Blade 130 X – Standard-Beginner-3D Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Blade 130 X Helicopter – Spektrum DX6I, DX7/DX7se, DX7s, DX8/DX18 Transmitter.

 

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

 

Spektrum DX6I

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:
THRO N
AILE N
ELEV N
RUDD N
GYRO N
PITC R

Swash Type: 1 Servo 90

Travel Adjustment: All 100%

Beginners can set Pitch Travel Adjustment to 85% for H↑ and 85% for L↓

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.

 

Throttle Curve – DX6I

NORM 0% 40% 60% 68% 75%
STUNT 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
HOLD 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

Throttle Curve – DX7/DX7se, DX7s, DX8/DX18

NORM 0% 40% 60% 68% 75%
ST-1 75% 75% 75% 75% 75%
ST-2 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
HOLD 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

THRO HOLD

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

HOLD POS. 0.0%
SW: RUDD D/R

 

Pitch Curve

NORM 30% 40% 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 = 85% EXP 40%

AILE D/R = 85% EXP 40%

RUDD D/R = 80% EXP 0%

ELEV D/R = 70% EXP 40%

AILE D/R = 70% EXP 40%

RUDD D/R = 80% EXP 0%

 

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP 40%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP 40%

RUDD D/R = 80% EXP 0%

 

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%

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 40%

POS-0: AILE D/R = 50% EXP 40%

POS-0: RUDD D/R = 80% EXP 0%

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

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

POS-0: RUDD D/R = 80% EXP 0%

 

3D Settings

ELEV D/R = 125% EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 125% EXP LIN

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

 

Spektrum DX7/DX7se, DX7s, DX8/DX18, DX9

Same settings as above but for Reverse set all to Normal.

Reverse:

THRO N
AILE N
ELEV N
RUDD N
GEAR N
PIT. N

 

 

 

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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