Originally Posted by dereckbc
OK let me preface this with a few things. I am aprivate pilot of 20 years. I am a new RC Pilot using a Apprentice S plane with 4-challe controls.For mixinf A/R I speak in reference to flat bottom wing surfaces only because sliding or adverse yaw is less pronounced with planes with curved under wings.
As a beginner I have a switch to turn on/off mix depending on what I want to do like a forward slip on landing. But for general flying turns are much more controlled with A/R mix turned on. For 100% deflection works very good for me.
Please do not start a pissing contest or flame wars, I just want to get a fill for what other new pilots are doing. For me I can turn it on and off ar will while flying.
So what is your honest thought and experience?
For the most part, these current acrobatic models will turn just fine with aileron/elevator commands.
But, those Piper Cub type models most certainly work best by using both rudder - aileron - elevator turns. One way to determine if your model requires rudder, is to try making a turn with rudder and elevator. If it just "goes sideways", methinks rudder is not required with aileron.
Back in the late 1990's I had a 1/4 scale Piper Cub, powered by a big brush type motor and 38 Nicad cells. Making a left bank with ailerons, then elevator with that thing resulted in the model very definitely yawing to the right. So you had the wings banked to the left, while the fuse was turning to the right.
That model required both ailerons and rudder for turning. Now days, with the modern computerized transmitters, probably the best way to handle this would be to program in differential aileron commands. So the aileron going down goes down less than the aileron going up in a given left or right hand banking turn. With the transmitters like the Spektrum DX8, programming this differential stuff is quite easy to do.
So, guess it pretty much depends on the model. If it turns nicely with aileron/elevator, pretty much ignore the rudder.