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Old 05-30-2003, 02:25 PM
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And it is very difficult to use more than 6 channels or so. 99% of the planes flying everyday for sport flying use only 4 - 6 channels. On very large planes, it is more common to use multiple servos to move one surface. For example, I use two servos to move one rudder. I plug each servo into a separate channel to avoid using a "Y" connector. So technically I am using an extra channel, but I could use a "Y" cable just as easily. Using a separate channel allows me to set separate endpoints and neutral. I mix the primary rudder channel 100% to the other channel to accomplis this.

Also some large scale planes use the extra channels to open bomb-bays, retract landing gear, retract the canopy, flaps, etc. But it has to be a pretty large, complex plane to handle this.