Setting up a Blade Nano CPX with a Spektrum DX18 transmitter problem - RC Groups
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Nov 11, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Setting up a Blade Nano CPX with a Spektrum DX18 transmitter problem

I am somewhat successful at getting a DX 18 transmitter to work with the little Blade Nano CPX. it is working in Normal mode, but I can't seem to get it setup for Flight Mode, where the motor goes to full throttle and you control the pitch with the left stick. Throttle hold is working Ok though.

I was wondering if someone has set one up before and what they did to get it to work. It might be something obvious that I missed. Normally I use Futaba systems so my brain might be warped wrong for using the Spektrum stuff for this heli.

If someone has a export model file using the Nanp CPX already. I would really appreciate acquiring a copy of it that I could load into my TX.
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Nov 17, 2012, 06:26 PM
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If you use the setup described for the DX7S in the instructions, you should be fine. I followed those instructions using a JR 9303 and it works great.
Nov 18, 2012, 06:42 AM
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I'll try that and see what happens.
Nov 22, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Spektrum DX18 settings File for Blade Nano CPX Helicopter

With the help of another highly skilled RC heli-flyer, we were able to get it all sorted out and setup in my Spektrum DX18 transmitter and it now controls the little Blade Nano CPX really well.

I have attached the Zipped file containing the settings for my Blade Nano CPX here in this post.

The flight mode might be a little too aggressive for some people and not aggressive enough for others. But we were able to do quite a few aerobatic manuevers with the little heli pretty well. So the settings aren't too far off. Some guys prefer no exponential or dual rates even. Others like to have a little exponential dial in. But since it is all programmable, it is easy to change things as needed.

Anyway, maybe this will help someone else out too.

I discovered that the little Nano CPX will fly fairly well even in a mild breeze outdoors. The tail tended to hunt more but that might be the heli having to fight the wind more. But it hung in there OK.

Thanks to everyone for looking and their advice on this issue.
Mar 09, 2014, 12:04 AM
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Thank you sooooo much, I just had to replace my JR 8103, still going strong after 16 years but a bit outdated, I upgraded it to the DX9 which has the same software as the DX18, I was pulling my hair out till I found this post, makes a lot of sense what you did. I will test the little Nano CP X with your program on Sunday.
Thanks LeeU
Apr 22, 2014, 06:54 AM
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+1 thank you earlwb

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