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Old 12-09-2013, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to Calibrate the 180QX !!!

I just spoke to HH about the calibration of 180QX. There is indeed a procedure to follow so as to make the calibration. Here it is folks :

BLADE 180QX CALIBRATION PROCEDURE :
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(a) SWITCH ON TRANSMITTER

(b) PUT THROTTLE TO "FULL"

(c) PUSH RIGHT STICK "FORWARD" AND KEEP HOLDING IT THERE

(d) CONNECT BATTERY TO 180QX - LED WILL FLASH BLUE-RED-BLUE-RED

(e) LET GO OF RIGHT STICK

(f) LEAVE FOR ABOUT 15-25 SECONDS AND THEN THE LED WILL FLASH AGAIN : solid RED-BLUE-RED-BLUE...

(g) CALIBRATION FINISHED!!!
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BLADE 180QX CALIBRATION PROCEDURE :
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(a) SWITCH ON TRANSMITTER

(b) PUT THROTTLE TO "FULL"

(c) PUSH RIGHT STICK "FORWARD" AND KEEP HOLDING IT THERE

(d) CONNECT BATTERY TO 180QX - LED WILL FLASH BLUE-RED-BLUE-RED

(e) LET GO OF RIGHT STICK

(f) LEAVE FOR ABOUT 15-25 SECONDS AND THEN THE LED WILL FLASH AGAIN : solid RED-BLUE-RED-BLUE...

(g) CALIBRATION FINISHED!!!
I take it that the section i have highlighted in bold is the cyclic and the TX in mode 2.

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just spoke to HH about the calibration of 180QX. There is indeed a procedure to follow so as to make the calibration. Here it is folks :

BLADE 180QX CALIBRATION PROCEDURE :
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(a) SWITCH ON TRANSMITTER

(b) PUT THROTTLE TO "FULL"

(c) PUSH RIGHT STICK "FORWARD" AND KEEP HOLDING IT THERE

(d) CONNECT BATTERY TO 180QX - LED WILL FLASH BLUE-RED-BLUE-RED

(e) LET GO OF RIGHT STICK

(f) LEAVE FOR ABOUT 15-25 SECONDS AND THEN THE LED WILL FLASH AGAIN : solid RED-BLUE-RED-BLUE...

(g) CALIBRATION FINISHED!!!

Thanks, Angeliak. Did you have the right drift problem and did the calibration correct it?
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes i had the right drift,the calibration fixed it a bit and i needed to go into subtrim and adjust aeleron left about 15 points . now its rock stable..
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yes i had the right drift,the calibration fixed it a bit and i needed to go into subtrim and adjust aeleron left about 15 points . now its rock stable..
So you still had to trim it. You said sub trim. Did you go into the sub trim menu or use the trim tabs on your radio.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yes subtrim no trim
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yes subtrim no trim
I went through the calibration procedure. Still had some right drift. I was able to eliminate the drift and get a stable hover using the trim tabs on the radio. I guess either way works. I did notice that trim corrected right drift in stability mode two and agility mode but, stability mode one (beginner) drifted left. There appears to be a trade off. Did you experience this?
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks Angeliak for the calibration procedure, mine had a hard left drift. I might add to the procedure that you should have the quad on a verified level surface when you do the recal. I'm using a dx7s and did the recal in both low and high rates (stability mode) and it is rock solid in both with no movement when flipping between modes.
Before the recal it would change from one mode to the next.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Jack you are right. it should be on a flat surface the quad....before the calibration proicedure

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Old 12-10-2013, 03:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default How to calibrate the 180QX with video

The video will explain it all .

Blade 180 QX Calibration how to (10 min 8 sec)


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The video will explain it all .

Blade 180 QX Calibration how to - YouTube

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Thanks, Isaac.

I have been waiting for a video. I used a rubber band to hold the elevator stick as it was easier for me.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks, Isaac.

I have been waiting for a video. I used a rubber band to hold the elevator stick as it was easier for me.

You are welcome. Yea I found it hard to do but your rubber band ideal you may have something there.

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Old 12-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks Isaac...very well put together informative video!
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I found that doing the cal once really didn't correct the right drift much so, I did it about five times before I was satisfied then, it just needed a few clicks of trim to bring it to a sable hover.
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Thanks Isaac...very well put together informative video!
Glad I could help

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I found that doing the cal once really didn't correct the right drift much so, I did it about five times before I was satisfied then, it just needed a few clicks of trim to bring it to a sable hover.
Sweet glad you got it going.

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no need to keep elevator pushed all the way up during the whole calibration time. just release it as soon as you see the red-blue-red-blue lights from the board
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Thanks again, Isaac - - -


[ame]http://youtu.be/AJTS3Co7pqs[/ame]
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no need to keep elevator pushed all the way up during the whole calibration time. just release it as soon as you see the red-blue-red-blue lights from the board
Oh ok good look out.

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Old 12-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Default Different Sets of Calibration Instructions?

In posts 477 and 478 of the large RCGroups thread on the 180QX,
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post26894074

the posters mention receiving a similar but slightly different set of calibration instructions from Horizon Hobby. They were asked NOT to post the instructions (that they received) in forums (I think that Horizon Hobby is still working on finalizing the instructions). The instructions that they received may be better at dealing with drifting.

One possibility for these slightly different sets of instructions: Horizon Hobby support may have given different people (at different times) slightly different sets of instructions as they try to figure out which set of instructions will both work and be easy to follow.

LATER: Blade has released calibration instructions (actually 2 types of calibration):
http://www.bladehelis.com/ProdInfo/F...bration_EN.pdf

Looking at it explains why the instructions here are not the same as the instructions mentioned in the RCGroups thread:
*the instructions here resemble the agility mode calibration instructions from Blade.

*the instructions mentioned in the RCGroups thread resemble the stability mode calibration instructions from Blade.

Last edited by flying-llama; 12-20-2013 at 03:19 AM.. Reason: Blade issues 2 types of calibration
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