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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Your unintended training may come in handy someday....

Originally Posted by aphily8ed View Post
So on a real Tx is it common practice to put the rudder on the right stick with the elevator or is that not possible?
As already answered, yes. Put the rudder on the aileron channel and do your "driving" with the right stick. The big advantage with just 3 channels and a trainer's high wing is that the plane really want's to stay upright. Rolls are a lot of fun except for when they are un-intentional. Without the ailerons its pretty hard to get that plane to turn over.

Several years ago I was flying a gasser with ailerons and the aileron controls just quit working. The plane was flying farther and farther away from me and it was almost out of sight when my brain kicked in and I gave the left stick a nudge. I barely managed to get the plane back and on the ground. When I pulled the wing off I found that the aileron servo and pulled out of it's mount. Maybe that rudder practice will pay off....
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