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Thread: Flap Mixing


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    Flap Mixing

    For the first time I wish to mix a bit of elevator when I deploy the flaps.
    How much is recomended, and how do I go about the mixing process?
    Any advice will be appreciated.
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    Sidekick.
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    RE: Flap Mixing

    Depends on your Radio system, I have a DX7 and will set any mix gradually on the ground and do a visual ( Static ) observation. I am a little more agressive with Sub Trim, Expo, and DR adjustments and will do that in flight with a spotter.
    You can also have someone look at your stick position with you flaps in use and use that as a reference point for mixing elevator in once you are back on terra firma. (Someone with similar flying style )

    Good luck,

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    RE: Flap Mixing

    Start with only about 5 or 6% and try it at a safe altitude. Adjust the amount from there
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    RE: Flap Mixing

    Sidekick,

    Do you have access to a flight simulator? Consider getting one that uses your computer radio's TX as the controller. The biggest benefit I have found they offer is the opportunity to learn to use all those great features of computer radios. I think that learning potential with the sim just about makes the cost a wash. If you don't, try like MinnFlyer suggested a little at a time and at altitude. Good Luck!


    turbo


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