Walkera Mini CP Helicopter – Beginner Settings

 

RC Pro Setup Guide by: Tom Zadar

 

Setup for the Walkera Mini CP Helicopter – Devo Transmitter

 

This setup guide will give you the following features:

Normal Mode: Zero 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.

ST-1: 3* negative normal pitch. Good for flying outdoors in wind.

ST-2: +/- 8 * pitch with zero degrees pitch at mid stick. I am able to flip, roll, and invert with this.

Switching between the 3 modes in flight is very smooth. There is no height change switching between the modes.
I tried inches of the ground, a foot off the ground, waist level, and 6 feet up.

 

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

 

TYPE – HELI

SWASH – 1-NRM

STMOD – MODE2 if you want the throttle on the left stick

REVERS – None, all normal

TRVAD – Pitch L & H = 60%

SUBTR – ALL 0.0%

PRGMX – Set all to INH

Receiver Pot Setting – The pot is at the 12 o-clock position from the factory (flat spot).
If you turn the pot clockwise to the 4 o-clock position (flat spot) the heli will be much more stable.
Be careful when you turn the pot. I would use the plastic screwdriver to turn the pot that came with the heli. Also the pot will turn 360*.

 

DREXP –

Set D/R and EXPO to your personal needs preference.

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%

 

THHLD – STATE – ACT
POSIT – 0.0%

Set throttle trim to center.

 

GYRO – MODE- AUTO

Set as high as you can go without getting tail wag. If you get tail wag with these numbers lower them
all equally EX: 78.0%, 78.0%, 78.0%

NORM – 82.0%

ST 1 – 82.0%

ST 2 – 82.0%

THHLD – This doesn’t function on the Mini CP. Leave it where it is set to.

 

THCRV

To be able to set a value for a Throttle Curve you need to change STATE – INH to ACT

MODE – NORM

Set EXP to OFF

SRVHD – It appears this stops the servos or throttle on the helicopter from moving while you are in the program menu. When you exit they function again.
I selected YES then pressed ENT. If you want to work with the values and have throttle and servos working select NO then press ENT for SRVHD.

PL = 0.0%

P1 = INH

P2 – INH

PM = 50%

P3 = INH

P4 = INH

PH = 100.0%

 

MODE – ST-1

Set EXP to OFF

PL = 0.0%

P1 = INH

P2 – INH

PM = 50%

P3 = INH

P4 = INH

PH = 100.0%

 

MODE – ST-2

Set EXP to OFF

PL = 100.0%

P1 = INH

P2 = INH

PM = 65.0%

P3 = INH

P4 = INH

PH = 100.0%

 

PTCRV

To be able to set a value for a Picth Curve you need to change STATE – INH to ACT

MODE – NORM

Set EXP to OFF

SRVHD – It appears this stops the servos or throttle on the helicopter from moving while you are in the program menu. When you exit they function again.
I selected YES then pressed ENT. If you want to work with the values and have throttle and servos working select NO then press ENT for SRVHD.

PL = 0%

P1 = 0%

P2 = 0%

PM = 0%

P3 = INH

P4 = INH

PH = +100%

 

MODE – ST-1

Set EXP to OFF

PL = -35%

P1 = INH

P2 = INH

PM = 0%

P3 = INH

P4 = INH

PH = +100%

 

MODE – ST-2

Set EXP to OFF

PL = -100%

P1 = INH

P2 = INH

PM = 0%

P3 = INH

P4 = INH

PH = +100%

MODE – THHLD

Set EXP to OFF

MODE – THHLD

These settings 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.
There is no autorotation for the Mini CP helicopter. If you want control of the swash in TH to help you land in a crash don’t use these settings.

PL = 0%

P1 = 0%

P2 = 0%

PM = 0%

P3 = 0%

P4 = 0%

PH = 0%

If you are setting up pitch curves use these settings first then switch to the settings above for when you fly.

PL = -100%

P1 = INH

P2 = INH

PM = 0%

P3 = INH

P4 = INH

PH = +100%

 

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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