I need to clarify something, When I say that I apply a little opposite aileron I mean a little, less than a 1/4 inch deflection which is nothing in this aircraft.
It helps to stabilize the plane to make a much smoother controlled turn.
I get a lot of positive comments on how my turns make the aircraft look like the full size and not a model.
If I gave it a lot of left aileron as in a flat turn and opposite rudder than I would have a stall.
I posted this question because I wasn't familiar with Differential ailerons, after reading all the great explanations now I know that I don't want it.
I love flying these ww1 planes and I will never mix controls in the radio, I can fly the plane better than the radio mix can.
Thank you all for the great explanations and for taking your valuable time in doing so..........Ron
Your comment about corrective aileron tells me you have it set close to perfect.
In model flying we don't have instrument panel - we watch and correct as required
When setting up models for aerobatics - we also found a setting such as you have is -"about right
IF you held the initial turn -the setting would result in a tightening spiral-
the very slight reverse aileron held against the rudder applied - kept the model in a predictable turn-
going further into MODEL flying
The right setup for predictable flying is still the best
When we fine tuned designs for predictable very slow rolls - the amount of dihedral would always be such that the application of rudder in final section of the roll- would SLOW the roll rather than increase it
much easier to control
Apparantly some feel full scale practice always applies to our models - it doesn't always apply but in this case it is about the same.
some models turn with no bank or very little - depends on what designs one flies -if you poo poo all types you just limit your knowledge.