How to trim your Quadcopter and Helicopter

By January 12, 2015how to trim

I’ve had some questions on trimming and decided to make a video for those beginner pilots. Most all quadcopters and helicopters out there have “trim tabs”. A properly trimmed aircraft will give you the best performance possible. If there is anything you’re still unclear on please leave a comment on this video and I will do my best to get back to you!

Trimming Tips for Quadcopter and Helicopters:

  1. Fly at least 5 feet high and 5 feet away from any object to prevent wind turbulence from bouncing back.
  2. Fly with your aircraft pointing away form you so the trim you put in is in the same direction. For example, if you put in right trim, your quadcopter will start moving right.
  3. Always trim in the direction you’re having to add correct in. If your helicopter is drifting left, then add right trim until it stops drifting.
  4. Turn off all fans or anything else that will cause the air to move. It’s always easiest to trim when the air is still.
  5. If your trim is maxed out and your helicopter is still drifting, then it’s time to look at the blades for damage. Replace damage blades or try adding small amounts of weight achieve the desired results.  If you would like to see the Helicopter and Quadcopter from this video you can find them here.

Cheerson CX-10 Review.

Syma F3 Helicopter Review.

2 Comments

  • stefan says:

    This article was really useful and I tried it, but when I started trimming my brand new quadcopter which kept slowly drifting backwards, the drone started to rotate to the left. How do you fix this? Please email me back. Thanks!

    • eriksummer says:

      Hi Stefan, sorry for the late response! Did you adjust the trim on both the right and left stick? It sounds like adjusted the trim on the right stick but not the trim on left stick. Also make sure to trim inside with no breeze to get the best trim.

Leave a Reply