Blade 450 3D Helicopter – Intermediate and Advanced Transmitter Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Blade 450 3D Helicopter – Spektrum Transmitter.

 

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

 

DX6i

Intermediate Settings

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: CCPM 120

Swash Mix:

A -100%

E -95%

P +85%

Gyro
Rate: SW-F.Mode
0: 77.5% NORM 0
1: 76.0% STUNT 1 Swash

Travel Adjustment: RUDD 90% – The rest are all 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.

Throttle Curve –

NORM 0% 56.5% 72.5% 72.5% 72.5%
STUNT 72.5% 72.5% 72.5% 72.5% 72.5%
HOLD 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

THRO HOLD

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

HOLD POS. 0.0%
SW: RUDD D/R

Pitch Curve

NORM 45% 51% 60% 73.5% 91% *
STUNT 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
HOLD 0% 25% 50% 75% 100 **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 73.5% 91%
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.

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +7%

AILE D/R = 50%% EXP +7%

RUDD D/R = 77% EXP INH

ELEV D/R = 75% EXP +15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP +15%

RUDD D/R = 77% EXP INH

 

DX6i

Advanced Settings

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: CCPM 120

Swash Mix:

AILE -100%
ELEV -95%
PITC +92%

Gyro
Rate: SW-F.Mode
0: 77.5% NORM 0
1: 76.0% STUNT 1 Swash

Travel Adjustment: RUDD 90% – The rest are all 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.

Throttle Curve –

NORM 0% 56.5% 72.5% 72.5% 72.5%
STUNT 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
HOLD 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

THRO HOLD

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

HOLD POS. 0.0%
SW: RUDD D/R

Pitch Curve

NORM 45% 51% 60% 73.5% 91% *
STUNT 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
HOLD 42% 46% 50% 75% 100% **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 73.5% 91%
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.

ELEV D/R = 75% EXP +15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP +15%

RUDD D/R = 87% EXP INH

ELEV D/R = 100% EXP 15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP 15%

RUDD D/R = 87% EXP INH

 

DX7/DX7se

Intermediate Settings

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: CCPM 120

Input Select Gear: Gyro

Swash Mix
AILE -100%
ELEV -100%
PITC -84%

Gyro
Auto
Rate: SW-F.Mode
AUTO NORM 0
0: 77% STUNT 1
1: 76% HOLD 0 0

Travel Adjustment: RUDD 90% – The rest are all 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.

Throttle Curve

NORM 0% 57% 73% 73% 73%
STUNT 73% 73% 73% 73% 73%
HOLD -5% -5% -5% -5% -5%

THRO HOLD
HOLD POS 0.0%
SW RUDD D/R

Pitch Curve

NORM 45% 51% 60% 74% 91% *
STUNT 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
HOLD 42% 46% 50% 75% 100% **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 74% 91%
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.

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +7%

AILE D/R = 50%% EXP +7%

RUDD D/R = 77% EXP INH

ELEV D/R = 75% EXP +15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP +15%

RUDD D/R = 77% EXP INH

 

DX7/DX7se

Advanced Settings

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: CCPM 120

Input Select Gear: Gyro

Swash Mix
AILE -100%
ELEV -100%
PITC -100%

Gyro
Auto
Rate: F.Mode
0: 77.5% NORM 0
1: 76.0% STUNT 1

Travel Adjustment: RUDD 90% – The rest are all 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.

Throttle Curve

NORM 0% 57% 73% 73% 73%
STUNT 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
HOLD -5% -5% -5% -5% -5%

THRO HOLD
HOLD POS 0.0%
SW RUDD D/R

Thro Hold Switch: RUDD D/R

Pitch Curve

NORM 45% 51% 60% 74% 91% *
STUNT 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
HOLD 42% 46% 50% 75% 100% **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 74% 91%
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.

ELEV D/R = 75% EXP +15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP +15%

RUDD D/R = 87% EXP INH

ELEV D/R = 100% EXP 15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP 15%

RUDD D/R = 87% EXP INH

 

DX8

Intermediate Settings

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: 3 Servos 120

Input Select Gear: Gyro

Swash Mix
AILE -80%
ELE -80%
PIT -56%%

Gyro
NORM 56.0%
ST-1 54.5%
ST-2 54.5%
HOLD 56.0%
Ch: Gear Sw: F Mode

Travel Adjustment: RUDD 90% – The rest are all 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.

Throttle Curve

NORM 0% 57% 73% 73% 73%
ST-1 73% 73% 73% 73% 73%
ST-2 73% 73% 73% 73% 73%
HOLD 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

THRO HOLD
HOLD POS 0.0%
SW RUDD D/R

Pitch Curve

NORM 45% 51% 60% 74% 91% *
ST-1 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
ST-2 0% 25% 50% 75% 100
HOLD 42% 46% 50% 75% 100% **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 74% 91%
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.

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP +7%

AILE D/R = 50%% EXP +7%

RUDD D/R = 77% EXP 0%

ELEV D/R = 75% EXP +15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP +15%

RUDD D/R = 77% EXP 0%

 

DX8

Advanced Settings

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: 3 Servos 120

Input Select Gear: Gyro

Swash Mix
AILE -80%
ELE -80%
PIT -85%

Gyro
NORM 56.0%
ST-1 54.5%
ST-2 54.5%
HOLD 56.0%
Ch: Gear Sw: F Mode

Travel Adjustment: RUDD 90% – The rest are all 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.

Throttle Curve

NORM 0% 57% 73% 73% 73%
ST-1 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
ST-2 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
HOLD 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

THRO HOLD
HOLD POS 0.0%
SW RUDD D/R

Pitch Curve

NORM 45% 51% 60% 74% 91% *
ST-1 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
ST-2 0% 25% 50% 75% 100
HOLD 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% **

* If you are a beginner you can use NORM 50% 50% 50% 74% 91%
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.

ELEV D/R = 75% EXP +15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP +15%

RUDD D/R = 87% EXP 0%

ELEV D/R = 100% EXP 15%

AILE D/R = 75% EXP 15%

RUDD D/R = 87% EXP 0%

 

 

 

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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