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Posted by geekmedic | Dec 31, 2009 @ 12:53 PM | 2,058 Views
Posted by geekmedic | Dec 07, 2009 @ 05:11 PM | 2,177 Views
Gary Hoorn had this idea of using reflex ailerons.
reflex the ailerons very slightly. I raised both ailerons 1mm, not enough to really show but more than enough to eliminate any tip stalling tendencies. Slows down just fine and can be held in the air until almost all speed dissipates. Makes landings much easier.
Now that I have added the flaps to my 109 I will re-maiden her, trim out, and give this a shot. I wonder how well this will work with flaps?
Posted by geekmedic | Nov 24, 2009 @ 09:57 AM | 2,544 Views
I have been watching the boards and seen several posts recently about how to program a throttle kill switch on a DX-7. Cool this is exactly what I've been looking for. Unfortunately I find the manual for the DX-7 less than readable to explain how to set up these mixes. I have been enlisting the help from others who are much smarter than I am.

I started with this from Mikeronie:
If you are interested in having a switch kill you motor:

Mix 6
rate-- -100%
offset -125

This gives me throttle kill on the rudder D/R switch. Did this after gitting bit when I hit the throttle accidentally with my hand in the way--seven stiches.
Now this works well except that I use my "Rudd D/R" to mix rudder in while flying lazy patterns around my flying field. I really want this to be on "Aux 2"

On the 109 thread Merlin V16 stated that
Aux 2 - Thro
has worked for him.

I have messed with this for awhile and still have had no luck getting it to function on "Aux 2"

Well with the weather getting to cold for my liking it has time time for me to fiddle around inside with my planes. The other night I was playing around with the above mentioned instructions and figured everything all out. Here is my setup:
P mix 6;
Aux2 - Thro, On
Offset: -100

When looking at the screen that shows the travel of each channel, I was able to see that when I used the first mentioned program I was not allowed to get full throttle. With the program above it work flawlessly. So far this has worked out perfectly, and I am very happy with it.