12.9. CP helicopter swashplate setup part 3 - cyclic setup

[Note]Note

This setup only applies for CP helicopters. Skip this section for FP helicopters.

[Note]Note

The collective setup must be done before the cyclic setup. Otherwise the cyclic setup will be impossible.

12.9.1. For transmitter mode 2 (US & Europe)

Move the RIGHT transmitter stick up and down. This should move the swashplate forwards and backwards.

Move the RIGHT transmitter stick left and right. This should move the swashplate left and right.

12.9.2. For transmitter mode 1 (Asia & Europe)

Move the LEFT transmitter stick up and down. This should move the swashplate forwards and backwards.

Move the RIGHT transmitter stick left and right. This should move the swashplate left and right.

If any of these swashplate movements are reversed, then go to the swashplate mixing menu (SWASH AFR on a Futaba 9C) and change the aileron or elevator mixing percentage from positive to negative or negative to positive until the swashplate moves correctly.

Also, ensure that the servos do not bind at the extreme stick positions. The servo binding draws a lot of power which may cause the BEC to overheat and shut down, which will cause the receiver to stop working,which will cause the helicopter to crash. Therefore, if binding is observed, you will need to reduce the swashplate mixing to avoid it.

When the sticks are centered, the swashplate should be level. The easiest way to check this is by holding the helicopter at eye level, then looking at a bookcase behind it.

Align the main shaft with the edge of the bookshelf, then raise/lower the helicopter until the swashplate is at the same level as one of the shelves. You should be able to easily tell if the swashplate is perfectly level or not.