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01-12-2009 07:20 PM  9 years agoPost 1
StevenT

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I've got +/- 10 degrees of pitch in normal and stunt mode. Right now my throttle and pitch curves are linear. My swash mix (pitch +100). Before the last crash, I was at +/- 10 in stunt, but +10 -5 in normal. What did I do wrong?

Hope my question is clear.

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01-12-2009 07:49 PM  9 years agoPost 2
TaleGunner

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It's not clear
Did you change your set up in the radio?
DX6i radio?
what all did you replace?
if you just repaired the heli other than some minor trim adjustments setup should have been the same

I didn't play with the dx6i for very long before I bound mine to a 9303 but I can say I have repaired mine many times and never changed my setup.

I have 2 of them so I should be able to help you

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01-12-2009 09:37 PM  9 years agoPost 3
StevenT

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Gunner,

I set my pitch swash mix to 60%, set the pitch curve linear, leveled everything including the swash plate. Found that my pitch range on my blades was +/- 8 degrees at +60% pitch swash mix. Raised pitch swash mix to +100%, and now I have +/-10 degrees.
Did you change your set up in the radio?
Yes, I started from scratch. I wanted to learn how to set up my heli the right way. I read the Blade 400 Bible and watched a swash set up video on youtube.
DX6i radio?
Yes
what all did you replace?
Silver CNC main hub and CNC tail case. Upgraded tail drive gear. And normal stuff that breaks in every crash.

I think the problem may be the pitch curve. I have both the normal and stunt set linear. I think that when I change the normal to the stock pitch curve, it may fix the problem. I'm just at work and haven't had a chance to try it yet. What do you think?

Steven

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01-12-2009 10:23 PM  9 years agoPost 4
TaleGunner

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you set each mode up separately on that transmitter. Its been awhile on dx6I but look at setting for ea mode and change
you should be OK

did you save the original set up?
if so have a look at how ea mode was set different

I fly mine with same pitch in all modes

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01-12-2009 11:37 PM  9 years agoPost 5
StevenT

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Thanks for the help gunner. I'm at home now, so I can experiment.

Steven

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01-13-2009 05:09 PM  9 years agoPost 6
T-Rex-Flyer

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I think the manual recommends the swash mix for pitch to be set to +85%. Set you lower two point (L,2) between -5 to -3 pitch and adjust the pitch at point 4 so that you're heli hovers at the stick position you like. This is just a starting point if you're still in the hovering and slow flight stage.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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01-14-2009 11:24 PM  9 years agoPost 7
TaleGunner

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did you get it steven?

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01-14-2009 11:57 PM  9 years agoPost 8
odam2k

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My normal pitch curve is something like 40% - 45% - 50% - 75% - 100%

if you have it linear, then you have 0, 25, 50, 75, 100 which is the full range, so negative will be the same as positive pitch.

make sense?

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01-15-2009 12:32 AM  9 years agoPost 9
TaleGunner

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I have my normal mode throttle set up 0-inh-75-inh-100 so when I spool up and go to idle up 1 or FM-1 it does not jump
I do not fly in normal mode just use it to spool up the heli so you need to set for your flying style

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01-15-2009 05:20 AM  9 years agoPost 10
TJinGuy

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If you have -10,0,10 in both stunt and normal modes, you simply have the pitch curves set the same, both are 0-inh-50-inh-100. Just change the normal curve to 25-inh-50-inh-100 for a -5,0,10 curve.

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01-21-2009 06:10 PM  9 years agoPost 11
misfits0311

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I may be incorrect, but I think the stock pitch curve for normal mode is -3/+10.

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01-22-2009 06:10 AM  9 years agoPost 12
misfits0311

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It is -3, use the blade 400 PNP manual (available for download at horizon) and it has all the specs

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01-22-2009 06:12 AM  9 years agoPost 13
misfits0311

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the swash mix sounds a bit off as well. I think you should look at the stock DX6i settings from the PNP manual for the 400 and then go from there.

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01-24-2009 02:56 AM  9 years agoPost 14
wtvariety

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horizon has all the settings on there site hope this may help!

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