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Set up tips for flying the Blade CX2 with Spektrum’s DX6i transmitter.

06/23/2008 by Jim Booker

Copyright:© 2008 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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By now, just about every RC guy on the planet owns a Blade CX2. Besides being a blast to fly, it uses Spektrum’s DSM2 technology, meaning it can be flown with any DSM2 transmitter, not just the one it came with. A while back we showed Spektrum DX7 owners how to setup that transmitter to fly the CX2. It was clear from the enormous amount of traffic that article received that more than a few of you who recently bought Spektrum’s DX6i system would be interested in using that transmitter to fly the CX2 as well.

For many, the DX6i is probably their first computer system as well as their first 2.4GHz system. If this is you, don’t worry. Programming the DX6i is easy. Plus those programming features let you fine tune the Blade CX2’s control responses in ways you simply couldn’t with the stock radio, thus making the CX2 experience even more enjoyable.

Optional Steps: Travel Adjustment:
Example of Travel Adjustment Settings

1.   Go to the ADJUST LIST menu and select TRAVEL ADJ.
Example of Travel Adjustment Settings

2.   Adjust the AILE, ELEV and RUDD travels in each direction to 125% (see the DX6i manual for how to do this). Relatively new Blade CX2 pilots should probably stick with the 100% travel default settings but the added responsiveness of 125% travel might be more appealing to experienced CX2 flyers.

Most importantly, have fun and feel free to setup your helicopter to perform the way you want it to. Getting the feel of the DX6i in control of your CX2 will even give you more confidence when you move to the more advanced Blade 400 or T-Rex 450SA.

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