If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 2 of 2

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    , ITALY
    My Gallery
    My Models
    My Feedback

    Control throw for pattern flying

    Hi Don,
    I'm setting up a new plane for pattern flying. I would like to set it up in the better way possible, in order to fly confortable.

    I was thinking about rudder and elevator control throw: I feel that they have to be homogeneous, for example to do good slow rolls in repetable fashion. So, how can you set up throws in order to reach a good result?

    I've heard something like: full rudder (or half rudder) should maintain knife-edge flight...

    What do you think about that?

    Very very thanks for your always kind and good replies!!!


  2. #2
    Don Szczur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Chantilly, VA

    RE: Control throw for pattern flying

    Link up with Sebastiano.

    European style is for more control throw and more expo.

    Not sure what the U.S. style is but I set my throws up to give me all I need for a good radius at the bottom of a ziptie, essentally what you need is enough elevator to loop and get you through the basic maneuvers, roll rate for about moderate roll at full deflection. Vertical up one roll per 1.5 seconds.

    My personal preference is to go to high rate for snaps and spins. My plane will do a respectable snap at low rates, but the entry is a little slow, so I go to higher rudder and elevator.

    My setup, which varies from others. I've tried higher expo on ailerons and elevator, with more throw, but the result is inconsistent radius and roll rates. Thus the dual rates I use (I adust the expo so the center feels the same regardless or rate).

    Best of luck.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:22 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.