ORIGINAL: RC MANIAC119
Dude....I have to ask..........what does that mean ''your hand accidently hit the switch, reversing the aileron servo's''????
I have been flying RC for 40 years, and in all that time, I have NEVER had ANY servo on ANY switch, that would reverse it in flight!! Now maybe you plugged the aileron servo's in, in the wrong spot on the receiver, I've done that........BUT A SWITCH???
Please explain what you mean..........[X(]
Not to be a wize arse, but people can have 50 years and it could happen. I have seen a guy who has been flying since the 1950's with a early AMA number do it once at a club I once belonged to. (Nicest guy you would ever want to meet and he wasn't cocky like some Ol'timers I know) For your info I'm not a spring chicken if you know what I mean, even though you might have 30 years on me. So let's stop the BS.
I have a JRSX600 and the way you get to the settings you get it to ailerons, then push the left switch down until you scroll down to aileron travel adjustment on the face. While I was redoing my throws ( the recommendations in the original directions was to little, role rate was horrible) I accidently hit the wrong button and didn't know I did it because my eyes were on the manual control throw meter on the wing, not on the radio for that split second. I looked back at my radio and I noticed I was adjusting the trim all of a sudden, and Not
travel adjustment. So I put my trim back on "0" like it originally was and got it back to travel adustment- not knowing that I hit the reverse aileron setting when it went up to trim.
So you see, you can have 60 years in and still screw up. Just because you have 40, 30, 20 or 10 years in doesn't mean you know everything in this hobby. It can happen to anybody and most everyone I met has one time or another missed catching the reversed ailerons. It just took me 10 years to join that club. I too used to boast that in my 10 years I hadn't ever done it, and scoffed at anyone that did it. Well- what comes around goes around and it finally bit me in the arse. I boast no more!
I originally had planned on highly modifying and "Bashing this plane to be even more realistic and scale this winter, but because of my "Duh" moment, I have now already started the project a few months early. Both of my planes made Page 82. in the March issue (Pearl Harbor Addition) because my "Bashed" Fokker DR1 got a lot of attention at one of the shows I attended. If any of you seen my work with my GP Fokker Dr1, then you would know this crash ain't nothing, but I learned so much.
Yes, next time I will bring a check list and follow it everytime I fly. ( I do it when I fly the full size so why not) It's a good idea because you never know when you might get a little distracted and for a split second not pay attention. As you can see, this sort of thing can happen.
Let me reiterate- All I did was adjust my control rate in the ailerons a few weeks earlier. Normally from doing that it wouldn't switch the servos to reverse. But because my hand hit the wrong button, eyes on the plane not being aware- voila!
So in other words, my hand accidently hit the reverse servo switch function. Same as reverse servo switch where I come from. I posted this to teach everyone that this can happen to you, so always check your control surfaces. My pain can be another ones gain and don't ever be complacent like I was. 10,20,30,40 years don't mean a darn thing to me. When I think I know it all, or feel that I'm too good to think things won't happen, I'll quit the hobby because by then I will have stopped learning.
And please Frank, don't call me Dude- I have a name.