Blade 200 QX Quadcopter – Standard & Beginner Transmitter Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Blade 200 QX – Spektrum DX6I, DX7/DX7E, DX7S, DX8, DX9/DX18 Transmitter.

 

Quadcopter LED Color

 

Blue LED Color:

Rapid Blink = Bind Mode
Solid = Stability Mode high angle

 

Green LED Color:

Solid = Stability Mode low angle

 

Red LED Color:

Solid = Agility Mode

 

All LEDs:

Slow Blink = 7.1V Low Voltage Warning
Medium Blink = 7.0V Low Voltage Warning
Rapid Blink = 6.9V Low Voltage Warning

 

White LED Color:

Blink = 6.2V Low Voltage Cutoff: Motors shut off

 

 

Arming the Quadcopter:

Move both sticks into the bottom inside corners, then back to center, or move the rudder stick full left then full right.

Note: Some radios may require some throttle trim or throttle sub trim. This is due to the throttle stick is not at zero throttle when it is completely down. When the proper amount of throttle trim is reached you will hear some quick beeps. Your now ready to arm the quad.

To correct this so you don’t have to use throttle trim or throttle sub trim and I had to do this, calibrate your sticks.

 

Disarming the Quadcopter:

Method 1. Bring down the throttle trim until the motors turn off

Method 2. Use throttle cutoff. You can program one in MIX if your transmitter doesn’t have a throttle cutoff. I did this on my Spektrum DX7. I listed the settings below.

 

Spektrum DX7 – Program Throttle Cutoff for a switch

[Prog.MIX 6]

THRO – THRO

Rate: -100% -100%

* SW: Flap2

Offset: -125

* You can also use Flap0, Flap1, or MIX

 

Here is the setup to program a Throttle Cut for the Spektrum DX7, DX8 and DX9.

 

Spektrum DX7

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWCYLllroDw

 

Spektrum DX8

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQB_nDxsOWg

 

Spektrum DX9

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcm9REUF4lc

 

 

 

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

 

DX6i

Model Type – Acro

Reverse –

THRO-N
ELEV-N
GEAR-R
AILE-N
RUDD-N
FLAP-N

TRAVEL ADJ: Gear (0)↑100%;
F MODE (1) ↓40%
FLAPS: Norm ←↑100; LAND ↓100
MIX 1: ACT; Gear → Gear ACT
RATE D 0%; U + 100%
SW MIX
TRIM INH

TRAVEL ADJ
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.

Switch Positions –

GEAR 0; Mix 0 = Stability Mode, Low Angle
GEAR 1; Mix 0 = Stability Mode, High Angle
GEAR 1; Mix 1 = Agility Mode

Throttle Cut –

Press throttle
cut

Camera Operation

Still Mode(Default)
FLAP 0-1-0 = Take Picture

Video Mode

FLAP 0-1-0 = Start/Stop Recording
FLAP Pos 0-1(4 Seconds)-0 = Change
Modes

Dual Rate Switch –

ELEV-AIL D/R

DR&EXP Settings – Adjust to your personal preference

Standard Settings – Low Rate

ELEV D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

Standard Settings – High Rate

ELEV D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

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 INH

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 LIN

 

DX7/7SE

Model Type – Acro

Reverse –

FLAP-R (6)
All Others-N

TRAVEL ADJ –

GEAR (0)↑100%;
GEAR (1) ↑40%
MIX 1: FLAP → Gear OFF/ON
RATE → -50%
0%
SW: MIX
OFFSET: 0

TRAVEL ADJ
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.

Switch Positions –

GEAR 0; Mix 0 = Stability Mode, Low Angle
GEAR 1; Mix 0 = Stability Mode, High Angle
GEAR 1; Mix 1 = Agility Mode

Throttle Cut –

Lower throttle trim until motors stop turning

Camera Operation

Still Mode(Default)
FLAP 0-1-0 = Take Picture

Video Mode

FLAP 0-1-0 = Start/Stop Recording
FLAP Pos 0-1(4 Seconds)-0 = Change
Modes

Dual Rate Switch –

ELEV-AIL D/R

DR&EXP Settings – Adjust to your personal preference

Standard Settings – Low Rate

ELEV D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

Standard Settings – High Rate

ELEV D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

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 INH

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 LIN

 

DX7S

Model Type – Acro

Reverse –

AUX1-R
All Others-N

Switch Select:
Trainer to Aux 1; F Mode to Gear
Set All Others to Inh
MIX 1: GER > GER
RATE: 0%
-100%
OFFSET: 0%;
TRIM: Inh
SW: Mix0

Switch Positions –

F MODE (0) = Stability Mode, Low Angle
F MODE (1) = Stability Mode, High Angle
F MODE (1); HOLD (1) = Agility Mode

TRAVEL ADJ
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.

Throttle Cut

Press Trainer

Camera Operation

Still Mode(Default)
Press Trainer = Take Picture

Video Mode

Press Trainer = Start/Stop Recording
Press & Hold Trainer for 4 Seconds =
Change Modes

Dual Rate Switch –

ELEV-AIL D/R

DR&EXP Settings – Adjust to your personal preference

Standard Settings – Low Rate

ELEV D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

Standard Settings – High Rate

ELEV D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

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 INH

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 LIN

 

DX8

Model Type – Acro

Reverse –

AUX1-R
All Others-N

Switch Select:
Trainer to Aux 1
F Mode to Gear
All Others to Inh

Switch Positions –

F MODE (0) = Stability Mode, Low Angle

F MODE (1) = Stability Mode, High Angle

F MODE (2); HOLD (1) = Agility Mode

TRAVEL ADJ
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.

Throttle Cut – Press Trainer/Bind

Camera Operation

Still Mode(Default)
Press Trainer = Take Picture

Video Mode

Press Trainer = Start/Stop Recording
Press & Hold Trainer for 4 Seconds =
Change Modes

Dual Rate Switch –

ELEV-AIL D/R

DR&EXP Settings – Adjust to your personal preference

Standard Settings – Low Rate

ELEV D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

Standard Settings – High Rate

ELEV D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

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 INH

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 LIN

 

DX9/DX18

Model Type – Acro

Reverse –

AUX1-R
All Others-N

Channel Assign: NEXT
1-4: N/A
5 Gear: B
6 AUX1: I
7-10: Inh

Switch Positions –

B (0) = Stability Mode, Low Angle

B (1) = Stability Mode, High Angle

B (2) = Agility Mode

TRAVEL ADJ
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.

Throttle Cut – Press I (BIND)

Camera Operation

Still Mode(Default)
Press Trainer = Take Picture

Video Mode

Press Trainer = Start/Stop Recording
Press & Hold Trainer for 4 Seconds =
Change Modes

Dual Rate Switch –

ELEV-AIL D/R

DR&EXP Settings – Adjust to your personal preference

Standard Settings – Low Rate

ELEV D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

AILE D/R = 70%  EXP +30%

RUDD D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

Standard Settings – High Rate

ELEV D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 100%  EXP LIN

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 INH

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 LIN

 

 

 

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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