datasheet for EFLH1250 by Horizon Hobby

datasheet for EFLH1250 by Horizon Hobby
RTF Instruction Manual
Note: Attempting to fly the helicopter without completely reading the manual may cause injury to yourself and people in the
vicinity, as well as damage to the helicopter.
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 www.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:
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, and serious injury OR create a high probability of superficial 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 and NOT a toy. 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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Product Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Additional Safety Precautions and Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Blade CX2 RTF Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Preparing for the First Flight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Flying Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Battery Warnings and Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Battery Charging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Charge Errors and Indications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installing the Transmitter Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing the Flight Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Center of Gravity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Control Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3-in-1 Control Unit Description, Arming and Motor Control Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Understanding the Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Choosing a Flying Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Flying the Blade CX2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Main Motor Proportional Mix Trimmer Pot Description and Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Gyro Gain Trimmer Pot Description and Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Upper Main Rotor Blade Tracking Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Channel 5 Knob Description and Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Transmitter and 3-in-1 Control Unit Receiver Binding and Fail-Safe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Replacement Parts List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Optional Parts List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Exploded View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Exploded View Parts Listing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
2010 Official Academy of Model Aeronautics Safety Code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Warranty and Repair Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Contact Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Customer Service Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Compliance Information for the European Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Introduction
The Blade® CX2 takes the beginner-friendly flight stability of the original Blade CX and adds Spektrum™ 2.4GHz DSM® radio control
that lets you fly anywhere, anytime without ever having to worry about interference.
Best of all, the Blade CX2 is a truly Ready-for-Anyone-to-Fly micro class electric helicopter. Its coaxial counter-rotating blades cancel
out the rotational torque that makes hovering a conventional helicopter so difficult while providing unsurpassed stability in all other
phases of flight too. And whether you are a first-time helicopter pilot or an experienced pilot looking for the best in coaxial
micro helicopter performance, you’ll enjoy many of the outstanding features that have the Blade CX2 flying in no time such as
factory installed main motors, 3-in-1 control unit with mixer, ESCs and gyro, and S60 Super Sub-Micro Servos. With the
included 5-channel transmitter, 2-cell 800mAh Li-Po battery pack, DC charger and AC adapter, you’ll have precise control for
hovering, forward flight and more with durations of up to 10–15 minutes per charge.
While the Blade CX2 is nearly ready-to-fly right from the box, please take the time to read through this manual completely for tips
on battery safety and charging, control checks, flying and more. Please also take a few minutes to watch the included Instructional
Video CD for additional tips and to see the Blade CX2 in action.
Product Support
For assistance in charging, setting up, binding or operating your Blade CX2, contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.
Warning
An RC helicopter is not a toy! If misused, it can cause serious bodily harm and damage to property. Fly only in open areas, preferably
at AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) approved flying sites, following all instructions.
Keep loose items that can get entangled in the rotor blades away from the main and tail blades, including loose clothing, or other
objects such as pencils and screwdrivers. Always keep your hands away from the rotor blades.
Additional Safety Precautions and Warnings
As the user of this product, you are solely responsible for operating it in a manner that does not endanger yourself and others or
result in damage to the product or the property of others.
This model is controlled by a radio signal that is subject to interference from many sources outside your control. This interference
can cause momentary loss of control so it is advisable to always keep a safe distance in all directions around your model, as this
margin will help to avoid collisions or injury.
• Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
• Always operate your model in an open area away from cars, traffic, or people.
• Avoid operating your model in the street where injury or damage can occur.
• Never operate the model out into the street or populated areas for any reason.
• Carefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional support equipment (chargers, rechargeable battery packs,
etc.) that you use.
• Keep all chemicals, small parts and anything electrical out of the reach of children.
• Moisture causes damage to electronics. Avoid water exposure to all equipment not specifically designed and protected for
this purpose.
• Never lick or place any portion of your model in your mouth as it could cause serious injury or even death.
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Specifications
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.42 in (417mm)
Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.17 in (182mm)
Main Rotor Diameter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.60 in (345mm)
Weight RTF w/Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0 oz (227 g)
Main Motor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 (2 installed)
Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.4V 800mAh Li-Po (included)
Transmitter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4GHz DSM 5-Channel (included)
On-Board Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-in-1Mixer/ESC/Gyro (installed)
Servos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S60 Super Sub-Micro (2 installed)
Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spektrum™ 6100eb (installed)
Blade CX2 RTF Contents
Item
Description
Not Available Separately. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blade CX2 RTF Airframe
EFLH1055. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LP5DSM 5-Channel Transmitter, 2.4GHz
EFLB0990. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.4V 800mAh 2-Cell Li-Po, JST/Balance
EFLC3110. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- to 3-Cell Li-Po Balancing Charger, 0.65A
EFLC4000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC to 12V DC, 1.5-Amp Power Supply
EFLH1209. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mounting Accessories & Screwdriver
EFLH1022. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bind Plug
No additional equipment is required to complete your Blade CX2.
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Preparing for the First Flight
Please note this checklist is not intended to be a replacement for the content of this instruction manual. Although it can be used as a
quick start guide, we strongly suggest reading through this manual completely before proceeding.
• Remove and inspect contents
• Charge the flight battery
• Install the 4 included AA batteries in the transmitter
• Install the flight battery in the helicopter (once it has been fully charged)
• Check the center of gravity of the helicopter
• Test the controls
• Install the optional Training Gear Set (EFLH1205; strongly recommended if this is your first helicopter model)
• Familiarize yourself with the controls
• Find a suitable area for flying
Flying Checklist
Please note this checklist is not intended to be a replacement for the content included in this instruction manual. Although it can be
used as a quick start guide, we strongly suggest reading through this manual completely before proceeding.
❏❏Always turn the transmitter on first
❏❏ Plug the flight battery into the 3-in-1 control unit
❏❏Allow the 3-in-1 control unit to arm properly
❏❏ Fly the model
❏❏ Land the model
❏❏ Unplug the flight battery from the 3-in-1 control unit
❏❏Always turn the transmitter off last
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Battery Warnings and Guidelines
The 7.4V 800mAh 2-cell Lithium Polymer Battery Pack (EFLB0990) included with your Blade CX2 features Balance Charging
via the included 2- to 3-Cell Lithium Polymer Balancing Charger (EFLC3110) to help ensure a safe charge every time. You
MUST read the following safety instructions and warnings before handling, charging or using the Li-Po battery pack.
WARNING: All instructions and warnings must be followed exactly. Mishandling of Li-Po batteries can result in fire.
By handling, charging or using the included Li-Po battery you assume all risks associated with lithium batteries. If you do not agree
with these conditions, return your complete Blade CX2 model in new, unused condition to the place of purchase immediately.
• You must charge the included 7.4V 800mAh 2-cell Li-Po battery pack in a safe area away from flammable materials.
• Do not charge the battery when installed in the helicopter.
• Never charge the battery unattended. When charging the battery you should always remain in constant observation to monitor
the charging process and react to potential problems that may occur.
• After flight, the battery must be cooled to ambient temperature before charging.
• You
MUST use the included 2- to 3-Cell 7.4-11.1V Li-Po Balancing Charger ONLY. Failure to do so may result in a
fire causing personal injury and/or property damage. DO NOT use a Ni-Cd or Ni-MH charger.
• If at any time during the charge or discharge process the battery begins to balloon or swell, discontinue charging or
discharging immediately. Quickly and safely disconnect the battery, then place it in a safe, open area away from flammable
materials to observe it for at least 15 minutes. Continuing to charge or discharge a battery that has begun to balloon or swell
can result in a fire. A battery that has ballooned or swollen even a small amount must be removed from service completely.
• In the event of a crash, you must quickly and safely disconnect and remove the battery from the model, then place it in a safe,
open area away from flammable materials to observe it for at least 15 minutes.
• Store the battery at room temperature and approximately ½ charge (3.8V per cell; 7.6V for a 2-cell battery pack) for best results.
• When transporting or temporarily storing the battery, the temperature range should be from 40–120 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not
store the battery or model in a car or direct sunlight whenever possible. If stored in a hot car, the battery can be damaged or
even cause a fire.
• Do not over-discharge the battery. Discharging the battery too low can cause damage to the pack resulting in reduced
performance and duration. Li-Po cells should not be discharged to below 3V each under load. In the case of the 2-cell
Li-Po packs used for the Blade CX2, do not allow the battery voltage to fall below 6V during flight.
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The Blade CX2 3-in-1 control unit does not feature a voltage cutoff of any type, so we suggest that you be extremely
aware of the power level of the Li-Po battery pack during flight. If at any time the helicopter begins to require more
throttle than typical to maintain hover or flight, or has lost significant power, you must land the helicopter and power
the motors down IMMEDIATELY to prevent over-discharge of the Li-Po battery pack. If you continue to run the motors
after noticing a loss in power, it is possible to discharge the Li-Po battery pack too far, causing permanent damage to
the pack.
Over-discharge of the Li-Po battery pack can result in shortened flight times, loss of power output or failure of the pack
entirely.
Battery Charging
It is important that you only charge the included 7.4V 800mAh 2-cell Li-Po Battery Pack (EFLB0990) with the included 2- to 3-Cell
7.4-11.1V Li-Po Balancing Charger (EFLC3110). Your battery pack is equipped with a Balance Charge Lead with connector that is
only compatible with this charger. Attempting to charge the pack using another Li-Po charger or non-Li-Po compatible charger could
result in serious damage. Please familiarize yourself thoroughly with the warnings and guidelines before continuing.
The included 2- to 3-Cell 7.4-11.1V Li-Po Balancing Charger will charge a near fully discharged (not over-discharged) 7.4V 800mAh
2-cell Li-Po Battery Pack in approximately 1.2–1.5 hours. In some cases the charge time may be shorter depending on the actual
amount of capacity left in the pack after a flight. NEVER charge the battery unattended.
Note: The Li-Po battery pack included with your Blade CX2 will arrive partially charged. For this reason the initial charge may only
take approximately 30–50 minutes.
The charger requires up to 1.5 amps of 11.5- to 15-Volt DC input power that can be supplied by the included AC to 12V DC, 1.5-Amp
Power Supply (EFLC4000) for convenient charging anywhere an AC outlet is available.
CAUTION: NEV ,ER attempt to power the charger from an AC outlet without the use of a proper AC to DC adapter/power supply.
Note: When using the AC to DC adapter/power supply, the charger is protected to prevent damage if the alligator clips touch.
However, please take care to ensure that the alligator clips do not cause shorting of the battery, adapter/power supply, etc.
by keeping them clear.
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The charger is equipped with two LED indicators marked RED and GREEN on the label. These LEDs indicate the following (also found
on the label of the charger):
• Red Flashing LED Only: Input power with no battery connected
• Red and Green Solid LED: Battery connected and charging
• Red Solid LED Only: Charge complete
• Red and Green Flashing LED: Charge error
Once you have connected the charger to a power source (Use care to ensure proper polarity when connecting the charger to the
power source), its red LED will flash to indicate the charger has power and is ready to begin charging. Connect the Li-Po battery
pack to the charger using the specially marked Balance Charge Lead exiting the battery pack and the connector labeled with 7.4V on
the charger. The connector is keyed to prevent reverse polarity connection.
Note: D
o not force the connector on the Balance Charge Lead into the connector labeled 11.1V on the charger. Doing so could
result in damage to the battery pack and charger, and could result in a fire.
When the battery is properly connected and charging normally, the red and green LED indicators will glow solid. Once the battery
has been fully charged, the green LED will go out, leaving just the red LED glowing solid. The battery can now be removed from the
charger and installed into the Blade CX2 for flight.
Charge Errors and Indications
In the event that both the red and green LEDs flash, a charge error has occurred. Some examples of charge errors and their indications include:
• Alternating flashing of the red and green LEDs will indicate that the charge process has been interrupted. If input power to the
charger has been interrupted due to disconnection from the power source or a drop in voltage/current output from the power
source, unplug the battery from the charger. Next, check to make sure that the input power plug from the AC to 12V DC adapter/
power supply is connected or that the alligator clips are firmly and properly attached to the power source. Also be sure that the
power source is providing the proper amount of voltage and current required to the charger.
After confirming the connections and that the power source is delivering the necessary voltage and current, re-start the charge
process by connecting the battery pack. Continue to monitor the charge process to ensure that no further charge errors occur.
• Simultaneous flashing of the red and green LEDs will indicate that the voltage of the Li-Po battery pack is too low to allow the
charge process to begin. In this case the battery may have been over-discharged due to flying the model too long (For more
information on preventing over-discharge of the Li-Po battery pack, see the guidelines section found on page 6), or that a single
cell or even all cells in the battery pack may be damaged.
If after several charging attempts you continue to see this charge error indication, you should remove the battery pack
from service and replace it with a new one.
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Installing the Transmitter Batteries
Install the 4 included AA batteries in the transmitter. Check the power level of the batteries and operation of the transmitter by
switching the power switch on (upward). The LCD screen at the top of the transmitter will indicate the power level of the batteries. If
at any time the voltage indicated on the LCD screen falls to 4.5V or less, an alarm will sound, and it will be necessary to replace the
batteries with new ones.
Note: B
ecause the LP5DSM transmitter included with the Blade CX2 is equipped with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM technology, it
does not require the same input voltage or current consumption as a typical 72MHz transmitter for proper operation and
optimum performance.
Installing the Flight Battery
Use the included hook and loop material for mounting the Li-Po battery pack. The “hook” material is already installed on the battery
frame stop. The included “loop” material can be installed on the end of the battery with or without the wire leads, depending on how
you choose to install the battery and route the wire leads.
If you choose to install the loop material on the end of the battery with the wire leads, it will be a little more difficult to install the
battery in the model but the wire leads can be tucked neatly inside of the body.
If you choose to install the loop material on the end of the battery without the wire leads, it will be easier to install the battery in the
model but the power leads (red and black leads with red JST connector) will need to be placed outside of the body.
The battery can be installed through the opening in the rear of the body. Be sure to install the end of the battery with the loop
material first. If you have installed the loop material on the end of the battery with the wire leads, be sure that the wire leads are
oriented to the left side of the model so that they can pass by the stop. Slide the battery into the support frame until the hook and
loop material makes contact.
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Quick Tip: You can install a tape “pull tab” on the end of the battery to make it easier to remove. You can also carefully remove some
additional material from the opening in the rear of the body.
Center of Gravity
Once the battery has been properly installed and secured you will need to check the helicopter’s center of gravity. If the helicopter is
not properly balanced it can be difficult to control and constantly try to move forward or backward in hover.
To check the center of gravity, lift the helicopter by the stabilizer flybar with the flybar positioned perpendicular to the tail section of
the body. Make sure that the helicopter balances level. If it does not, confirm that the battery has been properly installed and reposition it forward or aft if necessary.
Support by Flybar
Must Balance Level
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Control Test
Although each Blade CX2 model is test flown at the factory, it is a good idea to test the controls prior to the first flight to ensure none
of the servos, linkages or other parts were damaged during shipping and handling. Before proceeding, disconnect both of the
main motor plugs from the 3-in-1 control unit, making note of their direction and polarities for proper re-installation after
the control test is complete. It is not safe to perform the control test with the main motor plugs connected to the 3-in-1
control unit after power up.
Turn the transmitter on first then plug the battery into the battery lead of the 3-in-1 unit.
Position the helicopter to view it from the left-hand side. Move the elevator control stick on the transmitter forward and back to
check elevator pitch control. When the stick is pushed forward, the rear servo should push the swashplate upward.
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When the stick is pulled back, the rear servo should pull the swashplate downward.
Position the helicopter to view it from the right-hand side. Move the aileron control stick on the transmitter left and right to check
aileron roll control. When the stick is pushed to the left, the forward servo should push the swashplate upward.
When the stick is pushed to the right, the forward servo should pull the swashplate downward.
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If at any time during the test the controls do not respond properly, double-check the servo reversing switches located under the door
on the bottom left front of the transmitter. Dip switches 1 (THR channel reversing), 6 (AIL channel reversing), and 7 (ELE channel
reversing) should be positioned as shown to ensure proper control response.
CAUTION:All other dip switches should also be positioned as shown to ensure proper operation. DO NOT attempt to fly your
Blade CX2 with any of the dip switches set in positions that are not shown.
If the controls still do not respond properly after ensuring that the servo reversing dip switch positions are correct, you may also
check the servo connections on the receiver side of the 3-in-1 unit. These should be positioned as follows (when viewing the helicopter from behind):
AIL Channel – Forward aileron servo
ELE Channel – Rear elevator servo
Once you have confirmed that the servo connection locations are correct, all controls should be functioning properly. If you do encounter any problems with your Blade CX2 responding properly to the transmitter, do not fly.
If you have confirmed proper control operation of your Blade CX2, unplug the flight battery from the 3-in-1 unit and reconnect the
main motor plugs to the 3-in-1 unit, taking care to keep the proper polarity and location of each as they were before the test. Use the
label on the 3-in-1 unit for reference of the proper polarity and locations. Note that the red wire leads are positive (+) and the black
wire leads are negative (−).
3-in-1 Control Unit Description, Arming and Motor Control Test
The unique 3-in-1 Control Unit installed on your Blade CX2 is a lightweight combination of 6-channel 2.4GHz DSM receiver, main
motor mixer, main motor electronic speed controls, and piezo gyro. The 3-in-1 unit also contains a gyro gain trimmer pot, main
motor proportional mix trimmer pot and status LED.
Main Motor Proportional
Mix Trimmer Pot
Status LED
Gain Trimmer Pot
Motor Plugs
Remove the helicopter front body to access the 3-in-1 unit. The gain and proportional pots can be adjusted when the front body
is removed. Note: It will not be necessary to access the 3-in-1 unit for proper arming and usual operation.
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The following checklist contains the steps you must follow to ensure proper arming and operation of the 3-in-1 unit as well as
proper motor control response:
❏❏ Each time before you fly you must ALWAYS turn on the transmitter power first before connecting the flight battery to the 3-in-1
unit. Never connect the flight battery to the 3-in-1 unit before first powering on the transmitter.
❏❏Also, never turn off the transmitter before disconnecting the flight battery from the 3-in-1 unit first.
❏❏ Both the throttle stick and throttle trim MUST be in their lowest possible position in order for the 3-in-1 unit to arm the electronic speed controls for the main motors.
If this is the first test flight, or a test flight following repairs, you will also want to center the rudder, aileron and elevator trims.
Throttle Trim
Set Throttle
Trim and
Throttle Stick
at Lowest
Position
Elevator Trim
Aileron
Trim
Rudder
Trim
Mode 2 transmitter
shown for reference
❏❏After confirming that the transmitter has been turned on and has an adequate level of battery power as displayed by the LCD
screen at the top of the transmitter, it is now safe to connect the flight battery to the 3-in-1 unit.
Note: E ach time you power the transmitter on, it will enter “Bind Mode” for a few seconds, as indicated by the red blinking LED
located under the door on the left bottom front of the transmitter. Once this LED becomes solid, the transmitter is no longer
in bind mode. We recommend waiting to connect the flight battery to the 3-in-1 unit until after the transmitter has exited
bind mode, otherwise the 3-in-1 unit may not arm properly or as quickly.
❏❏ With battery power applied, the 3-in-1 unit status LED will blink red, and then blink green. Do not move or sway the
helicopter once the status LED begins to blink green confirming that the initialization process and calibration of the
gyro has begun. It is OK to move the model when the status LED is blinking red (as in the time it takes to connect the flight
battery to the 3-in-1 unit and place the model at rest), as long as the model remains motionless when the status LED begins to
blink green. The gyro will not calibrate correctly if the model is moved and the green LED is blinking.
❏❏ When the status LED becomes solid green, the unit is armed and ready for flight. Use caution as both main motors will
now run with throttle stick or throttle trim input. Do not advance the throttle stick or trim until you are clear of the rotor blades
and ready to fly.
Note: If the status LED does not become solid green, please review the following:
•If after blinking red the status LED becomes solid red, you have a positive Radio Frequency (RF) link between the transmitter and receiver of the 3-in-1 unit, but the throttle stick and throttle trim may not be in their lowest possible positions. Check
to be sure that both the throttle stick and throttle trim are in their lowest possible position and the status LED should blink
green then become solid green indicating the unit is armed and ready for flight. Proceed to the next step of the checklist
once the unit is armed.
•If after blinking red the status LED continues to flash from green to red, you do not have a positive RF link between the transmitter and receiver of the 3-in-1 unit. First, check to be sure that the transmitter has been powered on and has an adequate
level of battery power. If the transmitter was indeed powered on, power both the transmitter and 3-in-1 unit down, then
follow the steps to bind the 3-in-1 unit’s receiver to the transmitter (see pages 33–34 for more information). Once you have
confirmed that the transmitter and receiver are properly bound, the 3-in-1 unit should now arm normally.
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❏❏ Once you have placed the helicopter in a safe area to test motor control, free from obstructions, and are clear of the rotor
blades, you can safely begin to power up the model.
❏❏Advance the throttle stick slowly, just until the main rotor blades begin to spin. Be sure not to advance the throttle stick too far
to keep the helicopter from lifting off the ground. Note the direction that each of the main rotor blades spins. When viewed from
the top, the lower main rotor blade should spin clockwise and the upper main rotor blade should spin counterclockwise. If either rotor blade is operating in the wrong direction, unplug the battery, then simply reverse its motor plug polarity on
the 3-in-1 unit. Note that the proper polarity is marked on the label of the 3-in-1 unit.
❏❏After confirming that the direction of rotation for both rotor blades is correct, it is best to confirm that both rotor blades respond
properly to rudder control inputs. With both main rotor blades spinning at a low level of power, move the rudder (left-hand) stick
all the way to the right. This should cause the speed of the upper main rotor blade to increase, and the speed of the lower main
rotor blade to decrease. Next, move the rudder stick all the way to the left. This should cause the speed of the lower main rotor
blade to increase and the speed of the upper main rotor blade to decrease. If both rotor blades are not responding properly to
rudder input, simply reverse the locations of their motor plugs on the 3-in-1 unit. Note that the proper motor plug locations are
marked on the label of the 3-in-1 unit.
Understanding the Controls
If you are not familiar with the controls of your Blade CX2, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with them before attempting your first flight.
The left stick on the Mode 2 transmitter controls both throttle (climb/descend) and rudder (yaw left/right). When the left-hand stick
and throttle trim lever are in their lowest positions, the main rotor blades will not spin. Advancing the stick upward will increase the
speed of the main rotor blades. Increasing the speed of the main rotor blades will cause the model to climb.
Climb
Throttle Trim
Decreasing the speed of the main rotor blades by lowering the left-hand stick will cause the model to descend.
Throttle Trim
Descend
After lifting the model off the ground, you can balance the throttle by carefully moving the left-hand stick up and down so that the
model will hold a stationary hover without climbing or descending.
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You can also use the throttle trim to adjust the throttle value for a given stick position. For example, raising the throttle trim will allow
the model to hover at a lower throttle stick position. However, if you do raise the throttle trim, you MUST remember to lower it (and
the throttle stick) to the lowest possible position IMMEDIATELY in the event of a crash or rotor blade strike.
Failure to lower the throttle trim (and throttle stick) to its lowest possible position immediately in the event of a crash could result in
damage to the main motor ESCs in the 3-in-1 unit, which may require replacement of the
3-in-1 unit.
Moving the left-hand stick to the left will turn (yaw) the nose of the helicopter to the left about the axis of the main shaft. This is
accomplished by increasing the speed of the lower main rotor blade while decreasing the speed of the upper main rotor blade.
Rudder Trim
Nose Yaws Left
Moving the stick to the right will turn (yaw) the nose of the helicopter to the to the right about the axis of the main shaft. This is
accomplished by increasing the speed of the upper main rotor blade while decreasing the speed of the lower main rotor blade.
Nose Yaws Right
Rudder Trim
The rudder trim can be used to help keep the nose of the helicopter from rotating to the left or right when in hover with no rudder
stick input. For example, if the nose of the helicopter drifts to the right when in hover, add left rudder trim until the nose stays as
close to straight as possible. Also note that further adjustments to the rudder trim can be made using the Main Motor Proportional
Mix Trimmer Pot.
The right-hand stick controls both elevator (pitch fore/aft) and aileron (roll). Pushing the stick forward will pitch the nose of the
helicopter downward, allowing the helicopter to be flown forward.
Helicopter Moves Forward
Elevator Trim
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Pulling the stick backward will pitch the nose of the helicopter upward, allowing the helicopter to be flown backward.
Elevator Trim
Helicopter Moves Backward
The elevator trim can be used to help keep the helicopter from drifting forward or backward when in hover with no elevator stick
input. For example, if the helicopter drifts forward when in hover, pull the elevator trim downward until the helicopter hovers as level
as possible with no forward drifting.
Moving the stick to the left will roll the helicopter to the left, allowing the helicopter to be flown to the left.
Helicopter Slides Left
Aileron Trim
Moving the stick to the right will roll the helicopter to the right, allowing the helicopter to be flown to the right.
Helicopter Slides Right
Aileron Trim
The aileron trim can be used to help keep the helicopter from drifting left or right when in hover with no aileron stick input. For
example, if the helicopter drifts to the right when in hover, add left aileron trim until the helicopter hovers as level as possible with no
drifting to the right.
Once you have become familiar with the controls of the helicopter, you are almost ready to fly.
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Choosing a Flying Area
When you are ready for your first flight, you will want to select a large, open area that is free of people and obstructions. We
strongly recommend an indoor area with at least 20-feet by 20-feet of floor space and no less than 8-foot ceilings.
If you have to make your first flight (and subsequent flights) outdoors, you MUST pick a time when wind conditions are
COMPLETELY CALM. Due to the relatively small size and low weight of the Blade CX2, even the slightest amount of wind can cause
you to lose control, or the rotor blades to strike each other, resulting in a crash.
Flying the Blade CX2
Having followed the proper 3-in-1 control unit arming procedure, confirmed proper control of the servos and motors, and found a
suitable flying area, your Blade CX2 is ready for flight.
In addition to reviewing the flight maneuvers outlined below, we recommend that you watch the included Instructional Video CD to
see many of these maneuvers and adjustments performed by the Blade CX2 and pilot.
• Slowly raise the throttle stick, increasing the speed of the main rotor blades until the model begins to lift off. Do not raise the
throttle stick too quickly as the model could climb too fast causing you to lose control or make contact with objects
above.
• Lift the model off the ground just a few inches and concentrate on balancing the left-hand (throttle) stick position so that the
model holds a steady hover altitude. In some cases it may be best to make a few short “hops” to an altitude of just a few inches
until you become familiar with the control inputs and trim settings required to maintain a steady hover and altitude.
As you will find, the Blade CX2 requires minor throttle adjustments to maintain its altitude in hover. Remember to keep these
throttle adjustments as minimal as possible as large adjustments could result in a loss of control and/or a possible crash.
• While attempting to establish a low-level hover, you can also check to see if any trim adjustments are required to help keep the
Blade CX2 from constantly drifting in various directions. If you find the helicopter constantly drifts without any directional control
input, it will be best to land the model before making any adjustments to the trim levers.
If the nose of the helicopter is drifting to the left or right, you will need to adjust the rudder trim. You can also adjust the
Main Motor Proportional Mix if you experience any difficulties in trimming nose drift with the rudder trim lever only.
If the helicopter is drifting forward or backward, you will need to adjust the elevator trim.
If the helicopter is drifting to the left or right, you will need to adjust the aileron trim.
Continue to make trim adjustments until the helicopter can hover at a low altitude with very little drifting and directional control
input. If the Blade CX2 is your first helicopter model, it may be best to have the help of an experienced helicopter pilot to trim the
model for you before making your first flight.
• Once you have the Blade CX2 properly trimmed and maintaining a stable low-level hover, practice using the rudder, elevator and
aileron controls to get a feel for how the helicopter responds to control inputs. Remember to keep the control inputs as minimal
as possible to prevent over-controlling the helicopter, especially when in hover.
• After becoming comfortable with hovering the Blade CX2 at low-levels of altitude just a few inches off the ground, you can
transition to hovering and flying the helicopter at higher altitudes of approximately three to four feet. At these higher altitudes
you will be able to get a feel for the flight characteristics of the Blade CX2 when it is flying out of “ground effect.”
• If at any time during flight you feel like the helicopter is drifting out of control, simply release all of the controls except for
throttle. You will need to use the throttle to maintain altitude, but due to the inherent stability of the coaxial counter-rotating
blades, the Blade CX2 will simply return to a stable hover on its own if space allows.
• Don’t be afraid to set the helicopter down on the ground quickly by lowering the throttle when approaching walls or other
obstacles to help prevent main rotor blade strikes. Also, the optional Training Gear Set (EFLH1205) will help to further prevent
damage to the helicopter in the event that you must make an abrupt landing to avoid walls or other obstacles.
• In the unfortunate event of a crash or rotor blade strike, no matter how minor or major, you MUST lower both the throttle
(left-hand) stick and throttle trim to their lowest possible position as quickly as possible to prevent damage to the ESCs of the
3-in-1 unit.
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Failure to lower both the throttle stick and throttle trim to their lowest possible positions in the event of a crash could result in
damage to the main motor ESCs in the 3-in-1 unit, which may require replacement of the 3-in-1 unit.
Note: Crash damage is not covered under warranty.
• It is extremely important when hovering and flying the Blade CX2 to be aware of the power level of the Li-Po battery pack. If at
any time the helicopter begins to require more throttle than typical to maintain hover or flight, or has lost the ability to maintain
hover or flight due to significant loss of power, you must land the helicopter and power the motors down IMMEDIATELY to prevent over-discharge of the Li-Po battery pack.
If you continue to run the motors after noticing a loss in power it is possible to discharge the Li-Po battery pack too far, causing permanent damage to the pack. Over-discharge of the Li-Po battery pack can result in shortened flight times, loss of power
output or failure of the pack entirely.
Once you have gained experience and confidence in hovering the Blade CX2, you can attempt more advanced maneuvers including:
Forward Flight
Backward Flight
Pirouettes
Skidding Takeoffs
Skidding Landings
Spot Landings
Main Motor Proportional Mix Trimmer Pot Description and Adjustment
The Main Motor Proportional Mix Trimmer Pot can be found on the left side of the 3-in-1 control unit. This “proportional” trimmer pot
adjusts the amount of mixing between the main motors allowing you to “fine-tune” the rudder trim (sub-trim) to help prevent the
nose from drifting to the left or right when in hover.
Main Motor
Proportional Mix
Trimmer Pot
• In a stable hover, with the rudder trim centered and no rudder control input, note toward which direction the nose of the
helicopter is trying to drift. If the nose of the helicopter is drifting to the left, you will want to increase power to the right-hand
motor (spinning the upper main rotor blade). This is accomplished by turning the “proportional” trimmer pot clockwise. (+)
• If the nose of the helicopter is drifting to the right in hover, you will want to increase the power to the left-hand motor (spinning
the lower main rotor blade). This is accomplished by turning the “proportional” trimmer pot counterclockwise. (–)
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Note: You must always power down the 3-in-1 unit before making adjustments to the proportional mix trimmer pot. Any changes
made to the trimmer pot will not take effect until the 3-in-1 unit is re-initialized and re-armed.
Also, you should always center the rudder trim lever on the transmitter after making adjustments to the proportional mix trimmer pot
on the 3-in-1 unit.
Note: B
e sure to use the proper size and type of screwdriver to carefully make adjustments to the trimmer pot. Use of the
improper size and type of screwdriver or too much force can damage the trimmer pot. Also be sure to take your time when
making adjustments to the proportional trimmer pot as it may only require very slight adjustment to achieve the desired
level of performance.
As the battery output voltage decreases throughout the flight, it may be necessary to make small adjustments to the rudder trim or
rudder control input in order to keep the nose of the helicopter straight. These small adjustments can be made using the rudder trim
lever or rudder control stick and do not require additional adjustments of the proportional trimmer pot.
Gyro Gain Trimmer Pot Description and Adjustment
The “gain” trimmer pot adjusts the gain setting value of the piezo gyro used to aid in keeping the tail of the helicopter straight/on
heading during flight.
Gain Trimmer Pot
• The gain value is set too high if the tail of the helicopter twitches/bounces quickly from side to side when in hover. If this is case
for your model, reduce the gyro gain in small increments until the tail of the helicopter no longer twitches/bounces from side to
side in hover.
• Turn the gyro gain trimmer pot counterclockwise (-) to decrease gyro gain.
• The gain value is set too low when the tail of the helicopter feels “loose” during flight, requiring constant left and right rudder
inputs to maintain heading when in hover. If this is the case for your model, increase the gyro gain in small increments until few,
if any, left and right rudder inputs are required to maintain heading.
• Turn the gyro gain trimmer pot clockwise (+) to increase gyro gain.
Note: When adjusting the gyro gain trimmer pot, the changes will take effect without the need to power down and re-arm the
3-in-1 unit. However, please exercise extreme caution when adjusting the gyro gain trimmer pot with the model armed to
prevent personal injury or damage to the model.
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Upper Main Rotor Blade Tracking Adjustment
NOTICE: B
e sure to maintain a safe distance from the helicopter (approximately 10–15 feet) when tracking the Upper Main Rotor
Blade.
Your Blade CX2 is equipped with an adjustable linkage between the Stabilizer Flybar and Upper Main Rotor Blade. This linkage allows
you to adjust the tracking of the upper main rotor blade for smoother and more stable flight performance.
• You can check the upper main rotor blade tracking either on the ground or in the air at eye level. It might be a good idea to have
an assistant on hand to help sight the blade tracking.
• Once the main rotor blades have been brought up to speed, note whether the tips of the upper main rotor blade are tracking in
the same plane or not.
Tips Out Of Track —
Adjustment Necessary
Tips In Track —
No Adjustment Necessary
• If the tips are not tracking in the same plane, power the helicopter down to make adjustments to the adjustable linkage. You can
start by turning the ends of the linkage in one-half to one-full turn at a time. Power the helicopter up again and re-check the
blade tracking.
If the tracking has gotten better, continue to turn the ends of the linkage in one-half to one-full turn at a time until the tips are
tracking in the same plane.
If the tracking has gotten worse after first turning the ends of the adjustable linkage in, turn the ends of the linkage back out onehalf to one-full turn at a time. If the tracking then gets better, continue to turn the ends of the linkage out one-half to one-full turn at
a time until the tips are tracking in the same plane.
Typically, not much adjustment should be necessary to properly track the tips of the upper main rotor blade. However, due to the
small size of the linkage ends and threaded rods it may not always be possible to achieve absolutely perfect blade tracking. Don’t
worry as the helicopter will still perform well as long as the blade tracking is adjusted as closely as possible.
Note: It will not be necessary to adjust the Lower Main Rotor Blade tracking as fixed links are used between the rotor blade and
swashplate.
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Channel 5 Knob Description and Function
The transmitter included with your Blade CX2 is equipped with an optional-use “Channel 5” knob (labeled as “CH 5”) on the top right
panel.
This knob allows you to control function of the transmitter’s 5th channel. This channel remains unused for flying the Blade CX2,
however, it is available for use in controlling a variety of potential optional features including actuation of an additional servo or
certain electronic components. It allows full proportional control of the 5th channel from approximately 0–100% travel.
The knob can be operated in either direction for control. You can use either the most clockwise (+) or most counterclockwise (-)
position for 0 or 100% travel, and you will achieve approximately 50% travel with the knob in the middle position, pointing directly to
the rear of the transmitter.
0% Travel
50% Travel
100% Travel
Transmitter and 3-in-1 Control Unit Receiver Binding and Fail-Safe
Binding is the process of programming the receiver to recognize the GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) code of a single specific
transmitter. If you ever find that it is necessary to replace your transmitter or the 3-in-1 control unit in your model, it will be
necessary for you to “Bind” the new transmitter or 3-in-1 control unit receiver to your existing transmitter or receiver for proper
operation.
During the binding process, the smart fail-safe (SmartSafe™) positions of your system are also set. With SmartSafe, in case of loss of
signal, the throttle will go to the preset position that was stored during the binding process and all other channels will hold their last
position. And if the receiver (3-in-1 Control Unit) is powered on before the transmitter, all channels but throttle will go to the fail-safe
positions that were stored during the binding process, while the throttle channel will not generate a pulse in order to prevent the
ESC(s) from arming.
Note: B
ecause the SmartSafe positions are set during the binding process, it is important to set all channels to the preferred
fail-safe positions before proceeding. In the case of the Blade CX2, we strongly recommend setting the throttle stick and
throttle trim to their lowest positions, and the rudder, aileron and elevator channels to their neutral positions. Channel 5
should be set to your preferred position if you have chosen to utilize it.
The following steps outline the binding process:
• Each time the transmitter is turned on, it enters “Bind Mode” for a few seconds. You can tell that the transmitter is in bind mode
when you see the red LED located under the door on the bottom left front of the transmitter blink rapidly. Once the LED becomes
solid, the transmitter is no longer in bind mode and will transmit normally.
LED Location
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Note: F or safety, disconnect both main motor plugs from the 3-in-1 control unit (as shown on page 12) before proceeding. Once
the binding process is complete and the flight battery is unplugged from the 3-in-1 unit, reconnect the main motor plugs
to 3-in-1 unit (as noted on page 15).
• In order to bind the 3-in-1 control unit’s receiver to the transmitter, you must first insert the Bind Plug (included with your Blade
CX2 and replacement 3-in-1 control units) into the “BAT” opening on the receiver. Then you will need to power on the 3-in-1
control unit by connecting the flight battery BEFORE powering the transmitter on.
• When you connect the flight battery to the 3-in-1 unit with the bind plug inserted into the “BAT” opening on the receiver, you will
see an orange LED blink rapidly on the receiver itself.
• Once the orange LED on the receiver begins to blink, turn on the transmitter. The transmitter will immediately enter bind
mode. Then, once the orange LED on the receiver and the red LED on the transmitter turn solid, the 3-in-1 unit’s receiver is
bound to the transmitter. Now you will need to power down the 3-in-1 control unit and transmitter, and remove the bind plug
from the receiver.
Note: It is extremely important that you remove the bind plug from the receiver once it has been bound to the transmitter. If you
do not remove the bind plug, the receiver will enter bind mode every time the 3-in-1 unit is powered on.
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Replacement Parts List
Optional Parts List
EFLH1250
EFLB0990
EFLC3110
EFLC4000
EFLH1022
EFLH1024
EFLH1055
EFLH1058
EFLRS60
EFLRS601
EFLRS602
EFLRSA100
EFLH1121
EFLH1209
EFLH1210
EFLH1211
EFLH1213
EFLH1214
EFLH1215
EFLH1216
EFLH1217
EFLH1218
EFLH1219
EFLH1220
EFLH1221
EFLH1222
EFLH1223
EFLH1225
EFLH1226
EFLH1242
EFLH1243
EFLH1254
EFLH1255
EFLH1256
EFLH1257
EFLH1205
EFLH1208
EFLM1913
EFLH1227
EFLH1228
EFLH1229
EFLH1230
EFLH1231
EFLH1232
EFLH1240
EFLH1241
EFLH1244
EFLH1245
EFLH1246
EFLH1258
EFLH1259
EFLH1260
EFLH1261
EFLH1262
Blade CX2 RTF Electric Coaxial Heli
7.4V 800mAh 2-Cell Li-Po, JST/Balance
2-3 Cell Li-Po Balancing Charger, 0.65A
AC to 12VDC, 1.5 Amp Power Supply
Bind Plug
3-in-1 Control Unit, Rx/ESC/Mixer/Gyro 2.4GHz
LP5DSM 5-Channel Transmitter, 2.4GHz
Transmitter Antenna, 2.4GHz
6.0-Gram Super Sub-Micro S60 Servo
Gear Set: S60
Case Set: S60
Standard Arm Set, Fine Spline: S60
Bearing 2x6x3mm (2): BCP, BCX/2
Mounting Accessories & Screwdriver
180 Motor w/8T 0.5M Pinion Left
180 Motor w/8T 0.5M Pinion Right
Outer Shaft & Main Gear Set
Shaft Retaining Collar Set
Bearing 4x6x3mm (2)
Swashplate Set
Lower Rotor Head & Linkage Set
Servo Pushrod Set
Stabilizer Flybar Set
Lower Main Blade Set (2 pair)
Upper Main Blade Set (2 pair)
Landing Skid Set
Battery Support Set
Hardware Set
Body Mount Rod & Grommet Set
Inner Shaft w/Head/Hub
Inner Shaft Main Gear
Main Frame Set
Front Body/Canopy
Rear Body
Complete Body Set
Training Gear Set
Main Motor Heat Sink
Heat Sink Compound, 5g
Front Body, Yellow
Rear Body, Yellow:
Complete Body Set, Yellow
Front Body, Police, Blue
Rear Body, Police, Blue
Complete Body Set, Police, Blue
Inner Shaft w/Aluminum Head/Hub
Inner Shaft for Aluminum Head/Hub
Aluminum Bearing Holder w/Bearing
Aluminum Lower Rotor Head Set
Aluminum Swashplate Set
Front Body, Marines w/o Decals
Rear Body, Marines w/o Decals
Complete Body Set, Marines w/Decals/Gun/Missiles
Decal Set, Marines
Gun and Missile Set
Please see your favorite retailer or visit our web site
(www.E-fliteRC.com) to find the latest in new replacement and
option parts releases for your Blade CX2.
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EFLH1210. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1211. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1254. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1226 . . . . . . . . .
EFLRS60. . . . . . . . . .
EFLH1225. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1215. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1218. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1024. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1254. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1225. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1255. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1256. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1213. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1243. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1214. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1223. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1223. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1223. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1226. . . . . . . . .
EFLB0990. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1222. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1222. . . . . . . . .
EFLH1225. . . . . . . . .
Description
Stabilizer Flybar Rubber Tip (2)
Stabilizer Flybar Weight (2)
Stabilizer Flybar (1)
Upper Main Blade (2)
1.2 x 6mm Screw (5)
Stabilizer Flybar Hub/Holder (1)
Upper Rotor Head & Inner Shaft (1)
Stabilizer Flybar Linkage (1)
Bearing 2mm x 6mm x 3mm (2)
Bearing Holder (1)
Outer Shaft (1)
Lower Rotor Head (1)
M2 x 2.5mm Screw (5)
Lower Main Blade (2)
Lower Rotor Head/Swash Linkage (2)
Upper Swashplate (1)
Bearing 7mm x 13mm x 4mm (1)
Lower Swashplate (1)
Servo Pushrod Control Link (2)
Outer Shaft Retaining Collar (1)
Main Motor Left (1)
Main Motor Right (1)
Pinion Gear Left (1)
Pinion Gear Right (1)
Servo Mount (1)
Body Mount Rod (2)
Super Sub-Micro Servo (2)
1.7 x 4mm Screw (8)
Bearing 4mm x 8mm x 3mm (2)
Servo Pushrod (2)
3-in-1 Control Unit (1)
Main Frame (1)
M2 x 4mm Screw (6)
Front Body (1)
Rear Body (1)
Outer Shaft Main Gear (1)
Inner Shaft Main Gear (1)
Inner Shaft Retaining Collar (1)
Battery Support Rear (1)
Battery Support Front (1)
Battery Support Joiner (2)
Body Mount Grommet (4)
Battery Pack (1)
Landing Skid Right (1)
Landing Skid Left (1)
Step Washer (1)
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2010 Official Academy of Model Aeronautics Safety Code
GENERAL
1. A model aircraft shall be defined as a non-human carrying device capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere. It shall not
exceed limitations established in this code and is intended to be used exclusively for recreational or competition activity.
2. The maximum takeoff weight of a model aircraft, including fuel, is 55 pounds, except for those flown under the AMA
Experimental Aircraft Rules.
3. I will abide by this Safety Code and all rules established for the flying site I use. I will not willfully fly my model aircraft in a
reckless and/or dangerous manner.
4. I will not fly my model aircraft in sanctioned events, air shows, or model demonstrations until it has been proven airworthy.
5. I will not fly my model aircraft higher than approximately 400 feet above ground level, when within three (3) miles of an airport
without notifying the airport operator. I will yield the right-of-way and avoid flying in the proximity of full-scale aircraft, utilizing a
spotter when appropriate.
6. I will not fly my model aircraft unless it is identified with my name and address, or AMA number, inside or affixed to the outside
of the model aircraft. This does not apply to model aircraft flown indoors.
7. I will not operate model aircraft with metal-blade propellers or with gaseous boosts (other than air), nor will I operate model
aircraft with fuels containing tetranitromethane or hydrazine.
8. I will not operate model aircraft carrying pyrotechnic devices which explode, burn, or propel a projectile of any kind. Exceptions
include Free Flight fuses or devices that burn producing smoke and are securely attached to the model aircraft during flight.
Rocket motors up to a G-series size may be used, provided they remain firmly attached to the model aircraft during flight. Model
rockets may be flown in accordance with the National Model Rocketry Safety Code; however, they may not be launched from
model aircraft. Officially designated AMAAir Show Teams (AST) are authorized to use devices and practices as defined within the
Air Show Advisory Committee Document.
9. I will not operate my model aircraft while under the influence of alcohol or within eight (8) hours of having consumed alcohol.
10. I will not operate my model aircraft while using any drug which could adversely affect my ability to safely control my model
aircraft.
11. Children under six (6) years old are only allowed on a flightline or in a flight area as a pilot or while under flight instruction.
12. 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.
RADIO CONTROL
1. All model flying shall be conducted in a manner to avoid over flight of unprotected people.
2. I will have completed a successful radio equipment ground-range check before the first flight of a new or repaired model
aircraft.
3. I will not fly my model aircraft in the presence of spectators until I become a proficient flier, unless I am assisted by an
experienced pilot.
4. At all flying sites a line must be established, in front of which all flying takes place. Only personnel associated with flying the
model aircraft are allowed at or in front of the line. In the case of airshows demonstrations straight line must be established. An
area away from the line must be maintained for spectators. Intentional flying behind the line is prohibited.
5. I will operate my model aircraft using only 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.
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Warranty and Repair Policy
Warranty Period
Exclusive Warranty- Horizon Hobby, Inc., (Horizon) warranties that the Products purchased (the “Product”) will be free from defects in materials and workmanship at the date of purchase by the Purchaser.
Limited Warranty
Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty without notice and disclaims all other warranties, express or
implied.
(a) This warranty is limited to the original Purchaser (“Purchaser”) and is not transferable. REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER
THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE PURCHASER. This warranty covers only those Products purchased from an authorized Horizon dealer. Third party transactions are not covered by this warranty. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims.
(b) Limitations- HORIZON MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE PRODUCT. THE PURCHASER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY ALONE HAVE
DETERMINED THAT THE PRODUCT WILL SUITABLY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PURCHASER’S INTENDED USE.
(c) Purchaser Remedy- Horizon’s sole obligation hereunder shall be that Horizon will, at its option, (i) repair or (ii) replace, any Product
determined by Horizon to be defective. In the event of a defect, these are the Purchaser’s exclusive remedies. Horizon reserves the right to
inspect any and all equipment involved in a warranty claim. Repair or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon. This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or modification of or to any part of the Product. This warranty does not cover damage due to improper installation, operation, maintenance, or attempted repair by anyone other than Horizon. Return of any Product by Purchaser must be approved in writing by Horizon before shipment.
Damage Limits
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR COMMERCIAL LOSS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE PRODUCT, WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY. Further, in no event shall the liability of Horizon exceed the individual price of the Product on which liability is
asserted. As Horizon has no control over use, setup, final assembly, modification or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for
any resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup or assembly, the user accepts all resulting liability.
If you as the Purchaser or user are not prepared to accept the liability associated with the use of this Product, you are advised to return
this Product immediately in new and unused condition to the place of purchase.
Law: These Terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law principals).
Warranty Services
Questions, Assistance, and Repairs
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase cannot provide warranty support or repair. Once assembly, setup or use of the Product
has been started, you must contact Horizon directly. This will enable Horizon to better answer your questions and service you in the event
that you may need any assistance. For questions or assistance, please direct your email to productsupport@horizonhobby.com, or call
877.504.0233 toll free to speak to a Product Support representative. You may also find information on our website at www.horizonhobby.
com.
Inspection or Repairs
If this Product needs to be inspected or repaired, please use the Horizon Online Repair Request submission process found on our website
or call Horizon to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product securely using a shipping carton. Please
Note that original boxes may be included, but are not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without additional protection. Ship via a
carrier that provides tracking and insurance for lost or damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it arrives and
is accepted at our facility. An Online Repair Request is available at www.horizonhobby.com http://www.horizonhobby.com under the Repairs
tab. If you do not have internet access, please contact Horizon Product Support to obtain a RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for repair. When calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street address, email address and
phone number where you can be reached during business hours. When sending product into Horizon, please include your RMA number, a
list of the included items, and a brief summary of the problem. A copy of your original sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.
Notice: Do not ship batteries to Horizon. If you have any issue with a battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.
Warranty Inspection and Repairs
To receive warranty service, you must include your original sales receipt verifying the proof-of-purchase date. Provided warranty
conditions have been met, your Product will be repaired or replaced free of charge. Repair or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon.
Non-Warranty Repairs
Should your repair not be covered by warranty the repair will be completed and payment will be required without notification or estimate of the expense unless the expense exceeds 50% of the retail purchase cost. By submitting the item for repair
you are agreeing to payment of the repair without notification. Repair estimates are available upon request. You must include this request
with your repair. Non-warranty repair estimates will be billed a minimum of ½ hour of labor. In addition you will be billed for return freight.
Horizon accepts money orders and cashiers checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. By submitting any
item to Horizon for inspection or repair, you are agreeing to Horizon’s Terms and Conditions found on our website under the Repairs tab.
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Contact Information
Country of Purchase
Horizon Hobby
Address
Phone Number / Email Address
Horizon Service Center
(Electronics and engines)
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois, 61822 USA
877-504-0233
Online Repair Request:
visit www.horizonhobby.com/repairs
Horizon Product Support
(All other products)
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois, 61822 USA
877-504-0233
productsupport@horizonhobby.com
United Kingdom
Horizon Hobby Limited
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1279 641 097
sales@horizonhobby.co.uk
Germany
Horizon Technischer Service
Hamburger Str. 10
25335 Elmshorn, Germany
+49 4121 46199 66
service@horizonhobby.de
France
Horizon Hobby SAS
14 Rue Gustave Eiffel
Zone d’Activité du Réveil Matin
91230 Montgeron
+33 (0) 1 60 47 44 70
infofrance@horizonhobby.com
United States of
America
Parts Information
Country of Purchase
Horizon Hobby
Address
Phone Number / Email Address
United States
Sales
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois, 61822 USA
800-338-4639
sales@horizonhobby.com
United Kingdom
Horizon Hobby Limited
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1279 641 097
sales@horizonhobby.co.uk
Germany
Horizon Hobby GmbH
Hamburger Str. 10
25335 Elmshorn, Germany
+49 4121 46199 60
service@horizonhobby.de
France
Horizon Hobby SAS
14 Rue Gustave Eiffel
Zone d’Activité du Réveil Matin
91230 Montgeron
+33 (0) 1 60 47 44 70
infofrance@horizonhobby.com
Compliance Information for the European Union
Instructions for disposal of WEEE by users in the European
Union
(in accordance with ISO/IEC 17050-1)
No. HH20100225U3
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.
Product(s):
E-flite Blade CX2 RTF helicopters
Item Number(s):
EFLH1250EUM1, EFLH1250EUM2,
EFLH1250UKM1, EFLH1250UKM2
Equipment class:
1
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:
EN 300-328
ERM requirements for wideband transmission systems
operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band
EN 301 489-1
EN 301 489-17
General EMC requirements for Radio equipment
EN 60950 Safety
Signed for and on behalf of:
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Champaign, IL USA
February 25, 2010
Steven A. Hall
Vice President
International Operations and Risk Management
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
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© 2010 Horizon Hobby, Inc.
DSM and DSM2 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Horizon Hobby, Inc.
The Spektrum trademark is used with permission of Bachmann Industries, Inc.
Spektrum radios and accessories are exclusively available from Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Revised 10/10
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