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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by edalpoe View Post
While this will be built as a rudder, elevator & throttle control model, I do hope to experiment with rudder only flying. My plan is to set the high/low rate switch on my elevator to give full elevator control on high rate and no elevator throw on low rate. The throttle would just be set to give enough power for a shallow climb and I'll just keep my hand off that stick. I think this approach can work and it will give me the option to chop throttle and regain elevator control if (or should I say when?) I get the plane in trouble. Hopefully we won't have another major snow storm next week so I'll be able to get more done than this week.

Sounds like a good plan to me Mark and safe too, once you get any trim adjustments made via the elevator it should be perfectly OK on rudder/throttle - after all the original was and you will have the huge advantage of the rudder being proportional rather than bang-bang.
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