How to bind a RC Radio to the Helix (AR6100e receiver)

Published on February 22, 2015 in sections Hardware, Letus Helix

Note:  This article applies only to Helixes with the AR6100e RC receiver which were installed in Helixes prior to November 2o15.  If you have the Spektrum satellite receiver (installed starting in November 2015), you should refer to the article for that receiver.  Note that all Helixes with the satellite receiver should have a sticker in the battery compartment as shown at right.IMG_4354

  1. Disconnect all power, even USB
  2. Short the top and bottom pins of the joystick lemo female connector (12 o’clock and 6 o’clock) by inserting the supplied binding plug.
  3. Plug in the battery power (you can turn off the motors if you wish)
  4. Turn off the RC remote controller if it is on.
  5. Get the antenna of the RC remote controller very close to the right side of the controller box (when binding, the signal works in significantly shorter distance than during operation)
  6. Press and hold the bind/train button BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER switching on the power on the RC remote controller
  7. If you have the DX6,7,8, it should say DSM2 1024…. And it is bound
  8. Once you see that, you can let go of your bind/train button
  9. Disconnect power to the Helix
  10. Remove the binding plug
  11. Connect power back to the Helix
  12. Change to a profile that accepts RC input
  13. You should be able to use the controller
  14. If the camera drifts left or right or if it rolls when the transmitter sticks are in their neutral position, use the trim buttons on the remote controller to trim the drifting until it stops.
  15. Occasionally there is still a very slow drift on the Helix even after this trimming process, and you may need to use the RC sub-trim section of the RC tab in the GUI to adjust the trim.  Simply leave the transmitter’s sticks in the neutral position, press the AUTO button in the RC sub-trim section, and then hit the WRITE button to save these settings to the Helix.



NOTE: Any DSM2 or DSMX Radio will work