You don't really need any specific settings. I wouldn't even use any expo for it.
First you want to check if you need to reverse any control surfaces. Stand behind the plane. Rudder is supposed to move the same direction as the stick. Pushing the elevator stick away from you should lower the elevator. If you move the aileron stick to the right, the right aileron should raise and the left should lower. And vice versa, of course.
For high rates, I would use 100% and for low I'd use anything between 50% and 70%. Lower rates makes for a more docile plane, but it takes longer to fly out of trouble if you have to.
But really, as long as you make sure the control surfaces move the right way, you should be ok.
EDIT: Messed up the elevator direction. Corrected now.
I have a UM T-28 and a DX8 as my first setup. I just made sure the control surfaces were level and off I went. I found it needed a little down elevator and some left rudder.
The annoying part for me is every time it hits the ground. I have to re- trim it. (did I mention it is my first plane) And you have to re-bind it to the transmitter every time you remove the battery. (unless I am doing something wrong)
I'm either going to get good at flying em, or get good at fixin em!
I have a UM T-28 and a DX8 as my first setup. I just made sure the control surfaces were level and off I went.
I agree - just checked my own T-28 setup (on a DX6i) and there's nothing special:- 100% rates, no expo, all directions 'normal'.
@ dge: One thing I've found with the T-28, is the aircraft is quite underpowered & draggy, so unless you have a very smooth surface for takeoff, you'd be better off removing the wheels & launching it by hand.
I use a smooth portable runway and it still needs about 10m to take off. With it having so little power in reserve, it needs to be flown with plenty of throttle. Mine stalls easily, especially in turns, if speed drops off.
Your UMX Beast is a great little plane. When you outgrow your T-28, or simply when you get bored/frustrated with it, the Beast should put a big smile on your face
Originally Posted by BroncoSquid
The annoying part for me is... you have to re-bind it to the transmitter every time you remove the battery. (unless I am doing something wrong)
I have the same problem with my Carbon Cub - keeps losing the binding after removing battery. Doesnt happen every time though - just enough to be annoying. Luckily we dont have to mess around with a bind plug, on the micro's.
Thanks Sparky, that's kind of what I thought. I heard it's pretty easy to fly. Not alot of power. But that's ok for now. I just want to get the feel of ailerons before I maiden the Beast. I've been flying helicopters up until I bought the beast. I got a great deal on it, $50 NIB, so I bought it. The more I thought about it the more I realized that if I jump out there and try to fly this plane with no experience it would probably end disastrously. So, I'm working my way up to it.
So far planes have been much easier than helicopters.