3.11 throttle calibration and auto calibration for Helis
*** It is recomended to disengage the pinion from the main gear while testing***
Okay, first make sure you have the normal throttle curve set to 0 - 50 - 100......now bring the throttle Endpoints in to the center to shorten the travel as much as possible on the low stick and the High stick...now with the pinion disengaged from the main gear go to full throttle in normal and plug in the ESC... You should hear the beeps counting the cells...after the cells count up start increasing the travel of the endpoint until you get the beeps telling you that you have acquired full throttle setting I like to add 2 extra clicks here ( if you leave the stick in the acquired 100% throttle setting for 6 seconds you will hear a series of hard tones which clears the data logger) once you set the full throttle limit pull the stick down to the bottom and you will hear a beep when you pass the center stick... once you are full negative stick expand the lower endpoint until you hear the beeps that tell you the lower endpoint is set and the controller will arm ***CAUTION THE ESC IS ARMED SO UNPLUG IT***
The Auto-rotation is easy to set after this, you make sure it is enabled and then you go into the Castle link under the Throttle Tab...and set the Head Speed Change rate to 10 to 14...it is best to test this function while on the bench with the pinion disengaged from the main gear to make sure the setup is correct...I run mine in GOV set rpm and I run 0-0-0 in normal throttle curve, 70-70-70 in idle 1 and 100-100-100 in idle 2...after setting all of these parameters the ESC should arm in normal mode -0- throttle and should soft start when going into idle 1 it should stop when you flip into Normal and soft start when going back into Idle 1 or 2...now to calibrate the auto-rotation turn on throttle hold function and adjust the idle as high as it will go.... we will go from normal into Hold and the motor will spin , we will reduce the throttle setting in hold until the motor stops ( don't add clicks here as the window is not very big and you are in it ) now that the motor has stopped if we go from hold to idle 1 or 2 the heli will hard start or auto-recover which is adjusted by changing the Head Speed change rate in the Castle link....the lower the number the slower recovery ( I use 10-14 but I suggest experimenting on the bench to make sure everything is working and you can get a feel for the elapsed time to recover). The throttle curve uses a linear curve to recover the throttle. Once you hit hold and flip out of hold back into Idle 1 or 2 the heli will recover smoothly and quickly w/o going into soft start...caution if you auto down and land you must go into a -0- condition to be able to soft start...land in hold flip from hold to normal and normal into idle 1 or 2 for soft start.