The E-Flite Blade msr is a fun experience for both the beginner who want to try the challenge with a r/c heli and for the more advanced pilots who want a small and fun heli to relax with during the dark winter months, or at least I believe so. To clarify my current position on the beginner-advanced-scale I have an overweight to the beginner side. That much said I am now about to show how to set up the Blade msr in “advanced” mode.The heli comes with the “beginner” settings as default. This setting is shown as “A” above. The two different possible settings achieved through switching the lower rotor head links (connected at “A” in the picture above) between the two sets of swashplate control balls. There are one set with shorter shafts and one set with longer shafts. The ones with the longer shafts are used for the advanced settings. When I switched between the two settings I used a small flat screwdriver to pull the links from the swashplate control balls. Then gently attached them on the swashplate control balls with the longer shafts – “B” in the above picture. The first link is the trickiest to attach. Just be gentle and patient and you will work this out.
After finishing this adjustment you have set the heli in the more aggressive advanced setup and you will find your heli much more responsive on pitch and roll.
After I made these adjustments to get my heli into “advanced” mode I experienced that the heli started to wobble when hovering. It was as if it wasn’t as stable any more, although I didn’t do any input. I didn’t like this behaviour so I switched back to the “beginner” mode and I am happy with that. Try it out and see which setting suites you the best! Maybe the swashplate calibration tool could have solved this?
(This procedure is also explained in the Blade msr manual on page 33)