I am a complete newbie. ParkZone Radian in the closet I have yet to assemble and fly. I bought the Phoenix simulator to start learning flying coordination using the Spektrum DX5e that came as part of the Radian RTF package. Elevator stick....what made sense to me was stick forward...up, stick backward...down. After 3 weeks, it had become somewhat automatic. Come to find out; stick back should be up, and stick forward should be down. I'm having an interesting time starting to reverse my newbie elevator motor skills.
I'll bet you've seen the movies. The plane is going down in an uncontrolled dive and someone is yelling at the poor passenger who has taken "control" of the plummeting plane. "Pull up! Pull up!"
You pull up by pulling back on the stick. It is if the stick were connected to the nose of the plane and by pulling it rises and you push it down. It's very logical. You just have to look at it from the correct point of view.
This stick forward for up and stick rearward for down is very common with console game players and the game's come programed this way, i was watching my grandson playing this way on his Playstation when he handed the controller to me i found i just could not come to grips with this.The way i see it you tilt or pull your head back to look up and you tilt or push your head forward to look down now to fly aircraft as been stated before wether full size or model pull the stick controller back to make the nose go up or nose over cockpit towards tail rotation, push the stick controller forward to make the nose off the aircraft go down or nose over belly towards the tail rotation.