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Old 07-11-2013, 05:18 PM
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Default Can you make ailerons act like flaps using mixing?

Well im looking at a orance T-six and it has some mixing options (not sure which, but I hear this is a clone of dxi6 or somthing)
and I was wondering if I could get my 2 aileron servos to act like flaps when I hit the flaps switch, but still have good amount of
aileron control.

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:27 PM
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Default RE: Can you make ailerons act like flaps using mixing?

Asking this in the beginners forum My quick answer is it is a bad Idea. I say this as most people use flaperons for the wrong reasons and do not use them properly. The are several things you have not mentioned in your post what type of plane it is and why you want to add flaperons.
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Default RE: Can you make ailerons act like flaps using mixing?

Its a 31"x31" yak 54 foamy 3d 4ch (6ch tx rx) I plan to use it for my landings to make them as minimal foam stressing as possible.
Old 07-11-2013, 05:56 PM
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Default RE: Can you make ailerons act like flaps using mixing?

yes it is possible to mix flaps with ailerons. It would be helpful if you'd share what radio you are using and then some of the mixing experts can step in and point you into the direction on how to mix. another thing you may do is to read your owners manual for your radio and it may have the information you need in that documentation.


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Default RE: Can you make ailerons act like flaps using mixing?

Im looking at a orange T-six, Im still in the process of building the plane (only got the foam cut out, still need to order parts)
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Default RE: Can you make ailerons act like flaps using mixing?

I did that with my 4Star 60. The takeoffs were really quick. I'd push up the throttle and the plane was airborne in about 3ft. I did find it hard to control the plane for landing with the flaps down, though. I found it neat to play with, but really didn't do much to improve the takeoff and landing.
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Default RE: Can you make ailerons act like flaps using mixing?

If it is a clone of the DX6i doesn't it have a flap switch and pre-programming from the menu?
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Default RE: Can you make ailerons act like flaps using mixing?

A 31" yak doesn't need flaps for landing..... some at our club try to helicopter thier 3d's in and end up splatting them into the ground. Land like a plane is supposed to and there won't be stress to the frame.

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