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07-01-2016 01:32 PM  4 years ago
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Blade 230s with JR X9303 and other transmitters not in the manual
This is one of two posts describing setting up a radio for a Blade 230s. This one describes the process for a JR X9303 (or X9503). My other post is for an original DX7. You can find it here: Blade 230s with original DX7 and other transmitters not in the manual

In setting up my x9303 with my Blade 230s I didn't find exactly what I needed here or anywhere else on the web. So, for anyone wanting to set up a radio that isn't included in the manual, here is some more information. My radio is a 9303, but references to it in the following description should apply to a 9503 as well and I try to show how to approach for other radios.

In setting up a transmitter to work with the 230s you need to understand how the 3 modes - Stability, Intermediate, and Agility are selected. And you need to know that the Panic mode overrides any of these other modes. All of these modes are controlled by Channel 5 (called Gear on the 9303). If you are setting up another radio, be aware that channel output varies from +100 to -100 with 0 in the middle in the menus of the 9303, your radio may be different.

Channel 5 values for the 3 flight modes are: +100 = Stability, 0 = Intermediate, -100 = Agility. You will want to use a 3 position switch. On the 9303 this means the flight mode switch or the Aux 2 switch. The flight mode switch is the obvious choice, but I will mention how to use the Aux2 switch as well. Channel 5 output +150 = Panic mode. This will be assigned to a 2 position switch that will override all other flight modes when switched to the non-standard position. On the 9303, we would like to use the Trainer switch (the only one that is spring return). However, there is no way to use that switch in the 9303 and the only switch that is easy to use is the Gear switch. Whenever the manual says "Press the trainer button" you will need to move the Gear switch to the lower (1) position. Whenever the manual says "Release the trainer button" you will need to return the Gear switch to the upper (0) position.

With that background, here is the programming for the 9303. First off - the DeviceSEL menu:

If you prefer to not have the flight modes on the FMOD switch, you can use AUX2 instead of FMOD.

You can use any mix PROG.MIX3 through PROG.MIX6 for the flight mode:

This mix will output +100 or 0 or -100 on channel 5 based on the position of the flight mode switch. It will only do this if the Gear switch is in the normal position (Pos0).

You can use any other mix PROG.MIX3 through PROG.MIX6 for the panic mode:

This mix will output +150 to channel 5 if the Gear switch is in the down position (Pos1).
Phil Heavin
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07-05-2016 09:18 AM  4 years ago
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230s with JR X9303
Excellent write up, ph7. I'm sure this will be helpful to other people in setting up their TX's
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08-26-2016 09:42 PM  4 years ago
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Just got my 230s yesterday. I have a JR X9303 and not that familiar with mixes. Setup would have taken way longer without this. The part regarding the gear channel values vs flight mode is very helpful. Thank you!Citizen #830
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08-29-2016 01:39 AM  4 years ago
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Excellent Post Phil !!Blade 230s--V977--Trex 450 sport-- McpxBL---NaNo cps--Smart---T---pant
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03-24-2018 08:39 PM  30 months ago
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Thanks
Very Helpful.
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03-30-2018 11:29 PM  30 months ago
raholek

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Any one have this lil copter setup on a JR 12x? My prog mix doesn't look like the 9303. Got it to fly and have the modes on aux 2, but it won't move to agility mode.
It will do an elevator roll, but just a flip.
Are there any led indicators on the board that shows the modes?
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09-08-2020 02:23 AM  11 days ago
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Hello all..

Sorry for resurrecting this old thread but this is exactly my setup...

Trying to get the 230s to play nice with an old XP9303 since the DXe died... I'm not that familiar with the XP9303 but I did have her flying, however the tail wags and the radio seems to have changed stability. She was rock steady with the DXe...

I found this thread and tried setting up as shown by the OP... I don't need Panic Recovery but I would like to use the 3 flight modes... One difference I found is in in Device Sel under AUX 2, on the bottom GYR is selected and cannot be changed...

Any help with this would be appreciated, I'd like to get her flying like she did with the DXe...

Thanks,

Jim
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09-08-2020 10:52 AM  11 days ago
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Stick with PH7, Phil is the wise old setup guru from the past. He knows his way around those JR/SPEKTRUM transmitters. Boiler Up Baby, that PURDUE education keeps shining on through.RapRexSynLogo Pilot
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09-08-2020 10:08 PM  10 days ago
Trondyne

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Well I set up the 230s the same way as shown by the OP, AFAIK...

It seems to fly decently but there is a slight tail wag that wasn't there before as well as a lean tendency that wasn't there before. The feel is also different despite attempting to copy the specs of the stock setup as much as possible...

I don't know if it's possible to control gain or how, doesn't seem like changing the end points on channel 5 does anything for gain but it would sure be nice if there was a way to change gain settings...

Jim
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09-09-2020 04:05 AM  10 days ago
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I don't suppose there's any chance the OP is around?

I discovered a problem with the pitch travel... I can't seem to get the radio to move the swash the full range of travel needed... The minimum collective still has some positive pitch and it should be negative pitch...

Anyone?
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09-15-2020 02:50 AM  4 days ago
pH7

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You are correct, all my instructions have nothing to do with gain. There are ways to adjust all the gains for all 3 axis. With a transmitter with telemetry it isn't too difficult. Without, it is a real pain and I don't even know where those instructions are any more.Phil Heavin
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