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    Default Blade 120SR DX6i Settings/Set-up for a novice

    Hi there,

    I've been flying a CX2 indoors and various things on Pheonix v3 with my Dx6i. I have just received my 120SR BnF and have it bound and 'seem' to have all the various controls working correctly.

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    It's constantly trying to fly off forward & left as I lift the power gently, and I cannnot correct with stick, to even get into a basic hover, so I'm thinking something isn't right with the Tx setup. Could someone point me in the right directions with a basic set up. The booklet with the 120SR is less than informative

    TIA

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    First thing you need to remember is that unlike the CX2 the 120SR is a single rotor heli with an added tail rotor.
    The sliding to the left is actually quite normal for this type of set up and is just the combined symptoms of ground effect and the thrust from the tail rotor.
    When the heli is just light on the skids the tail rotor will tend to push the heli to one side (always left)

    I would suggest for your first couple of take off attempts you try and find a reasonably open area, use a little right aileron, and don't be too scared to raise the throttle and get the heli properly airborne. You will then find it will stabilise considerably. OK its never going to be as stable as your CX2 coaxial, but you shouldn't have too much trouble holding it in a fairly level hover.
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    OK found some here EFlite Blade 120 SR

    Any other tips??

    With basic trim should it hold a stable hover as in Phoenix?

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    Thanks Tiddler, you must have hit 'post' as I did.

    I thought it might be slightly harder to fly than the Sim version, & the CX2 but not quite as 'all over' as it was.

    More practice me-thinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickyBlue View Post
    OK found some here EFlite Blade 120 SR

    Any other tips??

    With basic trim should it hold a stable hover as in Phoenix?
    i use this set up for my 120 and find the ide up mode(flight mode 1) much beter but the norm settings are a good start for basic hovering and stuff. very stable minor input is needed for a good stable hover. good luck..
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    Hello,

    I started with the same combination as yours [120SR BNF + DX6i] and after deciding the usr manual with the BNF kit was pretty much useless for a BNF approach, I decided to spend a few dollars with John Salt [rchelicoptedfun.com] and purchase his booklet - 'Getting the most out of your Blade MSR & 120SR'

    Found lots of useful information on set-up and DX6i programme. End result, the 120SR flew straight off the helipad without any issues. My only comment would be that Salt's 'beginner' settings may be fine for indoors/zero wind, but cyclic authority is marginal outdoors if there is some wind - Solution is to use 'Flight Mode' to switch to more agressive settings.

    To be fair, Salt's numbers were generated using the longer arms on the swashplate and I am still using the shorter ones. Overall I think the booklet was good value for the money. I probably could have got the same info by trawling the forums - but this way was a lot quicker!

    Bikie386

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    Thanks to all.
    Twas partly incorrect settings & me not having the bottle to get it up quick enough

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    Oooer Poor you
    But I'm sure you can pills for that these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiddler View Post
    Oooer Poor you
    But I'm sure you can pills for that these days
    Yup, shame I can't get some for some of my other problems

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