Coaxial

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Coaxial mode is feature of the unit which helps the pilot to maintain flight position. The model is fully controlled by the pilot but unlike normal flight mode, it has tendency to return to the horizontal level automatically.

You can activate the mode remotely by assigned switch of your transmitter. As long as the switch is in active position, the stabilisation mode will be engaged. Otherwise normal flight mode will be used.

1 Characteristics

  • Upon activation of the Coaxial, the model will attain horizontal level quickly (Skids down or up depending on what is closer).
  • When activated upside down, it will hold in the inverted position.
  • Cyclic stick input from the pilot will tilt the model to a degree which can be configured by Stick priority parameter.
  • Cyclic steering is same as when flying with Coaxial helicopters - helicopter is doing rather slow transitions by a slight tilt.
  • It is perfect for learning basic transitions and stationary hovering.
  • In this mode it is impossible to perform a flips or rolls. This mean that this mode is not suitable for learning acrobatics.
  • Collective pitch and rudder is controlled by the pilot as in a normal flight mode.
  • Highly recommended for beginners due to easy control.

Info.png This mode will not maintain altitude or a spot on position. It can make hovering noticeable easier.

Info.png For rescue of the helicopter we highly recommend to use the Rescue mode instead of stabilisation.

2 Setttings

To make it comfortable for your needs you can set the Direction control rate parameter. This will affect how the pilot can change horizontal level by constant pulling the model to a one side. So that the helicopter will tilt more and more over time.

  • Low values are recommended for beginners - it will not allow to change horizontal position too much.

By changing Stick priority you can change degree of achievable angles, so that at full cyclic input (aileron or elevator) helicopter will be tilted more or less.

  • Values between 4 - 10 are for beginners.