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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jasmine2501 View Post
IMO it's required. When it's your plane you can set it up any way you want - I've even seen people do things backwards (Lukas Riva for example, when he wants the helicopter to go up, he pushes down on the throttle stick - opposite from the way everyone else in the world does it, but the guy is a Pro)
And one of the best of examples of not following convention is Jimi Hendrix.
Right handed Fender Stratacastor strung left handed and upside down. But then again, Jimi was a guitar genius unlike the rest of us hackers.
Bluesman Albert King also played right handed guitars upside down.

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Disabling the ailerons or not using them is not how you turn a plane 3-channel, and I suspect that's the other issue you might have had. A 3-channel plane needs to be specifically designed to turn with the rudder, and most 4-channel planes can not be turned very well with rudder only. Try a proper 3-channel plane like a Champ, Slow Stick, or Easy Star, and you should see the difference - these planes will bank-n-yank with rudder only, but something like a Nexstar/Alpha or Apprentice won't fly well that way.
Well, I did just that with my Ares Gamma 370. I learned to fly with the stock plane which came with a non-aileron wing and subsequently upgraded to an aileron wing with less dihedral and narrower profile. I didn't activate the aileron servo right away as I felt I wasn't quite ready and so flew it 3 channel anyway just to get a feel for the new setup. 10 flights later and an hour on the Phoenix sim doing 4 channel flying, I hooked up the aileron servo.
No problems. I'm glad I did it that way. 75 flights later, its one of my favorite planes.

BTW, as I mentioned in my previous post, The Ares Gamma 370 is great plane and true bargain when compared to the pricing of the the Apprentice.
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