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Old Jan 22, 2008, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Josiah
Guys, I have a question I hope you can help me with.

I have never had a delta before, and I am curious about something. Can this plane operate with the ailerons doing ONLY aileron duty, and the canards doing the elevator job? In the manual they have a mixer and a Y-harness so that the ailerons can do elevator duty as this a MUST?....if so why? will the canards not provide enough lift?

Thanks for any responses..
The manual shows two set ups for the Canards.

The first set up is for pitch control only on the canards and uses one servo driving a shaft that goes through the fuselage to join the canards.

The second set up is for both pitch and roll control on the canards and uses two servos with the canards mounted directly on the output arms.

Both systems have aileron control on the delta wing.

I plan to use the first set up to reduce complexity.

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