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Old Nov 25, 2010, 11:50 AM
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I personally would not mix the rudder and elevator. Throttle is your primary UP/Down, while elevator is going to control speed. While some back elevator may be required in turns, it varies with the angle of bank,winds,airspeed ect. To set a mix that covers everything would be limiting I think. Some guys mix, and love it, I don't care for it. I prefer to keep the control inputs limited to what I intended. Rudder will turn you just fine to begin with, apply oppsite roll to keep he turns more level until you are comfortable with the flight envelope. Gyros can get exciting in steep turns.

Have no fear of the maiden. Take your time, don't over control, keep it close. Most of my gyros will recover and land hands off by simply reducing the throttle and leaving everything else alone.

Good luck with the maiden!

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