Blade 120 SR Helicopter – Standard & Beginner Transmitter Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Blade 120 SR Helicopter – Spektrum DX6I, DX7/DX7se, DX7s, DX8/DX18, DX9 Transmitter.

* ACRO Mode

* HELI Mode

You can use HELI or ACRO mode.

 

Select a new model or reset a current model.
Any settings that are not listed below are default settings.

 

Model Type – ACRO

The Rx on the heli does all the servo mixing. No need to program any swashplate mixing in the transmitter.

All you need to do is select a new model or rest a current model, select ACRO for Model Type and bind the heli. All the settings are defaults. The only settings to program are Dual Rate and Expo.

 

TRAVEL ADJ – All defaults (100%)
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 RUDD Travel Adjustment to control the tail response and the speed of pirouettes.

 

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 LIN

 

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP LIN

 

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 = 100% EXP +20%

 

 

Model Type – HELI

Reverse: All Normal

Swash Type: 1 SERVO 90°

Travel Adjustment: All 100%
For quicker control response increase the ALIE and ELEV Travel Adjustment. Beginners should use the default values of 100%
Adjust RUDD Travel Adjustment to control the response of the rudder and the speed of pirouettes.

Use these settings if you want a more aggressive helicopter.
If you are a beginner you should use 100% instead.
These settings will be too aggressive for beginners.

AILE: 125% – 125%

ELEV: 125% – 125%

RUDD: 125% – 125%

 

Sub Trim: All 0%

 

Pitch Curves – Use defaults which are linear curves 0-25-50-75-100

 

Throttle Curves – Use defaults which are linear curves 0-25-50-75-100

Option 1:

Normal Mode – For smother hovering response use 0-35-50-65-100

Stunt Mode – Linear curve 0-25-50-75-100

Option 2:

Normal Mode

L 0.0%
2 15%
3 50%
4 60%
H 75%

Stunt Mode

L 0.0%
2 30%
3 50%
4 75%
H 100%

Flight Mode switch on position “0” = Less aggressive throttle curve for a tamer heli
Flight Mode switch on position “1” = More aggressive throttle curve

 

GYRO:

RATE SW-GYRO
0: 100.0%
1: 0.0%

Use the gyro switch to switch between high and low rate.

 

THRO HOLD

Default is INH. Enable throttle hold and use these settings.

HOLD POS. 0.0%
SW: RUDD D/R

 

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 LIN

 

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP LIN

 

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 = 100% EXP +20%

 

 

 

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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