Blade 500X Helicopter – Standard-Beginner-3D Transmitter Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Blade 500X Helicopter – Spektrum Transmitter.

 

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

 

DX6i

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: 1 SERVO 90°

SWASH MIX
INHIBIT

Gyro

Rate SW-F. Mode

0 68.0% NORM 0
1 67.0% STUNT 1

Travel Adjustment: 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% 30% 60% 60% 60%
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 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 INH

AILE D/R = 85% EXP INH

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP INH

ELEV D/R = 70% EXP 30%

AILE D/R = 70% EXP 30%

RUDD D/R = 85% EXP 0%

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP 30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP 30%

RUDD D/R = 85% 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 = 85%  EXP +20%

3D Settings

ELEV D/R = 125% EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 125% EXP LIN

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

 

DX7/DX7se

Model Type: HELI

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: 1 SERVO 90°

SWASH MIX
INHIBIT

Input Select

AUX2 INH

GEAR GYRO

GYRO SENS

AUTO F. MODE

RATE NORM 0

0 79.0% STNT 1

1 71.0% HOLD 0

AUTO D/R EXP

NORM INH
ST-1 INH
ST-2 INH
HOLD INH

Travel Adjustment: 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% 30% 60% 60% 60%
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 30% 40% 50% 75% 100% *
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% 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 INH

AILE D/R = 85% EXP INH

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP INH

ELEV D/R = 70% EXP 30%

AILE D/R = 70% EXP 30%

RUDD D/R = 85% EXP 0%

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP 30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP 30%

RUDD D/R = 85% 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 = 85%  EXP +20%

3D Settings

ELEV D/R = 125% EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 125% EXP LIN

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

 

DX7s

Model Type: Helicopter

Reverse:

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

Swash Type: 1 Servo Normal

Switch Select
All Switches
INH

F Mode Setup

Flight Mode — F
Mode

Hold — Hold

Warnings

Throttle —Over
10

Stunt 1—Active

Hold—Active

Alarm—Tone/Vibe

Frame Rate

11ms

DSMX

GYRO
SW F Mode
CH Gear
NORMAL/POS 0 34.5
STUNT 1/POS 1 32.5
HOLD 34.5

Travel Adjustment: 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

LOW 25% 50% 75% HIGH EXPO
N 0 30 60 60 60 INH
1 100 100 100 100 100 INH
H 0 0 0 0 0 INH

THROTTLE CUT
INHIBIT

GOVERNOR
SW-INHIBIT

Pitch Curve

LOW 25% 50% 75% HIGH EXPO
N 30 40 50 75 100 INH *
1 0 25 50 75 100 INH
H 0 25 50 75 100 INH **

* 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.

TAIL CURVE
LOW 25% 50% 75% HIGH EXPO
N 0 0 0 0 0 INH
1 0 0 0 0 0 INH
H 0 0 0 0 0 INH

DR&EXP

Set D/R and EXPO to your personal preference.

Standard Settings

ELEV D/R = 85% EXP INH

AILE D/R = 85% EXP INH

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP INH

ELEV D/R = 70% EXP 30%

AILE D/R = 70% EXP 30%

RUDD D/R = 85% EXP 0%

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP 30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP 30%

RUDD D/R = 85% 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 = 85%  EXP +20%

3D Settings

ELEV D/R = 125% EXP LIN

AILE D/R = 125% EXP LIN

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP -6%

 

DX8

Model Type: Helicopter

Reverse:

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

SPEED

THROTTLE NORM
AILERON NORM
ELEVATOR NORM
RUDDER NORM
GYRO NORM
PITCH NORM
AUX2 NORM
AUX3 NORM

Swash Type: 1 Servo Normal

Switch Select
All Switches
INH

F Mode Setup

Flight Mode — F
Mode

Hold — Hold

Trim Step

THR 5
AIL** 0
ELE** 0
RUD** 0
R TRIM 0
L TRIM 0
TYPE Common

**Changing trim step to zero disables the trim for that channel.

Warnings

Throttle —Over
10

Stunt 1—Active

Stunt 2—Act

Hold—Act

Alarm—Tone/Vibe

Frame Rate

11ms

DSMX

SWASHPLATE
INHIBIT

Input Select

AUX2 INH

GEAR GYRO

GYRO
SW F Mode
CH Gear
NORMAL/POS 0 34.5
STUNT 1/POS 1 32.5
HOLD 34.5

Travel Adjustment: 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

LOW 25% 50% 75% HIGH EXPO
N 0 30 60 60 60 INH
1 100 100 100 100 100 INH
H 0 0 0 0 0 INH

THROTTLE CUT
INHIBIT

GOVERNOR
SW-INHIBIT

Pitch Curve

LOW 25% 50% 75% HIGH EXPO
N 30 40 50 75 100 INH *
1 0 25 50 75 100 INH
2 0 25 50 75 100 INH
H 0 25 50 75 100 INH **

* 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.

TAIL CURVE
LOW 25% 50% 75% HIGH EXPO
N 0 0 0 0 0 INH
1 0 0 0 0 0 INH
2 0 0 0 0 0 INH
H 0 0 0 0 0 INH

DR&EXP

Set D/R and EXPO to your personal preference.

Standard Settings

ELEV D/R = 85% EXP INH

AILE D/R = 85% EXP INH

RUDD D/R = 100% EXP INH

ELEV D/R = 70% EXP 30%

AILE D/R = 70% EXP 30%

RUDD D/R = 85% EXP 0%

Beginner Settings

ELEV D/R = 50% EXP 30%

AILE D/R = 50% EXP 30%

RUDD D/R = 85% 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 = 85%  EXP +20%

3D Settings

ELEV D/R = 125% EXP LIN

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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