60
H3
H11
H4
H7
B5
H9
H6
H4
B3
B6 H4 H10
B3
H10
H2
H1
H8
H16
H17
H18
H7
H16
H15
H13
B1
H5
H2
H11
H8
H14
H5
H12
B3
H1
H4
H10
H10
B3
B6
H4
H11
H3
61
F10
F6
F17
M9
F16
F12
F6
F9
M10
F2
M3
M2
F3
B7
F13
F14
B7
F8
M9
M10
M2
M3
F7
M10
F17
M9
F4
M8
F6
F10
F20
F11
F1
F9
F19
F18
F15
62
B2
T14
B2
T13
B2
T14
T13
T15
T15
B5
T13
B2
T12
B1
B1
T11
B5
B2
T10
T11
B2
T9
T9
T5
T16
T9
T2
T8
T8
T3
T7
T8
T17
M10
M9
T17
T6
T17
T4
T1
Parts List / Ersatzteile / Pièces de rechange / Pezzi di ricambio
Head Explosion/ Explosionszeichnung Rotorkopf / Vue éclatée de la tête/ Vista esplosa della testa
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H1
BLH4003
Main Rotor Grip FBL Control Balls (2):
B500 X
Blade Blatthalter Kugelköpfe (2): B500
X
Rotules de commande, poignée, rotor Sfere controllo FBL portapala rotore
principal FBL (2) : B500 X
principale (2): B500 X
H2
BLH4004
Flybarless Linkage Set: B500 X
Blade Flybarless Anlenkungset: B500 X
Jeu de commandes sans barre :
B500 X
H3
BLH4015
CF FBL Main Blade Set w/washsers:
B500 X
Blade Carbon Hauptrotorblätter m.
Unterlegscheibe : B500 X
Jeu de pales principales CF FBL avec Set pala principale CF FBL con rondelle:
rondelles : B500 X
B500 X
H4
BLH4017
FBL Main Rotor Grip Set: B500 X
Blade Flybarless Rotorblatthalter Set:
B500 X
Jeu de poignée, rotor principal FBL :
B500 X
Set portapala rotore principale FBL:
B500 X
H5
BLH4022
Aluminum FBL Head Block Set: B500 X
Blade Aluminum Flybarless Rotorkopfblock Set: B500 X
Jeu de contour FBL en aluminium :
B500 X
Set blocco testa FBL in alluminio: B500 X
H6
BLH4031
FBL Follower Arms: B500 X
Blade Flybarless Taumelscheibenmitnehmer : B500 X
Bras suiveur FBL : B500 X
Bracci inseguitore FBL: B500 X
H7
BLH4047
FBL Main Shaft (2): B500 X
Blade Flybarless Hauptwelle (2): B500 X
Arbre principal FBL (2) : B500 X
Albero principale FBL (2): B500 X
H8
BLH1802
80 Degree Dampers (4): B500 3D/X
Blade 80° Dämpfer (4): B500 3D/X
Clés 80 degré (4) : B500 3D/X
Smorzatori 80 gradi (4): B500 3D/X
Moyeu à roulement unidirectionnel
avec moyeu unidirectionnel : B500
3D/X
Jeu de vis et écrous pour le maintien
des pales du rotor principal (2) :
B500 3D/X
Set di leveraggi senza flybar: B500 X
H9
BLH1803
One-Way Bearing Hub w/One way
bearing: B500 3D/X
Blade Freilauf: B500 3D/X
Mozzo cuscinetto a senso unico con
cuscinetto a senso unico: B500 3D/X
H10
BLH1816
Main Rtr Blade Mntng Screw&Nut set
(2): B500 3D/X
Blade Hauptrotorblätterschrauben u.
Muttern Set (2): B500 3D/X
H11
BLH1821
Spindle Set (2): B500 3D/X
Blade Spindle Set (2): B500 3D/X
Jeu de broches (2) : B500 3D/X
Set alberino (2): B500 3D/X
Jeu de vis à de tête bouton : B500
3D/X
Set viti a testa bombata: B500 3D/X
Set viti e dadi per il montaggio delle pale
del rotore principale (2): B500 3D/X
H12
BLH1829
Head Button Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Rotorkopfabdeckungset : B500
3D/X
H13
BLH1832
Washout Control Arm Link Set: B500
3D/X
Blade Pitchkompensator Verbinderstücke: B500 3D
Jeu d’arrêt de bras de la commande
de lavage : B500 3D/X
Set collegamento bracci di comando
washout: B500 3D/X
H14
BLH1833
Aluminum Swashplate: B500 3D/X
Blade Aluminium Taumelscheibe : B500
3D/X
Plateau cyclique en aluminium :
B500 3D/X
Piastra di beccheggio in alluminio: B500
3D/X
H15
BLH1848
Mainshaft Retaining Collar: B500 3D/X
Blade Stellring Rotorwelle : B500 3D/X
Bagues de maintien de l’axe
principal : B500 3D/X
Fascetta di sostegno dell’albero principale: B500 3D/X
H16
BLH1849
One-Way Bearing Shaft and Shim Set:
B500 3D/X
Blade Freilauf mit Unterlegscheibe Set:
B500 3D/X
Jeu de cale et d’arbre de roulement
unidirectionnel : B500 3D/X
Set spessori e albero cuscinetto a senso
unico: B500 3D/X
H17
BLH1851
Main Gear (2): B500 3D/X
Blade Hauptzahnrad (2): B500 3D/X
Couronne principale (2) : B500 3D/X
Ingranaggio Principale (2): B500 3D/X
Blade Spannrolle Riemen : B500 3D/X
Poulie, courroie de transmission :
B500 3D/X
Puleggia azionamento cinghia: B500
3D/X
H18
BLH1853
Belt Drive Pulley: B500 3D/X
Main Frame Explosion
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F1
BLH1810
Battery Tray Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Akkuhalter Set: B500 3D/X
Set de compartiment de batterie :
B500 3D/X
Set vassoio batteria B500 3D/X
F2
BLH1811
Belt Guide Cross Member Set: B500
3D/X
Blade Kreuzriemenhalter Set : B500
3D/X
Set de guide de courroie en croix
B500 3D/X
Set membro incrociato guida della
cinghia: B500 3D/X
F3
BLH1814
Belt Pulley Guides with Bearings (2):
B500 3D/X
Blade Riemenantriebsführung mit Lager
(2): B500 3D/X
Guides de poulie de courroie avec
roulements (2) : B500 3D/X
Guide della puleggia della cinghia con
cuscinetti (2): B500 3D/X
F4
BLH1819
Bottom Tray Set: B500 3D/X
Träger unten/B500 3D/X
Set de compartiment inférieur :
B500 3D/X
Set vassoio inferiore: B500 3D/X
F5
BLH1827
Servo Mounting Tab Set: B500 3D/X
(not shown)
Blade Servohalter Set: B500 3D/X
Set de languettes de montage de
servo : B500 3D/X (non représenté)
Set tab montaggio servo: B450 3D/X
(non mostrato)
F6
BLH1834
Anti-Rotation Bracket/Guide: B500
3D/X
Blade Taumelscheibenführung : B500
3D/X
Tasseau/guide d'anticouple : B500
3D/X
Staffa/guida anti-rotazione: B500 3D/X
F7
BLH1835
Lower Bearing Block Set: B500 3D/X
Blade unteres Lagerhalter Set: B500
3D/X
Set de bloc à billes inférieur : B500
3D/X
Set blocco cuscinetto inferiore: B500
3D/X
F8
BLH1836
Servo Support Cross Member: B500
3D/X
Blade Servo Support Halter: B500 3D/X
Partie en croix du support de servo
B500 3D/X
Membro incrociato supporto del servo:
B500 3D/X
F9
BLH1839
CF Main Frame Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Carbon Hauptrahmen Set: B500
3D/X
Set de cellule principale CF : B500
3D/X
Set telaio principale CF: B500 3D/X
F10
BLH1841
Canopy Mounts: B500 3D/X
Blade Kabinenhaubenhalter : B500 3D/X
Supports de bulle : B500 3D/X
Montanti calottina: B500 3D/X
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Main Frame Explosion / Explosionzeichnung Rumpf / Vue éclatée de la cellule principale / Vista esplosa telaio principale
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F11
BLH1843
Aluminum Motor Mount: B500 3D/X
Blade Aluminum Motorhalter : B500
3D/X
Support moteur en aluminium :
B500 3D/X
Montante del motore in allumino: B500
3D/X
F12
BLH1844
Receiver Tray Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Empfängerhalterset : B500 3D/X
Set de compartiment récepteur :
B500 3D/X
Set vassoio ricevitore: B500 3D/X
F13
BLH1845B
Landing Gear Set Black: B500 3D/X
Blade Kufengestell schwarz: B500 3D/X
Jeu de train d'atterrissage principal,
noir : B500 3D/X
Set del carrello di atterraggio, nero:
B500 3D/X
F14
BLH1854
Upper Bearing Block Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Lagerhalter oben : B500 3D/X
Set de bloc à billes supérieur : B500
3D/X
Set blocco cuscinetto superiore: B500
3D/X
F15
BLH4081
Fireball Canopy: B500 3D
Blade Kabinenhaube : B500 3D
Bulle « Fireball » B500 3D
Calottina asta: B500 3D
F16
SPM
AR7200BX
AR7200BX 7CH DSMX Flybarless
Control System
AR7200BX 7CH DSMX Flybarless
Module AR7200BX 7voies DSMX
Flybarless
Sistema di controllo Flybarless
AR7200BX 7CH DSMX
F17
SPMSH310
SH310 Digital Cyclic Servo
Spektrum SH310 Austausch Blade 500
Taumelscheiben Servo
Servo de cyclique numérique SH310
SH310 Servo digitale ciclico
F18
EFLA370H
70-Amp S-BEC Brushless ESC
E-flite 70A Hubschrauber Brushless
Regler: B500 3D/X
CEV (ES) Brushless 70 A S-BEC
ESC Brushless S-BEC 70 Amp:
F19
EFLB
29006S30
2900 mAh 6S 22.2V 30C Li-Po 13AWG
EC3
E-flite 2900 mAh 6S 22.2V 30C Li-Po
Akku 13AWG EC3
Li-Po 6S 22,2 V 30C 2900 mAh EC3
13AWG
2900 mAh 6S 22.2V 30C Li-Po 13AWG
EC3
F20
EFLM1370H
520H Helicopter Motor 1320Kv
E-flite 520H Hubschrauber Motor
1320Kv
Moteur d'hélicoptère 520H 1320Kv
520H Motore elicottero 1320Kv
Tail Explosion /Explosionzeichnung Heck / Vue éclatée de la queue/Vista esplosa della coda
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T1
BLH1846
Tail Boom Case Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Heckrohrhalter Set: B500 3D/X
Set de poutre de queue : B500 3D/X
Set case asta della coda: B500 3D/X
T2
BLH1856
Tail Drive Belt: B500 3D/X
Blade Heckrotorriemen: B500 3D/X
Courroie d'entraînement
d'anticouple : B500 3D/X
Cinghia di trasmissione di coda: B500
3D/X
T3
BLH1857
Tail Boom (2): B500 3D/X
Blade Heckrohr (2) Set: B500 3D/X
Poutre de queue (2) : B500 3D/X
Asta della coda (2): B500 3D/X
Support de servo d'anticouple (2) :
B500 3D/X
Montante asta servo di coda (2): B500
3D/X
T4
BLH1858
Tail Servo Boom Mount (2): B500 3D/X
Blade Heckrotorservohalter (2): B500
3D/X
T5
BLH1859
Tail Linkage/Pushrod Set (2): B500
3D/X
Blade Heckrotorgestänge Set (2): B500
3D/X
Set de biellettes/tiges d'anticouple
(2) B500 3D/X
Set collegamento di coda/asta di spinta
(2): B500 3D/X
T6
BLH1860
Tail Pushrod Support Guide/Set: B500
3D/X
Blade Heckrotorgestängehalter : B500
3D/X
Set de support de tiges d'anticouple
: B500 3D/X
Set/guida di sostegno asta di spinta di
coda: B500 3D/X
T7
BLH1861
CF Tail Boom Brace Set (2): B500 3D/X
Blade Kohlefaserheckrohrhalter (2):
B500 3D/X
Set de renforts de poutre CF (2) :
B500 3D/X
Set di sostegno braccio asta della coda
(2): B500 3D/X
T8
BLH1862
Horizontal Fin Mount: B500 3D/X
Blade Leitwerkshalter : B500 3D/X
Support de stabilisateur : B500 3D/X
Montaggio deriva orizzontale: B500
3D/X
T9
BLH1863
Tail Case Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Aluminum Leitwerkshalter : B500
3D/X
Boîtier d'anticouple : B500 3D/X
Set case coda: B500 3D/X
T10
BLH1865
Tail Rotor Shaft and Drive Pulley (2):
B500 3D/X
Blade Heckrotorwelle mit Riemenscheibe (2): B500 3D/X
Axe d'anticouple et poulie (2) : B500
3D/X
Albero rotore di coda e puleggia di
trasmissione (2): B500 3D/X
T11
BLH1867
Tail Rotor Pitch Lever Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Heckrotorpitchhebel Set: B500
3D/X
Set de levier de pas d'anticouple :
B500 3D/X
Set leva pitch del rotore di coda: B500
3D/X
T12
BLH1868
Tail rotor Pitch Control Slider Set: B500
3D/X
Blade Schiebehülse Heckrotor Set:
B500 3D/X
Set de slider d'anticouple : B500
3D/X
Set cursore comando passo rotore di
coda: B500 3D/X
T13
BLH1869
Tail Rotor Hub: B500 3D/X
Blade Heckrotorzentralstück : B500
3D/X
Moyeu d'anticouple : B500 3D/X
Mozzo rotore di coda: B500 3D/X
T14
BLH1870
Tail Rotor Blade Grip/Holder Set: B500
3D/X
Blade Heckrotorblatthalter : B500 3D/X
Set de pieds/support de pales
d'anticouple : B500 3D/X
Set pinza/sostegno pale del rotore:
B500 3D/X
T15
BLH1871
Tail Rotor Blade Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Heckrotorblätter Set: B500 3D/X
Set de pales anticouple : B500 3D/X
Set pale del rotore di coda: B500 3D/X
Set de stabilisateur/dérive, noir :
B500 3D/X
Set deriva di stabilizzazione nero: B500
3D/X
Servo numérique d'anticouple
grande vitesse SH410
SH410 Servo digitale ad alta velocità
della coda
T16
BLH1872B
Stabilizer Fin Set Black: B500 3D/X
Blade Leitwerksfinnenset schwarz :
B500 3D/X
T17
SPMSH410
SH410 High-Speed Digital Tail Servo
Spektrum SH410 Austausch Blade 500
Kreisel Servo
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Bearings / Lager / Roulements à billes / Cuscinetti
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B1
EFLH1115
English
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3x6x2.5 Bearing (2)
Blade 3x6x2,5 Kugellager(2)
Roulement 3×6×2,5 (2)
3×6×2.5 Cuscinetto (2)
B2
BLH1605
4x8x3 Bearing (2)
Blade 4x8x3 Kugellager (2)
Roulement 4×8×3 (2)
4×8×3 Cuscinetto (2)
B3
BLH1642
5x10x4 Bearing (2)
Blade 5x10x4 Kugellager (2)
Roulement 5×10×4 (2)
5×10×4 Cuscinetto (2)
B4
BLH1620
3x8x3.5 Thrust Bearing (2)
Blade Drucklager (2) 3 x 8x 3,5
Butées à billes 3×8×3,5 (2)
3×8×3.5 Cuscinetto a sfere (2)
B5
BLH1809
2x5x2.5 Flanged Bearing (2)
Blade 2x5x2,5 Kugellager mit Flanke (2)
Butées à billes à rebord 2×5×2,5 (2)
2×5×2.5 Cuscinetto flangiato (2)
B6
BLH1820
5x11x4.5 Thrust Bearing (2)
Blade Drucklager 5x11x4,5 (2)
Butées à billes 5×11×4,5 (2)
5×11×4.5 Cuscinetto a sfere (2)
B7
BLH1842
8x14x4 Bearing
Blade 8x14x4 Kugellager
Roulement 8×14×4
8×14×4 Cuscinetto
B8
BLH1852
One-Way Bearing: B500 3D/X
Blade Freilauf: B500 3D/X
Roulement unidirectionnel : B500
3D/X
Cuscinetto ad autorotazione B500
3D/X
Miscellaneous / Verschiedenes / Divers / Varie
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M1
BLH1801
Helicopter Main Blade Holder
(not shown)
Blade B500 3D/X Blatthalter
(nicht abgebildet)
Support de pale de principale
(non représenté)
Supporto pala principale elicottero
(non mostrato)
M2
BLH1837
Ball Link Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Kugelkopf Set: B500 3D
Set de rotules : B500 3D/X
Set collegamento sfera: B500 3D/X
M3
BLH1838
Linkage Rod/Pushrod Set: B500 3D
Blade Gestänge Set: B500 3D
Set de biellettes/tiges : B500 3D
Set asta/asta di spinta del giunto:
B500 3D
M4
BLH1855
Control Ball Set: B500 3D
Blade Kugelset : B500 3D
Set de rotules de commande :
B500 3D
Set sfera di controllo: B500 3D
M5
BLH1864
Battery Strap Velcro (2): B500 3D/X
(not shown)
Blade Klettband Akkuhalter (2): B500
3D/X (nicht abgebildet)
Brides de batterie Velcro (2) : B500
3D/X (non représenté)
Fascette in velcro della batteria (2):
B450 3D/X (non mostrato)
M6
BLH1873
Complete Hardware Set: B500 3D
Blade Kleinteile kpl. Set: B500 3D
Set de matériel complet : B500 3D
Set completo hardware: B500 3D
Accessori di montaggio: B500 3D/X
13T pignone: B500 3D/X
M7
BLH1874
Mounting Accessories: B500 3D/X
Blade Montage Zubehör : B500 3D/X
Accessoires de montage : B500
3D/X
M8
BLH1813
13T Pinion: B500 3D/X
Blade 13T Ritzel: B500 3D/X
Pignon 13T : B500 3D/X
M9
BLH1876
Servo Arm Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Servoarm Set: B500 3D/X
Jeu de bras de servo : B500 3D/X
Set braccio del servo: B500 3D/X
Set sfera di controllo servo: B500
3D/X
6S 11,1 V LiPo caricabatterie con
bilanciatore, 2,5A (non mostrato)
M10
BLH1877
Servo Control Ball Set: B500 3D/X
Blade B500 3D/X Servokugelkopf Set
Set de rotules de commande de
servo : B500 3D/X
M11
EFLC3120
6S 22.2V Li-Po Balancing Charger
2.5A (not shown)
6S 22.2V Li-Po Balancer Ladegerät
2.5A (nicht abgebildet)
Chargeur-équilibreur Li-Po 6S 22,2
V 2,5 A (non représenté)
Optional Parts / Optionale Bauteile / Pièces optionnelles / Pezzi opzionali
Part #
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BLH4017A
Aluminum FBL Main Rotor Grip Set:
B500 X
Blade Aluminium Flybarless Rotorblatthalter Set: B500 X
Jeu de poignée, rotor principal FBL en
aluminium : B500 X
Set portapala rotore principale FBL in
alluminio: B500 X
BLH4031A
Aluminum FBL Follower Arms: B500 X
Blade Aluminium Flybarless Taumelscheibenmitnehmer : B500 X
Bras suiveur en aluminium FBL : B500 X
Bracci inseguitore FBL in alluminio:
B500 X
BLH4081A
Powder Canopy: B500 X
Blade Powder Kabinenhaube: B500 X
Verrière : B500 X
Calotta Powder: B500 X
BLH4081FG
Fiberglass canopy: B500 X
Blade GFK Kabinenhaube: B500X
Verrière en fibre de verre : B500 X
Calotta in fibra di vetro: B500 X
BLH1834A
Aluminum Anti-Rotation Bracket:
B500 3D/X
Blade Aluminum Taumelscheibenführung : B500 3D/X
Tasseau anti-rotation en aluminium : B500
3D/X
Staffa anti-rotazione in alluminio: B500
3D/X
BLH1835A
Aluminum Bearing Blocks: B500 3D/X
Blade Aluminum unteres Lagerhalterset
Set: B500 3D/X
Blocs à billes en aluminium : B500 3D/X
Blocchi cuscinetto il alluminio: B500
3D/X
BLH1841A
Aluminum Canopy Mounts: B500
3D/X
Blade Aluminium Kabinenhaubenhalter
: B500 3D/X
Supports de bulle en aluminium : B500 3D/X
Montanti calottina in alluminio: B500
3D/X
BLH1845
Landing Gear Set White: B500 3D/X
Blade Kufengestell weiss: B500 3D/X
Jeu de train d'atterrissage principal, blanc :
B500 3D/X
Set del carrello di atterraggio, bianca:
B500 3D/X
BLH1857C
Carbon Fiber Tail Boom: B500 3D/X
Blade B500 3D/X Heckausleger
Kohlefaser
Poutre de queue en fibre de carbone : B500
3D/X
Asta di coda in fibra di carbonio: B500
3D/X
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Optional Parts / Optionale Bauteile / Pièces optionnelles / Pezzi opzionali
Part #
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BLH1858A
Aluminum Tail Servo Mount: B500
3D/X
Blade Aluminium Heckrotorservohalter
: B500 3D/X
Support de servo d'anticouple en aluminium
: B500 3D/X
Montante del servo di coda in alluminio:
B500 3D/X
BLH1861A
Tail Boom Brace/Support Set/Aluminum E: B500 3D/X
Blade Kohlefaserheckrohrhalter (2):
B500 3D/X
Set de renforts et support de poutre en
aluminium E : B500 3D/X
Sostegno asta della coda/set supporto/
alluminio E: B500 3D/X
BLH1862A
Aluminum Horizontal Fin Mount: B500
3D/X
Blade Leitwerkshalter : B500 3D/X
Support de dérive horizontale en aluminium
: B500 3D/X
Montante deriva orizzontale in alluminio:
B500 3D/X
BLH1863A
Aluminum Tail Case: B500 3D/X
Blade Aluminum Heckrotorgehäuse :
B500 3D/X
Boitier d'anticouple en aluminium B500 3D/X
Case coda in alluminio: B500 3D/X
BLH1865A
Tail Rotor Shaft Aluminum Drive Pulley: B500 3D/X
Blade AluminiumTail Heckrotorwelle mit
Riemenscheibe (2): B500 3D/X
Axe d'anticouple et poulie en aluminium :
B500 3D/X
Puleggia trasmissione in alluminio
dell'albero del rotore di coda: B500 3D/X
BLH1867A
Aluminum Pitch Lever: B500 3D/X
Blade Aluminium Heckrotorpitchhebel
Set : B500 3D/X
Levier de pas d'anticouple en aluminium :
B500 3D/X
Leva del pitch in alluminio: B500 3D/X
BLH1868A
Aluminum Tail Pitch Slider: B500 3D/X
Blade Aluminium Schiebehülse Heckrotor Set : B500 3D/X
Slider d'anticouple en aluminium : B500
3D/X
Cursore del pitch in alluminio: B500 3D/X
BLH1870A
Aluminum Tail Rotor Grip Set: B500
3D/X
Blade Aluminium Heckrotorblatthalter
Set: B500 3D/X
Set de pieds de pales d'anticouple en
aluminium : B500 3D/X
Set di serraggio del rotore di coda in
alluminio: B500 3D/X
BLH
1871GR
Tail Rotor Blade Set, Green: B500
3D/X
Blade B500: Heckrotorblätter; Grün
Set de pales d'anticouple, vert : B500 3D/X
Set pale del rotore di coda, verde: B500
3D/X
BLH
1871OR
Tail Rotor Blade Set, Orange: B500
3D/X
Blade B500: Heckrotorblätter Orange
Set de pales d'anticouple, orange : B500
3D/X
Set pale del rotore di coda, arancione:
B500 3D/X
BLH
1871YE
Tail Rotor Blade Set, Yellow: B500
3D/X
Blade B500: Heckrotorblätter Gelb
Set de pales d'anticouple, jaune : B500 3D/X
Set pale del rotore di coda, giallo: B500
3D/X
BLH1872B
Stabilizer Fin Set Black: B500 3D/X
Blade Leitwerksfinnenset schwarz :
B500 3D/X
Set de stabilisateur/dérive, noir : B500 3D/X
Set deriva di stabilizzazione nero: B500
3D/X
BLH1872C
Carbon Fiber Fin Set: B500 3D/X
Blade Carbon Finnenset : B500 3D/X
Set de dérive en fibre de carbone : B500
3D/X
Set deriva in fibra di carbonio: B500 3D/X
BLH1874A
Aluminum Servo Control Arms: B500
3D/X
Blade Aluminium Servoarme : B500
3D/X
Bras de servos en aluminium : B500 3D/X
Bracci comandi servo in alluminio: B500
3D/X
BLH1875
12T Pinion: B500 3D/X
Blade 12T Ritzel: B500 3D/X
Pignon 12T : B500 3D/X
12T pignone: B500 3D/X
BLH1885
Bell 222 Painted Scale Fuselage:
B500 3D/X
Blade 500 Bell 222 Rumpf Set lackiert
Fuselage à l'échelle couleurs Bell 222 B500
3D/X
Fusoliera in scala Bell 222 dipinta: B500
3D/X
BLH1899
Carrying Case: B500 3D/X
Blade Tragekoffer B500 3D /X
Coffret de transport : B500 3D/X
Alloggiamento di trasporto: B500 3D/X
BLH4099
Aluminum 500 Flybarless Conversion
Set: B500 3D
Aluminium 500 Flybarless Umbau Set:
B500 3D
Set de conversion Flybarless 500 en aluminium : B500 3D
Set conversione senza flybar 500 in
alluminio: B500 3D
EFLC3025
Celectra 80W AC/DC Multi-Chemistry
Battery Charger
E-flite 80W AC/DC Multi-Batterie
Ladegerät - EU
Chargeur de batterie multi-types CA/CC
Celectra 80 W
Caricabatterie per batteria multi-chimica
80 W CA/CC
EFLC4005
12VDC, 120W Power Supply
E-flite 12VDC 120W Netzgerät
Alimentation 12 V CC, 120 W
12VCC, 120W alimentatore
EFLC3020
Celectra 200W DC Multi-Chemistry
Battery Charger
E-flite 200W DC Multi-Batterie
Ladegerät
Chargeur de batterie multi-types CC Celectra
200 W
Celectra 200W DC caricabatteria
multichimico
DX8 DSMX Transmitter Only
Spektrum DX8 DSMX Sender
Émetteur DSMX DX8 seul
Solo trasmettitore DSMX DX8
DX6i DSMX Transmitter Only
Spektrum DX6i DSMX Nur Sender
Émetteur DSMX DX6i seul
DX6i DSMX Solo trasmettitore
DX7s Transmitter Only
Spektrum DX7s nur Sender
Émetteur DX7s seul
DX7s Solo trasmettitore
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500 X
Instruction Manual
Bedienungsanleitung
Manuel d’utilisation
Manuale di Istruzioni
®
NOTICE
All instructions, warranties and other collateral documents are subject to change at the sole discretion of Horizon Hobby, Inc. For up-to-date product literature, visit horizonhobby.
com and click on the support tab for this product.
Meaning of Special Language
The following terms are used throughout the product literature to indicate various levels of potential harm when operating this product:
The purpose of safety symbols is to atttract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and their explanations, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The
safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.
NOTICE: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create a possibility of physical property damage AND a little or no possibility of injury.
CAUTION: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of physical property damage AND a possibility of serious injury.
WARNING: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of property damage, collateral damage, serious injury or death OR create a high probability of superficial injury.
Safety Alert: Indicates warning or caution. Attention is required in order to avoid serious personal injury.
WARNING: Read the ENTIRE instruction manual to become familiar with the features of the product before operating. Failure to operate the product correctly can result in
damage to the product, personal property and cause serious injury.
This is a sophisticated hobby product for advanced helicopter pilots with previous experience in the operation of CCPM helicopters (Cyclic Collective Pitch Mixing or Collective Pitch Helicopter) such as the Blade SR or the Blade mCP X. It must be operated with caution and common sense and requires some basic mechanical ability.
Failure to operate this product in a safe and responsible manner could result in injury or damage to the product or other property. This product is not intended for use by children
without direct adult supervision. Do not attempt disassembly, use with incompatible components or augment product in any way without the approval of Horizon Hobby, Inc. This
manual contains instructions for safety, operation and maintenance. It is essential to read and follow all the instructions and warnings in the manual, prior to assembly, setup or use,
in order to operate correctly and avoid damage or serious injury.
Age Recommendation: For advanced fliers ages 14 and above. This is not a toy.
WARNING: Failure to follow all instructions can lead to damage to your helicopter, property damage and bodily injury or death.
CAUTION: Do not make changes or adjustments to the product not shown in the instruction manual.
General Safety Precautions and Warnings
• Always keep a safe distance in all directions around your model to avoid collisions or injury. This model is controlled by a radio signal subject to interference from many sources
outside your control. Interference can cause momentary loss of control.
• Always ensure you fully understand the controls on your transmitter and how they affect the movement of the helicopter.
• Always operate your model in large, open spaces away from full-size vehicles, traffic and people.
• Always carefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional support equipment (chargers, rechargeable battery packs, etc.).
• Always keep all chemicals, small parts and anything electrical out of the reach of children.
• Always avoid water exposure to all equipment not specifically designed and protected for this purpose. Moisture causes damage to electronics.
• Always keep children out of the vicinity of this product at all times. Always store this product well out of the reach of children.
• Always keep hair secured above your shoulders so it cannot get caught in the blades.
• Always maintain and operate this product in daylight.
• Always ensure all fasteners are secure before use.
• Always store product in a dry, secure location.
• Always ensure failsafe is properly set before flying.
• Do not touch the motor as it can become extremely hot during use.
• Do not fly this helicopter indoors.
• Do not exclusively rely on the safety mechanisms built into your transmitter and receiver. Always ensure you understand the product and how to operate it.
• Only use Horizon-approved replacement parts and accessories for this product.
• Never place any portion of the model in your mouth as it could cause serious injury or even death.
• Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
• Never connect the battery unless using or testing the product.
• Never operate this product if you are tired, not feeling well, taking any medications that impair judgment or are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Never wear or have dangling and loose items on your person when maintaining or operating this product.
• Never spray glass cleaner or any other liquid on this product.
• Never operate this product in rain or inclement weather.
• Never perform maintenance with the battery installed in the helicopter.
WARNING: This is a large model helicopter with Blades that spin at very high RPM. Always use extreme caution and common sense when
maintaining and operating this product. If you are unsure about ANY function or procedure described in this manual, DO NOT operate.
Contact Horizon Product Support for assistance.
WARNING: Always ensure you are operating the helicopter a safe distance, 45 feet (13 meters), away from yourself and others.
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2
500 X
BLH4080
WARNING: This helicopter is equipped with carbon fiber blades that spin at a very
high RPM. Always follow all safety precautions found in this manual.
Table of Contents
Blade 500 X Specifications
Charging the Flight Battery ........................................................................... 4
Battery Charging Codes ................................................................................ 4
Charging Warnings........................................................................................ 4
Programming Your Transmitter ...................................................................... 5
Binding the Transmitter and Receiver ............................................................ 8
Throttle Hold ................................................................................................. 8
Installing the Flight Battery ........................................................................... 8
Confirming Control Test Directions ................................................................ 9
Low Voltage Cutoff (LVC) ............................................................................. 10
Flight Guidelines and Warnings ................................................................... 10
Adjusting the Rudder Gyro Gain .................................................................. 11
Adjusting the Drive Belt Tension .................................................................. 11
Post-Flight Inspections and Maintenance .................................................... 11
AR7200BX Default Blade 500 X Setup......................................................... 12
AR7200BX Parameter Menu Tips ................................................................ 13
AR7200BX Fine-tuning and Adjustment....................................................... 13
Blade 500 X Troubleshooting Guide ............................................................. 13
Blade 500 X Troubleshooting Guide, continued ............................................ 14
Limited Warranty ........................................................................................ 14
Warranty and Service Contact Information .................................................. 15
Customer Service Information ..................................................................... 15
AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code .................................................... 15
AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code, continued ................................... 16
Compliance Information for the European Union .......................................... 16
Parts List .................................................................................................... 63
Optional Parts ............................................................................................. 65
Length
33.5 in (850mm)
Height
11.8 in (300mm)
Main Rotor Diameter
38.2 in (970mm)
Tail Rotor Diameter
7.8 in (198mm)
Flying Weight
3.88 lb (1760 g)
Components
Motor
520H Brushless outrunner, 1320Kv (installed)
ESC
70-amp brushless (installed)
Battery
6S 22.2V 2900mAh 30C Li-Po (included)
Charger
DC Li-Po Balancing Charger (included)
Flybarless
Unit
Spektrum AR7200BX and remote receiver
with BeastX™ technology (installed)
Swash Servos
Spektrum SH310 (installed)
Tail Servo
Spektrum SH410 (installed)
To register your product online, visit www.bladehelis.com
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Charging the Flight Battery
The Blade® 500 X BNF comes with a Li-Po DC balancing charger and 6S Li-Po
battery.
Use only Horizon Hobby approved battery packs and chargers compatible with
this product.
Never leave the battery and charger unattended during the charge process.
Failure to follow the instructions properly could result in a fire. When charging, ensure the battery is on a heat-resistant surface. Charge the flight battery
before binding the helicopter and performing control tests.
6S 22.2V 2900mAh Li-Po Battery Pack
The Blade 500 X 6S Li-Po battery pack features a balancing lead that allows
you to safely charge your battery pack when used with the included Blade 500
Li-Po balancing charger. The included battery is safe to charge up to 3C (8.7A).
WARNING: The balance connector must be inserted into the correct
port of your charger prior to charging!
DC Li-Po Balancing Charger Features
• Charges 6-cell lithium polymer battery packs
• 2.5A charge rate
• LED charge status indicator
• LED cell balance indicator
• 12V alligator clip input cord
Specifications
• Input power: 10.6–15V DC, minimum 10.0 amp
• Charges 6-cell Li-Po packs with minimum capacity of 2500mAh
The Battery Charging Process
1.
Charge only batteries that are cool to the touch and are not damaged. Make sure the battery is not swollen, bent or punctured.
2.
Connect the charger to a 12V power source (minimum 10A power supply), noting proper polarity.
3.
The CHARGE STATUS LED glows solid red.
4.
Connect the Li-Po battery balance lead to the charger. The balance connector is keyed to prevent reverse polarity.
5.
The CELL STATUS LEDs glow solid green or yellow and the CHARGE STATUS LED glows solid red when the battery is charging.
6.
Battery charging is complete when all LEDs glow solid red.
7.
Disconnect the battery from the charger when the charging process is complete.
CAUTION: Only use a charger specifically designed to charge a Li-Po battery. Failure to do so could result in fire causing injury or property damage.
CAUTION: Never exceed the recommended charge rate.
Battery Charging Codes
Cell Status LEDs
Charge Status LED
Instruction
Off
Red Solid
Battery charger is powered. Li-Po battery is not connected.
Yellow
Red Solid
Li-Po battery is connected. Charger is balancing the battery pack cells
Green
Red Solid
Li-Po battery is connected and charging
Red
Red Solid
Li-Po battery is connected and charging is complete
Off
Blinking Red
No Li-Po battery connected: Voltage is outside the input voltage range
Li-Po battery connected: At least one battery cell voltage is below 2.6V
Charging Warnings
• Only use a charger specifically designed to charge Li-Po batteries. Failure
to charge the battery with a compatible charger may cause fire resulting
in personal injury and/or property damage
• Always constantly monitor the temperature of the battery pack while
charging.
• Always disconnect the battery after charging and let the charger cool
between charges.
• Never discharge Li-Po cells to below 3V under load.
• Never cover warning labels with hook and loop strips.
• Never leave charging batteries unattended.
• Never charge batteries outside recommended levels.
• Only charge batteries that are cool to the touch.
• Never attempt to dismantle or alter the charger.
• Never allow minors to charge battery packs.
• Never charge batteries in extremely hot or cold places (recommended
between 40–120° F or 4–49° C) or place in direct sunlight.
CAUTION: You must follow all battery instructions and warnings in this
manual. Mishandling of Li-Po batteries can result in a fire, personal
injury, and/or property damage.
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• By handling, charging or using the included Li-Po battery, you assume all
risks associated with lithium batteries.
• If at any time the battery begins to balloon or swell, discontinue use
immediately. If charging or discharging, discontinue and disconnect. Continuing to use, charge or discharge a battery that is ballooning or swelling
can result in fire.
• Always store the battery at room temperature in a dry area for best
results.
• Always transport or temporarily store the battery in a temperature range
of 40–120º F (4–49º C). Do not store battery or model in a car or direct
sunlight. If stored in a hot car, the battery can be damaged or even catch
fire.
• Always charge batteries away from flammable materials.
• Always inspect the battery before charging and never charge damaged
batteries.
4
Programming Your Transmitter
Program your transmitter before attempting to bind or fly the helicopter. Transmitter programming values are shown below for the Spektrum DX6i,
DX7/DX7se, DX7s and DX8. The Spektrum model files for AirWare™ transmitters are also available for download on the Spektrum Community website.
CAUTION: When using a Futaba transmitter with a Spektrum DSM module, you must reverse the throttle channel and rebind. Refer to your Spektrum
module manual for binding and failsafe instructions. Refer to your Futaba transmitter manual for instructions on reversing the throttle channel.
Spektrum DX6i Transmitter Setup
SETUP LIST
ADJUST LIST
D/R
Expo
TRAVEL ADJUST
SUB-TRIM*
AILE 0
100%
INH
THRO
100%
THRO
0
Time—4:00
ELEV 0
100%
INH
AILE
100%
AILE
0*
Switch—
Trainer
RUDD 0
100%
INH
ELEV
100%
ELEV
0*
RUDD
100%
RUDD
0*
GYRO
100%
GYRO
0
100%
PITC
0
Model Type Reverse
Swash Type
Timer
HELI
1 Servo 90 Degree
Type—Down
AILE—N
ELEV—R
THRO—N
RUDD—R
AILE 1
85%
INH
GYRO—N
ELEV 1
85%
INH
PITC—R
RUDD 1
85%
INH
THRO CUR
GYRO
Rate
0
1
SW-F. Mode
68.0%
NORM
67.0%
STUNT
PITC
PITC CUR
L
2
3
4
H
60%
60%
L
2
3
4
H
0
NORM
0%
30%
60%
NORM
30%
40%
50%
75%
100%
1
STUNT
100%
100%
100% 100% 100%
STUNT
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
HOLD
10%
10%
10%
HOLD
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
SWASH MIX
10%
10%
INHIBIT
* Never use sub-trims or trims on AILE, ELEV or RUDD channels with the AR7200BX.
Spektrum DX7/DX7se Transmitter Setup
SYSTEM LIST
ADJUST LIST
Model Type Swash Type
Input Select
POS-0
HELI
AUX2
INH
1 Servo Norm
GEAR
GYRO
REVERSING SW
POS-1
AILE
ELEV
RUDD
AILE
ELEV
RUDD
EXP LIN
EXP LIN
EXP LIN
D/R 100%
D/R 100% D/R 100%
AUTO D/R
EXP LIN
EXP LIN
EXP LIN
NORM
INH
D/R 85%
D/R 85%
D/R 85%
ST-1
INH
ST-2
INH
HOLD
INH
SUB-TRIM*
TRAVEL ADJUST
THRO
AILE
ELEV
RUDD
GEAR
PIT
AUX2
THRO
0
THRO
AILE
HOLD POS 0.0%
N
N
R
R
N
N
N
AILE
0*
H 100%
L 100%
SW
ELEV
0*
L 100%
R 100%
RUDD
0*
GEAR
0
ELEV
RUDD
AUTO
F. MODE
PITC
0
D 100%
L 100%
RATE
NORM
AUX2
0
U 100%
R 100%
0
79.0%
STNT
1
GEAR
PIT
1
71.0%
HOLD
0
+ 100%
H 100%
- 100%
L 100%
THRO CURVE
L
NORM
0%
1
30%
2
60%
3
60%
H
60%
ST-1
100%
100%
100% 100% 100%
ST-2
100%
100%
100% 100% 100%
PITCH CURVE
L
1
2
3
H
NORM
30%
40%
50%
75%
100%
ST-1
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
ST-2
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
HOLD
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
THRO HOLD
EXP
RUDD D/R
GYRO SENS
0
TIMER
DOWN-T
4:00
AUX2
+ 100%
SWASH MIX
- 100%
INH
* Never use sub-trims or trims on AILE, ELEV or RUDD channels with the AR7200BX.
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EN
Programming Your Transmitter
Spektrum DX7s Transmitter Setup
SYSTEM LIST
Model Type Swash Type
1 Servo
Normal
Helicopter
Switch Select
F Mode Setup
Warnings
Frame Rate
All Switches
INH
Flight Mode — F
Mode
Throttle —Over
10
11ms
Hold — Hold
Stunt 1—Active
DSMX
Hold—Active
Alarm—Tone/Vibe
FUNCTION LIST
SERVO SETUP
D/R AND EXPO
TRAVEL
SUB TRIM*
REVERSE
THROTTLE
100
100
THROTTLE
AILERON
100
100
AILERON
0*
ELEVATOR
100
100
ELEVATOR
0*
RUDDER
100
100
RUDDER
0*
GYRO
100
100
GYRO
0
PITCH
100
100
PITCH
AUX2
100
100
AUX2
0
D/R
D/R
EXPO
SW
0
100
100
0
AILE D/R
N
AILERON
AILERON
N
AILERON
1
85
85
0
AILE D/R
ELEVATOR
R
ELEVATOR
0
100
100
0
ELEV D/R
RUDDER
R
ELEVATOR
1
85
85
0
ELEV D/R
GYRO
N
RUDDER
0
100
100
0
RUDD D/R
0
PITCH
N
RUDDER
1
85
85
0
RUDD D/R
0
AUX2
N
THROTTLE CURVE
THROTTLE
POS
THROTTLE CUT
GOVERNOR
INHIBIT
SW-INHIBIT
PITCH CURVE
GYRO
LOW
25%
50%
75%
HIGH
EXPO
LOW
25%
50%
75%
HIGH
EXPO
SW
F Mode
N
0
30
60
60
60
INH
N
30
40
50
75
100
INH
CH
Gear
1
100
100
100
100
100
INH
1
0
25
50
75
100
INH
NORMAL/POS 0
34.5
H
0
0
0
0
0
INH
H
0
25
50
75
100
INH
STUNT 1/POS 1
32.5
HOLD
34.5
TIMER
TAIL CURVE
LOW
25%
50%
75%
HIGH
EXPO
MODE
Countdown
N
0
0
0
0
0
INH
TIME
4:00 Tone/Vibe
1
0
0
0
0
0
INH
START
Throttle Out
INH
POS
10
H
0
0
0
0
0
* Never use sub-trims or trims on AILE, ELEV or RUDD channels with the AR7200BX.
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6
Programming Your Transmitter
Spektrum DX8 Transmitter Setup
SYSTEM LIST
Model Type Swash Type
Switch Select
Helicopter
All Switches INH
1 Servo Normal
F Mode Setup
Trim Step
Warnings
Frame Rate
Flight Mode — F Mode
THR 5
Throttle —Over 10
11ms
Hold — Hold
AIL** 0
Stunt 1—Act
DSMX
ELE** 0
Stunt 2—Act
RUD** 0
Hold—Act
R TRIM 0
Alarm—Tone/Vibe
L TRIM 0
TYPE Common
**Changing trim step to zero disables the trim for that channel.
FUNCTION LIST
SERVO SETUP
THROTTLE CUT
TRAVEL
THROTTLE
SUB TRIM*
100
REVERSE
100
THROTTLE
0
THROTTLE
SPEED
N
INHIBIT
THROTTLE NORM
AILERON
100
100
AILERON
0*
AILERON
N
AILERON
NORM
ELEVATOR
100
100
ELEVATOR
0*
ELEVATOR
R
ELEVATOR
NORM
GOVERNOR
RUDDER
100
100
RUDDER
0*
RUDDER
R
RUDDER
NORM
INHIBIT
GYRO
100
100
GYRO
0
GYRO
N
GYRO
NORM
PITCH
100
100
PITCH
0
PITCH
N
PITCH
NORM
AUX2
100
100
AUX2
0
AUX2
N
AUX2
NORM
AUX3
100
100
AUX3
0
AUX3
N
AUX3
NORM
D/R AND EXPO
THROTTLE CURVE
POS
D/R
D/R
EXPO
SW
AILERON
0
100
100
0
AILE D/R
AILERON
1,2
85
85
0
AILE D/R
ELEVATOR
0
100
100
0
ELEV D/R
2
100
100
100
100
100
INH
ELEVATOR
1,2
85
85
0
ELEV D/R
H
0
0
0
0
0
INH
RUDDER
0
100
100
0
RUDD D/R
RUDDER
1,2
85
85
0
RUDD D/R
GYRO
LOW
25%
50%
75%
HIGH
EXPO
N
0
30
60
60
60
INH
1
100
100
100
100
100
INH
PITCH CURVE
TAIL CURVE
SW
F Mode
LOW
25%
50%
75%
HIGH
EXPO
LOW
25%
50%
75%
HIGH
EXPO
CH
Gear
N
30
40
50
75
100
INH
N
0
0
0
0
0
INH
NORMAL/POS 0
34.5
1
0
25
50
75
100
INH
1
0
0
0
0
0
INH
STUNT 1/POS 1
32.5
2
0
25
50
75
100
INH
2
0
0
0
0
0
INH
STUNT 2/POS 2
32.5
H
0
25
50
75
100
INH
H
0
0
0
0
0
INH
HOLD
34.5
TIMER
SWASHPLATE
MODE
Countdown
TIME
4:00 Tone/Vibe
START
Throttle Out
POS
25
INHIBIT
* Never use sub-trims or trims on AILE, ELEV or RUDD channels with the AR7200BX.
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Binding the Transmitter and Receiver
Binding is the process of programming the receiver to recognize the GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) code of a single specific transmitter. You need to ‘bind’ your
Spektrum™ DSM® transmitter to the flybarless unit before flying your helicopter. Please visit www.bindnfly.com to see a list of compatible DSM transmitters.
WARNING: You must move the throttle to the LOW/OFF position during binding. Failure to do so may cause the rotor blades to spin and the
helicopter to lift during the AR7200BX initialization, which could result in damage to property and injury.
Binding Procedure
1.
Program your transmitter using the Transmitter Setup values found in this manual.
2.
Insert the bind plug in the BND/DAT port on the flybarless unit.
3.
Connect the flight battery to the ESC. The H menu LED flashes, indicating the AR7200BX is in bind mode.
4.
Move the throttle stick to the LOW/OFF position and move the flight mode switch to select Normal flight mode.
5.
Put your transmitter in bind mode. The system connects within a few seconds. The H LED stops flashing and the AR7200BX starts the initialization
process.
6.
When the initialization process is complete, menu LED turns OFF and the Status LED light turns ON solid BLUE.
7.
Disconnect the flight battery and remove the bind plug from the AR7200BX. Store the bind plug in a convenient place.
NOTICE: Remove the bind plug to prevent the system from entering bind mode the next time the power is turned on.
If you encounter problems, follow the binding instructions and see the AR7200BX instruction manual for more information. If needed, contact the appropriate
Horizon Product Support office.
Throttle Hold
When you move the throttle hold switch to the ON position, the helicopter
motor turns off. You will still have control of the helicopter cyclic and rudder
commands.
The blades spin if throttle hold is OFF. For safety, turn throttle hold ON any time
you need to touch the helicopter or check the direction controls.
You should also turn throttle hold ON to minimize damage if the helicopter is
out of control or in danger of crashing.
See your transmitter manual for more information on programming throttle
hold.
Installing the Flight Battery
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Lower the throttle.
Power on the transmitter.
Center the throttle trim.
Turn throttle hold ON.
Attach hook material to the helicopter frame and loop material
to the battery.
6. Install the flight battery on the helicopter frame. Secure the flight battery
with a hook and loop strap.
7. Connect the battery cable to the ESC.
8. Do not move the helicopter until the AR7200BX initializes. The swashplate will move up and down, indicating that the unit is ready. The
AR7200BX will also emit a solid BLUE Status LED when it is ready
9. The helicopter motor will emit a series of tones, indicating the ESC is
armed.
CAUTION: Always disconnect the Li-Po battery from the aircraft receiver when not in use to avoid over-discharging the battery. Batteries discharged to a
voltage below the lowest manufacturer’s approved voltage may become damaged, resulting in loss of performance and potential fire when batteries are
charged.
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Confirming Control Test Directions
Rudder and Cyclic Gyro Test
WARNING: Disconnect the motor from the ESC before performing Rudder and Cyclic Control Tests. Failure to disconnect the motor from the ESC may
cause the rotor blades to spin.
5. Release the rudder control.
6. Manually turn the helicopter nose
to the left. The tail rotor blades
automatically move as shown. If
they do not move as shown, reverse
the AR7200BX tail sensor direction (Setup menu point F). See the
AR7200BX instruction manual for
more information.
Rudder Gyro Test
1. Power on the transmitter.
2. Turn throttle hold ON and move the flight mode switch to select Normal
flight mode.
3. Connect the Li-Po battery to the ESC.
NOTICE: Do not allow the helicopter to move until the Status LED is solid
blue and all menu LEDs are OFF. The gyro will not operate correctly if the
helicopter moves before the Status LED is solid blue.
4. Move the rudder stick to the right. The tail rotor blades move as shown.
If they do not move as shown, reverse the rudder channel in your transmitter.
2. Tilt the helicopter backward. The swashplate should tilt forward.
3. Roll the helicopter left. The swashplate should roll right.
4. Roll the helicopter right. The swashplate should roll left.
5. If the swashplate does not move in the correct direction, you will need to
reverse the cyclic sensor direction. Refer to the AR7200BX manual for
more information (Setup menu point M).
6. Disconnect the flight battery from the ESC.
7. Power the transmitter OFF.
8. Connect the motor wires to the ESC.
Cyclic Gyro Test
When using a flybarless system, you are controlling rotational rates while
the AR7200BX controls the servos. You are not directly controlling the
servos with the transmitter.
It is normal for the swashplate to slowly move back to its original
position after a stick input and for the servos to not move at the same
speed as your control sticks.
1. Tilt the helicopter forward. The swashplate should tilt backward.
CAUTION: You must complete the Rudder and Cyclic tests prior to flight. Failure to confirm the sensor directions are correct can cause the helicopter to
crash, resulting in property damage and/or injury.
Cyclic and Collective Control Test
Turn ON Throttle Hold and Normal flight mode when performing the control tests.
Elevator
Side View
Side View
Aileron
Rear View
Rear View
Rear View
Rear View
Collective Pitch
MODE 2
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Motor Control Test
Place the helicopter outdoors on a clean, flat and level surface (concrete or
asphalt) free of obstructions. Always stay clear of moving rotor blades.
1 Power on the transmitter. Make sure throttle hold is ON and the flight mode
switch is in the normal position.
WARNING: The motor will spin when throttle is increased and TH HOLD
is OFF.
2. Lower the throttle completely.
3. Connect the Li-Po battery to the ESC.
4. Turn throttle hold OFF. Slowly increase the throttle until the blades begin to
spin. The main blades spin clockwise when viewing the helicopter from
the top. The tail rotor blades spin counterclockwise when viewing the
helicopter from the right-hand side.
NOTICE: If the main rotor blades are spinning counterclockwise, make sure you
are in normal mode and reduce the throttle to low immediately. Turn TH HOLD
ON. Disconnect the battery from the helicopter and reverse any two motor wire
connections to the ESC and repeat the motor control test.
WARNING: Stay at least 45 feet (13 meters) away from the helicopter
when the motor is running. Do not attempt to fly the helicopter at this
time.
Low Voltage Cutoff (LVC)
Low voltage cutoff (LVC) protects the Li-Po battery from overdischarge in flight
and activates when the battery reaches 3V per cell under load.
Repeatedly activating LVC damages the flight battery and you will need to
replace the battery.
Set your transmitter timer for 4 minutes and land when the timer expires.
Crash damage and battery damage are not covered under warranty.
Flight Guidelines and Warnings
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•
•
•
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•
•
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• Always keep aircraft in sight and under control.
• Always keep people and pets at least 45 feet (13 meters) away when the
battery is connected.
• Keep children out of the vicinity of this product at all times.
• Always turn on throttle hold at rotor strike.
• Always use fullly charged batteries.
• Always keep transmitter powered on while aircraft is powered.
• Always remove batteries before disassembly.
CAUTION: Always fly the helicopter with your back to the sun and wind
to prevent loss of flight control.
Consult local laws and ordinances before choosing a location
to fly your aircraft.
Select a large, open area away from people and objects. Your first flights
should be outdoors in low-wind conditions. Always stay at least 45 feet
(13 meters) away from the helicopter when it is flying.
Landing
Establish a low level hover. Deliberately lower the throttle until the helicopter
lands. Do not give any aileron, elevator or rudder commands when the helicopter is landing.
Do not attempt to fly the Blade 500 X indoors.
CAUTION: The Blade 500 X is intended for pilots with experience flying
aerobatic, collective pitch helicopters. The Blade 500 X is more responsive than other Blade helicopters. If you are not an experienced 3D or
collective pitch helicopter pilot, do not attempt to fly this product.
When the helicopter is in stunt mode:
- The rotor head speed is constant.
- The main rotor will increase negative pitch as the throttle/collective stick is
moved from the middle stick position to the low stick position. Negative pitch
allows the helicopter to fly upside down and perform aerobatics.
Takeoff
Deliberately increase throttle and establish a hover at least 36” (1 meter) high,
outside of ground effect.
Change between stunt and idle up modes in a hover with the throttle near the
hovering stick position.
CAUTION: Do not give any aileron, elevator or rudder commands before
takeoff or the helicopter may crash.
The helicopter may go up or down when you change between modes due to
the difference in the throttle and pitch curves.
Flying
The helicopter lifts off the ground when the rotor head reaches a suitable
speed. Establish a low-level hover to verify proper operation of your helicopter.
You must not set any trim; the flybarless design of the Blade 500 X renders
trim unnecessary. Setting trim or sub-trim can cause an unwanted drift or rotation of the helicopter.
First flights should be performed in normal mode with low cyclic and rudder
dual rates until you are familiar with the flying manner of the Blade 500 X.
Discover the rates that fit your flying style.
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Always keep moving parts clean.
Always keep parts dry.
Always let parts cool after use before touching.
Always remove batteries after use.
Always have a first aid kit with you.
Always have an appropriate fire extinguisher with you.
Never operate aircraft with damaged wiring.
Never touch moving parts.
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WARNING: Only use Blade 500 X approved carbon fiber main blades. Do
not use wooden main blades with the Blade 500 X. Using wooden main
blades may cause injury or property damage.
If the cyclic control is too slow or too fast, adjust the transmitter dual rates,
expo or throttle curve to fit your liking.
Blade Tracking
WARNING: Always maintain a safe distance of at least 15 meters
(45 feet) when checking the main rotor blade tracking.
2. Watch the movement at the blade tips. Both blades should travel in the
same plane.
3. If one blade tip appears to be higher than the other, land the helicopter,
disconnect the flight battery and adjust the blade linkages.
4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 until both blades are moving in the same
plane.
To check the blade tracking:
1. Put the helicopter in a hover at an altitude near eye height.
Adjusting the Rudder Gyro Gain
• If the tail wags or oscillates, lower the gain on the gyro.
• If the tail is drifting while hovering, increase the gain on the gyro.
On your transmitter’s gyro menu, decrease the gyro gain values a small
amount at a time until the helicopter is stable within a particular flight
mode
On your transmitter, increase the gyro gain values a small amount at a time
until the tail starts to wag/oscillate. Afterwards, reduce the gain until the
tail stops wagging/oscillating within a particular flight mode.
Adjusting the Drive Belt Tension
Belt tension that is too tight results in loss of power and causes the belt to
wear more quickly. Tension that is too loose can cause belt damage and loss of
tail rotor control in flight.
To check for proper belt tension:
1. View the tail rotor drive belt through the opening at the top of the tail case.
2. Use a hex wrench or standard screwdriver to compress the belt through the
opening.
3. Apply light pressure on the belt, compressing the belt toward the bottom of
the tail boom.
4. The belt tension is correct if the compressed side of the belt reaches
approximately halfway to the opposite side of the belt.
a. If the compressed side of the belt reaches farther than halfway to
the other side of the belt, the tension is too loose.
b. If the compressed side of the belt does not reach halfway to the
other side of the belt, the tension is too tight.
To adjust the belt tension:
1. Loosen the two horizontal stabilizer screws.
2. Loosen the six screws at the back of the main frame.
3. Slide the boom forward or aft to adjust the belt tension.
4. When the belt tension is properly adjusted, tighten the six screws at the
back of the frame.
5. Tighten the horizontal stabilizer screws.
Post-Flight Inspections and Maintenance
Ball Links
Make sure the plastic ball link holds the control ball, but is not tight (binding) on the ball. When a link is too loose on the ball, it can separate from the ball
during flight and cause a crash. Replace worn ball links before they fail.
Cleaning
Make sure the battery is not connected before cleaning. Remove dust and debris with a soft brush or a dry lint-free cloth.
Bearings
Replace bearings when they become notchy (sticky in places when turning) or draggy.
Wiring
Make sure wiring does not block moving parts. Replace damaged wiring and loose connectors.
Fasteners
Make sure there are no loose screws, other fasteners or connectors. Do not over tighten metal screws in plastic parts. Tighten screw so parts are mated
together, then turn screw only 1/8th of a turn more.
Rotors
Make sure there is no damage to rotor blades and other parts which move at high speed. Damage to these parts includes cracks, burrs, chips or scratches.
Replace damaged parts before flying.
Gyro
Make sure the AR7200BX is securely attached to the frame. Replace the double-sided tape when necessary. The helicopter will crash if the AR7200BX
separates from the helicopter frame.
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AR7200BX Default Blade 500 X Setup
Firmware version 5003.0.0
SETUP MENU Menu LED solid
Status-LED:
OFF
Red
Flashing
Purple
Red Solid
Blue
Flashing
Blue Solid
flat
(horizontal)*
upright
(vertical)
A
Mounting orientation
B
Swashplate servo - frequency
User
defined
50 Hz
C
Tail servo - center position pulse
length
User
defined
960 μs
D
Tail servo - frequency
User
defined
50 Hz
E
Tail servo - rotor endpoints
Tail stick - move to right endpoint and wait/left endpoint and wait
F
Tail - sensor direction
G
Swashplate - servo centering
Reference
position
ELE center
pos.
H
Swashplate - mixer
User
defined
mechanical
I
Swashplate - servo directions
nor|rev|rev
nor|nor|rev*
J
Swashplate - cyclic pitch
geometry
Aileron stick – adjust 6° cyclic pitch on the roll axis (blades aligned with fuselage)
K
Collective pitch range
Collective stick on max and min position and use tail stick to adjust desired pitch.
Stock settings provide +/- 14 degrees of collective pitch.
L
Swashplate - cyclic limit
Move aileron, elevator and pitch sticks – adjust max limits with tail stick
M
Swashplate - sensor directions
rev | rev
65 Hz
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Swashplate cyclic center adjustment
Control behavior
OFF
165 Hz
90°
1520 μs*
333 Hz
Red
Flashing
560 Hz
normal
reversed*
AIL center
pos.
PIT center
pos.
120°*
140°
nor|rev|nor
rev | nor
Purple
270* Hz
200 Hz*
140° (1=1)
nor|nor|nor
nor | rev
nor | nor*
normal
reversed*
Red Solid
Blue
Flashing
Blue Solid
Aileron and elevator stick – reset with tail stick
User
defined
Swashplate - pitching up behavior User
defined
Tail - HeadingLock gain
User
defined
Stick deadband
User
defined
Tail - torque precompensation IX)
User
defined
Cyclic response
User
defined
Pitch boost
165 Hz
760 μs
N Pirouette optimization direction
PARAMETER MENU Menu LED is flashing quickly
Status-LED:
120 Hz
User
defined
normal
sport
pro
extreme
transmitter*
very low
low
medium*
high
very high
very low
low
medium*
high
very high
1
2*
3
4
5
off*
low - nor
high - nor
low - rev
high - rev
normal
slightly
increased*
low
increased
high
very high
medium
high
very high
off*
*The AR7200BX included with your Blade 500 X helicopter is pre-programmed with these default settings. If you perform a factory reset on the included
AR7200BX will default back to these default Blade 500 X helicopter settings.
To perform a Blade 500 X AR7200BX factory reset, enter any Setup menu and press the setup button for 10 seconds. After performing the factory reset, you will
need to re-center the swashplate servos by using setup menu G.
If you update the firmware on the AR7200BX to non-Blade 500 X firmware, all Blade 500 X helicopter default settings will be deleted. You will need to
complete the entire AR7200BX setup process before flying the helicopter again. Please refer to the Spektrum AR7200BX instruction manual.
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AR7200BX Parameter Menu Tips
Refer to the Spektrum AR7200BX manual to fine tune the Blade 500 X to your
flying and control style via the AR7200BX parameter menu.
If you would like to have the cyclic behavior to feel more linear OR more like
a flybarred helicopter, increase the cyclic response by adjusting parameter G
(default is ‘slightly increased’).
If you would like to change the control behavior of the flybarless system to a
pre-defined behavior in the AR7200BX, adjust parameter B (default behavior is
transmitter).
Refer to the Spektrum AR7200BX manual for specific details on each
parameter.
AR7200BX Fine-tuning and Adjustment
Observed Behavior
Suggested Adjustment
Cyclic response is too slow or too fast
Adjust end points to fit your flying style. Refer to your transmitter instruction
manual for more information
Adjust the control behavior parameter in the AR7200BX to fit your flying style.
Control inputs feel delayed
Increase Dial 2 on the AR7200BX
The helicopter seems to overshoot control input and then return
Decrease Dial 2 on the AR7200BX
The helicopter tail stops too abruptly
Decrease Dial 3 on the AR7200BX
The helicopter tail does not stop precisely
Make sure the tail drive belt tension is adjusted correctly
Increase the rudder gain in your transmitter
Increase Dial 3 on the AR7200BX
Adjust the rudder heading lock gain parameter in the AR7200BX
Blade 500 X Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Helicopter will not bind to the
transmitter (during binding)
Helicopter will not link to the
transmitter (after binding)
AR7200BX will not initialize
Helicopter will not respond to
the throttle but responds to
other controls
Helicopter power is lacking
Possible Cause
Solution
Low flight battery or transmitter battery voltage
Fully charge or replace the flight battery and/or transmitter batteries
AR7200BX is not in bind mode
Make sure the bind plug is connected to the AR7200BX BND/DAT
port
Transmitter is not in bind mode
Refer to your transmitter's instruction manual for binding instructions
Transmitter too close to the helicopter during binding
process
Power off the transmitter. Move the transmitter to a larger distance
from the helicopter. Disconnect and reconnect the flight battery to
the helicopter and follow binding instructions.
Helicopter is bound to a different model memory
(ModelMatch radios only)
Disconnect the flight battery. Select the correct model memory on
the transmitter. Reconnect the flight battery
Flight battery/Transmitter battery charge is too low
Replace or recharge batteries
The helicopter was moved during initialization
Lay the helicopter on its side during initialization if windy
The transmitter is powered off
Power on the transmitter
Controls are not centered
Center elevator, aileron and rudder controls. Make sure the throttle
is at idle
Throttle not at idle and/or throttle trim is too high
Lower the throttle stick and lower the throttle trim
The transmitter is not in normal mode or throttle hold
is on
Make sure the transmitter is in normal mode and throttle hold is off
The motor is not connected to the ESC or the motor
wires are damaged
Connect the motor wires to the ESC and check motor wires for damage
Flight battery charge is too low
Replace or recharge flight battery
Throttle channel is reversed
Reverse the throttle channel on the transmitter
Flight battery has low voltage
Fully charge the flight battery
Flight battery is old or damaged
Replace the flight battery
Flight battery cells are unbalanced
Fully charge the flight battery, allowing the charger time to balance
the cells
Excessive current is being drawn through the BEC
Check all servos and the helicopter motor for damage
Tail drive belt tension is not correct.
See "Checking Tail Drive Belt Tension" in this manual
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Blade 500 X Troubleshooting Guide, continued
Problem
Helicopter will not lift off
Flight battery will not charge
The helicopter tail spins out of
control
The helicopter wobbles in flight
Possible Cause
Solution
Main rotor head is not spinning in the correct direction
Make sure the main rotor head is spinning clockwise. Refer to the
motor control test
Transmitter settings are not correct
Check throttle and pitch curve settings and pitch control direction
Flight battery has low voltage
Fully charge the flight battery
Main rotor blades are installed backwards
Install the main rotor blades with the thicker side as the leading
edge
Input voltage to the charger is too low
Input voltage must be between 10.6–15V DC with a minimum 10A
current
The battery balance tab is damaged
Make sure the balance tab wires are fully seated in the balance plug
The flight battery is overdischarged
If any cell voltage drops below 3V, the battery is damaged and must
be replaced.
Rudder control and/or sensor direction reversed
Make sure the rudder control and the rudder sensor are operating in
the correct direction
Tail servo is damaged
Check the rudder servo for damage and replace if necessary
Inadequate control arm throw
Check the rudder control arm for adequate travel and adjust if necessary
Tail belt is too loose
Make sure the tail drive belt tension is adjusted correctly
Cyclic gain is too high
Decrease Dial 1 on the AR7200BX
Headspeed is too low
Increase the helicopter's head speed via your transmitter settings
and/or using a freshly charged flight pack
Dampers are worn
Replace the main rotor head dampers
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AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code
Effective January 1, 2011
A. GENERAL: A model aircraft is a non-human-carrying aircraft capable of sustained flight
in the atmosphere. It may not exceed limitations of this code and is intended exclusively
for sport, recreation and/or competition. All model flights must be conducted in accordance with this safety code and any additional rules specific to the flying site.
1. Model aircraft will not be flown:
(a) In a careless or reckless manner.
(b) At a location where model aircraft activities are prohibited.
2. Model aircraft pilots will:
(a) Yield the right of way to all man carrying aircraft.
(b) See and avoid all aircraft and a spotter must be used when appropriate. (AMA
Document #540-D-See and Avoid Guidance.)
(c) Not fly higher than approximately 400 feet above ground level within three (3)
miles of an airport, without notifying the airport operator.
(d) Not interfere with operations and traffic patterns at any airport, heliport or
seaplane base except where there is a mixed use agreement.
(e) Not exceed a takeoff weight, including fuel, of 55 pounds unless in compliance
with the AMA Large Model Aircraft program. (AMA Document 520-A)
(f) Ensure the aircraft is identified with the name and address or AMA number of the
owner on the inside or affixed to the outside of the model aircraft. (This does not
apply to model aircraft flown indoors).
(g) Not operate aircraft with metal-blade propellers or with gaseous boosts except
for helicopters operated under the provisions of AMA Document #555.
(h) Not operate model aircraft while under the influence of alcohol or while using
any drug which could adversely affect the pilot’s ability to safely control the
model.
(i) Not operate model aircraft carrying pyrotechnic devices which explode or burn, or
any device which propels a projectile or drops any object that creates a hazard
to persons or property.
Exceptions:
• Free Flight fuses or devices that burn producing smoke and are securely
attached to the model aircraft during flight.
• Rocket motors (using solid propellant) up to a G-series size may be used
provided they remain attached to the model during flight. Model rockets
may be flown in accordance with the National Model Rocketry Safety
Code but may not be launched from model aircraft.
• Officially designated AMA Air Show Teams (AST) are authorized to use
devices and practices as defined within the Team AMA Program Document (AMA Document #718).
(j) Not operate a turbine-powered aircraft, unless in compliance with the AMA turbine
regulations. (AMA Document #510-A).
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AMA National Model Aircraft Safety Code, continued
3. Model aircraft will not be flown in AMA sanctioned events, air shows or model demonstrations unless:
(a) The aircraft, control system and pilot skills have successfully demonstrated all
maneuvers intended or anticipated prior to the specific event.
(b) An inexperienced pilot is assisted by an experienced pilot.
4. When and where required by rule, helmets must be properly worn and fastened. They
must be OSHA, DOT, ANSI, SNELL or NOCSAE approved or comply with comparable
standards.
B. RADIO CONTROL (RC)
1. All pilots shall avoid flying directly over unprotected people, vessels, vehicles or structures
and shall avoid endangerment of life and property of others.
2. A successful radio equipment ground-range check in accordance with manufacturer’s
recommendations will be completed before the first flight of a new or repaired model
aircraft.
3. At all flying sites a safety line(s) must be established in front of which all flying takes
place (AMA Document #706-Recommended Field Layout):
(a) Only personnel associated with flying the model aircraft are allowed at or in front of
the safety line.
(b) At air shows or demonstrations, a straight safety line must be established.
(c) An area away from the safety line must be maintained for spectators.
(d) Intentional flying behind the safety line is prohibited.
4. RC model aircraft must use the radio-control frequencies currently allowed by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). Only individuals properly licensed by the FCC are
authorized to operate equipment on Amateur Band frequencies.
5. RC model aircraft will not operate within three (3) miles of any pre-existing flying site
without a frequency-management agreement (AMA Documents #922-Testing for RF
Interference; #923- Frequency Management Agreement)
6. With the exception of events flown under official AMA Competition Regulations, excluding
takeoff and landing, no powered model may be flown outdoors closer than 25 feet to any
individual, except for the pilot and the pilot’s helper(s) located at the flight line.
7. Under no circumstances may a pilot or other person touch a model aircraft in flight while
it is still under power, except to divert it from striking an individual. This does not apply to
model aircraft flown indoors.
8. RC night flying requires a lighting system providing the pilot with a clear view of the
model’s attitude and orientation at all times.
9. The pilot of a RC model aircraft shall:
(a) Maintain control during the entire flight, maintaining visual contact without enhancement other than by corrective lenses prescribed for the pilot.
(b) Fly using the assistance of a camera or First-Person View (FPV) only in accordance
with the procedures outlined in AMA Document #550.
Please see your local or regional modeling association’s guidelines for proper, safe
operation of your model aircraft.
Compliance Information for the European Union
Declaration of Conformity
(in accordance with ISO/IEC 17050-1)
No. HH2012041903
Product(s):
Item Number(s):
Equipment class:
Blade 500 X BNF
BLH4080
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The object of declaration described above is in conformity with the requirements of the specifications listed below, following the provisions of the
European R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC, EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and LVD
Directive 2006/95/EC:
Instructions for disposal of WEEE by users in the European
Union
This product must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead,
it is the user’s responsibility to dispose of their waste equipment
by handing it over to a designated collections point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate
collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of
disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that
it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment.
For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for
recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal
service or where you purchased the product.
EN 301 489-1 V1.7.1: 2006
EN 301 489-17 V1.3.2: 2008
EN 60950-1:2006+A11
EN55022: 2010
EN55024: 2010
Signed for and on behalf of:
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Champaign, IL USA
April 19, 2012
EN
Steven A. Hall
Vice President
International Operations and Risk Management
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
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The Spektrum trademark is used with permission of Bachmann Industries, Inc.
BeastX is a trademark of Markus Schaack and is used with permission.
The Spektrum AR7200BX employs technology exclusively licensed to Horizon Hobby, Inc. from freakware GmbH.
Futaba is a registered trademark of Futaba Denshi Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Corporation of Japan
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Created 5/12 32424 BLH4080
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