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Old 02-27-2017, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blade 270 CFX DX8 Transmitter Settings for Beginner

Hello... IM NEW to the hobby and purchased a new 270CFX. Right out of the gate I have realized that this machine might be too much for me to learn on. And the stock settings that HH gives you as Normal mode is really Slightly Less Aggressive Mode.

Anyone know where I can find complete settings for my DX8 ?

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Old 02-27-2017, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If this is your first helicopter, It will be more than you bargained for. If you have no heli experience, you should get a 230s and stay in stability mode until you get the controls down and get some experience.
A sim would be help full also.
Yes, you can tame the 270 with the radio settings. Is you DX8 the older version or the generation 2.

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Old 02-27-2017, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tom... Thanks...

I have the SIM Phoenix 5.5 and I am flying for about 30 minutes a day with TREX 450. I can hover, Not as stable as I would like to be but getting better with practice. I also just purchased the NEW Blade 130S which is amazing in Normal mode and the 130S is super stable to hover. Having a blast with the 130s

IM wondering if soon I can take the 270 out with the less aggressive settings so i can hover outside...

Thanks...
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Please don't learn on the 270, you will leave the hobby as soon as the first crash (3 seconds after lift off). You will need the 230 or 250 (my choice is the 250cfx) but you would pick up a second hand 230 real cheap. Buy second hand to learn on (buy 2, one for spares). Part of the hobby is fixing and learning to diagnose the faults. It's a great hobby, so good luck. Find a Buddy to be your mentor if you can, join a club if there is one handy.


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opps, double post
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At that stage, the 270 also appears too early to me. Remember although it has "SAFE", it does not come with the same kind of stabilized flight mode as the 130S (including almost all other Blade helicopters: CPS, 230S, 250CFX).

Once you are rock solid with the basics on a 450-kind-of-thing in your Sim (e.g. hovering from all perspectives, proper circles and 8s), I would consider the step to the 270.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ditto on everything above. Put that thing on the shelf for several months.
I learned on the 230s and this was the right thing to do. You can toggle back and forth between agility and stability mode (once you stop shaking like you're going thru withdrawl).

I've been down the Heli rabbit hole for a year, and have about 300 hrs of sim work. The good news is the sim really helps...the bad news is the sim doesn't really help...as much as you think it would. For example, I can do piro flips pretty darn good on the sim, but not a chance (yet) with the real thing.

If you start on the 270, you'll be out of this hobby in no time flat. It's worth going in small steps...it will save you time and $ in the long run.

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Tom... Thanks...

I have the SIM Phoenix 5.5 and I am flying for about 30 minutes a day with TREX 450. I can hover, Not as stable as I would like to be but getting better with practice. I also just purchased the NEW Blade 130S which is amazing in Normal mode and the 130S is super stable to hover. Having a blast with the 130s

IM wondering if soon I can take the 270 out with the less aggressive settings so i can hover outside...

Thanks...
Take your time and be patient. Practice your hovering skills and orientations and do some slow forward flight always turning the nose away from you. When feel Confident with your Control of flight you can change your radio setting to tame the 270 down. I posted this in another thread.

Originally Posted by Helithunder
To make this heli a nice tame sport flyer go to servo setup and set pitch travel to 90 percent on both high and low. Set the pitch curve at 40- 50-55-75-100 for nor/st1/st2. Dual rates at 50 and expo at 25 for nor/st1/st2. This tames the 270cfx into a nice stable flyer, everybody likes their heli set up to their own taste so these are a nice starting point.

These settings turn the rocket ship into a nice flyer.

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Old 04-02-2017, 02:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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can you tell me what settings is good for the throttle curve and gyro with this settings

....To make this heli a nice tame sport flyer go to servo setup and set pitch travel to 90 percent on both high and low. Set the pitch curve at 40- 50-55-75-100 for nor/st1/st2. Dual rates at 50 and expo at 25 for nor/st1/st2.....
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Throttle curve
In normal 0-30-30-30-30
Stunt 1 70-70-70-70-70
Stunt 2 100-100-100-100-100

This is where I started and left it there. Work great for what I'm doing.
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Once you can fly your 130 confidently in agility mode then you'll be ready for your 270.

Stability mode on the Blade micros is the equivalent of flying a fixed pitch and maybe even a little easier where the 270 is a true collective pitch helicopter.
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Good information from another thread.

For the intermediate pilots that may be jumping to this model due to price please keep in mind the 270 is a rocket out of the box intended for advanced pilots but you can easily tame it down by changing a few settings.

For intermediate pilots set the castle governor RPM's to Normal 3000, Stunt 1 3200 and Stunt 2 3400. Going down to a 10 pinion with those head speeds will extend flight time as well. The model is still very capable and a great flying model with the reduced head speed.

If you personally feel the model is too fast on the cyclic simply reduce the ail/ele dual rates to meet your preferences. Expo can be used if you like.

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Old 06-26-2017, 07:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Tom the model number for the pinion is that blh1902...thanks
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I am thinking of getting this heli, I did see a video that you can download new firmware (for a fee) and have stability mode, I have the 200 srx the 230s and 250cfx, and still cant fly to far with out stability mode Has any one put stability mode on this or the 370cfx? steve
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I am thinking of getting this heli, I did see a video that you can download new firmware (for a fee) and have stability mode, I have the 200 srx the 230s and 250cfx, and still cant fly to far with out stability mode Has any one put stability mode on this or the 370cfx? steve
Steve... IM not sure about the firmware for stability. Can someone else chime in on Firmware update with BEST X ???

However the 270 is a fun heli to fly. It is a rocket ship out of the box but can be tamed down really easily to be a good sport flyer. Some of the previous posts in the this thread have a good starting point to tame down the 270.
It does have bailout which I have used several times to avoid a crash...
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi Tom! So on that Dual rates and Expo setting for beginner. Do I set all Ail, Ele and Rudd at the same 50 % and 20 Expo? I have the DX7s and in the manual they using Rudd switch for Panic Mode and set at 100%. Thank a lot
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have mine set like this,
aileron set at 80/25
elevator at 75/25
rudder at 100/25
and pitch travel is set at 90% high and low stick.

Try it, you can change things around to what feels good for you.

Hope this helps,
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will do, Thank a lot
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:10 PM   #19 (permalink)
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nytro97 has given some tame settings for the 270cfx, Just wondering if you can practice inverted with these settings?
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nytro97 has given some tame settings for the 270cfx, Just wondering if you can practice inverted with these settings?
What are the settings ????

Stock the 270 comes with +12 and -12 degrees of pitch... IE on your TX your pitch curve is from 0-100...
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