Nick Maxwell’s Behind the Build
An RC Helicopter Master Build Course
Are you ready to upskill your RC helicopter-building abilities? Perfect rotor head setup, superbly squared frames, and an insanely balanced tail rotor?
These are just a few advanced tips shared by the one and only Nick Maxwell.
If you Want to Be an Expert in RC Heli Building, You Need to Start Watching This Video.
Meet your instructor & take a peek inside the course.
What you’ll learn
✓ An industrialized process on how to build ‘any’ RC Helicopter
✓ How to pay close attention to finer details
✓ Ancillary tools that lend to advanced mechanical setup
✓ Simplified and clean electronic installation
✓ Anomalies to look for and how to correct them
This video includes:
❑ 4 hours of engaging footage
❑ Timeline table of contents for on-demand access
Who is this video for?
✓ Beginner pilots looking to take their skills to the next level. Have a true understanding of the terminology that you hear every day in our RC Helicopter community
✓ Advanced pilots looking for a great refresher on the finer aspects of RC Helicopter building
- The Frames (Upper) (17:19)
- The Pulleys (7:42)
- Lower Frames (11:57)
- Landing Gear (10:53)
- Servo Prep & Install (5:19)
- Servo & FBL Wiring (10:52)
- ESC & Motor Install (10:04)
- Main Gear & Belt (10:39)
- Main Gear Mesh (13:34)
- Landing Gear Install (2:05)
- Battery Install (3:43)
- Tail Rotor - Part 1 (18:23)
- Tail Rotor - Part 2 (18:21)
- Tail Pushrod (10:09)
- Linkages & Swash (11:12)
- Rotor Head - Part 1 (20:45)
- Rotor Head - Part 2 (21:51)
- Check Pitch (9:00)
About the Instructor
My name is Nick Maxwell, currently reside in Huntsville, AL., originally from Fort Wayne, IN where I grew up flying model airplanes with my father since the age of 4. My father, an avid modeler himself, introduced me to the hobby; he taught me how to fly on his 60-size aero master biplane which I soloed on after turning 5 years old. I learned to fly at the Fort Wayne Flying Circuits field where my father is still a member and flies regularly.
After attending some smaller events, my first IRCHA was in 2001 (the year that the F3C world championships were held in Muncie before IRCHA). This was the year that Curtis Youngblood won his third WC, after seeing that, I immediately knew I’d like to compete in radio-controlled helicopters. In 2002, I competed in the helicopter precision nationals with a Hirobo Freya 60.
In 2009, I got the opportunity to move to Texas to work for Curtis Youngblood full-time as a test and demo pilot. I really enjoyed living in Texas and being able to fly year-round. The help from Curtis and his father is something I can never repay them for and I appreciate all the help over those years.
In 2011, I decided that I really missed Indiana, so I moved back home. I also decided to branch out and began developing my own line of products, under the name Nick Maxwell Products.
Since flying RC is not a common hobby, finding ways to help youth pilots succeed and have opportunities to communicate with other pilots their age was and still is a big thing.
Over the years I have been honored to fly with and compete against the best pilots in the world, many of which have become great friends over the years. Meeting people around the world is an experience that I will never take for granted, it was a dream come true to make my hobby my career and I can’t say thank you enough to my parents, friends, and sponsors for all their support.
I look forward to meeting more great people in the hobby, and seeing everyone at the field sometime!!
"Filming Nick Maxwell’s Behind the Build video was one of the highlights of my time in the helicopter hobby. Nick takes you through the methods he uses to ensure a vibration free and smooth running helicopter that will perform every time you take it to the flightline. The tips he shares are simple, and yet had never occurred to me and have greatly improved all the builds I’ve done since filming. I considered myself a great builder, but this video truly helped me level up. It’s well worth the time, your helicopter will thank you."
RC Heli Nation Podcast Host
"The insight into detail in this video series is really second to none. I learned aspects of the build process I never thought of. This is more than just “follow the manual”, this is a conundrum of what feels like “secrets” to building the most perfectly aligned radio control helicopter. Say “bye, bye” to those pesky vibrations and anomalies, and feel accomplished flying your bird. Thank you, Nick!!"
2022 National AMA Sportsman Champion
Brian "ByrdMan" Byrdsong
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.