Align T-Rex 150 DFC Helicopter – Standard-Beginner-3D Transmitter Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Align T-Rex 150 DFC – Spektrum, JR, Align/Futaba S-FHSS Transmitters

 

* Set your ESC Li-po Cell Count setting to “AUTO”. Default setting is 2 CELL.

ESC Settings

Functions

6. Li-Po Cell Count – Make sure to set this to “Auto”.
Do not use the “2S” setting. You will have an extreme power/headspeed loss using the default “2S” setting.

 

Spektrum Transmitters

 

Swash Type: H-1 (1 SERVO NORM)

Servo Reverse:

THR – Normal

AIL – Reverse

ELE – Reverse

RUD – Reverse

GYRO – Normal

PIT – Reverse

 

Travel Adjustment:

THR – ↑100;↓100

AIL – ←100;→100

ELE – ↑100;↓100

RUD – ←100;→100

PIT – ↑70;↓70 – Beginner Settings: PIT – ↑60;↓60 / 3D Settings: PIT – ↑75;↓75

For quicker control response increase the ALIE and ELEV Travel Adjustment. *If you set the values too high the servos might bind.
Beginners should use the default values of 100%

Adjust RUD Travel Adjustment to control the tail response and the speed of pirouettes.

 

Gyro Gain:

Normal Flight: 75%

3D Flight: 70%

 

Throttle Curve:

Standard

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%
ST- 2 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%

Beginner

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – Option 1: 70% 67% 65% 67% 70%
ST- 1 – Option 2: 80% 76% 74% 76% 80%
ST- 2 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%

3D

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – 100% 90% 80% 90% 100%
ST- 2 – 100% 90% 80% 90% 100%

 

Pitch Curve:

NORM 35% 42% 50% 75% 100% *
STUNT 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
HOLD 0% 25% 50% 75% 100 **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 75% 100%. This will give you zero degree negative pitch for indoor flying or outdoor flying with no wind. The heli will not slam to the ground if you pull the throttle down to fast due to having negative pitch. Do not use this for stunt modes, only use this for normal mode.

** Option 2. HOLD 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%

This will help minimize damage in a crash as the swash and blades will be at mid stick zero degrees pitch.
This will also help prevent a boom strike.
The swash does not move with TH with these settings.
If you want control of the swash in TH to help you land in a crash don’t use these settings.

 

DR&EXP

Set D/R and EXPO to your personal preference.

Standard Settings

ELEV D/R = 70% EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 70% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +15%

 

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +15%

 

Ultra Beginner Settings

These settings are for hovering and slow flight only. These settings have very low servo travel which will make the controls less responsive to stick input if you need to tame down the controls even more.
Don’t try to flip or 3D with these settings.

ELEV D/R = 30% EXP -10%

AILE D/R = 30% EXP -10%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +20%

 

3D Settings

Switch Position

0- ELEV D/R = 100% EXP +30%

0- AILE D/R = 100% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

Switch Position

1- ELEV D/R = 125% EXP LIN

1- AILE D/R = 125% EXP LIN

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

 

JR Transmitters

 

Swash Type: H-1

Servo Reverse:

THR – Normal

AIL – Reverse

ELE – Reverse

RUD – Reverse

GYRO – Normal

PIT – Reverse

 

Travel Adjustment:

THR – ↑100;↓100

AIL – ←100;→100

ELE – ↑100;↓100

RUD – ←100;→100

PIT – ↑70;↓70 – Beginner Settings: PIT – ↑60;↓60 / 3D Settings: PIT – ↑75;↓75

For quicker control response increase the ALIE and ELEV Travel Adjustment. *If you set the values too high the servos might bind.
Beginners should use the default values of 100%

Adjust RUD Travel Adjustment to control the response of the rudder and the speed of pirouettes.

 

Gyro Gain:

Normal Flight: 75%

3D Flight: 70%

 

Throttle Curve:

Standard

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%
ST- 2 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%

Beginner

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – Option 1: 70% 67% 65% 67% 70%
ST- 1 – Option 2: 80% 76% 74% 76% 80%
ST- 2 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%

3D

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – 100% 90% 80% 90% 100%
ST- 2 – 100% 90% 80% 90% 100%

 

Pitch Curve:

NORM 35% 42% 50% 75% 100% *
STUNT 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
HOLD 0% 25% 50% 75% 100 **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 75% 100%. This will give you zero degree negative pitch for indoor flying or outdoor flying with no wind. The heli will not slam to the ground if you pull the throttle down to fast due to having negative pitch. Do not use this for stunt modes, only use this for normal mode.

** Option 2. HOLD 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%

This will help minimize damage in a crash as the swash and blades will be at mid stick zero degrees pitch.
This will also help prevent a boom strike.
The swash does not move with TH with these settings.
If you want control of the swash in TH to help you land in a crash don’t use these settings.

 

DR&EXP

Set D/R and EXPO to your personal preference.

Standard Settings

ELEV D/R = 70% EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 70% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +15%

 

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +15%

 

Ultra Beginner Settings

These settings are for hovering and slow flight only. These settings have very low servo travel which will make the controls less responsive to stick input if you need to tame down the controls even more.
Don’t try to flip or 3D with these settings.

ELEV D/R = 30% EXP -10%

AILE D/R = 30% EXP -10%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +20%

 

3D Settings

Switch Position

0- ELEV D/R = 100% EXP +30%

0- AILE D/R = 100% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

Switch Position

1- ELEV D/R = 125% EXP LIN

1- AILE D/R = 125% EXP LIN

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

 

Align/Futaba S-FHSS Transmitters

 

Swash Type: H-1

Servo Reverse:

AIL – Normal

ELE – Normal

THR – Reverse

RUD – Normal

GYRO – Normal

PIT – Normal

 

Travel Adjustment:

THR – ↑100;↓100

AIL – ←100;→100

ELE – ↑100;↓100

RUD – ←100;→100

PIT – ↑60;↓60 – Beginner Settings: PIT – ↑50;↓50 / 3D Settings: PIT – ↑70;↓70

For quicker control response increase the ALIE and ELEV Travel Adjustment. *If you set the values too high the servos might bind.
Beginners should use the default values of 100%

Adjust RUD Travel Adjustment to control the response of the rudder and the speed of pirouettes.

 

Gyro Gain:

Normal Flight: 45% (AVCS)

3D Flight: 40% (AVCS)

 

Throttle Curve:

Standard

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%
ST- 2 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%

Beginner

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – Option 1: 70% 67% 65% 67% 70%
ST- 1 – Option 2: 80% 76% 74% 76% 80%
ST- 2 – 90% 86% 84% 86% 90%

3D

NORM – 0% 30% 50% 55% 60%
ST- 1 – 100% 90% 80% 90% 100%
ST- 2 – 100% 90% 80% 90% 100%

 

Pitch Curve:

NORM 35% 42% 50% 75% 100% *
STUNT 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
HOLD 0% 25% 50% 75% 100 **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 75% 100%. This will give you zero degree negative pitch for indoor flying or outdoor flying with no wind. The heli will not slam to the ground if you pull the throttle down to fast due to having negative pitch. Do not use this for stunt modes, only use this for normal mode.

** Option 2. HOLD 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%

This will help minimize damage in a crash as the swash and blades will be at mid stick zero degrees pitch.
This will also help prevent a boom strike.
The swash does not move with TH with these settings.
If you want control of the swash in TH to help you land in a crash don’t use these settings.

 

DR&EXP

Set D/R and EXPO to your personal preference.

Standard Settings

ELEV D/R = 70% EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 70% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +15%

 

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +15%

 

Ultra Beginner Settings

These settings are for hovering and slow flight only.
These settings have very low servo travel which will make the controls less responsive to stick input if you need to tame down the controls even more.
Don’t try to flip or 3D with these settings.

ELEV D/R = 30% EXP -10%

AILE D/R = 30% EXP -10%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP +20%

 

3D Settings

Switch Position

0- ELEV D/R = 100% EXP +30%

0- AILE D/R = 100% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

Switch Position

1- ELEV D/R = 125% EXP LIN

1- AILE D/R = 125% EXP LIN

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

 

 

 

Here is a list I made of common Dual Rate and Expo settings for Standard/Beginner/3D settings for Quads and Helicopters.

If you don’t like to use Expo you can set it to LIN.

LIN = Linear

Some radios use the term Line instead of LIN.

Spektrum – LIN

Walkera Devo – Line

Walkera 2801 Pro – LIN

 

Standard Settings

ELEV D/R = 70% to 100% > 70%, 80%, 85% are commonly used

EXP = +10% to +40% > +30% is commonly used

AILE D/R = 70% to 100% > 70%, 80%, 85% are commonly used

EXP = +10% to +40% > +30% is commonly used

RUDD D/R = 100% > For faster tail response and pirouettes (Heli) or faster rudder response and pirouettes (Quad) use 100% to 150%

EXP = LIN > For faster tail response and pirouettes (Heli) or faster rudder response and pirouettes (Quad) use -10% to -70%

 

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = +40% to +60% > 50% is commonly used

EXP = +30 to +40% > +30% is commonly used

AILE D/R = +40% to +60% > 50% is commonly used

EXP = +30 to +40% > +30% is commonly used

RUDD D/R = 75% to 100% > 100% is commonly used

EXP = LIN or +1% to +20% > LIN is commonly used

 

Ultra Beginner Settings

These settings are for hovering and slow flight only.

ELEV D/R = +30%

EXP = -10%

AILE D/R = +30%

EXP = -10%

RUDD D/R = 75% to 100% > 100% is commonly used

EXP = LIN or +1% to +25% > LIN is commonly used

A good combination would be to use the Beginner Settings on Switch Position “0”
and use the Ultra Beginner Settings on Switch Position “1”.

POS-0: ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +30%

POS-0: AILE D/R = 50% EXP +30%

POS-0: RUDD D/R = 100% EXP LIN

POS-1 :ELEV D/R = 30% EXP -10%

POS-1: AILE D/R = 30% EXP -10%

POS-0: RUDD D/R = 100% EXP LIN

 

3D Settings

ELEV D/R = 100% to 125% > 100% is commonly used

EXP = LIN or -10% to -70% > LIN is commonly used

AILE D/R = 100% to 125% > 100% is commonly used

EXP = LIN or -10% to -70% > LIN is commonly used

RUDD D/R = 100% > For faster tail response and pirouettes (Heli) or faster rudder response and pirouettes (Quad) use 100% to 150%

EXP = LIN > For faster tail response and pirouettes (Heli) or faster rudder response and pirouettes (Quad) use -10% to -70%

 

 

 

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