Blade CX2 & CX3 Helicopter – Standard & Beginner Transmitter Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Blade CX2 & CX3 – Spektrum DX6I and DX7 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.

Set Throttle Trim and Throttle Stick at Lowest Position.
Both the throttle (left-hand) stick and throttle trim MUST be in their lowest possible position in order for the 4-in-1 unit to arm the electronic speed controls for the main motors.

 

Spektrum DX6i

Create a new model.

Model Type: ACRO

Reverse: Aileron – Elevator – Rudder

Travel Adjustment: AILE – ELEV – RUDD = 125%  travel in each direction. Beginners use 100% travel in each direction.

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. 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.

ELEV D/R = 30%  EXP -10%

AILE D/R = 30%  EXP -10%

RUDD D/R = 100%  EXP +20%

 

Spektrum DX7

Create a new model.

Model Type: ACRO

Reverse: Aileron – Elevator – Rudder

Travel Adjustment: AILE – ELEV – RUDD = 125% to 150% travel in each direction. Beginners use 100% travel in each direction.

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

These settings are for hovering and very slow forward flight.

ELEV D/R = 30%  EXP -10%

AILE D/R = 30%  EXP -10%

RUDD D/R = 100%  EXP +20%

 

Spektrum DX6i

Create a new model.

Model Type: HELI

Swash Type: 90*

GYRO: Inhibit (INH)

Reverse: Aileron – Elevator – Rudder

You might need to put some Sub Trim on the throttle. Try it first without any Sub Trim.
Throttle Curve, Hold: You might need to Start with -7 and adjust as needed. Try it first with the default value.

Adjust the Gyro Gain on the 4-in-1 as needed.

Travel Adjustment: AILE – ELEV – RUDD = 125%  travel in each direction. Beginners use 100% travel in each direction.

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. 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.

ELEV D/R = 30%  EXP -10%

AILE D/R = 30%  EXP -10%

RUDD D/R = 100%  EXP +20%

 

Spektrum DX7

Create a new model.

Model Type: HELI

Swash Type: 90*

GYRO: Inhibit (INH)

Reverse: Aileron – Elevator – Rudder

You might need to put some Sub Trim on the throttle. Try it first without any Sub Trim.
Throttle Curve, Hold: You might need to Start with -7 and adjust as needed. Try it first with the default value.

Adjust the Gyro Gain on the 4-in-1 as needed.

Travel Adjustment: AILE – ELEV – RUDD = 125% to 150% travel in each direction. Beginners use 100% travel in each direction.

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

These settings are for hovering and very slow forward flight.

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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