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Old Jun 26, 2012, 02:35 AM
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It is quite surprising at first how small control surfaces can be on most vintage models and yet still be perfectly effective even with modest deflections. Especially the elevator. To give you an idea the five shown below all require rating down for normal flying, although the full deflections are useful when you want to do a spin.

No panic though, you will be fine with your elevator, but I would be inclined to set the deflection at around 20 degrees each way full and set your rate to 50% for the first flights.
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