Originally Posted by TinkerBob
So, is there a way to make a CP head, say on a blade 400 fixed, or is there a FP head that you modders prefer to use? How do you make the swash fixed, instead of elevating to change pitch? Just changing curves in the Tx?
I have a blade SR I would like to try this with!
Yes, you can program in a flat pitch curve to fix the swash, but you'll gain absolutely nothing over CP. In fact, since you then have no negative pitch it's harder to bring your heli down in a wind and you'll have no more tendency for the heli to self level than if you left it as a CP. You'll also lose some stability due to the lessened head speed as compared to running a flat throttle curve.
To get the self leveling effect you need a 45 degree flybarred head in conjunction with different blades. Either that or the much more expensive route with a specialized gyro and fbl head.
If you go to Steve's blog (post #10) on this thread you can contact him for more info on a good fp head for your heli. He's done a lot of work in that area and has been very successful at it.