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SHD3920 08-29-2014 03:43 AM

Aileron and motor control only???

I have this Sterling Estes rubber powered 30" wingspan kit that I will be building as an electric.
Can this be built with ONLY ailerons, and no tail-feather controls?
The ailerons used for turning, and the motor speed for lifting?

JetPlaneFlyer 08-29-2014 08:41 AM

I'm sure it would be possible but a much better option IMHO on a plane like that would be rudder and elevator control. Rudder and elevator is what was used on some of the very early RC models. You can get timers for the motor, or use an ESC that allows low voltage cut-off to be up at around 3.5v.

fhhuber 08-29-2014 12:26 PM

Its possible...

You build in a slight up thrust so as power increases it tends to pull the nose up.

You'll also want to have significant "differential" aileron throw to prevent adverse yaw issues.

Normally when doing 2 ch for turn and power you would use rudder instead of aileron because of the adverse yaw potentially making it turn opposed to the direction commanded.

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