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Old 10-13-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!

I am brand new to helis searching for basic information for helis. I think we need a sticky thread called "Basic Setup for Heli Beginners" or at least something similar to "Radio setup for Helo Beginners"

I spent some times looking around but I could not find one here!

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Old 10-14-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
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What radio are you using? What Heli?
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Originally Posted by UBHSTRY View Post
What radio are you using? What Heli?
Hi!

Thanks for replying.
I have the DX6i and the mSR.

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I dont have an MSR, but I do have the DX6i. Let me look around, ill see if I cant get some settings for you. Do you know how to program your radio if I can get you the settings?
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Originally Posted by UBHSTRY View Post
I dont have an MSR, but I do have the DX6i. Let me look around, ill see if I cant get some settings for you. Do you know how to program your radio if I can get you the settings?
Wonderful!
Yes I know how to change the settings.
I watched these clips:
I will try them soon. But I would like to learn some 101 first so I will know what I'm doing. I also read some parts of the mSR manual. I noticed Erwin (Youtube) did not mention the reverse of the channel 5 as the mSR manual required. Maybe that was something I supposed to know. That's why I need the basic!

I appreciate your help!

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I first followed HorizonRC's instruction on binding and trimming the bird. After few packs, I bound the mSR to the DX6i using the heli mode and copied Erwin's setups. I don't know whether I got better, or the Erwin's setting was better, but I could keep the bird in the air for some times now

One typical newbie thing was I kept trimming the Tx did not know that when the battery went low the bird would act differently. Now I know

I put about ten packs on it tonight

If you knew I could barely lift my Axe CP up few inches above the ground last year, you would know how great I feel now

Thanks, Don! For stickying this thread

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Old 10-19-2010, 04:50 AM   #7
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Now I could say that both Erwin's and HorizonRC's settings worked fine. I currently use HorizonRc's settings.

Obviously the bird behaves differently at the beginning and at the end of a flight due to the decrease of the power. Some trimming would fix it.

Adding some power made navigating easier
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Check out helicopterfun.com for "how to get the best out of your mSR" lots of tips including DX6i

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I have a MSR and a DX6i. It is the best to leave it on the plane setting because it is a fixed pitch heli. When you get into 3D you will then switch to the heli setting and start working in programming.

Your gear switch is the high/low setting. Toward you is high setting, away is low setting.

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Setting the mSR up as a heli in the Dx6i allows you to program throttle curves but if you're not worried about that feature then yes Acro mode is fine.

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Dumb question from a fixed wing pilot considering heli. On my sim, what do I assign the actual control sticks too? I mean what does the left stick control (in each direction) and what does the right stick control?
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Left stick,throttle and left turn right turn.Right stick,forward and backwards and left and right cyclic(left bank turn,right bank turn).Still waiting on my mjx f47
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