Apr 09, 2011, 11:13 AM team sleprock United States, WA, Port Angeles Joined Dec 2009 3,966 Posts what he's tellin ya! is you want -2 deg.s at bottom stick in normal mode! its a good place ta start when learning! always make shure flybar is level when checking pitch! with all sticks centered and flybar level you should have 0 pitch!
 Apr 09, 2011, 12:26 PM Registered User Canada, ON Joined Mar 2010 1,272 Posts I was in a bit of a hurry when I replied earlier actually. The idea of negative pitch is so that you can bring the heli down in a strong wind. The -2 pitch should happen when the stick is slightly below mid position not just all the way down. Depending on the pitch curve, it might go down to -4 or 5 at 1/4 stick and stay that way all the way down to full down on the throttle. In any case, in order to set things up properly, you need to know what the pitch curves are, and to do that you need to hook up the CopterX transmitter to a computer.
 Apr 09, 2011, 03:33 PM team sleprock United States, WA, Port Angeles Joined Dec 2009 3,966 Posts i'M gonna AssUMe that he got his heli RTF! in which case, the Trx. should be pre-set at the factory, and the whole point of checking the pitch, is ta make shure it was done rt. at the factory! not being familier with the copterx rtf, I'm thnkng that the pitch/mix knob, is ta make up for any minor discrepencies in the factory set-up!
 Apr 09, 2011, 08:10 PM Registered User Joined Mar 2011 42 Posts thanks for everyone's input. i am beginning to understand how the pitch angle works. i just wanted to know if i was doing the right measurements and adjustments. so, back to the question, am i doing it right? as stated from above. for a beginner like me, is the -2 degree a good starting point?
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 Originally Posted by jabooty thanks for everyone's input. i am beginning to understand how the pitch angle works. i just wanted to know if i was doing the right measurements and adjustments. so, back to the question, am i doing it right? as stated from above. for a beginner like me, is the -2 degree a good starting point?
-2 to -5 degrees negative pitch at full low stick is a good starting point for a beginner. Its enough to bring the heli down in some wind without the risk of "slamming" the heli down in a panic stick drop which is common for new pilots. You would only need full -10 degrees negative at low stick for 3D flying.
I usually suggest -5 full low to +8 to +10 maximum full high stick with 0 degrees center for starters. You can then adjust the pitch curve transitions in between those points to your liking and feel that is best for you.
 Apr 09, 2011, 08:51 PM Registered User Joined Mar 2011 42 Posts thanks. i'm gonna try that. i'm guilty of that panic stick drop. lol i have alot of learning to do.
 Apr 09, 2011, 09:33 PM team sleprock United States, WA, Port Angeles Joined Dec 2009 3,966 Posts http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html if your that new! I highly recomend the radds system, worked for me!
 Apr 11, 2011, 02:00 AM Just fly Australia, VIC, Glen Waverley Joined Jan 2011 2,103 Posts I'm fairly new to flying with my CX450SE. So new that after 8hr (73 flights) I just had taken off my training gear.... yes I'm taking is very slow. Anyways.. I have rebuilt the head and set the pitch for a beginner hover mode and also setup the TX via the software. Have a look at finlessbobs ccpm vids and get this software to program your TX. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1390731 Also disable the VR.B pitch switch and set throttle kill to either switch A or B. Good luck and happy flying
 Apr 11, 2011, 05:09 PM Registered User Joined Mar 2011 42 Posts what is throttle kill switch?
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 Originally Posted by jabooty what is throttle kill switch?
When you enable Throttle Kill on your TX via the software it will allow you to switch on/off the power to the motor.

I good example in use is when you plug in the flight battery. Make sure the throttle kill is on and it will assure you that when you plug the battery the blades will not automaticly come to life.

I set up my point 0 on the throttle curve to 5% so when I have plug the battery in, walk away to my standing area, flick the Throttle kill switch off and then the heli does somewhat a soft spool up. Then I use the sticks to give me more power.
 Apr 15, 2011, 04:34 PM Registered User Joined Mar 2011 42 Posts ok. im finally beginning to understand this. thanks very much for your help. why should i disable the VRB adjust knob. on the stock settings for the CT6B tx, the VRb knob is the pitch adjust and the VRA knob is the headlock gyro
 Apr 15, 2011, 05:52 PM Registered User Canada, ON Joined Mar 2010 1,272 Posts >why should i disable the VRB adjust knob. on the stock settings for the CT6B tx, the VRb knob is the pitch adjust and the VRA knob is the headlock gyro Unless you actually use the hover pitch adjustment, and I don't think many people do, then there is no sense in having it. It's just one more thing you have to keep checking at each flight. Also, if you are setting up your heli for zero pitch at mid stick, then your settings are going to be all wrong if the knob is not exactly centered while you are doing so. Therefore, it's best to just turn it off...at least during setup.