I am assuming that you have Vario head #1005/49. There is no "phasing" needed to set up this head, so I am not sure where the 11:00 comment comes from. This set-up is quite different though, since the swash plate tilts left for nose down elevator, and dips to the rear for left roll.
I am thinking that your pitch differences issues will go away when the head is set up properly. Please let me know if your head IS set up in this manner, and you are still having the pitch issue.
I have set up these heads many times, and so I made this instructional write up:
I get this question a lot, since I fly a Vario R22 (electric) with the Vario V22 flybarless head.
I will try to make this as simple as explanation as I can, even though this head is quite different than most helis out there. I few points to remember; This rotor rotates COUNTER-clockwise on the R22, it has a 4 point 90 degree swash plate / servo connection, and most important... the rule that states that "the blade over the boom should not move with an elevator command” STILL applies!
This head is different than most because it has the link from the blade grip to the swash plate directly under the blade grip, rather than offset by 90 degrees (or less in a multi blade head). This means that the swash plate must move 90 degrees off from a typical 2 blade rotor head. For this application, the swash plate will tilt DOWN on the LEFT side for NOSE DOWN, and it will tilt DOWN at the FRONT for a RIGHT roll command. And just to add more confusion, the swash plate will RISE for LESS collective pitch, and LOWER for MORE collective pitch.
If the swash plate driver is installed in the normal way, with all links vertical and parallel with the main shaft, NO rotor head phasing is needed in the flybarless unit.
Since this is a 4 point 90 degree swash plate, the simplest thing to do is to revise which servo the FBL unit “thinks” is connected to which position on the swash plate. With a Heli Command / Bavarian Demon unit this will mean that the “head servo 1” will connect with the servo attached to the REAR swash plate ball, “Head servo 2” will connect with the servo attached to the FRONT swash plate ball, “Head servo 3” will connect with the servo attached to the RIGHT side swash plate ball, and of course “Head servo 4” will connect with the servo attached to the Left side swash plate ball.
The swash plate must lower for positive collective, so reverse the servo direction in the FBL unit until this is correct for all four servos. The FBL unit MUST be mounted in a “normal” way, and the FBL unit must be told the ACTUAL mounting orientation used. (In my installation, upright with the connectors at the rear).
Now, confirm that the swash plate will tilt down on the left side for a forward elevator (nose down) command, tilt down on the right side for an elevator up (nose up) command, and it will tilt down at the front for a right roll command, and up at the front for a left roll command. And confirm that the swash plate will RISE for LESS collective pitch, and LOWER for positive collective pitch.
If you tilt the nose of the heli down, the swash plate should respond by tilting down on the right side. And if you roll the heli to the right, the swash plate should respond by tilting back (down at the rear).
Now confirm that the blade over the tail boom does not change pitch with an elevator stick command.
If all this is OK, then you are good to fly.
I hope that this helps those people trying to set-up, or understand why this head operates the way it does.