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jgriggssr 06/09/2020
A quick initial review of the E160 for Spectrum/JR users and a few thoughts based on my initial experience - and I am in no way a 3D pilot. The E160 is designed for Futaba S-FHSS users to bind and fly but Spectrum/JR users fear not and read on! I bound a Redcon DSMX satellite receiver to my DX8e radio using a full size DSMX receiver as a host. Plug the pre-bound satellite receiver into the DSM port on the flybarless control board on the helicopter fuselage. I attached the receiver to the top of the elevator servo using a 3M foam pad.You MUST set up the pitch and throttle curves on your TX BEFORE powering up the helicopter. This is because the servos are set to maximum throws (plus) and you will put severe strain on them if you don’t do this. My trial and error settings I used are included below, but it you use those in the manual initially you wont got too far wrong and then tune these to suite your own ability/flying style as I did.Before you fly you need to check the rear elevator servo arm and ensure that it is not binding on the right hand servo body (when viewed from above). Mine was (poor quality control/design by Eachine) and I had to carefully remove the servo from the mount and re-profile the servo arm elbow to give adequate clearance from the right hand servo main body. Here are my Spectrum radio settings: Swasplate Type : NORMAL 1 Servo. Servo Setup : Travel - all 100%, Sub Trim - all 0, Normal/Reverse - All Normal D/R and Expo - 100% and 0% (set other curves to suit as required). Throttle Curve: N: 0,85,85,85,85%. 1: 85,85,85,85,85%. 2: 90,90,90,90,90%. H 0%. Pitch Curve: 1: 35,43,50,58,65%. 2. Same as 1 (for gentle aerobatics with a 85% throttle curve). 3: 32,40,50,60,68% (for 3D with 90% throttle). Hold : Same as 1. GYRO: +21.0%, -10%, -10% (The +ve setting should make the helicopter more stable (6G mode), the -ve setting should remove the 6G mode for aerobatic flight. Timer: 4 minutes. Overall a nice little helicopter.
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