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Old 01-01-2016, 09:43 AM
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I'm setting up my new plane (DerJet Hunter) and I will be fitting a Demon Cortex gyro. It has 5 channels, but the plane has 6 servos that I want to have gyro stabilized.

The servos/ surfaces are;
1. Left Elevator
2. Right Elevator
3. Left Aileron
4. Right Aileron
5. Rudder
6. Nose Wheel Steering
I think I have 4 options of how to set up the model.
1. Link Left & Right Elevator via a Matchbox to a single channel through the gyro
2. Only have one Aileron through the gyro, the other direct from the Rx.
3. Buy a single channel gyro (iGyro 1e) for Nose Wheel Steering
4. Use 2 Cortex gyros, splitting the model;
Gyro 1;
1. Left Elevator
2. Right Aileron
3. Rudder
Gyro 2;
1. Right Elevator
2. Left Aileron
3. Nose Wheel Steering
I'm undecided between these options, so looking for thoughts and feedback.

Thanks

Paul
Old 01-01-2016, 11:37 AM
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Probably the simplest and cleanest would be the matchbox on the elevators.

Second choice would be the IGyro on the nose wheel.

Thats my personal 2 cents.
Old 01-01-2016, 11:38 AM
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You shoud not stabilized Nose Wheel Steering, you do not need it.
Old 01-01-2016, 01:28 PM
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I personally wont use a matchbox on a flight control. I do use a matchbox on NWS through a Cortex. Works fine.
Old 01-01-2016, 01:32 PM
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Why wouldn't you use a matchbox on a flight control? Not trying to start a debate, just curious of your reasoning.

I've used them successfully in a number of applications that present a lot more stress than a jet.
Old 01-02-2016, 06:22 AM
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I try to have redundant systems...Spektrum used multiple satellites and dual batteries, My new JR DMSS system has dual receivers and dual batteries. Using a matchbox on a flight control creates a single point of failure on a major flight control surface....elevator or ailerons. I use separate channels for all all flight controls just to have some redundancy. I know lots of guys that do it your way and have no problems....just a personal preference. I didnt take it as a flame war arrow. This is what RCU is good for, to discuss ways to do things and help each other. If we cant discuss things without flaming each other we need a new hobby. Happy New Year!

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