Walkera 4G6S Helicopter – Beginner & 3D Transmitter Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Walkera 4G6S Helicopter – RX2610S Receiver with 3-Axis Gyro – Walkera WK-2801 Pro Transmitter

 

Make sure you verify the settings after you are done before you fly the helicopter.
On the WK-2801 Pro you must hit ENT to save a setting, if you just back out of the menu it will not save the setting.

5.1 3D Settings

5.2 Beginner Settings

 

I purchased the Walkera RX2610S: Receiver with 3-Axis Gyro for my 4G6.
I took it out of the package, took off my old RX2609, put the RX2610S on,
put the wires on, went into the radio and programmed it, then powered it up in my
hand and checked to make sure the swashplate was moving correctly to
my stick inputs and that the RX2610S was correcting properly when tilting
the heli. Then I test flew it with the ALIE, ELEV, and Delay pots at the
factory settings. It flew great and the tail holds rock solid. It holds like
my T-Rex 450 V2 does and it will hold throughout the entire battery. I was
surprised to see it hold even with the battery at 3.68 volts!

This is truly a plug and play upgrade.
I have done my heli and Composit’s heli and both were a quick and easy upgrade.
I am using firmware version 2.2 on my WK-2801 Pro.
Both the firmware version 2.2 and 2.3 in the WK2801PRO have been tested to work with this 3 axis receiver.
I have seen posts with people using firmware version 2.1 also. So far I see the gyro menu is different than v2.2 & v2.3.

There are 2 different setup guides I made here and one other
setup guide made by nute53.

1. RX2610S Setup Guide – 3D Settings

2. RX2610S Setup Guide – Beginner Settings

3. RX2610S and WK-2602 TX – By nute53

RX2610S Weight = 6.89 grams
RX2610S Weight minus cover = 6.16 grams

With these settings you will have in normal mode -10* to +10* pitch.
In ST-1 & ST-2 mode you will have +/- 10* pitch.

You can do the tilt test after setup to see if the gyros are working and in the
correct direction but you will need to give throttle to do this or disconnect the motor and give
throttle then tilt the helicopter.

HeliPal.com – Walkera 4G6S Stabilizer Test

 

 

5.1 RX2610S Setup Guide – 3D Settings

This section below is for 3D flying. If you want beginner settings see the Beginners Section.

Switch to the RX2610S from the RX2609. If you already have the RX2610S continue on to setup.

I recommend you pull out one plug at a time from the RX2609 and put it in the RX2610S
and keep repeating until all connectors are installed in the RX2610S. This makes it a
fast switch and you won’t connect a plug into the wrong socket this way.

Once the RX2610S is mounted and all the plugs are connected, you are ready to program the radio.

Make sure on the RX2610S that the BAL switch is down (on) and the PIT. REV switch is up (off).

Make sure you verify the settings after you are done before you fly the helicopter.
On the WK-2801 Pro you must hit ENT to save a setting, if you just back out of the menu it will not save the setting.*

These are settings I have tried and use.

Step 1. Create a new model in the WK-2801 Pro TX. Any settings that I don’t list are default settings.

Step 2. Set to stick mode 2601 if it isn’t already set to it. Stay in 2601 stick mode.

Step 3. Go into REVERS and set to:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
N N N R N R N N

Step 4. Go into SWASH and set to 3SERVOS 120*

Step 5. Go into SWATTS, SWASHMIX and set to: (Do not set any to -60%).

ELEV 60%
AILE 60%
PIT 60%

Step 6. Go into GYRPAT and set to:

PLT -124 ATS 0%
Pit +500 SEN 23%
Exp1 0
Exp2 0

Step 7. Bind Radio and RX. Make sure the throttle trim is all the way down. The default is center.

For 3D flight put the throttle at half stick (zero degrees pitch) and adjust the swash links if needed so that there is no wind from the main blades
going up or down from them.

If you want D/R & Expo –

Assign a Hot Key:

If you want Expo and D/R set COMPTB to 2801 and assign a hot key for Expo & D/R. Then set
COMPTB back to 2601.
To do this go into 2801 mode and go into the Expo, D/R screen. Then push down
at the same time the UP and DN buttons. A menu will pop up called
Hot Keys. Select the button you want to assign it to then hit ENT.
Now go back to mode 2601 and the hot key (s) you set will
be there.
This trick will work for almost all menus like throttle, pitch, gyro gain, subtrim, etc…

To recall a Hot Key you assigned:

You MUST HOLD DOWN the left EXT button and “keep it down” then
press the hot key button you assigned that you
want. Then your menu will pop up for you.

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.

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.
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%

 

Make sure that the heli is perfectly balanced because any vibrations and the gyros will make the swashplate move around.

Use D/R and or Expo to tame the heli down and adjust the RX pots to what you like.
Turn RUDD EXT pot up to get full slider travel.

Important!

When doing the mechanical setup of the swashplate turn off the Balance Mode (BAL switch up (Off)) off during setup.
Then when you are finished turn the Balance Mode back on(BAL switch down (On).

Secure the RX with rubber bands tight or the RX will shake the heli as it is not secure enough with just the RX tape.
I found this out with both the helicopters I setup. It shook hard until I put finger pressure on the RX then it smoothed out perfect!
So I then added rubber bands and it works great.

Make sure that the heli is perfectly balanced because any vibrations and the gyros will make the swashplate move around.

From what have experienced it’s best to set the ALIE gyro, ELEV gyro,
and delay pot at 50% (12 o clock position) then fine tune them to your
personal preference/flying style. So if you want the most
correction crank the ALIE, ELEV pots up as high as possible
without getting swash rocking. Then adjust the delay pot.

For most people the 11-12 o clock position for ALIE and ELEV
and 9 -12 o clock position for the delay pot seems to work well.

Here is a HD settings video I made.

Walkera 4G6S TX 3D Settings for WK-2801 Pro TX

 

 

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Beginners Settings

5.2 RX2610S Setup Guide – Beginner Settings

* Make sure on the RX2610S that the BAL switch is down (on) and the PIT. REV switch is up (off).
See my RX2610S Dip Switch Settings picture below.

 

Walkera 4G6S Helicopter

 

*Make sure you verify the settings after you are done before you fly the helicopter.
On the WK-2801 Pro you must hit ENT to save a setting, if you just back out of the menu it will not save the setting.*

**These are settings I have tried and use.

Step 1. Create a new model in the WK-2801 Pro TX. Any settings that I don’t list are default settings.

Step 2. Set to stick mode 2601 if it isn’t already set to it. Stay in 2601 stick mode.

Step 3. Go into REVERS and set to:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
N N N R N R N N

Step 4. Go into SWASH and set to 3SERVOS 120*

Step 5. Go into SWATTS, SWASHMIX and set to: (Do not set any to -60%).

ELEV 60%
AILE 60%
PIT 60%

Step 6. Go into GYRPAT and set to:

PLT 0 ATS 0%
Pit 0 SEN 23%
Exp1 0
Exp2 0

Step 7. Bind Radio and RX. Make sure the throttle trim is all the way down. The default is center.

If you want D/R & Expo –

Assign a Hot Key:

If you want Expo and D/R set COMPTB to 2801 and assign a hot key for Expo & D/R. Then set
COMPTB back to 2601.
To do this go into 2801 mode and go into the Expo, D/R screen. Then push down
at the same time the UP and DN buttons. A menu will pop up called
Hot Keys. Select the button you want to assign it to then hit ENT.
Now go back to mode 2601 and the hot key (s) you set will
be there.
This trick will work for almost all menus like throttle, pitch, gyro gain,
subtrim, etc…

To recall a Hot Key you assigned:

You MUST HOLD DOWN the left EXT button and “keep it down” then
press the hot key button you assigned that you
want. Then your menu will pop up for you.

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.
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%

Make sure that the heli is perfectly balanced because any vibrations and the gyros will make the swashplate move around.

Turn RUDD EXT pot up to get full slider travel.

Important!

When doing the mechanical setup of the swashplate turn off the Balance Mode (BAL switch up (Off)) off during setup.
Then when you are finished turn the Balance Mode back on(BAL switch down (On).

Secure the RX with rubber bands tight or the RX will shake the heli as it is not secure enough with just the RX tape.
I found this out with both the helicopters I setup. It shook hard until I put finger pressure on the RX then it smoothed out perfect!
So I then added rubber bands and it works great.

Make sure that the heli is perfectly balanced because any vibrations and the gyros will make the swashplate move around.

From what have experienced it’s best to set the ALIE gyro, ELEV gyro,
and delay pot at 50% (12 o clock position) then fine tune them to your
personal preference/flying style. So if you want the most
correction crank the ALIE, ELEV pots up as high as possible
without getting swash rocking. Then adjust the delay pot.

For most people the 11 -12 o clock position for ALIE and ELEV
and 9 -12 o clock position for the delay pot seems to work well.

Here is a HD settings video I made.

Walkera 4G6S TX Beginner Settings with the WK-2801 TX

 

 

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Note:

You can’t adjust the throttle curve in normal mode or ST1 mode.
Throttle curves are hard coded. There appears to be no way to adjust the throttle curve with this Rx.
So you adjust throttle curves to adjust the pitch curves.

The plain fact is the throttle curves are hard coded into the 2610S Rx. There appears to be no way to adjust the throttle curve with this Rx.

PLT is to set your top and bottom pitch in Idle-up. PIT is to set your hover pitch in Nor flight mode.

Adjusting throttle curve in 2801 NOR affects pitch curve in 2601 NOR.
Adjusting throttle curve in 2801 St1 affects pitch curve in 2601 Idle-up (3D).

PLT controls the amount of +/- pitch you have in Idle-up while PIT adjusts how much pitch you have in Nor flight.
The lower (more “-“) you add to PLT, the less max pitch you will have. You can also then adjust the Idle-up pitch curve
itself (if you have a 2801Pro) by switching to 2801 mode and adjusting the throttle curve and going back to 2601 stick mode.
Manny and I use this option to smooth out the curve so it “feels” right in flight. The higher you make PIT value (more “+”) the
less pitch you have at start-up and Nor flight. So in order to have “0” pitch at mid-stick, the values are roughly what you have.
If you keep PLT at “0”, the pitch curve is too steep and you end up with way too much pitch (at top and bottom collective stick) that
will bog the motor in Idle-up flight mode. If you leave the PIT at “0”, you will have too much pitch at 1/4 to 1/2 stick in NOR flight
mode which makes it harder to control and land without cutting the motor out.

Throttle Hold does not work in ST-1 or ST-2, only in Norm mode. The flight mode is to go into 3D mode and gives constant
throttle with pitch control (collective).

Here are the settings I am using.

Under GyrPat I have
PLT -124 ATS 0%
Pit +500 SEN 23%
Exp1 0
Exp2 0

The throttle curve is very aggressive in stunt modes as soon as you leave center stick pitch comes in really quick so I went under Stick put it in 2801 mode
then went under Throttle curve and this is what I have my ST-1 set to.

ST-1 0 38 50 62 100
This will change your pitch curve in ST-1 in 2601 mode to make it less aggressive.

Now on the on the RX if you look at it down from the front of the heli it is set up like this.

Bal Delay is set to 8:30
Elev gyro 11:30
Aile gyro 12:30
Elev/Aile EXT is maxed out.

Also make sure that the heli is perfectly balanced because any vibrations and the gyros will make the swashplate move around.

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Receiver – Gyro Sensitivity Settings

The receiver has one or two gyro sensitivity pots depending on the model of the receiver to adjust the Elevator/Aileron sensitivity, changes the flight effect.
Adjust the pot(s) to make the helicopter more response or more stable. You want a balance of good response and stability.
If you adjust the pot(s) too high the swashplate may rock back and forth in flight.

Turning up or down the Elevator/Aileron sensitivity can make the helicopter much more responsive or much more stable.
I recommend you first try the factory settings. Most of the time the factory settings are very good.

Be careful when you turn the pot. I would use the plastic screwdriver that came with the helicopter to turn the pot.
Some of the pots will turn 360* and some have a stop on the pot to keep it from turning 360*.
Be careful not to turn it anymore once the pot stops or the stop tab will get damaged and the pot will then turn 360*.

Notes:

Nose pitches up in fast forward flight with a 3 axis or 6 axis gyro.

Receiver gyro gain is too low. Increase the Elevator/Aile gyro trim pot(s).

If the receiver gyro gain is too high the heli may bob up and down.

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Receiver Settings for Helicopters and Quads.

This is a list of settings that I have seen on different receivers.
The settings available on a receiver will vary depending on which model receiver it is.

Helicopters:

AILE-G.S or ALIE GYRO – Adjusts the Aileron Gyro sensitivity, changes the flight effect.

ELE-G.S or ELEV GYRO – Adjusts the Elevator Gyro sensitivity, changes the flight effect.

RUDD GS – (Rudder Gyro sensitivity adjust knob) – Adjusts the Rudder Gyro sensitivity, changes the flight effect.

ELE/AILE G. – Adjusts the Elevator/Aileron sensitivity, changes the flight effect.

ADJ Mode Switch or ADJ – WK (Adjustment Mode setting) – Turns off the Gyros. Use when leveling the Swashplate and making adjustments.

EXT – Adjusts the Servo Travel.

SERVO EXT. – (Servo Extent knob) – Servo Extent knob is used to increase or decrease Servo Travel.

ELE/AILE EXT (Elevator/Aileron Servo Extent knob) – Adjusts the Servo Travel.

RUDD EXTENT or RUDD. EXT (Rudder Servo Extent knob) – Adjusts the Tail Servo Travel.

Pit.REV (Pitch Reverse switch) – Reverse the rotation direction of the Pitch Servo.

ON – OFF (Flight mode switch) = Set/choose helicopter flight mode.

OFF – BAL – ON (Flight mode switch) = Set/choose helicopter flight mode.

BAL DELAY (Balance Control Delay) – Adjusts the signal control speed from the ELEV/ALIE servo, changes the flight effect.

Quads:

Gyro sensitivity adjust knob – Adjusts the gyro sensitivity of the front/back/left/right/tail.

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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-1: 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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