Does weight effect the flight an RC helicopter? If this is true then where would be a good spot to put the weight? These two questions are not the frequently asked questions about the Havoc Heli, but are two pretty good ones because the tiny RC helicopters have little or no control. Our experiment is going to try to answer these questions by using cardboard, three helicopters, and some playdoh.
How Helicopters Work:
A helicopter has a rotor blade instead of a propeller. This rotor allows the helicopter to fly vertically, hover, fly straight, fly backwards and laterally. Thanks to this machine created by Igor Sikorsky, helicopters are allowed to fly in some of the busiest and most populated places on the planet.
History of Helicopters:
The helicopter is in the “Rotor craft” category meaning that it is lifted with rotors or a propeller.The modern day helicopter was designed by Igor Sikorskyin 1942. Igor’s aircraft soon reached full production, because the other models of helicopters that were built before Igor had 2 or more main rotor blades and, did not fly as well as Igor’s. The aircraft he built and perfected soon earned the name that it is still called today… The “Helicopter.” Weight Distribution of a helicopter (Not a Remote Control Helicopter)
Our research said that a light helicopter will fly better than a heavy one because helicopters fly vertically and they can also hover. So when you change the center of gravity it gets a little more different to control no matter if it is an RC or the real deal. But in our experiment the helicopter with a different center of gravity flew better than one without weight distribution.
Background Information (It is very brief)
How Helicopters Work:Helicopters propeller works by grabbing air and letting it out the bottom. As the speed of the helicopter goes up the helicopters goes higher.