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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jrtubb View Post
One thing that has bugged me about the Stratos since we got it is a lack of good ground handling control. I know that a steerable nose gear would probably get damaged by those that learn to fly, but I really dislike the fact that you have to steer on the ground with the right stick.

My son has learned to use the left stick on the ground from flying our micros and our large glow trainer. I decided to try and experiment with an old Eflight controller today to link the rudder stick to the aileron stick so that at lest he can steer with the rudder a bit easier on the ground since that is what he has learned by habit. I documented the process in this thread, and will to some test flights with the micro tomorrow before I modify the Stratos controller.

If test flights go well I plan to look at changing the nose wheel to a steerable configuration next. I know some durability might be lost, but my son is pretty good at landing now so he should have minimum issues.
Typically, rudder and nose gear are linked. On a 3 channel, rudder is right stick. It ~may be better to just get used to 3-channel vs 4-channel handling. Those skills will come in handy for the future. But I like mods too :-)
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