RTF Instruction Manual EFLH2500 Tandem Rescue

RTF Instruction Manual EFLH2500 Tandem Rescue
Tandem Rescue
RTF Instruction Manual
EFLH2500
© 2009 Horizon Hobby, Inc.
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Specifications
Length. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.5 in (394mm)
Height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0 in (152mm)
Main Rotor Diameter . . . . . . . . . . 7.5 in (190mm)
Weight with Battery . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 oz (60 g)
Main Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coreless (4 installed)
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250mAh 1-Cell 3.7V Battery Li-Po (1 included)
Charger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celectra 1-Cell 3.7V Variable Rate DC Li-Po
Charger (included)
Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6V, 1.5-Amp AC/DC Power Supply (included)
Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MLP4DSM 2.4GHz DSM 4-channel (included)
On-Board Electronics . . . . . . . . . . 5-in-1 receiver/servo/mixer/ESCs/gyro (installed)
Table of Contents
Introduction
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Note on Lithium Polymer Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Additional Safety Precautions and Warnings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Blade mCX Tandem Rescue RTF Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Additional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
First Flight Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Flying Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Battery Warnings and Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Celectra 1-Cell 3.7V Variable Rate DC Li-Po Charger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Usage Guidelines, Warnings and Safety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing the Transmitter Batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Installing the Flight Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Additional Smartbind Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Transmitter Control Identification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Control Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5-in-1 Control Unit Description, Arming and Motor Control Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Understanding the Primary Flight Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Dual Rates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Choosing a Flying Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Flying the Blade mCX Tandem Rescue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Transmitter and Receiver Binding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
LP5DSM Option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Replacement Parts List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Optional Parts List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Exploded View Parts Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Exploded View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Product Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
FCC Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Compliance Information for the European Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Declaration of Conformity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
The Blade® mCX Tandem Rescue is a fun new twist on the super-stable Blade
platform. Your Blade mCX Tandem Rescue comes from the factory completely
assembled and flight tested with everything you need to get flying. This would
include a 2.4GHz DSM2™ transmitter, a Li-Po flight battery, a convenient DC Li-Po
charger with an AC adapter and 4 AA batteries for the transmitter. The mCX Tandem
Rescue’s onboard 5-in-1 control unit combines the functions of a Spektrum™ 2.4GHz
DSM2-compatible receiver, mixer, gyro, motor ESCs and servo. It will provide you
with heading lock-like gyro performance and precise proportional motor and servo
response.
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And although your mCX Tandem Rescue is ready-to-fly right from the box, please
take the time to read through this manual for tips on battery safety and charging,
control checks and more before making your first flight. For more information
regarding the mCX Tandem Rescue helicopter, visit E-fliteRC.com.
Warning
An RC helicopter is not a toy! If misused, it can cause serious bodily harm and
damage to property. Fly only indoors, in open areas following all instructions and as
recommended in this manual. 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. Especially keep your hands away from the rotor
blades.
Note on Lithium Polymer Batteries
Lithium Polymer batteries are significantly more volatile than alkaline or Ni-Cd/Ni-MH
batteries used in RC applications. All manufacturer’s instructions and warnings must
be followed closely. Mishandling of Li-Po batteries can result in fire. Always follow the
manufacturer’s instructions when disposing of Lithium Polymer batteries.
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. Age Recommendation: 14 years or over. This is not
a toy. This product is not intended for use by children without direct adult
supervision.
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.
Blade mCX Tandem Rescue RTF Contents
Item
Description
Not Available Separately. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blade mCX Tandem Rescue RTF Airframe
EFLH1064. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MLP4DSM 4-Channel Transmitter,
2.4GHz DSM2
EFLB2501S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250mAh 1-Cell 3.7V Li-Po
EFLC1006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celectra 1-Cell 3.7V Variable Rate DC
Li-Po Charger
EFLC1005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6V, 1.5-Amp AC/DC Power Supply
EFLH1209. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Screwdriver
Not Available Separately. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 AA Batteries
(Optional) FUG4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 AA 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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Additional Equipment
No additional equipment is required to complete your Blade mCX Tandem Rescue.
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First Flight Preparation
Battery Warnings and Guidelines
RC helicopters are not toys. We strongly suggest you follow this checklist along with
the rest of the instruction manual to help you gain important information to operate
this RC helicopter successfully. This will help ensure you get the most fun out of your
RC experience.
While the Celectra™ 1-Cell 3.7V Variable Rate DC Li-Po Charger has been
specifically designed to safely charge the E-flite single-cell 3.7V
Lithium Polymer Batteries such as EFLB2501S, you MUST read the following
safety instructions and warnings before handling, charging or using the
Li-Po battery.
• Remove and inspect contents
• Read EFLC1006 Charger instructions (page 9) prior to charging the included Li-Po
batteries
• Read this instruction manual thoroughly
• Install the included four AA batteries in the transmitter
• Install the flight battery in the helicopter (once it has been fully charged)
• Test the controls (page 15)
Note: Lithium Polymer batteries are significantly more
volatile than the alkaline, Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries used in RC
applications. 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 Celectra 1-Cell 3.7V Variable Rate DC
Li-Po Charger, in unused condition to the place of purchase immediately.
• You must charge 1-cell 3.7V Li-Po batteries in a safe area away from flammable
materials.
• 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 and other documentation included
with the product completely before proceeding.
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lways turn the transmitter on first and set at least two feet away from
the aircraft
q Install the flight battery properly into the mCX Tandem Rescue’s battery mount
q Connect the flight battery into the power lead of the 5-in-1 control unit
qA
llow the 5-in-1 control unit to initialize and arm properly. DO NOT MOVE, SWAY
or PRETEND TO FLY THE HELICOPTER DURING INITIALIZATION (page 18)
q Fly the model
q Land the model
q Disconnect the flight battery from the 5-in-1 control unit
q Always turn the transmitter off last
• 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 Li-Po batteries must be cooled to the ambient temperature before
charging.
• 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.
• Store the battery at room temperature in a dry area 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 catch fire.
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o not over-discharge the Li-Po flight battery. Discharging the battery too
low can cause damage to the battery resulting in reduced power, duration
or failure of the battery entirely.
i-Po cells should not be discharged to below 3V each under load. In the
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case of the 1-Cell Li-Po battery used for the Blade mCX Tandem Rescue,
you will not want to allow the battery to fall to below 3V during flight.
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Battery Charging
he Blade mCX Tandem Rescue’s 5-in-1 control unit features a soft low
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voltage cutoff (LVC) that occurs when the battery reaches 3V under load.
When the soft cutoff occurs, the ESCs of the 5-in-1 unit will reduce power
to the motors (regardless of the power level you have set with the throttle
stick), and the RED LED will blink in order to prevent the voltage of the
battery from dropping below 3V. This reduction in power usually requires
that you land the model immediately, at which point you should power
down the model and unplug the flight battery.
Step 1: Connect power supply to an appropriate power source.
hough it is possible to power the model up and to fly again after the
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soft LVC occurs, this is NOT recommended. Continued discharging to the
soft LVC will cause permanent damage to the Li-Po battery that results in
lost power and duration when using the battery for subsequent flights, or
failure of the battery entirely. Continued attempts to further discharge
the battery may also result in loss of control while the motors are running
as the voltage of the battery may drop below the minimum operating
voltage of the receiver and other electronics.
Step 4: P
roperly connect battery to the Charger lead. Match the red dots on both
the battery and charger connectors. (Please see image below)
Celectra 1-Cell 3.7V Variable Rate DC Li-Po Charger Instructions
Step 2: Insert output plug from power supply into the power input slot of the
Variable Rate Charger.
Step 3: S
elect the appropriate charge current for your battery by pushing the +
or - which are the smaller buttons to the right and left of the middle button.
(When charging your 250mAh battery, set the charger to 0.7 amps)
Step 5: P
ress the start button on the Variable rate charger (the largest button in the
middle).
lso, it is not recommended that you fly to the soft LVC every time you
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fly. Instead, you should be aware of the power level of the battery/
helicopter throughout the flight. If at any time the helicopter begins to
require more throttle than typical to maintain hover or flight, you should
land the helicopter immediately. Routinely discharging the battery to the
soft LVC can still cause permanent damage to the battery.
LED functions under normal operation:
Note: W
hen the battery power/voltage is getting low you will typically find
that significant rudder trim and/or rudder stick adjustments are
needed to prevent the helicopter from spinning. This usually occurs
before soft LVC, and indicates a good time to stop flying.
• LEDs SWEEPING SIDE TO SIDE – Charge Complete
• SINGLE SOLID LED – Shows Charge Current
• SINGLE LED FLASHING – Charging
• MULTIPLE LEDs FLASHING – Charge Almost Complete
Note: W
e do not recommend charging your single-cell Li-Po battery over 3C
charge rate. For example: DO NOT CHARGE 110mAh battery packs
over .3 amps.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the handling, charging and/
or use of the included Li-Po battery pack, please contact Horizon Support Team at
877-504-0233, Horizon Hobby UK at +44 (0) 1279 641 097 or Horizon Technischer
Service, Germany at +49 4121 46199 66.
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It is important that you only charge E-flite and ParkZone® 1-Cell 3.7V Li-Po Batteries,
used in our ultra micro flyers, with the Celectra 1-Cell 3.7V Variable Rate DC Li-Po
Charger. Please familiarize yourself thoroughly with the Battery Warnings and Guide­
lines section before continuing.
• Use the included E-flite 6V, 1.5-Amp AC/DC Power Supply. (EFLC1005)
NEVER attempt to power the charger from an AC outlet without the use of a
proper AC to DC adapter/power supply.
Note: D
o not connect charged or discharged Li-Po batteries if the power supply
is connected to the charger while power supply is not connected to a
power source. Doing so will discharge and possibly damage the batteries.
NEVER LEAVE THE ADAPTER/POWER SUPPLY OR CHARGER PLUGGED IN
UNATTENDED.
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Celectra 1-Cell 3.7V Variable Rate DC Li-Po Charger
Lithium Polymer (Li-Po) batteries are significantly more volatile than other
rechargeable batteries used in RC applications. Failure to read and follow these
instructions and safety precautions may result in fire, personal injury and damage
to property.
E-flite, Horizon Hobby, Inc., its retailers, and any other representatives, assume
absolutely no liability for use of this product or failure to comply with these
instructions and precautions.
If you are not prepared to accept complete liability for the purchase and/or use of
this product, you are advised to return it new and unused to the place of purchase
immediately.
Never ship batteries without the expressed permission of the recipient. Batteries
carrying a charge of 25% or more cannot be shipped safely. Batteries which are
damaged cannot be shipped safely. Damage or loss due to unsafe shipping is the
legal responsibility of the person who shipped the product.
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Usage Guidelines, Warnings and Safety Precautions
• Always inspect batteries before charging.
• Never charge or use a Li-Po battery or pack that shows any damage or
disfigurement of any kind. Swelling is a sign of internal damage. Any breach
of protective cover, wiring or plugs is also reason to discontinue use. See the
manufacturer’s instructions for proper disposal of Li-Po batteries.
Installing the Transmitter Batteries
Install four of the included AA batteries in the transmitter. Check for proper operation
of the transmitter by switching the power switch on (to the left). The LED light at the
top of the transmitter should begin to glow solid red while the transmitter beeps.
• Never charge near or in the area of any flammable or combustible materials.
• Always charge Li-Po batteries in or on fire-resistant materials or containers.
• Do not store or charge Li-Po batteries with or around other batteries or battery
packs of any type, including other Li-Pos.
• Never leave the battery and charger unattended while in use. Improper charging or
discharging of Li-Po batteries could result in fire.
• Constantly monitor the temperature of the battery pack while charging. If the
battery becomes hot to the touch discontinue charging immediately.
Disconnect the battery from the charger and observe it in a safe place for
approximately 15 minutes.
• If at any time you see a battery starting to balloon or swell up, discontinue
charging immediately. Disconnect the battery from the charger and observe it in a
safe place for approximately 15 minutes.
• Do not allow children to charge Li-Po battery packs.
• This charger is designed for 1-cell Lithium-Polymer batteries ONLY. It MUST NOT be
used to charge other sized Li-Po batteries, Ni-MH or Ni-Cd battery packs.
• Never attempt to dismantle the charger.
• Always disconnect the charger from the power supply after charging the battery.
• Disposal of Li-Po batteries requires special care. Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions for safe disposal.
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Installing the Flight Battery
Once the Li-Po battery has been fully charged, it’s ready to be installed in the
helicopter.
Install the battery in the helicopter by sliding it into the battery mounting supports/
slots on the 5-in-1 control unit. Slide the battery into the slots with the label facing
the right (when looking at the helicopter from behind) and the connector oriented
toward the front of the helicopter.
Note: B
e sure to slide the battery into the slots until the connectors on both the
battery and the 5-in-1 control unit are properly connected.
Important: In the event of a hard landing or crash, the flight battery
may move slightly. Check the flight battery and ensure it is
installed properly prior to flying. Flying the helicopter with
the battery slightly out of position can possibly result in
a crash if the battery is prematurely disconnected due to
improper mounting.
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Additional Smartbind™ Information
Transmitter Control Identification
Prior to each flight, you should power on your transmitter and wait about five
seconds before you plug in the flight battery into the receiver. Doing this allows
time for the transmitter to scan and secure two open frequencies. If the flight
battery is plugged in too quickly and the link is missed, it may cause the receiver to
inadvertently enter bind mode. If this occurs simply leave the transmitter on and then
disconnect and reconnect the flight battery. Once the flight battery is plugged in, put
the helicopter on a horizontal surface as soon as you can (within two seconds) for
gyro calibration. Do not move/sway the helicopter during the calibration process.
Failure to do this will cause unstable flight performance.
Note: B
efore each flight you should ALWAYS turn the transmitter on before
connecting the flight battery to the 5-in-1 unit. After each flight, be sure to
always disconnect the flight battery from the 5-in-1 unit before powering
the transmitter off.
Mode 2
Rudder/Throttle
Functions
Aileron/Elevator
Functions
Rudder Trim Buttons
Throttle Trim Buttons
Aileron Trim Buttons
Elevator Trim Buttons
Mode 1
Rudder/Elevator
Functions
Aileron/Throttle
Functions
Rudder Trim Buttons
Elevator Trim Buttons
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Aileron Trim Buttons
Throttle Trim Buttons
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Control Test
Although each Blade mCX Tandem Rescue model is test flown at the
factory, you should test the controls prior to the first flight to ensure none of
the servo, linkages or parts were damaged during shipping and handling.
With the aileron stick pulled back, the 5-in-1 control unit alters the speeds of the
front and rear rotors, causing the helicopter to move backward.
Mode 2
Helicopter moves backward
Turn the transmitter on first and lower the throttle stick completely. Then, connect
the battery into the battery lead of the 5-in-1 unit.
Note: The connectors on the battery and battery lead are keyed to prevent
reverse polarity connection. However, if you force them together in the
wrong orientation and with the wrong polarity, it is still possible to damage
the battery and/or 5-in-1 unit. To help further prevent a reverse polarity
connection, one side of the end cap on the battery is raised and the
battery mount of the 5-in-1 unit is keyed. The connectors are oriented for
a proper polarity connection when the raised side of the battery end cap is
on the raised side of the battery mount (usually toward the RIGHT side of
the helicopter, like the photo below).
Mode 2
Position the helicopter to view it from the left-hand side. Move the aileron stick left
and right to check aileron roll control. When the stick is pushed to the left, the servo
(when viewing the helicopter from behind) should pull the swashplate downward.
Mode 2
Mode 1
Mode 1
Position the helicopter to view it from the left-hand side. Move the throttle stick on
the transmitter forward and aft to check elevator pitch control. When the throttle is
pushed forward, the 5-in-1 control unit alters the speeds of the front and rear rotors,
causing the helicopter to move forward.
Mode 2
Mode 1
With the stick pushed right, the left-hand servo should push the swashplate upward.
Mode 2
Helicopter moves forward
Mode 1
Mode 1
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If at any time during the test the controls respond in the opposite direction, it may
be necessary to reverse/change the direction of operation of the flight controls.
Follow these steps to change the direction of the various flight controls.
• Be certain that the battery is disconnected from the battery lead of the 5-in-1
control unit and the transmitter is turned off.
5-in-1 Control Unit Description, Arming and Motor Control Test
The unique 5-in-1 Control Unit installed on your Blade mCX Tandem Rescue is a
lightweight combination of main motor electronic speed controls, mixer, gyro, servo
and Spektrum DSM2-compatible receiver. The 5-in-1 unit is also equipped with a
status indicator LED.
• Push down on the appropriate digital trim button on the transmitter for the control
you would like to change the direction of. For example:
Top elevator trim button – e
levator channel normal (correct for Blade mCX
Tandem Rescue)
Bottom elevator trim button – elevator channel reversed
Left aileron trim button – a ileron channel normal (correct for Blade mCX
Tandem Rescue)
Right aileron trim button—aileron channel reversed
• Continue to hold the appropriate trim button while turning the transmitter on.
• Hold the digital trim button down for approximately five seconds, until a series of
beeps/tones are heard confirming the selection.
• Connect the battery to the 5-in-1 and complete the flight control test, confirming
that all controls are operating in the correct directions.
Once you’ve reconfirmed the flight control directions, all controls should be
functioning properly. However, if you continue to encounter any problems with your
Blade mCX Tandem Rescue responding properly to the transmitter, do not fly. Call
the Horizon Support Team at 1-877-504-0233, Horizon Hobby UK at +44 (0) 1279
641 097 or Horizon Technischer Service, Germany at +49 4121 46199 66.
If you’ve confirmed proper control operation of your Blade mCX Tandem
Rescue, continue reading the manual prior to attempting to fly the
helicopter.
Note: A
ttempting to fly the helicopter without completely reading the
manual may cause injury to yourself and people in the vicinity, as
well as damaging the helicopter.
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The following checklist contains the steps you must follow to ensure proper arming
and operation of the 5-in-1 unit, as well as proper motor response.
•B
efore each flight you should ALWAYS turn the transmitter on before
connecting the flight battery to the 5-in-1 unit. Never connect the flight
battery to the 5-in-1 unit before powering the transmitter on first. After
each flight, be sure to always disconnect the flight battery from the 5-in-1
unit before powering the transmitter off.
Note: T
he only time you should connect the flight battery to the 5-in-1
unit before powering the transmitter on is when you are binding
the receiver of the 5-in-1 unit to the transmitter. Please see the
Transmitter and Receiver Binding section of this manual for more
information.
•T
he throttle stick MUST be set in the lowest possible position, and the
throttle trim must be set to the middle or a lower-than-middle position (the
middle position is indicated by a longer-than-usual beep/tone), in order for
the 5-in-1 unit to arm.
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If this is the first test flight, or a test flight following repairs, you should also center
the rudder, aileron and elevator trims.
Set throttle
stick at lowest
possible position.
Mode 2
Mode 1
Set throttle
stick at lowest
possible position.
has been powered on and that the LED indicator on the transmitter is glowing solid
red. If the transmitter is powered on and functioning properly, disconnect the flight
battery from the 5-in-1 unit, then reconnect it. Now the 5-in-1 unit should initialize
and arm properly.
If your 5-in-1 unit will not initialize and arm after following the guidelines as listed
above, call the Horizon Support Team at 1-877-504-0233,
Horizon Hobby UK at +44 (0) 1279 641 097 or Horizon Technischer Service,
Germany at +49 4121 46199 66.
•O
nce you have placed the helicopter in a safe area, free of obstructions,
and are clear of the rotor blades, you can safely begin to power up the
model to check for proper operation of the motors.
• After confirming that the transmitter has been turned on and the LED is glowing
solid red, it is now safe to connect the flight battery to the 5-in-1 unit.
• Advance the throttle stick upward slowly, just until both sets of rotor blades begin
to spin. DO NOT attempt to fly the helicopter at this time. Note the direction
that each of the rotor blades spins. When viewed from the top, the upper main
rotor blades should spin counterclockwise and the lower main rotor blades should
spin clockwise. If either set of rotor blades is operating in the wrong direction,
disconnect the battery and reverse the polarity of the corresponding motor’s input
power leads.
•W
ith battery power applied to the 5-in-1 unit, the status indicator LED
should glow solid red, then blink, then become solid red again.
• 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.
Rudder Trim Buttons
Aileron Trim Buttons
Throttle Trim Buttons
Elevator Trim Buttons Elevator Trim Buttons
Rudder Trim Buttons
Aileron Trim Buttons
Throttle Trim Buttons
Note: It is extremely important that you do not move or sway the
helicopter once the LED begins to blink confirming that the
initialization process and calibration of the gyro has begun. If
you do move the helicopter while the LED is blinking, disconnect
the flight battery from the 5-in-1 unit and repeat the initialization
process.
• When the status LED becomes solid red, the 5-in-1 unit is initialized and ready for
flight. Also, as long as the throttle stick and trim are set to the correct positions
during the initialization process, the ESCs/motors will now be armed. Use caution
as both rotor blades will now spin with throttle stick input.
Note: If the status LED does not become solid red, please review the
following.
• If after blinking red the status LED becomes solid red, but you have no control of
the motors, you have a positive Radio Frequency (RF) link between the transmitter
and receiver, but the throttle stick and throttle trim may not be set to the correct
positions. Check to be sure that the throttle stick is in the lowest possible position
and that the throttle trim is set to the middle or a lower-than-middle position. If you
now have control of the motors, proceed to the next step of the checklist.
With the 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 5-in-1 unit.
After confirming that both rotor blades are rotating in the correct directions, and
are responding properly to rudder inputs, your Blade mCX Tandem Rescue is ready
for flight. However, please be sure to review the following sections of the manual
BEFORE proceeding with the first flight.
Note: A
ttempting to fly the helicopter without completely reading the manual may
cause injury to yourself and people in the vicinity, as well as damaging the
helicopter.
• If after blinking red the status LED turns off completely, you do not have a positive
RF link between the transmitter and receiver. Check to be sure that the transmitter
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Understanding the Primary Flight Controls
If you are not familiar with the controls of your Blade mCX Tandem
Rescue, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with them before
attempting your first flight.
When the throttle stick is in the lowest possible position and throttle trim is set to the
middle or a lower-than-middle position, 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.
Mode 2
Climb
Mode 1
Moving the left-hand stick to the left will turn (yaw) the nose of the helicopter to the
left about the vertical axis of the helicopter.
Mode 2
Nose Yaw Left
Mode 1
Moving the left-hand stick to the right will turn (yaw) the nose of the helicopter to the
right about the vertical axis of the helicopter.
Mode 2
Nose Yaw Right
Decreasing the speed of the main rotor blades by lowering the throttle stick will
cause the model to descend.
Mode 2
Descend
Mode 1
Mode 1
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 (by pressing the
left-hand rudder trim button) until the nose stays as close to straight as possible.
After lifting the model off the ground you can balance the throttle by carefully moving
the throttle stick up and down so the model will hold a stationary hover without
climbing or descending.
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The elevator stick controls fore and aft pitch of the helicopter. Pushing the stick
forward will pitch the nose of the helicopter downward, allowing the helicopter to be
flown forward.
Mode 2
Helicopter Moves Forward
Mode 2
Helicopter Slides Left
Mode 1
Mode 1
Pulling the elevator stick backward will pitch the tail of the helicopter downward,
allowing the helicopter to be flown backward.
Mode 2
Moving the aileron stick to the left will roll the helicopter to the left, allowing the
helicopter to be flown sideways toward the left when viewing the helicopter from
behind.
Helicopter Moves Backward
Moving the aileron stick to the right will roll the helicopter to the right, allowing the
helicopter to be flown sideways toward the right.
Mode 2
Helicopter Slides Right
Mode 1
Mode 1
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, add back/up elevator trim until the helicopter hovers as
level as possible with no forward drifting.
Note: T
his command does not cause the nose of the helicopter to turn! Rather,
it causes the helicopter to bank, and then slide left or right. Use of the
rudder stick (the left stick) is required to point the nose of the helicopter in
the desired direction.
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’re familiar with the primary controls of the helicopter, you are almost ready
to fly.
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Dual Rates
Flying the Blade mCX Tandem Rescue
The MLP4DSM transmitter included with your Blade mCX Tandem Rescue is equipped
with a dual rate feature. This feature allows the pilot to toggle between the high and
low control rates available for the aileron, elevator and rudder channels. You can
toggle between the high and low-rates by pushing in on the right-hand stick on the
transmitter (while the transmitter is powered on).
Note: A
ttempting to fly the helicopter without completely reading the
manual may cause injury to yourself and people in the vicinity, as
well as damaging the helicopter.
When the transmitter is first powered on it will be in the high-rate mode. You can tell
you are in the high-rate mode when the LED on the transmitter glows solid red. In
the high-rate mode the controls are allowed to reach their maximum values, which
is typically preferred by experienced pilots interested most in maximum control
authority.
By pushing in on the right-hand stick while in the high-rate mode you can enter
the low-rate mode. You can tell you are in the low-rate mode when the LED on the
transmitter blinks continuously. The low-rate mode is typically preferred by (and
best for) first-time, low-time and other pilots interested most in a reduced amount of
control that allows for smoother and more easily controlled hovering and flying.
Note: Y
ou may be required to make slight trim changes when switching back and
forth between low and high rates.
Choosing a Flying Area
When you are ready for your first flight, you will want to select a relatively open
indoor area that is free of people and obstructions. And while it is possible for
experienced pilots to fly the Blade mCX Tandem Rescue in relatively small indoor
areas with great success due to its size and controllability, we strongly recommend
an area with at least 10-feet by 10-feet of floor space and no less than 8-foot
ceilings when making your first few flights.
Once you have properly trimmed your helicopter and become familiar with its
handling and capabilities, you will be able to fly in other smaller, less open areas.
Note: T
he Blade mCX Tandem Rescue is designed and intended to be
flown INDOORS ONLY.
Having followed the proper 5-in-1 control unit initialization and arming procedures,
confirmed proper control of the servo and motors, and found a suitable flying area,
your Blade mCX Tandem Rescue is ready for flight.
Note: In addition to reviewing the flight maneuvers outlined below,
we recommend that you watch the Instructional Video located
on the product page for the Blade mCX Tandem Rescue on
www.horizonhobby.com to see many of these maneuvers and
adjustments performed by the helicopter 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
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 mCX Tandem Rescue 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 mCX Tandem Rescue 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 settings. Additional details regarding the location and
function of the trim buttons can be found in the “Understanding the Primary Flight
Controls” section of this manual.
If the nose of the helicopter is drifting to the left or right, you need to adjust the
rudder trim.
If the helicopter is drifting forward or backward, you need to adjust the elevator
trim.
If the helicopter is drifting to the left or right, you need to adjust the aileron trim.
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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 mCX Tandem Rescue
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 mCX Tandem Rescue 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 mCX Tandem Rescue at lowlevels 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 mCX Tandem Rescue 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, counterrotating blade design, the Blade mCX Tandem Rescue 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.
• IN THE UNFORTUNATE EVENT OF A CRASH OR ROTOR BLADE STRIKE,
NO MATTER HOW MINOR OR MAJOR, YOU MUST LOWER THE THROTTLE
STICK TO THE LOWEST POSSIBLE POSITION AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO
PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE ESC’S OF THE 5-IN-1 UNIT. YOU MUST ALSO
BE SURE THAT THE THROTTLE TRIM IS SET TO THE MIDDLE POSITION OR
TO A POSITION THAT IS LOWER THAN THE MIDDLE.
Transmitter and Receiver Binding
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 it is necessary
to replace the transmitter or the receiver/5-in-1 unit for your model, it will be
necessary for you to ‘bind’ the new transmitter or receiver/5-in-1 to your existing
transmitter or receiver/5-in-1 for proper operation.
The following steps outline the binding process.
• Make sure the flight battery is disconnected from the 5-in-1 unit and the transmitter
is turned off.
• Plug the flight battery into the 5-in-1 unit. After 5 seconds the LED on the 5-in-1
unit will begin flashing.
• PUSH directly down on the left-hand stick while switching the transmitter on (you
will feel a ‘click’ when you push in on the end of the stick).
• If you entered bind mode correctly, you will hear a series of beeps from the
transmitter and see the LED on the transmitter blink.
• You will see a solid LED approximately 5–10 seconds later on the receiver/5-in-1.
You should now be bound to the transmitter, and have full control and function.
If you encounter any problems, repeat the binding process again or call the Horizon
Support Team at 1-877-504-0233, Horizon Hobby UK at +44 (0) 1279 641 097 or
Horizon Technischer Service, Germany at +49 4121 46199 66.
Failure to lower the throttle stick to the lowest possible position in the event
of a crash could result in damage to the ESCs in the 5-in-1 unit, which may
require replacement of the 5-in-1 unit.
Note: Crash damage is not covered under the warranty.
• Once you have gained experience and confidence in hovering the Blade mCX
Tandem Rescue, you can attempt more advanced maneuvers including:
Forward Flight
Skidding Takeoffs
Backward Flight
Skidding Landings
Pirouettes
Spot Landings
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LP5DSM Option
If you decide to use an E-flite LP5DSM, please position your channel reversal dip
switches as follows:
Note: K
eep a record of the existing settings in case you want to go back and fly
your other aircraft.
Replacement Parts List
Item #
Description
EFLH2219B. . . . . . . . . . Stabilizer Flybar Set: Tandem
EFLB2501S. . . . . . . . . . 250mAh 1-Cell 3.7V Li-Po
EFLH1066. . . . . . . . . . . Replacement Servo Mechanics
EFLH2211. . . . . . . . . . . Inner Shaft Main Gear
EFLH2212. . . . . . . . . . . Inner Shaft with Head/Hub
EFLH2213. . . . . . . . . . . Outer Shaft, Main Gear and Bushing Holder Set
EFLH2214. . . . . . . . . . . Outer Shaft Retaining Collar Set
EFLH2217. . . . . . . . . . . Lower Rotor Head & Linkage Set
EFLH2220. . . . . . . . . . . Lower Main Blade Set (1 pair)
EFLH2221. . . . . . . . . . . Upper Main Blade Set (1 pair)
EFLH2501. . . . . . . . . . . 5-in-1 Control Unit, Rx/Servo/ESCs/Mxr/Gyro:Tandem
EFLH2502. . . . . . . . . . . Internal Control Linkage Set: Tandem
EFLH2503. . . . . . . . . . . Control Arm Set: Tandem
EFLH2504. . . . . . . . . . . Replacement LED Set (4): Tandem
EFLH2509. . . . . . . . . . . Motor with Pinion, Clockwise: Tandem
EFLH2510. . . . . . . . . . . Motor with Pinion, Counterclockwise: Tandem
EFLH2516. . . . . . . . . . . Swashplate (1): Tandem
EFLH2518. . . . . . . . . . . Pushrod Set: Tandem
EFLH2522. . . . . . . . . . . Body/Canopy: Tandem
EFLH2522F. . . . . . . . . . Landing Gear, Front: Tandem
EFLH2522R. . . . . . . . . . Landing Gear, Rear: Tandem
EFLH2524F. . . . . . . . . . Main Frame, Front: Tandem
EFLH2524R. . . . . . . . . . Main Frame, Rear: Tandem
EFLH3021. . . . . . . . . . . Canopy Mounting Grommets (8)
Optional Parts List
Item #
Description
EFLH2220GL. . . . . . . . . Lower Main Blade Set, Glow in the Dark (1 pr)
EFLH2221GL. . . . . . . . . Upper Main Blade Set, Glow in the Dark (1 pr)
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Exploded View Parts Listing
No.Description
Item
No.Description
Stabilizer Flybar Weight
EFLH2219B
38 250mAh 1-Cell 3.7V Li-Po
EFLB2501S
7
Inner Shaft/Hub
EFLH2212
39 Landing Gear, Rear
EFLH2522R
8
Inner Shaft/Hub
EFLH2212
40 Landing Gear, Rear
EFLH2522R
9
Bushing
EFLH2213
41 Landing Gear, Rear
EFLH2522R
10 Bushing Holder
EFLH2213
42 Landing Gear, Rear
EFLH2522R
11 Lower Rotor Head
EFLH2217
43 Landing Gear, Rear
EFLH2522R
12 Lower Rotor Blade
EFLH2220
44 Main Frame, Rear
EFLH2524R
13 Inner Swashplate
EFLH2516
45 Pushrod Set
14 Swashplate Bearing
EFLH2516
46Motor with Pinion,
15 Lower Swashplate
EFLH2516
04
EFLH2501
36 Internal Control Linkage Set EFLH2502
03
02
29
EFLH2211
31
19 Inner Shaft Main Gear
30
Counterclockwise
53
28
EFLH2213
01
26
27
18 Outer Shaft Main Gear
26
32
50
EFLH2220
35
EFLH2217
50 Screw M1.2x5
33 34
EFLH2510
49 Screw M1.2x1.8
26
51 Motor with Pinion, Clockwise EFLH2509
36
EFLH2503
49
46
45
44
43
42
27 Internal Control Linkage Set EFLH2502
28 Internal Control Linkage Set EFLH2502
29 Internal Control Linkage Set EFLH2502
22
32 Replacement Servo MechanicsEFLH1066
33 Replacement Servo MechanicsEFLH1066
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33
50
48
51
47
EFLH2503
50
26 Screw M1.2x4
49
EFLH2503
EFLH2504
52
25 Control Arm Set
(4): Tandem 26
EFLH2518
39
24 Pushrod Set
EFLH2217
38
53Replacement LED Set
37
and Linkage Set
EFLH2518
40
41
EFLH2211
23 Pushrod Set
53
52 Lower Rotor Head
22 Screw M1.2x2.5
50
26
48Motor with Pinion,
49
25
EFLH2524F
49
24
EFLH2510
17 Main Frame, Front
23
EFLH2518
47 Canopy Mounting Grommets EFLH3021
20Inner Shaft Main Gear
22
Counterclockwise
EFLH2522
16 Outer Shaft Retaining Collar EFLH2214
EFLH2518
05
6
31 Control Arm Set
06
37 Body/Canopy
30 Pushrod Set
07
EFLH2219B
EFLH2522F
08
Stabilizer Flybar
21 Landing Gear, Front
09
5
EFLH2211
10
Stabilizer Flybar Seesaw
Upper Rotor Blade
Retaining Collar
11
3
35 Screw M0.8x2.5
12
EFLH2501
4
EFLH2221
13
EFLH2219B
14
Servo/ESCs/Mixer/Gyro
15
EFLH2219B
16
Stabilizer Flybar Linkage
17
2
18
345-in-1 Control Unit, Receiver/
19
EFLH2219B
20
Stabilizer Flybar Weight Item
21
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Exploded View
Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Possible Cause
Heli will not
“throttle up” but
all other controls
seem to function.
• User did not lower
• Lower throttle stick and throttle
throttle trim and throttle
trim to their lowest settings.
stick prior to initializing
the heli.
Upper rotor head/
hub is broken.
Heli appears to
show significant
decrease in flight
time.
Solution
• Throttle channel is
reversed. Note: Futaba
transmitters (equipped
with Spektrum
modules) may require
you to reverse the
throttle channel.
• Reverse throttle channel on
specific transmitter if applicable.
• Crash damage
• Replace with EFLH2212 by
carefully removing the (2)
screws in the lower main gear
and transferring all unbroken
parts to the new upper rotor
head/hub. Follow the “Exploded
View” section of the manual.
Pages 32–33
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Heli appears to
drift toward a
certain direction.
• User did not re-trim the
heli.
• Read “Understanding the
Primary Flight Controls” section
of this manual. Pages 22–25
Controls appear to • User did not initially set
be reversed after
up transmitter prior to
binding to a differbinding to the heli.
ent transmitter.
• Read “Control Test” section of
this manual.
Pages 16–18
Heli constantly
spins on its own.
• Center the rudder trim on your
transmitter and re-initialize the
Heli.
• EFLB2501S battery has • Replace EFLB2501S battery
been over-discharged
and read “Battery Warnings and
multiple times, causing
Guidelines” section of manual.
damage to battery life.
Page 7
• Loosen upper rotor hub flybar
retaining screw.
• Replace rotor blades.
• User did not CENTER
the rudder trim on the
transmitter prior to
initialization of the heli.
• User moved or swayed
the heli during the
initialization process.
Heli does not
function after
connecting flight
battery and the
heli smells burnt.
• User may have
accidentally plugged
the flight battery in the
wrong polarity.
• User did not wait at
• Unplug, then reconnect flight
least 5 seconds after
battery.
powering transmitter
prior to connecting the
flight battery to the heli.
• User bound the heli to
a different
transmitter.
• Rebind the heli to your desired
compatible transmitter.
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• Transmitter was too
close to Heli during the
initialization
process.
• Move transmitter (powered on) a
few feet from the Heli
prior to reconnecting the flight
battery.
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• Unplug, then reconnect the flight
battery and DO NOT move or
sway the helicopter during
initialization.
• User has not trimmed
• Read “Understanding Primary
the heli to compensate
Controls” section of this manual.
for battery voltage drop
Pages 22–25
during flight.
• Loosen (2) screws on the lower
• Upper main gear is
main gear and ensure there
binding with lower main
is slight “play” in between the
gear.
upper and lower main gears.
Lube between the upper and
lower main gears if applicable.
• Flight battery is not fully • Recharge flight battery
charged.
completely.
Heli hovers with a • Binding in the upper
“toilet bowl” effect
rotor head.
type circle on its
own.
• Damaged rotor blades
Red LED on 5-in-1
unit remains flashing and cannot be
controlled by
transmitter.
Troubleshooting Guide
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• Replace 5-in-1 board
(EFLH2501) and ensure the
keyed battery mount and battery
case are properly oriented when
installing the battery.
Warranty Period
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
(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 warranty claims.
Further, Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty without notice
and disclaims all other warranties, express or implied.
(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 goods by Purchaser must be approved by Horizon before shipment.
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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,
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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.
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Law: These Terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law
principals).
Safety Precautions
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. The Product 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 injury.
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 service technician.
Inspections or Repairs
If this Product needs to be inspected or repaired, please call for a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA). 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. A Service Repair Request
is available at www.horizonhobby.com on the “Support” tab. If you do not have
internet access, please include a letter with your complete name, street address,
email address and phone number where you can be reached during business days,
your RMA number, a list of the included items, method of payment for any nonwarranty expenses and a brief summary of the problem. Your original sales receipt
must also be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and
RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.
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 Hobby.
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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. Please advise us of your preferred method of payment.
Horizon accepts money orders and cashiers checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard,
American Express, and Discover cards. If you choose to pay by credit card, please
include your credit card number and expiration date. Any repair left unpaid or
unclaimed after 90 days will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of
accordingly. Please note: non-warranty repair is only available on electronics and
model engines.
United States
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the
following address:
Horizon Service Center
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822, USA
All other Products requiring warranty inspection or repair should be shipped to the
following address:
Horizon Product Support
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822, USA
Please call 877-504-0233 or e-mail us at productsupport@horizonhobby.com with
any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the
following address:
Horizon Technischer Service
Hamburger Strasse 10
25335 Elmshorn
Germany
Please call +49 4121 46199 66 or e-mail us at service@horizonhobby.de with any
questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.
Product Registration
Registering your product will provide you the option to stay up-to-date on product
information, new products, customization options and other information for E-flite
owners. Register your product today at www.E-fliteRC.com/register.
FCC Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Caution: C
hanges or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
This product contains a radio transmitter with wireless technology which has been
tested and found to be compliant with the applicable regulations governing a radio
transmitter in the 2.400GHz to 2.4835GHz frequency range.
European Union
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the
following address:
Horizon Hobby UK
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS
United Kingdom
Please call +44 (0) 1279 641 097 or e-mail us at sales@horizonhobby.co.uk with
any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.
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Compliance Information for the European Union
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 collection 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.
Declaration of Conformity
(in accordance with ISO/IEC 17050-1)
No. HH2009101901
Product(s):
Item Number(s):
Equipment class:
EFL Blade Tandem Rescue RTF
EFLH2500
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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:
EN 300-328
EN 301 489-1, 301 489-17
EN 60950 Technical requirements for Radio equipment.
General EMC requirements for Radio
equipment.
Safety
Signed for and on behalf of:
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Champaign, IL USA
October 19, 2009
Steven A. Hall
Vice President
International Operations and Risk
Management
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
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