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Pipes
02-12-2009, 04:32 PM
I spolled up my Blade 400 and found when I bring the Throttle stick down it hits the ground hard. Is there a way to fix this son that it can be lowered with a little les down force.
Thanks

1BADAIR
02-12-2009, 04:34 PM
are you in normal mode(not idle up)?
if so check out the b400 bible for some better pitch curves
I think this is whats recommended in the bible
Pitch Curve: 41/46/50/75/100
Throttle Curve: 0/15/30/45/60

Pipes
02-12-2009, 04:41 PM
I have picth Curves 40, 42.%, 50.% 75% 100%
Throttle 0, 25% 50% 75% 100%
Are these wrong
Thanks

Atomsk
02-12-2009, 04:54 PM
are you in normal mode(not idle up)?
if so check out the b400 bible for some better pitch curves
I think this is whats recommended in the bible
Pitch Curve: 41/46/50/75/100
Throttle Curve: 0/15/30/45/60

That throttle curve seems a bit on the low side, I would recommend more headspeed not less IMO.

I run a Throttle curve of 0-60-70-80-90 on normal mode.

Arsenix2001
02-12-2009, 04:54 PM
I spolled up my Blade 400 and found when I bring the Throttle stick down it hits the ground hard. Is there a way to fix this son that it can be lowered with a little les down force.
Thanks

Two words, collective management - In laymans terms, learn how to use your thumb. :thumbup: It is sensitive as hell, so practice finding the hover point, getting it light on the skids and setting it down softly.

helidude3
02-12-2009, 04:57 PM
your curves should be 46, 48, 50, 75, 100

Atomsk
02-12-2009, 05:37 PM
your curves should be 46, 48, 50, 75, 100

Well, for pitch curves you should set the first point to whatever gives you about -2 degrees of pitch at low throttle, then point 2 should be an interpolation between that number and 50, and then P3 P4 P5 should be 50, 75, 100. :thumbup:

mr2mkii
02-12-2009, 06:57 PM
I run a Throttle curve of 0-60-70-80-90 on normal mode.

+1 This is what I run with as well. Typical hover is 70-75% throttle with 3-4 of positive pitch, so that curve allows it to be less sensitive in that area.

Slyster
02-12-2009, 07:05 PM
If you are just hovering.. therefore no windy days.. feel free to try 50-50-50-75-100

Will plop down very gently even at full negative stick!

Also.. check with a pitch gauge to be SURE that you are really at 0 pitch at mid stick!

I've heard some brand new ones so far off they were like +7 or even in the negatives at mid stick.

Propaganda
02-12-2009, 07:08 PM
If you are just hovering.. therefore no windy days.. feel free to try 50-50-50-75-100

Will plop down very gently even at full negative stick!

Also.. check with a pitch gauge to be SURE that you are really at 0 pitch at mid stick!

I've heard some brand new ones so far off they were like +7 or even in the negatives at mid stick.

Amen to that. Go through Sokal's videos and make sure your Blade is mechanically setup correctly.

neilg.
02-13-2009, 10:09 AM
why not change the -3 at 0 stick to something else

HeliMatt50680
02-13-2009, 10:20 AM
Yeah, more pitch at lower throttle will make landings nice and cushy.

Atomsk
02-13-2009, 10:27 AM
Yeah, more pitch at lower throttle will make landings nice and cushy.


Keep in mind that if you don't have any negative pitch available the wind will have its way with your poor blade 400 and you may not be able to set it down when you want to if its windy. :happyd

neilg.
02-13-2009, 10:37 AM
good point
it will land but not where you wanted it to :smokin:

macel
02-15-2009, 08:34 AM
sly is right my one had about minus 13, - 3 at mid and plus 2 at full collective............ OUT OF THE BOX, thick as i am i only realised that after i crashed it whilst starting......as i had no lift almost but as soon as i gave right cyclic it tilted and cartwheeled on the ground............. first thing get a pitch gauge check the factory settings.......