft that I haven't flown in over a year. I haven't flown some of them in over 3 years. The aircraft are airplanes, ...